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LISA BARASH 301 East 75th Street New York, NY 10021 212-249-7899 lrb18@columbia.


EDUCATION 2000 2002

COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL New York, NY MBA, Finance, May 2002 Member: Investment Banking Club, Columbia Finance Association, Columbia Women in Business, Private Equity Club GMAT: 710 (96th percentile) STANFORD UNIVERSITY BA, Economics, June 1997 Research Assistant at the Hoover Institution THE CHAPIN SCHOOL Class Secretary of The Chapin School Alumnae Association Stanford, CA

1993 1997

1980 1993

New York, NY

EXPERIENCE 1997 2000 BEAR, STEARNS & CO. INC. New York, NY Financial Analyst, Financial Buyers Group Participated in the evaluation, marketing and execution of significant corporate transactions including M&A and capital raising activities. Developed strong analytical, communication and presentation skills as well as due diligence and investment evaluation capabilities. Developed financial models for leveraged buyouts, mergers, divestitures and public and private equity financings. Performed valuation of public and private companies through comparable company, comparable transaction and discounted cash flow analyses. Directly supported clients during auction negotiations by providing financial analytics to evaluate structural alternatives. Participated in SEC document drafting and due diligence with client senior management. Prepared client / board presentations, offering memoranda and internal committee memos. Created investment overviews and prepared materials to convey business opportunities as part of a transaction development effort. Coordinated and implemented complex model that served as foundation for groups business plan. Ranked in highest tier of analyst class. M&A Transactions: Advised Rare Medium Group, an Internet professional services provider and Internet incubator, on $87 million investment led by Apollo Management. Advised Culligan Water Technologies on $1.5 billion merger with U.S. Filter Corporation. Advised LBO-sponsor on potential acquisition and financing of $1+ billion portfolio of international food assets. Capital Markets Transactions: Co-Managed $50 million initial public offering of The Cobalt Group, an Internet services provider to automobile manufacturers and dealerships. Co-Managed $109.4 million initial public offering of Radio Unica Communications, a U.S. Hispanic radio network. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Co-Chair, Stanford Alumni Sports Committee of NY Traveled in Australia, Eastern and Western Europe and South America Interests include water sports and running