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What do Business Case consultants do?

The business case is a document that captures the rationale for a merger or acquisition (M&A) combining the due diligence and anticipated synergies. Fintalent’s business case consultants can help organizations prepare this critical blueprint that will help management execute the M&A and overcome any other obstacles such as cultural, legal, or financial barriers that are anticipated.

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Fintalent is the invite-only community for top-tier independent M&A consultants and Strategy professionals. Hire global freelance M&A consultants and Strategy experts with extensive experience in over 2,900 industries. Our platform allows you to build your team of independent M&A advisors and Strategy specialists in 48 hours. Welcome to the future of Mergers & Acquisitions!


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Why should you hire Business Case experts with Fintalent?

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Specialized Skills​

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We guarantee highest integrity and ethical principles.​​​

Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Business Case 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 Case 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 Case professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Business Case talent and are able to provide clients with Business Case 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 Case professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Business Case 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 Case consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Business Case 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 Case 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 Case 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.

Everything you need to know about Business Case

A business case is an argument that justifies a particular course of action to an executive or decision-maker. If you want to make sure your merger or acquisition has the best chance at success, make sure you’ve prepared the right type of business case! A poorly constructed business case can lead to inadequate justification, improper prioritization, erroneous forecasts and predictions, as well as a disparate impact on company culture.

According to Fintalent’s business case consultants, the type of business case that a firm requires will be determined by two main factors: the size and the industry the firm plays in. In order to get a good idea of which type of business case is need, first determine if it is an M&A-focused executive or one that works in operations (such as strategy or marketing). If the primary role is M&A, then it is likely that the business case will be focused on the financial impact of the deal and set out to calculate how much revenue is to be acquired.

If one is not a merger/acquisition specialist (i.e. you deal with strategy, operations, etc.), then the business case will be more focused on the non-financial aspects of your deal. If you’re not sure whether your business case is similar to a financial forecast or a strategic assessment, use this Business Case Matrix to help you figure it out.

Types of Business Cases

There are four main types of business cases. The first two cases are based on financial forecasts and set out to calculate how much revenue is to be acquired, or how much funding is required. The other two types of business cases focus on strategic assessment and look at the overall impact that your acquisition or merger will have on your organization (i.e., culture).

The first type of business case is a financial one. This is an analysis that covers the revenues, income, cash flows, costs and profits involved in your deal.

The second type of business case is an operating model one. This covers the operating structure of your deal and how you will integrate your two organizations.

The third type is a M&A case. This looks at how your deal will impact the growth of the acquiring company and its shareholders. If you’re an investor or analyst, this type of business case would be more relevant to you than a financial forecast or operational assessment (which are extremely complicated!).

The last type of business case is an organization assessment one. This looks at the human, financial and informational impacts of your deal and how it will affect your company culture. This type of business case focuses on what you are acquiring (i.e., talent, intellectual property, etc.) as opposed to what you’re acquiring (i.e., product lines, market share, etc.).

Steps in Preparing a Business Case for an M&A Deal

M&A deals are complex and require rigorous analysis. In order to ensure that you’re not missing anything or that you’re making the most of your analysis, make sure you follow these steps:

Step 1: Do a thorough risk assessment. You need to understand which risks are associated with your deal, as well as how big these risks are and how severe they will be if they come to pass. Only once you have completed a thorough risk assessment can you then begin to work out the financial side of your transaction.

Step 2: Do a thorough competitive assessment. You will want to understand the competitive landscape in your industry, as well as any potential threats that are associated with your deal. An assessment of your competitors can help you decide how much you will need to spend to acquire the target company.

Step 3: Map out the financials. It is important to understand exactly how much you will be acquiring from your target company and what it is worth. You also want to make sure that you are not overpaying for something that is not worth its value or underpaying for something that would have been extremely valuable.

Step 4: Do a thorough financial analysis. There is no point in continuing to work on the financials if you have not done an adequate competitive assessment or if you have not done a thorough competitive analysis. These pieces are necessary for the financials to make sense and are needed to inform your decision-making.

Step 5: Make sure that you clearly communicate your decision, rationale and conclusion. An M&A deal can be daunting, so it is important that you’re able to justify your choices and decisions so that others can quickly understand them – both insiders and outsiders (i.e., investors or analysts).

In addition to knowing how to carry out a thorough financial analysis and provide detailed information, it is also important that you have accurate information on the industry and deal. If you are working on an M&A deal that involves a technology company, for example, make sure you have up-to-date information about the company’s product lines and company culture.

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