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Principal, Corbel Capital Advisory
20 years experience | Manager | Dublin, Ireland
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PE/VC Investment Adviser
8 years experience | Manager | Belgrade, Serbia
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Investment Manager at Talde Gestión S.G.E.I.C., S.A.
17 years experience | Senior | Bilbao, Spain
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International CF/CM/M&A specialist with PE & VC investment track record
20 years experience | Senior | Zürich, Switzerland
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Partner @ Flow Partners
10 years experience | Senior | London, UK
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Managing Partner, Athena Consulting Partners
13 years experience | Senior | Edison, NJ, USA

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Guide to hiring the right Long- & Shortlist consultant

What does a Long- & Shortlist consultant do? And how can you find the right one? Learn more in our hiring guide for Long- & Shortlist consultants.

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Frequently asked questions

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

What does a Freelance M&A Long- and Shortlist Consultant do?

A Freelance M&A Long- and Shortlist Consultant is a specialized professional who assists clients in identifying and evaluating potential acquisition targets in the context of mergers and acquisitions. They create comprehensive long and short lists of target companies, screen and evaluate them based on strategic fit and financial performance, and provide valuable recommendations to support the client’s M&A objectives. The consultant uses their industry knowledge, research skills, and analytical capabilities to find and assess target companies that align with the client’s strategic growth plans.

Why is creating long- and shortlists important for M&A?

Creating long- and shortlists of potential acquisition targets is a crucial step in the M&A process for the following reasons:

  1. Strategic Alignment: The process of creating long- and shortlists ensures that the companies selected for further analysis and potential acquisition are aligned with the client’s overall corporate strategy and growth objectives.
  2. Efficient Use of Resources: By focusing on a curated list of potential targets, companies can allocate their resources more efficiently, conducting in-depth due diligence only on the most promising candidates.
  3. Informed Decision-making: An M&A Long- and Shortlist Consultant can provide valuable insights and recommendations based on in-depth research and analysis, enabling clients to make informed decisions about potential acquisitions.
  4. Competitive Advantage: Engaging a consultant with expertise in creating long- and shortlists can help companies uncover attractive acquisition opportunities before their competitors, providing a competitive advantage in the market.
  5. Risk Mitigation: A thorough target screening process can help identify potential risks and red flags associated with potential acquisition targets, allowing clients to make more informed decisions and mitigate risks.

What skill set does a Freelance M&A Long- and Shortlist Consultant require?

A Freelance M&A Long- and Shortlist Consultant should possess the following skills and qualifications:

  1. M&A expertise: A strong background in mergers and acquisitions, with experience in target sourcing, due diligence, and deal execution.
  2. Industry knowledge: Familiarity with the client’s industry, including trends, competitors, and key players, enabling the consultant to identify potential targets that align with the client’s strategic objectives.
  3. Research and analytical skills: The ability to conduct comprehensive research on potential target companies, analyze financial and operational data, and evaluate their attractiveness as acquisition candidates.
  4. Communication skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, allowing the consultant to present their findings and recommendations effectively to clients.
  5. Project management skills: The ability to manage multiple tasks, deadlines, and stakeholders, ensuring the long- and shortlisting process is completed efficiently and effectively.

What tasks can a Freelance M&A Long- and Shortlist Consultant help with?

A Freelance M&A Long- and Shortlist Consultant can assist with a range of tasks throughout the target identification and evaluation process, including:

  1. Developing a target sourcing strategy: Collaborating with clients to develop a clear strategy for identifying and evaluating potential acquisition targets.
  2. Conducting industry and market research: Researching the client’s industry and market to identify trends, competitors, and potential target companies.
  3. Creating long and short lists of target companies: Developing comprehensive long and short lists of potential acquisition targets, based on the client’s strategic objectives and industry research.
  4. Screening and evaluating potential targets: Assessing target companies based on financial performance, strategic fit, operational capabilities, and other relevant criteria.
  5. Providing insights and recommendations: Presenting findings and recommendations to clients, helping them make informed decisions about potential acquisition targets.

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