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Our international M&A Consultants help firms looking to consummate international M&A deals navigate both local and international regulatory as well as due diligence processes required for a successful M&A.

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Frequently asked questions

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

We are a community-based M&A staffing platform.

With our platform, you can fill full-time M&A roles, or staff your team with a International M&A expert when you need an extra hand.

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Everything you need to know about International M&A

What is International M&A?

International M&A is when an organization acquires a company outside of their home country. A company has many options of which companies they can purchase abroad, from private equity to outright buying the company in question. Often, though not always, Fintalent’s international M&A consultants note that the acquisition process includes a short-term infusion of cash to help keep the business afloat and/or provide for growth opportunities for the future. These acquisitions also generally involve migration into a new currency or new legal system altogether.

The global landscape changes frequently, with many factors at play from culture to language to currency rates and more. To help keep the reader informed, this article will be updated regularly.

There are many ways that companies acquire foreign entities. One of the most common ways is through acquisition – acquiring a company entirely or partially and moving its financials into the home entity. The other common way is through an IPO, or initial public offering – issuing shares in the company and then allowing for foreign ownership to occur.

Many times during these transactions, the entity must move from one country to another, therefore “crossing borders.” This can be extremely challenging to deal with practically due to monetary exchange rates and different currencies; as well as legally due to differing laws and judicial systems.

Organizations must also pay careful attention to their own internal processes if they want their international M&A transactions to be successful. There are several concepts that must be adhered to:

Globalization affects the way a company does business. It means having access to more markets and supply chains, managing across borders, dealing with different countries’ currencies, laws and taxes and handling greater complexity.

Some of the issues involved with international accounting include converting currencies between countries (for example from US dollars to euros), determining how an entity should be consolidated when it has a foreign parent and understanding how to report on entities if an entity changes their presentation currency.

Some of the issues involved with international taxation include reporting income earned in foreign countries that has not been reported for tax purposes, determining the amount of a company’s profit attributable to operations in different countries, determining which income should be subject to tax in each country and figuring out how taxes should be withheld from customers.

There may also be additional issues with third party vendors that support a multinational business. For example, the vendors have to make sure they handle local legal requirements (for example being registered as a money changer or banking services provider) if they are providing those services internationally.

In addition, there are complexities when it comes to dealing with multiple currencies. For example, if managers of a multinational business need to transfer funds between countries in different currencies, they may need to exchange proceeds from one country for currency that will be used in another country. For example, a US-based multinational manager wants to take money from their bank account in the US so it can be transferred to the bank account of a German subsidiary. The exchange rate for the funds will be different depending on the amount and currency of the funds being exchanged.

Companies must make sure that their international financial reporting is set up properly for each country and financial statement line item.

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»I’ve experienced the struggle to staff talent with real industry expertise firsthand. Fintalent solves that gap with super fast staffing for M&A projects, and offers a sustainable project pipeline for professionals as well.«

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Valentín Rivas Vera
Strategy Director at Lyntia​

»We needed a VP of Finance / CFO profile to help put our fast-growing FinTech on the right track. Fintalent delivered more targeted profiles than I could have ever imagined, and they did it super fast. We’ve now hired our Fintalent full-time!«

Giacomo Ficari, Lifepal
Giacomo Ficari
CEO & Co-Founder, Lifepal

»Inorganic growth is a big part of our strategy. We were looking for a global partner to help us with our buy-side M&A projects, and found Fintalent. From first contact to project start took less than 2 weeks. The quality of talent is exceptional. Now, we’re already talking to potential targets.«

Bart van Acker
Bart van Acker
CEO, QbD Group