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Ivailo Gospodinov

BlackPeak Capital

Role: Managing Partner

Industry: Banking & Finance

Functional Expertise: M&A & Capital Raising

Ivailo Gospodinov co-founded BlackPeak Capital in 2014.

Prior to BlackPeak Capital, he joined Entrea Capital in September 2013 where he led a number of M&A projects.  Before that, Ivailo was Managing Director of Raiffeisen Investment for Bulgaria. During his term, he successfully built a well performing M&A practice, recognized in recent years as one of the strongest practices on the market

Ivailo participated and led numerous M&A transactions, both on the sell and buy side. Mandates included large and mid-market transactions, servicing many international clients, as well as many local entrepreneurs to successfully divest businesses.

In the period 2005 – 2006, Ivailo was Corporate Finance director at Forem Consulting – at the time, one of the strong boutique M&A practices in Bulgaria. In the period 1996 – 2005, Ivailo worked for Andersen and Earnst & Young as audit manager. Ivailo executed audits of many companies, among which Mobiltel, Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, and the National Electric Company. During his audit carrier, Ivailo led engagements with various companies and multiple sectors: TMT, energy, ship building, mining, metal processing, retail, financial services, general industries.

Ivailo holds  BSc in Business Administration from Portsmouth University UK and has successfully completed all exams within ACCA. In 2008, Ivailo was invited as a professor in the International University Sofia, where he leads two separate classes in International Accounting and Investment Analysis.