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Our enterprise valuation consultants help clients arrive at an appropriate valuation for their business after considering factors like the expenses associated with running it and any debt that might have been incurred by its owner(s).

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

What is Enterprise Valuation?

An enterprise valuation is an estimate of the value of a business based on various factors. It’s the amount a company is worth. An enterprise valuation can be done in several ways, but one popular method is to determine how much cash would be generated if the company was liquidated and abolished. This approach takes into account all aspects of the business, including expenses associated with running it and any debt that might have been incurred by its owner(s).

This approach also requires appraisers to assess how much equity is held in each stakeholder’s possession -according to Fintalent’s enterprise valuation consultants, this means taking into account shares purchased, stock options given out, pension funds saved up for retirement and so on. A more challenging enterprise valuation has to do with an assessment of the business’s potential. This method is called discounted cash flow, wherein evaluators determine a company’s projected growth and then estimate what the company would be worth if it achieves a certain growth rate for a specific amount of time.

The latter approach is usually used by investors and financial specialists who buy stakes in promising companies that have not yet reached profitability or are still trying to get off the ground. It is also favored by companies that are trying to work out whether the equity they have received from vendors and others is enough to meet the projected growth of a company. Because enterprise valuation involves various aspects, there are several methods used to arrive at each figure.

Key Elements of an Enterprise Valuation

Basically, an enterprise valuation includes three elements: profitability, what experts call exit value (or liquidation value), and market value. The most common method used by appraisers is called discounted cash flow analysis, which involves estimating what a company would be worth at a specific point in time and establishing an estimated price for the business on that very day. This method has to do with the company’s earnings over a period of time.

For example, an appraiser might determine that a company would be worth $50 million if it were liquidated and abolished after 10 years of operation. This boils down to an average annual growth rate of 5% over the period. If the company has a good track record, it’s likely to be valued higher than its initial value.

The appraiser will also take into account any acquired patents or innovative techniques that are expected to generate additional revenue in the future, as well as other assets that could boost the company’s worth.

To arrive at a more accurate enterprise valuation, an appraiser will also consider anticipated risk factors and other elements that can affect the future prospects of a business. Examples of possible risk factors are geopolitical uncertainties and any expansion plans that may be put on hold.

In addition to the value of the company, it is also necessary to consider how much debt is owed by the business itself. This entails estimating what additional expenses can be incurred by a company if it were to pursue new expansion plans or embark on other acquisitions.

In the end, an enterprise valuation is a way for companies to estimate their worth and decide whether they should continue operating or terminate in order to focus on other improvements or modernizations that could make them more profitable.

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