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14 years experience | Senior

United Kingdom


Ilias Kotzampasis

Director at Omicron Capital

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7 years experience | Manager



Lorenz Fuglsang

Seasoned M&A professional with 15+ deals to date

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18 years experience | Senior



Olga Yanovskaya

Biotech / Medtech Advisor

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5 years experience | Manager



Alexandre Perry

Climate Tech VC Investor

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20 years experience | Senior



Karin West

M.A. Int. Relations

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8 years experience | Manager

United States


Matthew Faulkner

Manager, Global Business and Corporate Development

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15 years experience | Senior



Matthias Eckermann

Experienced CFO & M&A Executive

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12 years experience | Senior



Tiago Mota

Senior Project Manager

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28 years experience | Senior



Ralph Becker

Trusted Advisor, Interim Manager, Lawyer and Specialist Lawyer for Tax Law

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23 years experience | Senior

United Kingdom


Adam Bastin

EVP Global Head of Strategy and Corporate Development at Unit4

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30 years experience | Senior



Jérôme Covo

Founder and Managing Partner

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25 years experience | Senior

United States


Thomas Collet

Principal Collet Consulting LLC

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Our Business Expansion 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 Business Expansion professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Business Expansion talent and are able to provide clients with Business Expansion 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 Business Expansion consultants have extensive experience in Business Expansion. 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 Business Expansion consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Business Expansion 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.

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How can M&A facilitate market expansion?

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can facilitate market expansion in several ways:

  1. Expanding the customer base: M&A can help a company gain access to new customers and markets, both geographically and within the industry.
  2. Acquiring new products or services: M&A allows a company to add new products or services to its portfolio, providing a wider range of offerings to customers and broadening its market presence.
  3. Synergies and cost savings: By combining operations, companies can achieve economies of scale, leading to cost savings, increased efficiency, and better market positioning.
  4. Gaining access to new technologies: Acquiring a company with advanced technology or unique capabilities can help the acquiring company to accelerate its growth and expand its market share.
  5. Competitor consolidation: M&A can help a company eliminate competition and strengthen its market position by acquiring or merging with a competitor.

Why should companies opt for inorganic growth and market expansion through M&A, as compared to organic growth?

Companies may opt for inorganic growth and market expansion through M&A as compared to organic growth due to several reasons:

  1. Speed: M&A can offer faster growth opportunities by immediately acquiring market share, customers, and assets, compared to the slower process of organic growth.
  2. Access to expertise: Acquiring a company with specialized knowledge or technology can help a company expand into new markets or enhance its competitive advantage.
  3. Competitive edge: M&A can help a company eliminate competition and consolidate its market position, which can be challenging to achieve through organic growth alone.
  4. Diversification: Inorganic growth through M&A can help a company diversify its portfolio, reducing its dependency on a single market or industry.
  5. Financial benefits: M&A can offer tax benefits and increased access to capital, which can be used to fuel further expansion.

How can an external consultant help with market expansion through M&A?

An external consultant can help with market expansion through M&A in several ways:

  1. Strategy development: Consultants can help companies identify suitable targets for M&A, determine the potential value of a deal, and develop a strategic roadmap for market expansion.
  2. Due diligence: Consultants can conduct thorough due diligence on target companies, assessing their financial performance, organizational structure, and potential synergies.
  3. Valuation and negotiation: Consultants can help companies determine the appropriate valuation for a target company and assist in negotiating the best possible deal terms.
  4. Integration planning: External consultants can assist with the planning and execution of post-merger integration, ensuring a smooth transition and the realization of synergies.
  5. Change management: Consultants can provide guidance on managing the cultural and organizational changes that often accompany M&A transactions.

What kind of skills does a market expansion consultant require?

A market expansion consultant requires several skills, including:

  1. Analytical skills: The ability to analyze complex financial and market data, identify trends, and draw insights is crucial for a market expansion consultant.
  2. Strategic thinking: Consultants must be able to develop and evaluate strategic plans for market expansion and M&A.
  3. Communication and presentation skills: Consultants need to effectively communicate their findings and recommendations to clients, often through written reports and presentations.
  4. Negotiation skills: Market expansion consultants must be skilled negotiators to help clients secure favorable deal terms in M&A transactions.
  5. Project management: Managing multiple projects and deadlines is a critical skill for a consultant working on market expansion initiatives.
  6. Industry knowledge: Consultants should possess deep knowledge of the industries they serve to provide tailored advice and guidance.

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