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Investment Banking Professional
5 years experience | Associate | Zürich, Schweiz
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Real Estate Financial Modeling Expert
11 years experience | Manager | Berlin, Germany
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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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8 years experience | Manager | Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Managing Partner, Athena Consulting Partners
13 years experience | Senior | Edison, NJ, USA
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Corporate Finance Advisor at Real Dairy Australia
12 years experience | Senior | Karachi, Pakistan

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Guide to hiring the right Deal Origination consultant

What does a Deal Origination consultant do? And how can you find the right one? Learn more in our hiring guide for Deal Origination consultants.

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Process of finding a Deal Origination consultant

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We will shortlist a selection of 3-6 candidates for your project within 48 hours or less.

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You can directly contact your shortlisted candidates, invite them for interviews, and agree on project details.

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Frequently asked questions

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

What is Deal Origination?

Deal Origination refers to the process of identifying, sourcing, and initiating investment opportunities, such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, or strategic partnerships. This involves researching potential targets or partners, assessing their strategic fit and investment potential, and initiating discussions to explore the feasibility of a transaction.

What does a Freelance Deal Origination Consultant do?

A Freelance Deal Origination Consultant is an external expert who assists companies, investors, or private equity firms in identifying and initiating investment opportunities that align with their strategic objectives and growth plans. Their responsibilities include:

  1. Collaborating with the client’s management team or investment committee to understand the strategic goals and objectives that can be achieved through investment opportunities.
  2. Conducting research and analysis to identify potential targets or partners that align with the client’s investment criteria and strategic objectives.
  3. Evaluating the strategic fit, financial performance, and market position of potential targets or partners.
  4. Initiating and managing discussions with potential targets or partners to explore the feasibility of a transaction.
  5. Assisting with the preparation of transaction proposals, term sheets, and other related documents.
  6. Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, including legal, financial, and other advisors, to facilitate the transaction process.
  7. Providing ongoing support throughout the transaction process, including negotiation, due diligence, and deal structuring.

Which companies would benefit from a freelance Deal Origination consultant, as compared to hiring someone in-house?

Companies, investors, and private equity firms that would benefit from hiring a freelance Deal Origination consultant instead of an in-house employee typically include:

  1. Small and medium-sized firms that lack the internal resources or expertise to effectively manage the complex deal origination process.
  2. Organizations with infrequent or sporadic deal activities that do not warrant a full-time, dedicated employee.
  3. Businesses experiencing rapid growth or expansion, requiring external expertise to identify and assess investment opportunities.
  4. Firms seeking an unbiased, objective perspective to ensure the best possible outcomes during the deal origination process.

By hiring a freelance consultant, these firms can access the required expertise on a flexible, as-needed basis, making it a cost-effective solution.

What should I pay attention to when hiring a Deal Origination consultant?

When hiring a Deal Origination consultant, consider the following factors:

  1. Experience: Seek a consultant with a proven track record of successfully managing deal origination projects in your industry or related sectors.
  2. Expertise: Ensure the consultant has the necessary skills in areas such as deal sourcing, target evaluation, negotiation, and transaction execution.
  3. Communication: The consultant should be able to clearly articulate their findings, recommendations, and strategies to your management team or investment committee.
  4. References: Request references from previous clients to verify the consultant’s performance and quality of work.
  5. Compatibility: Assess whether the consultant’s working style, values, and approach align with your organization’s culture and needs.

What skills and experiences should a Deal Origination consultant bring?

A Deal Origination consultant should bring the following skills and experiences:

  1. Industry knowledge: Familiarity with your specific industry, its trends, and the competitive landscape is crucial for understanding the context of the investment opportunities.
  2. Deal sourcing: Proficiency in identifying and sourcing potential investment targets or partners through research, networking, and analysis.
  3. Target evaluation: Expertise in assessing the strategic fit, financial performance, and investment potential of potential targets or partners.
  4. Negotiation: Experience in initiating and managing discussions with potential targets or partners and negotiating favorable transaction terms.
  5. Transaction execution: Knowledge of best practices for executing transactions, including due diligence, deal

structuring, and coordination with legal, financial, and other advisors.

6. Post-transaction support: Proficiency in providing ongoing support throughout the transaction process and ensuring a smooth transition and integration, if applicable.

In summary, a Freelance Deal Origination Consultant should possess a combination of industry knowledge, deal sourcing expertise, target evaluation skills, and negotiation experience. They should also have the ability to execute transactions and provide post-transaction support. This ensures that your company, investment firm, or private equity firm can effectively identify and initiate investment opportunities that align with its strategic objectives and growth plans.

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