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Garland, TX, USA Strategy, M&A
Associate
7 years experience
  • Deal Strategy
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +11
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London, England, United Kingdom Strategy, M&A
Senior
12 years experience
  • Deal Strategy
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +22
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Lima, Peru Strategy, M&A
Analyst
4 years experience
  • Deal Strategy
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
Hire José Alejandro
Geneva, Switzerland M&A, Private Equity
Associate
4 years experience
  • Deal Strategy
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +10
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Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Strategy, M&A
Manager
4 years experience
  • Deal Strategy
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +3
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New York, NY, USA Strategy, M&A
Manager
12 years experience
  • Deal Strategy
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +11
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St. Louis, MO, USA Strategy, M&A
Senior
15 years experience
  • Deal Strategy
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
Hire Michael
Frankfurt, Germany Strategy, M&A
Senior
10 years experience
  • Deal Strategy
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
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What do Deal Strategy consultants do?

Our Deal Strategy consultants help businesses and M&A leaders define and execute a strategy that will bring their M&A deals to a success. No matter if pre-deal or in the middle of negotiations – it’s never too early to start with creating a best-in-class deal strategy.

The world's largest network of Deal Strategy 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 Strategy experts with Fintalent?

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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.​

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We guarantee highest integrity and ethical principles.​​​

Frequently asked questions

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

Background

The deal strategy is one of the most important and significant parts of the firm’s success, and it’s not only limited to the deals they do. Deal strategy is not merely a set of blueprints that tell how to do things in different situations, it’s also about how decisions are made, what data are seen as important, and who holds power. Deals are all about trade-offs so there’s always some downside that needs to be weighed against an upside. Deal strategists have to make trade-off decisions every day as they try to juggle competing priorities and interests so this is definitely an art form. A deep understanding of deal making fundamentals will serve you well no matter where your career path leads you in future.

Implications for managing and leadership

If you’re a manager, or if you want to be one someday, then it helps to understand the deal strategy, so that you can build a robust organisation that can cope with major changes in how deals are done – both within the firm and in the industry. A good deal strategist operates with decentralisation and delegation, but at the same time they have the clout to make sure that decisions are made expeditiously when they need to be made. If what I think is right is right (and it usually is), this is definitely a good quality to have as a manager.

5 points that every dealmaker should consider in their deals strategy.

  1. Deal strategies are not only to ensure the success of a deal but also to help improve organizational effectiveness, increase employee motivation, and reduce risk for the firm.
  2. The question that comes into mind for every business strategist is “What are we trying to accomplish?”
  3. It is imperative to raise all parties’ awareness about what they do and how it translates into vision, values, or goals for the organization as well as how it fits with the corporate culture overall policies and decisions on managing deals
  4. In fact, it is important for dealmakers to lead by example so that their team members know the importance of deal execution. The best way to do this is to include deals in one’s agenda and be willing to take on the responsibilities of dealing both internally and with external parties.
  5. Dealmaking strategies should encompass the following elements:
    a. Accountable – It has been conceived as a systematic approach , which facilitates learning through experience and promotes growth in dealing capability of all its participators involved, as well as provide them with professional standards to conduct successful transactions beyond just selling or acquiring products or services
    b. Organizational – Dealmakers should strengthen their internal capabilities and use their financial strength to help them grow and develop, not just in the area of deals but also in other aspects of the business
    c. Communication – Dealmakers must communicate effectively with other stakeholders to develop a culture where all opinions are taken into consideration, which will help to create an environment where collaboration is expected.
    d. Leadership – This is an essential part of dealmaking strategy that requires the adequate involvement of company leaders in the process of bringing about changes so that they can appreciate the effects and implications of their decisions (Hofer & Atero, 2011).
    e. Risk – Dealmakers must be able to take risks when they are necessary but not to the point that their business, employees and stakeholders will be affected. It is also essential to ensure that these risks are understood by the firm.

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