Venture Capital Expert in Internet & Catalog Based Retail Industry

Case Description:

An expert in venture capital and investment banking was needed for a securities fraud case involving a retail business trying to expand into the internet and catalog based retail industry. This case involves an alleged scheme, called Death Spiral Finance where the financing is offered with intent to manipulate the securities of the issuer. At issue is whether or not the plaintiff had a viable business plan and business model to be successful in the internet and catalog based retail industry.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate an investment banking or venture capital expert to look at the company’s business plan, business model, and SEC filings and opine as to the likelihood of the long-term success or failure of the company.

Experts Presented:

  • Venture Capital

    This venture capital expert has extensive experience evaluating business plans for investment. She has analyzed, structured, negotiated and arranged innovative crossborder financings and investments in acquisitions of businesses in transactions ranging from $20 million to $500 million. She has over 20 years of business experience in finance, strategy, and marketing and is a principal consultant with a firm specializing in providing business plans, financial forecasts, marketing strategies and investor presentations for businesses seeking growth capital. She has a B.A. in economics from Columbia University and an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. IMS Reference #5015414

  • Investment Banking

    This expert in venture capital has over 15 years of experience in developing, analyzing, evaluating and executing business models and specializes in emerging growth ventures. He worked on Wall Street for a total of eight years, analyzing investment opportunities and positioning them with institutional investors. His experience includes a central role in more than two dozen public offerings and M&A transactions worth a total of over $3 billion. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University and his MBA from Columbia Business School. IMS Reference #5015413

  • Financial Analyst

    This expert began his career holding various division financial positions including manager of financial analysis and assistant controller, ultimately rising to senior partner with a large international consulting organization. He has over 30 years of business experience in finance, retail and manufacturing. Currently he is the president and founder of a strategic, analytical, and operational consulting firm. He has experience as an expert witness in four cases. He has given testimony at deposition once and at trial once. IMS Reference #5010606

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