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Every day, professionals in M&A and acquisition strategy are facing the challenge of find opportunities to grow their companies. The goal is finding the best opportunity that meets multiple criteria (e.g., industry, geography, valuation) and bringing that opportunity into your company’s portfolio. In the next few tips, I will outline a framework for deal sourcing, which you can use as a starting point to develop your own deal sourcing strategy.

Your Deal Sourcing Strategy Should Include The Following Steps:

• Identify Your Criteria: Start by identifying the criteria that you must have in order to pursue a deal. In this step, you should consider all the factors that are important to your company from a financial perspective as well as from an operational perspective. Although identifying all of your criteria is not always easy, it is one of the most important steps in developing your strategy.

• Identify Your Account Managers: Identify the people who are responsible for seeking out opportunities that meet your criteria. Although almost everyone in your organization may know someone or be aware of an opportunity that may be available, determining who is actually responsible for identifying and pursuing these opportunities is critical. Be sure to identify all of the criteria that you expect each account manager to have knowledge of so that you can determine whether they have the appropriate skills to accomplish this task.

• Develop Your Network: One common mistake made by companies when it comes to deal sourcing is not having a robust enough network. The best way to develop your network is to build relationships with professionals in the M&A community. The goal of this process is to find people who can serve as resources for you when an opportunity presents itself.

• Create a Database: Developing a robust database for tracking opportunities that meet your criteria is critical. This includes identifying key pieces of information such as price ranges, industry trends, and the criteria that each opportunity meets.

• Develop Your Process: Finally, you must create a process for evaluating opportunities and deciding which ones will be pursued and which ones will be put on the back burner. This step may be the most difficult to develop, but it is critical to creating a sustainable strategy.

Hire the best Deal Sourcing specialists in 2,900+ industries

Fintalent is the invite-only community for top-tier M&A consultants and Strategy talent. Hire global Deal Sourcing consultants with extensive experience in over 2,900 industries. Our platform allows you to build your team of independent Deal Sourcing specialists in 48 hours. Welcome to the future of Mergers & Acquisitions!

Why hire top Deal Sourcing experts?

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Fintalents are best-in-class - and specialized in 2,900+ industries.​

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Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

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