The Chicago Booth is one of the most established schools for M&A practitioners – and the “Windy City” is thus one of the key areas for M&A in North America.
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Imagine you could access the world's best M&A advisors.
In Chicago, you can!
And now, it’s also home to Fintalent – the world’s largest network of M&A consultants and advisors. Our clients in Chicago can access the best M&A professionals – ex tier-1 bankers and experienced M&A professionals – and rely on M&A boutique services, for transparent freelance rates. We provide SMB and corporate clients with M&A boutique services in Chicago through our local and global network.
Fintalent is a fully distributed boutique M&A advisory. That means that our consultants and advisors are freelancers that form independent teams together. Your advantage: Working with Fintalent delivers you higher quality professionals with a better price tag than traditional M&A advisory services.
Fintalent connects you to virtual M&A boutiques and freelancers in Chicago
Inorganic growth is fundamental to our strategy. We were looking for a global partner to help us with our buy-side M&A projects, and found Fintalent. From first contact to project start took less than 2 weeks.
Hire the best M&A consultants in Chicago - in 2,900+ industries
Access 2,000+ M&A and Private Equity freelancers around the globe- also in Chicago.
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Frequently asked questions
What clients usually engage your consultants in Chicago?
We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of M&A talent in in Chicago to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.
How is Fintalent different?
Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class M&A professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best M&A talent and are able to provide clients with [M&A 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 Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?
‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.
Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?
The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Chicago professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our M&A consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies in Chicago, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.
Our M&A consultants in Chicago have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Chicago talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.
How does the screening and onboarding of your Chicago talent work?
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.
What happens if I am not satisfied with my Chicago consultant’s work?
During your initial engagement we will replace your talent with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk for you. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.