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Peru Strategy, M&A
Analyst
2 years experience
  • Capital Projects
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +2
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Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, India Private Equity, Venture Capital
Associate
10 years experience
  • Capital Projects
  • Financial Modeling
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Hungary Strategy, M&A
Senior
7 years experience
  • Capital Projects
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +5
Hire Peter
Berlin, Germany Strategy, M&A
Associate
5 years experience
  • Capital Projects
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +4
Hire Simon
Madrid, Spain Strategy, M&A
Analyst
2 years experience
  • Capital Projects
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +2
Hire Aroa
London, UK Strategy, Private Equity
Senior
10 years experience
  • Capital Projects
  • Business Strategy
  • Consulting
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • +5
Hire Ash
Venafro, Molise, Italy M&A
Associate
5 years experience
  • Capital Projects
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Analysis
  • Due Diligence
Hire Gaetano
Köln, Germany Venture Capital
Manager
5 years experience
  • Capital Projects
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +6
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What do Capital Projects consultants do?

Our Capital Project consultants help businesses plan and execute capital projects with maximum business value.

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

A capital project is something that intends to create an asset for a company. In other words, it’s a project that has the potential for creating future cash flows for the company. This can be in the form of gains from selling assets or some kind of income-generating business, or it could be in the form of an improvement to current assets with higher expected future cash flows like an increase in production capacity, or lower costs.

The definition of a capital project according to Fintalent’s capital projects consultants is not fixed, however. In many situations the line between capital investment and operating expense may be blurred, especially for small companies. It’s debatable whether certain expenses should be considered capital projects or operating expenses because they do not necessarily make the company more liquid (i.e., their spending capacity). For example, if a company builds an addition onto its headquarters using borrowed money, it is clearly a capital expenditure. If it builds an addition using cash from operations, it is less clear whether this should be considered a capital expenditure or an operating expense.

Capital projects are essential to the success of any firm. Capital projects usually entail construction or renovation and involve significant investment. The process of planning and executing capital projects is similar in nature to a top-down approach, where the project manager is appointed from within the company, which ensures that all activities are focused on completing the project successfully.

A capital project can vary greatly in terms of its scope with some requiring only paper work and some requiring hundreds or thousands of hours worth of work by employees and contractors. All require careful planning though, both from a financial perspective as well as an organizational perspective.

The following questions can be used to determine the need for capital projects:

  1. What is the age of your business? If you’re young and growing, then you know that cash flow demands must be met. You might start with some little things like buying out coffee breaks or giving employees your parking spot at lunch. Little things add up over time and are actually quite inexpensive to do. A Capital Project(CP) requires that your company has enough funds available for when it is completed so as not to put them in jeopardy should something bad happen. Having enough funds for when the project is completed is a lot different than having enough funds for when you start the project. Now, you’re carrying cash out of the business as you complete it instead of bringing money into it.
  2. Do you know how to evaluate your options? If you’re evaluating a Capital Project and haven’t decided which option to go with, chances are that none of them are great ones. You may have options but they aren’t viable because one or more characteristics are missing. It’s important not to be the guy who says “I don’t care where we go to dinner tonight, as long as it’s not Mexican”.
  3. Are you able to take on debt? Sometimes it is possible to get a better interest rate and that can help your bottom line. If you don’t have sufficient cash flow, you may have trouble getting the best terms, but if you need to go into debt and other options really aren’t feasible, then it may be worth exploring loan options.
  4. Do you have a good reputation with contractors? You can get better pricing from your vendors by having a good relationship with them. One way to get that is by paying them promptly and treating them well when they are in your office. Often times, Capital Projects are not just about the price of materials but also about the quality of work being done.
  5. Have you performed any Capital Projects recently? A good expert can be worth his weight in gold when it comes to determining a good Capital Project. You can also get help with marketing, cost estimation and planning.
  6. What is the current risk level of your business? You might have been getting by for years with cash on hand but once you make a CP, that could change quickly. You might think that bringing on a new employee is risky but doing so on a project also risks losing that employee should something go wrong during the project. The same can be said regarding hiring contractors or vendors for specific portions of the project as well.
  7. Do you have problems with retention? Retention is an issue for most companies. If you’re doing a Capital Project that will employ people on a temporary basis, you may find that it’s more difficult than usual to find or keep good workers.
  8. Are you currently under construction on facility or equipment? When you make a CP, this usually means that your company is going to be undertaking construction or renovation. It’s important to keep track of what projects are already in the works so that they are coordinated as best as possible. You don’t want someone working on your building while someone else is doing their project, only to have neither one end up looking like they should.
  9. How important is your reputation? Your reputation could mean everything when it comes to doing Capital Projects. If you’re a non-profit, it might not matter as much since people associate with you for different reasons. However, if you have a business where your employees are valuable because of their knowledge and attitude, then having their environment be satisfactory to them is important.
  10. Do you have several projects going on at one time? Sometimes it’s better to keep things separated, so that the work at the end of one project is seamless into the work for another. By separating them out, only certain portions of each project are finished when they should be instead of completed all at once and then moved into the next stage.
  11. Do you have a core team? In many cases, it’s good to have one individual in charge of all things in the middle level. This can make life a lot easier for everybody involved while also making it very clear who is supposed to be doing what. The core team will help coordinate the work and ensure that everyone follows direction properly.
  12. Is the project going to cost more than you are willing to spend? This is an important factor especially with Capital Projects that extend beyond normal operating expenses. These types of projects can put your company at risk if they don’t come in on budget or are late.
  13. How long are you committing to? If you know that you’re going to need to use money from one project to complete another, then set aside funds for them now so they don’t get delayed. This can be a good way of securing funds even if you don’t want them right now. However, if your team knows that money is coming in and it’s generally all going into the same project, then they may be more likely to take risks and go over budget.
  14. How likely are your vendors to help? Depending on your business model, it might make sense for you to approach vendors asap so there isn’t a delay with their products. However, if you’re planning to approach some vendors to get work done on a Capital Project and you haven’t gotten cash back for the work before now, it might not be a good idea to approach them with requests for more work. Some vendors will refuse to help because they don’t want your business.
  15. How much does it cost? This is important since having an accurate budget is usually one of the first things that you’ll need to do once you decide on your options.
  16. How much can you afford? This is a definitional question in regards to Capital Plans. If you’re a large company, then you should be able to withstand some small blips in your budget. However, if your business is doing well and your revenue keeps increasing, it may make sense not to run the risk of making sure that every penny has been accounted for from this point on.

Capital projects are important because they can allow companies to generate cash in the future and allow them to grow. A company may need their own cash flow in order to invest in potential upgrades or new plants elsewhere. Companies can also use capital projects as leverage when negotiating with other companies. For example, they can get more money by agreeing to upgrade a plant because they have previously invested in it rather than pretending there is no problem.

Examples of capital projects

(1) Equipment upgrades – replacement of older equipment or adding new ones that are more advanced. For example, a company might replace computer systems and hardware or update their design software to increase efficiency or cut costs. They might also get rid of old machinery and buy more advanced machines that can produce higher-quality products.

(2) Real estate – this can mean the purchase of industrial land, office space, a farm, an apartment building or some other type of real estate. For example, a company’s current plant may be too small to handle increased demand for its products and it has to expand elsewhere in order to meet increasing demand for its products.

(3) Expansion of product lines or services – for example, a design company may want to acquire other companies that will allow it to offer new services. A technology company may want to acquire companies that can provide additional software or hardware in order to provide more products and services. A real-estate developer may want to buy parcels of land in a specific location for later development because the land is undervalued, or a hotel chain might want to buy out an inefficient competitor so they can expand their service offerings.

(4) Acquisitions – these are expenditures on other businesses in order to increase the size and scope of operations, diversify the operation’s base and reduce risk. For example, a retail manager may want to buy out the store next door so they can expand their operations into underserved markets. A company might purchase a smaller competitor in order to acquire any desired technologies or patents, or it might acquire another company for its assets such as land or equipment.

(5) Research and development – this can be done in-house or contracted out to a university or another business, and it includes creating new products, new technology and improvements on old ones. For example, a business may need to hire research specialists in order to design the next generation of hardware. They may also want to buy patents from an existing company.

(6) Marketing – this includes the design and advertising of products or services and the personal selling of these items. A company might hire a team of agents to sell its product lines to local businesses. It may also use advertising to promote its products or services, including other companies’ products and services. An advertising agency may also create commercials that show the benefits of the company’s products. Advertising can be done manually in handbooks, flyers, posters or other media such as radio, television or internet advertisements.

(7) Sales training – this is hiring professional sales representatives who can teach others how to sell their products. A manager might hire a consultant who will teach his sales team how to use the company’s software in order to increase their sales.

(8) Sales force – this is hiring people who will sell products and services to current customers. For example, a company might hire a field sales representative who goes door-to-door in order to solicit new customers (referral marketing). The goals of the field sales representative are to close deals with the customer who becomes a new client, and also to obtain prospective customers.

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