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Hamburg, Germany M&A, Private Equity
Senior
12 years experience
  • Business Acquisition
  • M&A
  • Due Diligence
  • Negotiation
  • +17
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates Strategy
Associate
1 years experience
  • Business Acquisition
  • Business Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Competitive Analaysis
  • +1
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London, UK Strategy, M&A
Senior
12 years experience
  • Business Acquisition
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +8
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Lisbon, Portugal Strategy
Manager
5 years experience
  • Business Acquisition
  • Project Management
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Düsseldorf, Germany M&A, Investment Management
Associate
4 years experience
  • Business Acquisition
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Analysis
  • Valuation
  • +1
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Frankfurt, Germany Strategy, Venture Capital
Associate
1 years experience
  • Business Acquisition
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • +3
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India Strategy, M&A
Senior
7 years experience
  • Business Acquisition
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
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London, UK Investment Management, FinTech
Manager
15 years experience
  • Business Acquisition
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
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Fintalent's business acquisition consultants can help position a business for acquisition and also help buying firms reap the expected synergies from such acquisition.

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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Business Acquisition Consultants?

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 Business Acquisition talent 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 Business Acquisition professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Business Acquisition talent and are able to provide clients with Business Acquisition 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 Business Acquisition professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Business Acquisition consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, 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 Business Acquisition consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Business Acquisition 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 Business Acquisition 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 Business Acquisition consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. 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.

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Everything you need to know about Business Acquisition

One of the most popular means for large companies to increase their reach, or to make a lateral move is by acquiring a competitor’s assets through an outright acquisition rather than forming an alliance.

Business acquisition is one of the many types of mergers and acquisitions that take place in the business world. It is one of the most popular means for large companies to increase their reach, or to make a lateral move by acquiring a competitor’s assets rather than forming an alliance. Acquisitions can provide new markets, new customers, new products or services and other valuable opportunities for growth.

Owning another company outright, according to Fintalent’s business acquisition consultants, will give you control over its resources and potential profits which can be much more profitable than making joint ventures with other companies outside your field. The financial benefits are clear, but it’s important to make sure there’s synergy between businesses before any purchase takes place in order for both parties to reap maximum gains from an acquisition.

The most common form of a takeover is when one company acquires another company by merging with it or by buying its shares shares through an Initial Public Offering (IPO). These processes are comparatively easy to understand, particularly at first glance but they can be very complicated when understanding what might happen that could affect a particular transaction. In the case of the acquisition of a company by another company, it is a matter of convenience. This can be because the acquiring company wants to expand its operations or because it needs to buy out a competitor. In some cases, it might even be because an existing stockholder has decided to offload his share in a particular business.

The first thing that usually happens in terms of a business acquisition is that there is an offer made by one party on behalf of another. The intention here is basically to acquire either the assets or shares in another company. The offer can either work as a tempting carrot or as an added incentive for shareholders who might be hesitant to sell their holdings. By making an offer, the parties involved gain a better understanding of what the business is worth in terms of their offer. This can also be an exercise in psychological warfare as it is the first move taken by the buyer to acquire control of another company. The seller might be tempted to sell because they want to retire while some might want to delay until things become more profitable. This is where a business acquisition can differ from other forms of mergers and acquisitions.

Business Acquisition Process in M&A

A sale contract will be drawn up which will spell out which assets and liabilities will change hands along with how much money is involved in this transaction. It is important to note that there will be limitations as to what can and cannot be included in the acquisition of a particular business. In addition, the buyer might not have all of the assets required to perform the agreed upon contract.

If either party is unhappy with any parts of the contract, they can walk away. This may even happen before there has been an offer since it is good business practice to know precisely what assets are going to be handed over and for how much money. If an asset is missing from this equation that could impact on how profitable a business acquisition might be, there will most likely be further negotiations until an agreement has been reached by both parties involved in a business acquisition.

Some shareholders may choose not to sell their shares in a business. They might want to stay on as part of the team in order to enjoy more profits or they might be short of funds and have decided to delay any investment. The aim here is not necessarily just to increase an investor’s profit margin but also that he can take part in activities that would further develop and evolve the business within the market place. The value of the shares will usually drop if this happens but it can also be a way for a shareholder who has been involved with a company for a while to cash out before things start going downhill.

Business acquisitions are a normal part of the business world. They can be good for shareholders who may want to cash in on another company’s growth but at the same time, it will be for their own benefit. Many investors will also want to own a stake in a particular business even if it means that they have little knowledge about how an acquisition is done. However, this will usually not prevent them from following up on what is happening and seeing how the deal comes about. The main point of this article was to explain some of the intricacies involved in a business acquisition and how certain details can dictate what actually happens after one party has made an offer to acquire the other’s assets or shares.

The most important thing is that this process should not be taken lightly. Businesses are more complicated than many people think and the smoother it is, the better. The Internet is not always a good place for businesses to conduct their operations since information can be manipulated or monitored by hackers or other entities. Foreign acquisitions of a multinational company might also involve complex laws and regulations that would require a lot of time and effort to understand. The only way to know what will happen to your business once it has been acquired is by taking the time to research the company and its activities before negotiating with its management team on how they intend each deal to work out.

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»Fintalent is a unique M&A platform that matches corporates, VCs, family offices, and advisors with top M&A talents. They are right at the heart of M&A innovation and solve daily challenges in the M&A project business.«

Dr. Steffen Blase
Dr. Steffen Blase
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions of Volkswagen AG

As a founder CEO, I’ve been evaluating our exit readiness and other options. Fintalent.io provided me with an expert who helped me to understand the value of our business. He took a closer look at our internal KPI and structures, to make sure we’re set up in the most professional way possible.

Bernd Bube
Bernd Bube
Founder & CEO, Advendio

»Inorganic growth is a big part of 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. The quality of talent is exceptional. Now, we’re already talking to potential targets.«

Bart van Acker
Bart van Acker
CEO, QbD Group