Peter Davidson has more than fifteen years of experience in corporate finance, venture capital, and Big 4 consulting. He has spent the last ten years consulting to companies in Southern California, advising on financial planning, developing business plans, analyzing investment and expansion opportunities, and helping companies restructure their finances and attract capital. Mr. Davidson has also worked as an adjunct associate to investment banking and strategy planning firms, where he has assisted in valuations, strategic planning, budgeting, preparing information memorandums, and restructuring. He also has experience in calculating damages in lawsuits. Companies he has consulted with have succeeded in raising more than $30 million in capital.
Industry experience includes the entertainment industry (a video distributor, independent film producer, financing film development, a computer games company, and an internet and calendar publishing company); technology and biotech (a company developing genome recognition software and a company developing specialized software for the insurance industry); manufacturing (amplifiers, light electronics, and computer manufacture); financial and professional services (equipment leasing, a medical call center, and restructuring a human resources company); telecommunications (a wireless broadband telephone and internet company); and healthcare ( oncology and radiation therapy) and has written business plans for startups, venture capital and private equity firms. He has been a featured speaker about business planning, preparing business plans, and raising venture capital for the Film Industry Network and the California Space Authority. In addition, he has served as an interim CFO and chief strategy consultant for a medium-sized oncology and medical imaging practice. He has served both publicly and privately held companies.
Mr. Davidson spent six years working in the former Soviet Union, where he worked for two big 5 accounting firms (Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young) and two venture capital funds (the Defense Enterprise Fund and Renova/Access Industries). His duties have included leading capital budgeting exercises for large industrial concerns; preparing business plans for entrepreneurs in Europe and the United States; performing business valuations in the United States and Russia; working as a consultant and investment officer for two U.S. government-backed venture capital funds in the former Soviet Union; performing financial due diligence, leading feasibility studies, market research, and serving as the controller for an investment fund in Moscow, Russia.
Mr. Davidson received a BA in Russian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA in finance and international management from the Simon Business School of the University of Rochester. He is fluent in Russian.
- Financial Planning and Analysis for corporations;
- Strategic Planning and Writing Business Plans;
- Preparation of Pro Forma Financial Statements, Cash Flow Forecasts, Capital Budgets and Capital Structuring for both the short and long term;
- Due Diligence, Financial Analysis, and General Corporate Finance Advisory