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

Investment valuation is a process of determining the value of an investment. In order for Fintalent’s investment valuation consultants to determine the value of investments, they try to figure out the present value, future cash flow and also return on investment. The formula for calculating investment valuation is “Net Present Value (NPV) = Present Value (PV) – Future Value (FV)”

  • NPV is the Net Present Value which means it’s worth today minus what it would be worth in the future.
  • PV is the present value which tells what something will be worth now.
  • FV or Future value is just how much money can be made at a later date by investing this amount of money now.
  • The formula can be applied to both single interval cash flows and multiple interval cash flows.

In order to solve this, you have to have an idea of what the investment is worth now and what will it be worth at a later date. Then you just take the difference of the value now, minus the value later, and using a discount rate you come up with an answer.

Investment valuation has many applications in today’s world. It is used in finance, in capital budgeting and even when making personal decisions.

One of the most important applications of Investment valuations is in creating a net present value for a company’s cash flow. Since this valuation is based on future cash flows, it is often used in capital budgeting. The net present value method allows companies to analyze their cash flow and make decisions on their investments.

This type of valuations uses a number of inputs and calculations in order to determine whether an investment should be made or not. The inputs include the cash flows, the discount rate and the expected cash flow.

It is important to note that in order to calculate a net present value, there must be a discount rate and an investment amount. Some of these calculations have many more variables than these three. In order to calculate an NPV, you must have both cash inflows and outflows for each period of time. This means no negative cash flow scenarios can be accounted for.

Investment valuation is one of those terms that gets thrown around in business all the time but can be quite confusing. In this tutorial, we will go through the different analyses that an investment valuation can consist of and give some examples of how it can be applied and explained in real-life scenarios. When performing an Investment Valuation you should always have a solid understanding of discounted cash flows and NPV.

Discounted Cash Flows
Discounted cash flow analysis is one of those terms that gets thrown around in business all the time but can be quite confusing. In this first part, we will go through the different analysis cases that an investment valuation can consist of and give some examples based on real-life scenarios. When performing an Investment Valuation you should always have a solid understanding of discounted cash flows and NPV.

  • This is the analysis conducted to determine the future value of an investment. In order to calculate this you must need to calculate a number of different values based on your investment and your assumptions about the future. These calculations are known as cash flows and can be thought of in a number of different ways. But for our purposes, we will be looking at three different cases:

The first step in calculating discounted cash flows is to come up with some numbers that define your assumptions such as Sale Price, Closing Date and Intangible Assets Value.
The next step is to calculate the discount rate that makes this value a net present value.
Once you have that, you can start calculating the value at a particular date in the future and then discounting it into the present using your discount rate. That value is then added to Deferred Income Value which represents what would be left over in case there were no sale today.

NPV is an acronym for “Net Present Value”, and is used in discounted cash flow analysis to determine future value. In this case, NPV is calculated using the following formula and is written as a positive number: (1-r)n = P = V = PV = Net Present Value.

The formula can be thought of as a shortcut to calculate future value since it can solve some very complex calculations. It can be thought of as taking all the cash flows from today until the end of time forward, discounting them at your discount rate and adding up all those values with no negative cash flow scenarios allowed for.

NPV is a key feature of discounted cash flow analysis and is used in many cases to make investment decisions. It allows for a more objective comparison between different investments for example, since it removes the price effect from discounted cash flows.

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