Prior to establishing BlackPeak Capital, Ivailo Gospodinov was a Managing Partner of Entrea Capital. He has more than 10 years of experience in numerous sell- and buy-side mandates, as well as long corporate finance and audit experience.
Prior to joining Entrea Capital in 2013, Ivailo spent more than 8 years of M&A experience in Raiffeisen Investment, where he was a Managing Director for Bulgaria. There, he was involved in a number of transactions, advising both large corporates and foreign investors. He led the closing of more than 10 deals in the last few years, including some of the largest transactions on the Bulgarian market (€1.1bn AIG acquisition of BTC from Novator in 2007; €230m Contour Global acquisition of TPP Maritsa East III from Enel).
Previously, he was a Director of Corporate Finance at Forem Consulting, where he was actively involved in a variety of sell and buy side mandates and privatisations. Ivailo also spent 9 years at Andersen and E&Y as an Audit Manager leading the audits of a range of large companies.
Ivailo holds a BA in Business Administration from Portsmouth University and has successfully completed all ACCA exams.
Ivailo likes to play football and volleyball in his leisure time. He also loves hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter.