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Köln, Germany Strategy, M&A
Associate
3 years experience
  • Growth Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
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Paris, France Strategy, M&A
Senior
15 years experience
  • Growth Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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San Diego, CA, USA Strategy, M&A
Associate
5 years experience
  • Growth Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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New York, NY, USA Strategy, Investment Management
Senior
13 years experience
  • Growth Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • +4
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Islamabad, Pakistan Strategy, M&A
Associate
4 years experience
  • Growth Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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Miami, FL, USA Strategy, M&A
Manager
6 years experience
  • Growth Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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Luxembourg, Luxembourg M&A, Private Equity
Senior
8 years experience
  • Growth Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +8
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London, England, United Kingdom Private Equity, Investment Management
Associate
4 years experience
  • Growth Capital
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • +1
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Our growth capital consultants help startups and established businesses explore opportunities in the growth capital market. Our consultants will not only help raise required capital but also offer top notch advisory services on best courses of action and management of existing liabilities.

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Frequently asked questions

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

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Everything you need to know about Growth Capital

What is Growth Capital?

Growth capital is money that has been lent to a company with the intention of being repaid through a future earnings stream. Unlike other forms of debt, it’s not secured by collateral, meaning the borrower shouldn’t be expected to repay it at the end of their term.

Traditional methods for raising growth capital include traditional equity financing and more recently crowdfunding and corporate venture philanthropy. Growth capital according to Fintalent’s Growth Capital consultants can also be made available as separate grants or loans from private individuals, foundations and institutional funds including banks, pension plans or investors who seek long-term returns without taking on significant risk themselves.

Although growth capital may offer potential tax benefits over other forms of debt (e.g. interest payments may be tax deductible), it may also pose high risks to the lender, who does not have a secure claim on the company’s assets if the business fails. If a business has a good chance of failure or negative cash flow and doesn’t have access to much in the way of collateral, venture capitalists are typically unlikely to lend capital to that company.

A perfectly legitimate company is borrowing growth capital with no intention of ever repaying it; they are shooting for success and growth. They are counting on their ability to become successful enough as an organization (in revenue and market share) that others will want to invest in them rather than demanding repayment from those who lent money to them before.

The opposite of growth capital is venture capital which comes with a high risk to the investor. Venture capital re-investment can be achieved by issuing traditional debt (i.e. secured loans).

If a company is not solvent, and/or the financial metrics show they have “too much debt”, then they will not be taken seriously by investors who must make a profit from their investments. The key metric for success in growth capital is market share. The first to achieve a large market share gains a position that other potential investors will want. This is why companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon are able to raise growth capital at such high valuations.

Companies borrow growth capital primarily for two reasons:

1) So they can reach revenues (i.e. become profitable) faster than would otherwise be possible;
2) So they can attract new customers faster than would otherwise be possible.
The interests of stakeholders (employees, board members and the public) may differ from those of shareholders in a typical privately held company. For example, these stakeholders may be concerned with the company’s long term prospects in the market. Growth capital is intended to help a company achieve these objectives.

Growth capital can also be made available as individual grants or loans from private individuals, foundations and institutional funds such as banks, pension plans or investors who seek long-term returns without taking on significant risk themselves. In some cases this is accomplished via crowd funding. With crowd funding and other forms of growth capital, debt levels remain manageable while new infrastructure can be built that will enable a company to eventually become profitable through organic growth in their own business model or by acquisition.

The sources of growth capital differ in their risk profile and tax implications. Traditional methods for raising growth capital include traditional equity financing and more recently crowdfunding. Corporate venture philanthropy is becoming increasingly important as an alternative to debt financing for small businesses.

Growth capital can also be made available as separate grants or loans from private individuals, foundations and institutional funds including banks, pension plans or investors who seek long-term returns without taking on significant risk themselves.

Grants are used to cover a portion of the costs involved with the improvement or creation of a new infrastructure (i.e. human resources, information systems, physical space etc.) that will enable a company to eventually become profitable through organic growth in their own business model or acquisition.

Growth capital can be used for the hiring of new employees or for other business development purposes. It can also be used to purchase physical real estate (e.g. lease space) in which a company’s business has been established.

Growth capital is attractive to companies that have already demonstrated growth and revenue, but are either unable or unwilling to obtain traditional debt financing from banks or investors.

Growth capital has become a popular form of financing focused on the creation and building of new businesses in a period of economic crisis unlike any other in recent history. Growth capital is more often found in technology-based fields than in any other industry sector aside from financial services, where technology plays an instrumental role as well (e.g. online lending).

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Bart van Acker
Bart van Acker
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»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

»Fintalent is a unique M&A platform that matches corporates, VCs, family offices, and advisors with top M&A talents. They are right at the heart of M&A innovation and solve daily challenges in the M&A project business.«

Dr. Steffen Blase
Dr. Steffen Blase
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions of Volkswagen AG