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20 years experience | Senior

France

$2,500/day

Mia Anderson

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5 years experience | Associate

United States

$800/day

Ava Harris

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11 years experience | Senior

Netherlands

$1,600/day

Mia Wilson

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7 years experience | Manager

United Kingdom

$800/day

Olivia Brown

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7 years experience | Associate

France

$1,000/day

Thomas Smith

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10 years experience | Manager

Germany

$1,500/day

Charlotte Taylor

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22 years experience | Senior

Germany

$2,160/day

Jane Anderson

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10 years experience | Senior

Belgium

$1,200/day

Ava Jackson

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18 years experience | Senior

China

$2,500/day

James Thompson

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19 years experience | Senior

Spain

$2,400/day

Jane Smith

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22 years experience | Senior

France

$2,400/day

Sarah Jones

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20 years experience | Senior

France

$2,000/day

Charlotte Wilson

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Our Consolidation consultants work with clients in 40+ countries. Our clients are Corporate Development divisions, Private Equity backed companies, and fast-growing ventures.
Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Consolidation professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Consolidation talent and are able to provide clients with Consolidation professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.
Our Consolidation consultants have extensive experience in Consolidation. Most of them have buy-side, sell-side M&A, or Private Equity experience.
Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call. Our Consolidation consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Consolidation talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

We operate world-wide and have clients in North America, Europe, APAC, and MENA.

Pricing depends on seniority, location, and project duration. For our pricing structure, please refer to our Pricing page.

Hiring guide to find the perfect Consolidation consultant

What is Consolidation in M&A?

A consolidation made up of two or more firms that decide to combine their operations and resources into one entity. Fintalent’s consolidation consultants describe it as one company taking on the assets and liabilities of another company. Consolidating companies can cut costs while also increasing efficiencies through increased coordination and alignment between business units.

What is a consolidation consultant?

A consolidation consultant is a professional who provides guidance and expertise to organizations seeking to merge, acquire, or consolidate operations with other companies. They assist with the strategic planning, financial analysis, integration of processes, and management of the overall consolidation process. Their objective is to ensure a smooth transition and help the organization achieve its strategic goals, minimize risks, and maximize value from the consolidation.

Why do companies hire consolidation consultants?

Companies hire consolidation consultants for several reasons:

  • To obtain expert advice on the strategic planning and execution of mergers, acquisitions, or consolidations
  • To ensure a smooth integration of processes, systems, and operations between the consolidating entities
  • To navigate the complex legal, regulatory, and compliance aspects of consolidation
  • To manage change effectively, addressing potential cultural and organizational challenges
  • To maximize synergies and cost savings while minimizing disruption to ongoing operations

What do I need to make a consolidation project successful?

To make a consolidation project successful, you need to:

  • Establish clear strategic objectives and desired outcomes for the consolidation
  • Assess the financial, operational, and cultural aspects of the consolidating entities
  • Develop a comprehensive integration plan that addresses key areas such as operations, technology, human resources, and finance
  • Allocate appropriate resources and personnel to manage and execute the consolidation process
  • Establish clear communication channels and keep stakeholders informed throughout the process
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed to address challenges and mitigate risks

How can a consolidation consultant help make a consolidation project successful?

A consolidation consultant can help make a consolidation project successful by:

  • Providing expert advice and guidance on strategic planning, financial analysis, and operational integration
  • Developing and managing a comprehensive integration plan tailored to the specific needs and objectives of the organization
  • Navigating the legal, regulatory, and compliance aspects of the consolidation process
  • Facilitating communication and collaboration between stakeholders and teams from both consolidating entities
  • Identifying potential risks and challenges, and recommending strategies to mitigate them
  • Helping the organization achieve synergies, cost savings, and other desired outcomes from the consolidation

What experience does a consolidation consultant need?

A consolidation consultant should have:

  • A strong background in business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, or a related field
  • Experience managing and executing consolidation projects across various industries or market segments
  • A deep understanding of financial, operational, and organizational aspects of consolidation
  • Knowledge of legal, regulatory, and compliance issues related to mergers and acquisitions
  • A track record of delivering successful outcomes in complex consolidation projects

What skillset does a consolidation consultant need?

A consolidation consultant should possess the following skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to identify opportunities, risks, and challenges in the consolidation process
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate collaboration and build trust among stakeholders
  • Proficiency in financial analysis, project management, and change management
  • The ability to develop and execute comprehensive integration plans tailored to the specific needs of the organization
  • Adaptability and flexibility to work with different industries, market segments, and organizational cultures
  • A strategic mindset to help the organization achieve its desired outcomes from the consolidation process

Main reasons for consolidations after M&A

Consolidations allow you to:

  1. Increase Your Resources – This allows you to acquire new employees and resources, which are strategic components in planning your future growth. In addition, you can acquire customers or resources without worrying about the costs of establishing these new ventures because they’re already established in a similar geographic area (i.e., merging with another company). This can be done by merging similar companies or buying businesses that have experience operating in the same market and have many of the same customers and resources.
  2. Increasing Profitability – By consolidating similar companies (or firms) in the same area, you’ll be able to increase your overall profitability without increasing your costs. For example, let’s say you have two different companies in your market that have similar customer bases and a similar level of profitability. If these companies are merged into one firm, you can benefit from the experience of both operations and use this experience to provide a better product or service to consumers.
  3. Improving Growth Potential – In some cases, consolidating companies can help improve growth potential since it allows for greater business expansion (i.e., greater resources and reduced risks). This is a risk-reducing strategy because you’ll be able to test out new business models and strategies with minimal investment. For example, let’s say you have two different companies in your market that have similar customer bases and a similar profitability. If these companies are merged into one firm, you can benefit from the experience of both operations and use this experience to provide a better product or service to consumers.
  4. Reducing Costs – Some of the benefits associated with consolidating companies include cost savings, enhanced profits, and improved strategic planning (i.e., fewer risks). This is because it allows you to acquire resources that allow for reduced costs for future growth (e.g., purchasing company assets or integrating the companies through mergers). This can also be accomplished by buying companies that have experienced operations in the same areas and will allow you to reduce start up or operating costs.
  5. Increasing Profits – By combining similar firms, you’ll be able to benefit from the resources accumulated by their previous businesses and use this experience to improve future plans. This is because it allows you to expand into new markets without putting much of a financial strain on your costs. For example, let’s say you have two different companies in your market that have similar customer bases and a similar profitability. If these companies are merged into one firm, you can benefit from the experience of both operations and use this experience to provide a better product or service to consumers.
  6. Increasing Profitability – This strategy can be used to increase profitability through greater resource use and increased revenues. For example, if you merge two similar companies into one, you’ll be able to benefit from the resources accumulated by their previous businesses and use this experience to improve future plans. This is because it allows you to expand into new markets without putting much of a financial strain on your costs.

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