Eliot Peters is a Principal with RA Capital and brings over 20 years of experience advising clients. Mr. Peters plays a key role in the firm’s strategic direction and execution of client engagements. Mr. Peters is also one of the architects of RA Capital’s global network. He leads the firm’s cross-border practice and oversees relationships with corresponding firms in Europe, Asia, India, Australia and the Americas.
Mr. Peters has considerable expertise in the design and execution of successful processes for sales, mergers and recapitalizations of founder-led or privately-held businesses. He is a frequent speaker on various topics involving unique considerations for privately-held businesses including evaluating all alternatives, effectively preparing for a transaction, understanding institutional due diligence, valuation considerations, transaction structuring and taxation, and transaction readiness. In total, Mr. Peters has completed over $4.5 billion in transactions.
Prior to joining RA Capital, Mr. Peters was a senior auditor specializing in the media, technology, and hospitality industries with Ernst & Young LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP in Los Angeles. During his time with the aforementioned firms, Mr. Peters was in charge of day-to-day operations of the audits of several medium and large public and private companies.
Mr. Peters graduated with high honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara where he received a bachelor’s degree in business economics with an emphasis in accounting. Mr. Peters is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California and a FINRA-registered securities principal.
Mr. Peters is an avid supporter of causes related to education. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the San Diego Center for Children, the Advisory Council of the Barrio Logan College Institute and is a Member of the San Diego Leadership Committee for UC Santa Barbara.