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Frankfurt, Germany Strategy, M&A
Senior
7 years experience
  • Distressed M&a
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
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Dallas, TX, USA Strategy, M&A
Senior
17 years experience
  • Distressed M&a
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
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Helsinki-Uusimaa, Finland Strategy, M&A
Manager
7 years experience
  • Distressed M&a
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +8
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Feldkirch, Austria M&A, Private Equity
Manager
5 years experience
  • Distressed M&a
  • Business Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
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Hamburg, Germany Strategy, M&A
Manager
14 years experience
  • Distressed M&a
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
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İzmir, Turkey Strategy, M&A
Senior
12 years experience
  • Distressed M&a
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
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Strategy, M&A
Associate
7 years experience
  • Distressed M&a
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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Atlanta, GA, USA Strategy, M&A
Senior
5 years experience
  • Distressed M&a
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
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What do Distressed M&A consultants do?

Fintalent’s distressed M&A Consultants offer advisory services on whether to seek buyouts when a company is in distress and also help acquiring companies determine if they are having a good in buying up a distressed company.

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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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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Distressed M&A 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 Distressed M&A 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 Distressed M&A professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Distressed M&A talent and are able to provide clients with Distressed 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.

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 Distressed M&A professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Distressed M&A 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 Distressed M&A consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Distressed M&A 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 Distressed M&A 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 Distressed M&A 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 Distressed M&A

What is a Distressed M&A?

A distressed M&A is a type of merger or acquisition (M&A) in which one company purchases another that has been weakened due to financial difficulties. The buyer typically performs a rescue because the target is not able to survive the market, and they do not necessarily want to be acquired themselves.

Fintalent’s Distressed M&A Consultants observe that in the US, distressed M&As are considered more difficult than other types of mergers as they may require approval from different regulators at both levels of government and also facilitate regulatory intervention into how companies should be operated. This definition includes deals that were initiated by private equity firms that purchase distressed targets so as to generate future returns on their investment.

Distressed companies are categorized in three major groups:
(1) “pre-distressed” (that have experienced financial difficulties but continue to operate, and whose likelihood of survival is high);
(2) “distressed” (that are not operating well and are considered on the brink of business failure, but which may be rescued due to their significant assets and prospects for rehabilitation); and
(3) “insolvent” (that exclusively operate at a loss, without the ability to generate enough cash flow to pay their debts, creditors and other obligations. Thus, these companies are typically liquidated by a third party).

Distressed M&As may be either leveraged or non-leveraged. Leveraged distressed M&As include leveraged recapitalizations and other similar transactions, in which a company borrows money to effect a merger. Conversely, non-leveraged distressed M&As typically refer to completed deals in which the two companies pay cash for the other’s own assets (directly), rather than borrowing for consolidation and reconstruction.

If a company has significant operating losses that are not easily reversed and which make it uneconomic or impossible to continue operating on current operations, then it is considered distressed. At that point, the company is considered distressed and an M&A transaction will be carried out to save the company.

Organizations that help distressed companies acquire other companies are called rescue operators. The acquisition by a rescue operator of a distressed company usually involves an “asset purchase”. Typically, if the parties involved in an M&A can agree on how much cash to pay for specific assets and liabilities of the target in order to create a financial package (usually referred to as equity or buyout) that allows the target to maintain its status as a separate legal entity with Title II tax-exempt treatment, then it is called an asset purchase. An asset purchase is different from a leveraged or non-leveraged distressed M&A.

In a leveraged distressed M&A, the seller will typically pay for all of the target’s outstanding debt, and depending on how much cash and how much debt, the buyer will pay between 0 (zero) and 75% of the target’s equity. If the seller has more debt than equity and all creditors approve, then the buyer will assume all of that debt.

In a non-leveraged distressed M&A, the buyer will typically pay cash for all of the target’s debt, and depending on how much cash, will pay between 0 (zero) and 100% of the target’s equity. If the seller has more debt than equity and all creditors approve, then the buyer will assume all of that debt.

In some cases, when a company is almost bankrupt but there is hope to regain its former standing in the market and earn profits again, there may be a private equity deal to purchase only some of a company’s assets. This would be referred to as an “asset-based” deal or “asset purchase”.

In a leveraged distressed M&A, the target will be turned into a bond or preferred stock company and its debt will be retired by the buyer. The target’s business is then destroyed, with the hope that a buyout of this lessor-related entity can be completed later.

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