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Financial Project Manager

Gales Ferry, Connecticut, 06335, United States
January 04, 2017

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Lidia Mireles

** ******** *** **., ***** Ferry, CT 06335 § (860) ***-**** §


Finance/investment professional with 8 years of experience in financial analyses, forecasting and reporting, financial modelling, valuations, mergers & acquisitions and private equity in leading-edge, fast-paced organizations.

Proven project manager with exceptional planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills who managed 10+ extensive due diligence projects.

Team player with demonstrated leadership potential and strong networking skills who interacts and communicates effectively across all levels of organizations.

Bilingual, open-minded individual with broad perspective and multinational experience gained through studying in 3 countries, living in 5 and working on projects across all Central and Eastern Europe.

CFA Level II candidate driven to continuously improve skills and qualifications.


Investment Associate / Analyst

03.2012 – 01.2017

Abris Capital Partners, Warsaw, Poland

Abris Capital Partners is a leading independent private equity fund based in Central Europe with €1+ billion under management and typical single equity investments ranging between €20 million and €60 million.

Responsibilities: evaluation of potential investment opportunities, financial modelling, valuations, generating new investment ideas, market research, industry analyses, due diligence of potential investments, negotiations with vendors and management teams of potential investments, monitoring and reporting on operational and financial performance of portfolio companies, value creation projects in portfolio companies, disposals of portfolio companies.

-Generated an exceptional return for the Fund on investment in Novago Ltd., a leading waste management company in Poland, through involvement in the whole life cycle of the investment:

oConducted industry analyses, valued the company and managed due diligence in the acquisition process.

oPerformed portfolio company monitoring and realized value creation projects, among others: building financial and controlling team from scratch, rebranding, acquisition of an add-on, introduction of new strategy and business expansion.

oStructured the exit process and coordinated Vendor Due Diligence. Deal value US$ 140 million.

-Managed acquisition of Fungis Ltd., a mushroom substrate producer based in Poland, as an add-on to Abris Capital Partners’ portfolio company Mykogen JSC operating in the same field with key tasks including due diligence, deal structuring, negotiations of Sale and Purchase Agreement and arranging of acquisition financing. Deal value US$ 25+ million.

-Implemented iLevel reporting system for monitoring of the Fund’s and portfolio companies’ performance.

-Participated in the fundraising process: prepared Private Placement Memorandum, supervised Virtual Data Room, coordinated preparation of marketing materials.

-Conducted 100+ valuations and investment return analyses, made 100+ investment recommendations to the Investment Committee and managed 10+ due diligence projects.

Member of the Board of Directors

Novago Ltd., Mlawa, Poland

03.2013 – 08.2016

Novago Ltd. is Poland's largest municipal waste treatment company with US$ 35 million turnover.

I acted as a Board Member of Novago Ltd. as part of my responsibilities at Abris Capital Partners.

Senior Financial Analyst

02.2011 – 02.2012

Lasanoz Finance, Warsaw, Poland

Lasanoz Finance is a financial advisory boutique specializing in corporate finance and investment banking serving companies in Central and Eastern Europe.

Responsibilities: investment analyses, financial modelling, valuations, debt financing advisory.

-Advised on several buy-side M&A projects in the telecommunication, IT and Internet sectors.

-Provided debt advisory services for a major player in the Polish transport sector.

-Conducted analyses of potential acquisition opportunities in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, prepared proposals, pitch books and market reviews.

Senior Analyst / Analyst

07.2008 – 01.2011

KPMG Advisory, Corporate Finance Group, Warsaw, Poland

KPMG is a global network of audit and advisory firms currently employing 174,000 staff in 155 countries around the world.

Responsibilities: valuations, financial modelling, project finance, financial analyses, M&A and privatization advisory, strategy consulting.

-Conducted 20+ valuation projects including valuations of companies using the income and market approach, trademark valuations and valuations for the purpose of financial reporting.

-Advised in the sale process of Good Food Ltd., a Polish healthy food producer (transaction closed).

-Advised in other sell-side and buy-side projects in the manufacturing, consumer markets and entertainment sectors.

-Provided privatization advisory for the Polish Ministry of Treasury including pre-privatization analyses regarding ZE PAK JSC, the second largest Polish producer of electricity generated from brown coal.

-Provided advisory services on preparation of JSW JSC (leading Polish producer of coking coal) and its capital group for IPO, including building a financial model for the purpose of securing bank financing.

-Conducted market reviews, evaluations of potential acquisition opportunities in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, prepared proposals and pitch books.


Master of Science

09.2003 – 09.2008

Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland

Major: Finance and Banking specializing in Corporate Finance and Accounting.

02.2008 – 06.2008 – CEMS Master in International Management Program Student at Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Dublin, Ireland.

02.2007 – 06.2007 – Erasmus Exchange Student at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Department of Economics, Lisbon, Portugal.


Polish – mother tongue, English – fluent, Russian – advanced, Spanish – beginner


Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel (including complex financial modelling), MS Power Point, MS Outlook.

Experience with Mergermarket, Internet Securities, Amadeus, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, iLevel.

Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Trainings undergone: Financial Issues in Sale and Purchase Agreement; Advanced Negotiations in Financial Covenants; ESG issues in Financial Modelling; Private Equity Negotiations and Structuring; KPMG Corporate Finance Global Induction Course: Valuations, M&A, Project Finance, Financial Modelling.

CFA Level II candidate for June 2017 exam. CFA Level I passed in June 2010.

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