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Kyiv, Ukraine Strategy, M&A
Manager
10 years experience
  • Private Equity Funding
  • Business Development
  • Due Diligence
  • Fundraising
  • +12
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New York, NY, USA M&A, Private Equity
Associate
5 years experience
  • Private Equity Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +4
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Bellmore, NY, USA Strategy, M&A
Senior
15 years experience
  • Private Equity Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
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Seattle, WA, USA M&A
Associate
7 years experience
  • Private Equity Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Corporate Finance
  • +3
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Köln, Germany Strategy, M&A
Manager
5 years experience
  • Private Equity Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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Amsterdam, Netherlands M&A, Venture Capital
Manager
3 years experience
  • Private Equity Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • M&A
  • Financial Analysis
  • +3
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London Strategy, M&A
Manager
9 years experience
  • Private Equity Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
Hire Selim
İstanbul, Turkey Strategy, M&A
Manager
15 years experience
  • Private Equity Funding
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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What clients usually engage your Private Equity Funding 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 Private Equity Funding 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 Private Equity Funding professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Private Equity Funding talent and are able to provide clients with Private Equity Funding 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 Private Equity Funding professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Private Equity Funding 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 Private Equity Funding consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Private Equity Funding 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 Private Equity Funding 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 Private Equity Funding 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 Private Equity Funding

What is Private Equity Funding?

Private equity provides funding for new or existing companies with the potential to generate significant returns. Private equity is different than venture capital, so it is not subject to SEC regulation and follows a different tax structure. With private equity investment, the investor gets an ownership stake in the company rather than just an interest-bearing loan of cash. Generally speaking, private equity investments are long-term investments that require more risk/higher return on investment (ROI) situations that take years to realize returns.

For companies looking for funds outside of public markets where securities are sold on exchanges like the NYSE (NYSE), Venture Capital (VC) Corporations must look into seeking out funding through private funds. These funds can be considered an alternative when VCs can’t provide the capital when and where it is needed. Private equity generally refers to the entire pool of funds made available by private equity firms, which can be used to acquire or invest in companies. The main difference between venture capital and private equity is that venture capital funds are generally focused on early-stage startups and small- to medium-sized businesses, while private equity funds target larger, more established organizations.

Private Equity Investment Process

Investors in a private equity firm (called limited partners or LPs) receive shares (called limited partnership interests or LPIs) in the fund that they purchase in exchange for their investment. Some investors, known as general partners (GPs), also buy shares in the fund and receive a portion of any profits earned by the fund. GPs manage the fund and select which companies to invest in using the funds raised from LPs.

The primary goal of private equity investing is to generate returns through profitable exits (by selling the company) or internal growth strategies (by increasing revenue and cash flow). Private equity funds typically close to new investors and then seek out appropriate investments for those already invested. However, there are now open-ended private equity funds available for those seeking funds now because the prospect of returns now outweighs waiting for future investment opportunities.

Types of Private Equity Investments

The types of private equity investments a firm can make vary greatly. However, the general types of private equity investments include: buyouts or takeovers, venture capital, mezzanine financing, leveraged finance and recapitalizations. In a buyout deal , investors purchase all or a majority ownership interest in a company from the company’s existing owners. In venture capital , private equity firms invest in startup companies that already have collateral from another source such as grants or angel investors. In mezzanine financing, limited partners provide financing at middle stages between start-up and maturity (such as when the company is established). In leveraged finance or L/F, investors provide financing or acquisitions in at least 40% debt.

Recapitalization refers to the acquisition of a company through stock swaps when there is no significant change in ownership. Some private equity firms sometimes use these types of transactions for tax advantages and to maintain the company’s listing status with a stock exchange. Private equity investments can be attractive to both GPs and LPs because they offer an opportunity for high returns through the use of leverage and other techniques that can increase value and ROI at a greater rate than traditional asset classes such as stocks and bonds.

Private equity funds are typically structured with a 10-year lifespan after which they expire. While this may mean that some LPs may be unable to exit their investment during the fund’s lifespan, it also means that investors can get in early on the fund without having to wait for the fund to reach maturity like in traditional VC investing.

The most common type of fund is a leveraged buyout (LBO). In a leveraged buyout an investor purchases a company with money borrowed from banks, usually in exchange for stock in the target company. The basic idea is that the buyer will use this additional capital to help improve their operations or take advantage of opportunities, whichever comes first.

LBOs come in two basic flavors: hostile (where the target company is not willing to deal with the acquisition, and the acquirer will therefore use force or coercion to take control of it) and friendly (where the target company is open to selling). The majority of LBOs are friendly.

Most fund advisory firms encourage investors to participate in LBOs because of their potential for returns. The average private equity fund has returned around 15% per year since 1996, while most mutual funds return around 2% per year over the same time period.

Most private equity funds are formed by investment banking firms like Goldman Sachs, Carlyle Group, Blackstone Group, KKR Partners or Warburg Pincus. These groups acquire companies and then resell them to other investors after a few years to make even more profit.

They’re able to do this because their primary concern is the return on investment and not the well-being of the company. This can devastate a company if too much debt is acquired or if management makes poor decisions, but there’s no guarantee that they won’t be successful either. It all depends on market conditions and how good the manager is at making the right calls for his or her businesses.

The most important thing for small businesses seeking to attract investors is knowing how to attract them and just how much to give up. For investors, it is knowing where to invest, how and how much to invest. Fintalent, the hiring and collaborative platform for tier-1 Strategy and M&A professionals has a pool of professionals that can meet both the needs of the investor as well as a firm seeking investment. Fintalent’s Debt and Equity Consultants can advise businesses on the course to take to finance its aspirations while Fintalent’s Research Experts can help investors identfy and choose what businesses to consider for their investments.

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