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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 to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.
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.
‘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 our 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.
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.
A freelance mergers and acquisitions consultant is a professional who advises companies on how to grow by acquiring other businesses. They help their client companies evaluate the worth of acquisition targets, negotiate prices, and make sense of data like balance sheets and income statements.
Consultants provide strategic guidance to companies during the acquisition process, in order to help their clients make informed decisions. A merger and acquisition consultant may identify potential targets and evaluate how a particular business will fit with a client company’s long-term goals
The role of an M&A consultant ranges from providing strategic advice to CEOs, to assisting in transactions as a trusted advisor, to financing the deal as the lead investment banker.
Determining which type of M&A expert you need depends on what part of the process they can help with. A corporate finance expert would only be needed if your company wants to raise money for a transaction through debt or equity financing, whereas an industry-specific advisor might be more appropriate if you want them to help with valuation due diligence.
There are a wide variety of merger and acquisition specialists in the market. Some specialize in a specific industry, such as healthcare, media, or technology. Some specialize in a function within the business, such as finance or HR.
The majority of M&A consultants have been involved with large transactions outside of their own industry, so they bring a unique perspective to thinking about your situation from a global perspective. In addition to their transactional expertise, they may have business acumen and industry domain knowledge so you will benefit from their thinking on how the market has changed and how that could affect your transaction. Some mergers and acquisitions consultants also have experience working at an executive level before transitioning into freelance work.
A freelance M&A consultant may help with:
These are all great starting points for any consultant in mergers and acquisitions, but in order to have an effective working relationship with them, it’s important to understand something about their environment in particular.
M&A consultants and advisors are used interchangeably. Generally, advisors work on long-term projects, while consultants work on short-term projects. However, these definitions are not always used consistently.
We all want someone who is reliable and professional, but this is often hard enough when dealing with in-house teams. When you’re talking to someone outside of your organization, communication and setting expectations right is key!
Bad communication: this is typically the biggest cause of frustration. In many cases, the M&A consultant’s team is able to handle most of the communication to and from you. Or they may not have a team at all, which means you’ll have to fill in the gaps yourself. Whatever it is, it can quickly become hard for you to make sense of what’s going on with your deal during these times.
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We recommend starting by making sure that they’re familiar with your industry and your business needs. You can also use their previous experience to see if they’re the right fit for your transaction. Additionally, you should probe their network to see how they’re familiar with your area.
You should also do some research into the type of work that they’ve done over the course of their career. Look at the types of clients that they’ve worked alongside in addition to which industries they’ve served most often. This will give you a good idea of whether or not they’ll be able to handle your project effectively.
Ideally, you’ll want someone who has handled similar transactions before, who understands the risks involved with this type of deal, and who can help you avoid unnecessary trouble down the line.
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