Michael “Miki” is a Managing Director at JLS Capital where he advises U.S. and international clients on structured and project finance transactions and debt restructurings. Miki has 6+ years in transactional origination and asset management roles both domestically and in emerging markets. Previously he worked in the project finance division at the Export Import Bank and in the Loan Programs Office at the Department of Energy. His experience includes closing or managing $3.3 billion of infrastructure assets in the manufacturing, renewable, thermal power, oil and gas, mining, petrochemical, and telecommunications sectors.
Investment Officer, Project & Structured Finance Division of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
Evaluate, structure, and close debt financings for project finance and structured corporate finance transactions in emerging markets. Sector focus on financing upstream oil and gas, wind and solar infrastructure projects, power generation, and mining. Deals authorized total $112 million; ongoing transactions in diligence total $1.5 billion.
Perform financial statement analysis and due diligence on key contracts, market data, and country risk including conducting sensitivities on financial model to determine overall creditworthiness of corporate or project entity. Author credit memoranda to present deals to Board of Directors (“BOD”) for approval and negotiate term sheets and finance documents to secure best possible terms for Ex-Im Bank. Manage multi-disciplinary deal teams consisting of attorneys, engineers, and external advisors (tax, insurance, etc.)
In addition, working on an initiative to create a revised project finance risk rating model to improve the Bank’s methodology for pricing transactions.
Portfolio Manager, Asset Management Division, Loan Programs Office of the Department of Energy of the United States
Managed a domestic renewable energy project portfolio of $3 billion that included “first of a kind” solar and wind generation and solar panel manufacturing assets. The experience also included the restructuring and eventual liquidation of one of the assets to preserve value and maximize recovery for the US taxpayer.
Analyst, Project and Structured Finance Division of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
Conducted financial statement analysis, financial modeling, and market research on transactions in the oil and gas, renewable energy, aluminum, and telecommunication sectors in Canada, Colombia, India, Israel, and the UAE.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
MBA, Finance and International Business
MA, International Relations and Affairs
BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Middle East Studies,