Tuluhan Erdemi, former Head of Corporate M&A at n26 and M&A Manager EMEA at PwC, unpacks his shift into M&A freelancing – and offers a glimpse into the agility and independence this career path brings.
We explore the pivotal role of Private Equity in M&A deals, highlighting its influence, dynamics, and impact on the global transaction landscape.
What happens inside Corporate Advisory at William Blair? Christina Bresani, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Advisory at William Blair, answered that question in the new episode of The Wall Street Lab podcast!
Proactive Post-Merger Integration Strategy Paves the Way for YogaEasy’s Expansion and Growth
In this episode, Dr. Daniel Crosby, a renowned expert in behavioral finance, joins us to discuss key topics shaping the investment landscape. From the ongoing debate between passive and active investing to the biases exhibited by portfolio managers, we delve into the complexities of decision-making in the financial world. We also explore the rise of retail trading platforms, such as Robinhood, and the implications of their gamified features. Discover the fascinating connection between personal well-being and financial choices, and gain insights into the WallStreetBets phenomenon. Join us for thought-provoking discussions that shed light on the intricate relationship between psychology and investing.
Never Split The Difference: Using FBI Hostage Negotiator Tactics to Close a long-standing & profitable M&A deal
How M&A leaders can learn from FBI hostage negotiation experts to close deals better and more sustainably.
In this episode of the Wall Street Lab podcast, we had the opportunity to interview Gene Goldman, the Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research at Cetera Financial Group. In this episode, we will dive into the key takeaways from the interview and explore how they combine quantitative and qualitative data to generate insights for financial investment decisions.
Michaela Hitzberger, the CTO and Head of Corporate Strategy at ista, shares the excitement and challenges of defining corporate strategies for a rapidly evolving industry. She discusses her team’s focus on projects, strategic planning, and their notable successes in new product development. Offering insights into the potential career paths within her team, she emphasizes the unique opportunities and significant industry-wide impacts that working in ista’s corporate strategy offers.
The business of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is cyclical, fraught with highs and lows that often leave market players grappling to plan their next move. Whether it’s competitors acquiring smaller firms or large foreign investors entering new markets, this unpredictability is inherent to the M&A scene. This is particularly true for the IT services and software industry.
Discover Brian Robinson’s unconventional path to success as Goldman Sachs’ Prime Brokerage Leader. Learn about Prime Brokerage, fund manager support, the 19 Cs for financial success, and the importance of interests outside finance for a sustainable career.
There are so many websites to cover M&A news on the internet – so where do you start? We sum up all the most relevant resources so you can pick and choose and don’t have to do your own research.
Christoph Jost and FLEX Capital have a passion for bootstrapped founders and raised their second fund with €300 million
Master the fundamentals of post-merger integration & avoid value loss with our guide for first-time acquirers. Discover best practices, common challenges, and how to create synergy in M&A deals.
Navigating family matters, PE and VC investments inside the World of Family Office Management: Jan Voss of BLN Capital
A Look at the Challenges, Rewards, and Insights of Working in the Family Office Space with Jan Voss, an Experienced Family Office Manager
What is the current state of FinTech in Germany?
Financial models are more than forecasts – they’re a crucial decision making tool. And it takes more than Excel-skills to make them impactful.
We provided our client with M&A specialized support for a complex carve-out deal, leveraging our expertise in the industry.
Who are the leading global M&A consulting companies? We went through the deal tables and summarized them in this post.
Is diversity better business, even in Private Equity?
Stage wants to do venture investing with a Private Equity mindset. What does that mean, and what are the challenges behind the model?
The new platform makes the application process more transparent and allows you to connect with others to form Neo Boutiques.
Techstars is one of the largest accelerators of the work. How does their CEO approach investing and growing young businesses?
Rising private equity fundraising is causing more managers to use complex profit-split structures, known as Private Equity Distribution Waterfalls, which can harm investor-manager relations. Proper structuring and modeling can prevent these issues and preserve harmonious relations and value creation efforts.
How does Amex approach strategic M&A and build their pipeline?
How can Venture Capital accelerate the sustainable transition?
Early-stage VCs invest in founders – so far, so obvious. But what does it mean in practice? In this episode of the Wall Street Lab, Andi interviews Srecko Dzecko, GP at Flash Ventures from Berlin, about exactly that.
Effective leadership is the single most influential factor for great performance in small and large organizations alike.
In our interview with Nicolai Chen Nielsen, you’ll get a thorough primer on the concept of organizational health, and how leaders influence the success of their companies.
After their 25M Series B in late 2021, Tiger Global-backed Open Finance player Ayoconnect wanted to raise the bar for growth-stage investors. A Fintalent helped them achieve that.
Valuations don’t have to be all that complicated. Especially in the tech sector, the comparables valuation is still an underestimated secret weapon.
What is a personal brand, really? And how can I build my personal brand as freelancer to stand out from the rest, and win more clients? Dr. Talaya Waller, Personal Branding Expert and TEDx speaker, walks us through the fundamentals of setting up a personal brand.
Navigating web3 can be tiring. Can online panels be a successful way to build engagement?
The gap between entrepreneurs and investment bankers is real. So how do we level with entrepreneurs to help them sell their business?
If a deal is too good to be true, it likely is. Melik Salmi, Director Corporate Development & Strategy at SAP, has screened hundreds of potential deals. These are his biggest red flags when analyzing potential target companies.
From DTC to marketplaces and Shopify: E-commerce requires a fundamentally different Due Diligence approach than brick-and-mortar stores. In this article, Max Mishin breaks down the fundamentals for analyzing e-commerce businesses, and ensuring successful deals from start to finish through effective ecommerce due diligence.
Delivering impact-driven PE professionals to support community prosperity.
A common cliche about consultants is that they’re just number-crunchers. They are the exact counterpart to the romantic, free-thinking creatives that we consider artists to be. But do we really have to kill our passions when we work full-time?
Buy & Build strategies are the fuel for the most successful businesses of our time. But they are only viable for huge corporations with deep pockets, correct? Not necessarily. Here’s how a Buy and Build strategy is executed to create maximum value for everyone involved.
M&A Freelancers can bring your deal sourcing and execution to the next level. But how can you leverage them in the best way possible?
India boasts the 6th largest GDP of any country in the world, and is projected to soon overtake China as the country with the largest population. But for investors, India is still a rough sea to navigate. In this article, Abhilash Aneja, a local M&A advisor, takes us through the specific resources to consult when conducting Due Diligence on Indian targets.
Naomi Roba was on the brink of a successful, traditional investment banking career: ING, Rothschild, Goldman. But why did she choose to be a freelancer instead – and how is she using the free time it created in her life to make the life of others better?
The right M&A freelancer for a MedTech buy-side project? No problem.
A CFO for a fast-growing internet scaleup in Indonesia? No problem for Fintalent.
Earn-outs are a popular tool in for structuring M&A deals, and are getting more popular by the year. But they’re not without challenges. So how can we avoid the most common pitfalls of earn-outs?
What are the core skills that Corporate Development and M&A professionals need to be successful?
ESG has an image problem. Countless scandals and transparencies have led to the public throwing shade on the entire ESG sector. But is it justified? And what is the value of ESG in a world where social, environmental, and governance issues seem to be more prevalent than ever?
How strategic do corporations approach their M&A deal flow? And is M&A crucial for the successful execution of their corporate strategy? We surveyed M&A leaders to learn more.
We surveyed our community of Corporate Development leaders about their work. In part 1, we’ll be diving into the inner works of the M&A department.
Investment bankers demand high salaries. So what happens when they decide to go freelance?
VC investments in crypto have gained significant traction. But is it safe to say that they are a mainstream VC vertical, yet?
Are VCs really that smart in the current environment? In this episode, we talked about convincing equity stories, and how brands and storytelling can have a crucial impact on your M&A success.
The finance industry is renowned for its high-paying jobs and attractive compensation packages. A career in finance can be lucrative, stimulating, and competitive, with roles varying from asset management to investment banking. But which roles actually offer the highest salaries?
The OpenIC is back with a new format. This week, we’re tackling the hot discussion points in the M&A space.
Mercado Bitcoin has recently completed a number of M&A and CVC deals. In this episode, we talked to Daniel Cunha, who’s responsible for Corporate Development at 2TM (The mother company behind Mercado Bitcoin) how he approaches the market from an M&A lense, and what crypto has to offer in LATAM – and vice versa.
Semiconductors are pretty close to what you might consider rocket science. But how do you navigate such complex supply chains when sourcing and executing M&A deals?
Haley Altman is a one-person M&A swiss army knife: The lawyer found her entrepreneurial calling early in her career, and it led to her company being acquired by Litera – a LegalTech product platform.
The German IT provider needed external help to handle a small buy-side transaction with senior guidance.
The German IT provider needed external help to handle a small buy-side transaction with senior guidance.
The fast-growing accounting software company needed a seasoned professional to set up their M&A initiatives.
Kison Patel is the face behind the popular knowledge platform M&A Science, and he’s also running the M&A project management platform Dealroom. Kison and I
Celebrity VCs get a bad rep. Rightly so? Vik Sasi would disagree: He’s a partner at Will Smith’ Dreamers VC – and he talks about the strategy behind dreamers, and how they try to help minority entrepreneurs.
In this episode of the Open IC, we talk to the godfather of freelancing, Jon Younger.
Alina is a senior strategy consultant at EY Parthenon, and she’s also published her own novel. Alina and I discuss how we can tap into our creativity, and how she combines her two passions.
Buying or Selling a Business comes with many pitfalls that are avoidable if you have the right roles filled in your M&A team with professionals with experience within these types of transactions. This short guide takes you through some of the key roles in any M&A team.
Sales is often the last consideration when it comes to a successful merger or acquisition. Frank Cespedes, Harvard professor and internationally recognized Sales expert, breaks down why that is a huge mistake – and how we can fix it.