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France M&A, Private Equity
Manager
5 years experience
  • Deal Flow
  • Financial Modeling
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis
  • +2
Hire Wetonou
Groveland, FL, USA Investment Management
Senior
20 years experience
  • Deal Flow
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +70
Hire Wilson
Germany Strategy, Private Equity
Associate
6 years experience
  • Deal Flow
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +11
Hire Olatunde
Frankfurt, Deutschland M&A
Manager
9 years experience
  • Deal Flow
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +3
Hire Oliver
UK Strategy, Investment Management
Senior
27 years experience
  • Deal Flow
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
Hire Sean
London, UK M&A, Private Equity
Associate
1 years experience
  • Deal Flow
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +2
Hire CHARALAMPOS
New Hampshire, USA Investment Management
Analyst
4 years experience
  • Deal Flow
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • +3
Hire Regina
Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland M&A, Private Equity
Associate
2 years experience
  • Deal Flow
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +3
Hire Justus

What do Deal Flow consultants do?

Fintalent’s deal flow consultants help firms organize their potential M&A deals by prioritizing the most viable deals after expert analysis and appropriate assessment.

The world's largest network of Deal Flow consultants

Fintalent is the invite-only community for top-tier independent M&A consultants and Strategy professionals. Our Fintalents serve clients in North America, LATAM, Europe, MENA, and APAC.

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 Deal Flow experts with Fintalent?

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Every Fintalent has been vetted manually.

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Hire efficiently. Your M&A team is ready in 2 days or less.​​​​

Specialized Skills​

Fintalents are best-in-class - and specialized in 2,900+ industries.​

Code of Ethics​​

We guarantee highest integrity and ethical principles.​​​

Frequently asked questions

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

A deal flow is the aggregate value of all potential merger and acquisition deals which are being analyzed by an M&A adviser. These deals are categorized and put into a ranking system; the top dozen or so are considered for solicitation for engagement with the full package, including teaming and assessment of financial feasibility. According to Fintalent’s deal flow consultants, the remainder will be solicited in a gradual process as opportunities arise or on a case-by-case basis.

How to find prospective buyers

In order to solicit bids for engagements, M&A advisors will typically create portfolios of prospective deals that they present to prospective buyers. This means that they need to identify target groups of sellers with similar ownership, company size, industry sectorals or geographies so as not to overwhelm buyers with too many disparate offers. This group is known as a deal universe.

The methods used to solicit bids for engagements are traditionally classified as an Open Bid solicitation, or a Closed Bid solicitation. The former approach is more common in situations where there are only one or two buyers who would be interested and willing to take on the deal; in these instances, the advisers will simply contact the buyer directly without going through the process of creating a portfolio of prospective deals. On the other hand, when there is a greater number of prospective buyers who are interested in a deal or are willing to take on multiple deals simultaneously, the M&A adviser will go through the process of creating a portfolio.

In order to create a suitable portfolio for potential buyers, M&A advisers use deal flow analysis. This involves identifying prospective target groups which have similar characteristics (e.g., similar ownership structure, size and industries) and which match up with the business requirements of potential buyers. These target groups are then categorized as they form part of a deal universe. The groupings made in this manner are known as ‘partnerships’ or affinity groups which reflect the same or overlapping ownership affiliation or industry specializations.

Once the target groups have been categorized and listed, an analysis of each of the deals within the affinity group is undertaken. This analysis involves identifying which deals are most likely to be bought by a particular buyer, which deals are likely to be sold together and which could potentially create a conflict of interest with another buyer if they were bought as a pair. The information gained from analyzing the deal flow is then used to determine whether or not it would be economically viable to solicit bids for engagements on all or some of these deals.

The process of soliciting bids for engagements usually takes place before the M&A adviser has started examining any actual deal within an affinity group. This is because the sale price of a particular target group will influence whether or not that group is worth examining in further detail. If too many deals exist within an affinity group and selling prices are low then the M&A adviser may not bother to examine these deals in any more detail; instead it is assumed that none of these deals are likely to be sold on. On the other hand, if selling prices are high, then the M&A adviser will probably examine these deals in order to assess whether or not there is sufficient value in them to merit the cost of creating a bidding portfolio and soliciting bids for engagements.

Furthermore, even if all of these deals are evaluated and deemed suitable, certain complications may arise from the nature of the deal. Buyers will often ask to be kept in the loop of developments regarding these potential deals in order to ensure that there is no conflict between them and another buyer. In other instances, buyers may require a separation fee for taking on a deal or they may simply not wish to be burdened with multiple deals simultaneously.

The M&A adviser must weigh up all of these factors and determine whether or not it would be economically viable to solicit bids for engagements on all of these potential deals. If it would not be viable, then the adviser will typically choose to solicit bids for engagements on a selection of deals within the group.

In order to receive sufficient bids from buyers and ensure that these bids are of sufficient quality, the M&A advisers will often make use of ‘teaser’ presentations in which the prospective deals are briefly outlined. Buyers are then given a period of time in which to submit a bid. The bid is usually made public so that other potential buyers are aware that they have been beaten to a deal by another prospective buyer and may decide not to place any further interest in it.

Once a bidder has been selected for bidding, the M&A advisers then continue to work with this buyer to reach an agreement on the terms of sale. This involves negotiating a price and terms of settlement which are acceptable to both parties. Once this occurs, the sale is closed and the deal becomes binding on both buyer and seller.

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