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Open IC - The Fintalent M&A and Strategy Show

Open IC - The Fintalent M&A and Strategy Show

By Tobias Liebsch
Welcome to the open IC - the investment committee in your pocket. Open IC is the go-to show for M&A and strategy professionals that want to leave a dent in the world and live on their own terms. We're powered by fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for m&a and strategy professionals - and that's what we talk about. Whether we're talking to experts from the dealroom or dissect potential or past deals - after every episode, you'll leave more ready for your next deal.
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Due Diligence for Startups, PE vs. VC, M&A in the ESG space and more

Open IC - The Fintalent M&A and Strategy Show

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The CFA that wants to revolutionize Personal Finance
Andreas "Andy" von Hirschhausen could do anything he wanted in FinTech - but he didn't take the easy route. With reach.finance, Andy set out to make financial education accessible to the masses – and cut out (bad) financial advisors with their app. In our conversation, we analyzed how and why Andy needed to scratch his entrepreneurial itch. And how his successful Finance podcast, Wall Street Lab, helped with that. Wall Street Lab Website: https://thewallstreetlab.com/ Connect with Andy: https://de.linkedin.com/in/andreasvonhirschhausen Reach.Finance: https://reach.finance/ Welcome to the Fintalent Podcast! This is the show for M&A and PE professionals that want to leave a dent in the world and live on their own terms. We're powered by fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for m&a and strategy professionals - and that's what we talk about. Whether we're talking to experts from the dealroom or dissect potential or past deals - after every episode, you'll leave more ready for your next deal.
41:57
September 23, 2022
How To Stand Out As M&A Freelancer: Personal Branding Basics - With Dr. Talaya Waller
What is a personal brand, really? And how can I build my personal brand as freelancer to stand out from the rest, and win more clients? Dr. Talaya Waller, Personal Branding Expert and TEDx speaker, walks us through the fundamentals of setting up a personal brand. Welcome to the Fintalent Podcast! This is the show for M&A and PE professionals that want to leave a dent in the world and live on their own terms. We're powered by fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for m&a and strategy professionals - and that's what we talk about. Whether we're talking to experts from the dealroom or dissect potential or past deals - after every episode, you'll leave more ready for your next deal. Learn more about Talaya here: https://www.talayawaller.com/ https://www.valuables.co/
15:50
September 15, 2022
ESG Investing - Ripe for an update? With Kora-Cora Krause
ESG has an image problem. Countless scandals and transparencies have led to the public throwing shade on the entire ESG sector. But is it justified? And what is the value of ESG in a world where social, environmental, and governance issues seem to be more prevalent than ever? We talked to Kora-Cora Krause, CESGA and ESG expert, about:  Why ESG has gotten a bad rep lately What's wrong with ESG today - and what is actually working well Regional differences in ESG and ESG reporting methodologies The Tesla ESG case Welcome to the open IC - the investment committee in your pocket. Open IC is the go-to show for M&A and strategy professionals that want to leave a dent in the world and live on their own terms. We're powered by fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for m&a and strategy professionals - and that's what we talk about. Whether we're talking to experts from the dealroom or dissect potential or past deals - after every episode, you'll leave more ready for your next deal.
37:01
July 01, 2022
Compliance as FinTech Revenue Engine
How can we leverage regulation to our advantage in FinTech? Compliance and regulation have the connotation of being the boring afterthoughts in any new venture. But for FinTech, compliance is actually crucial to create any traction. In this episode, we're talking to Tiana Whitehouse, SWOT Team Consulting, about how to leverage compliance in a regulated market and what issues to avoid. Welcome to the open IC - the investment committee in your pocket. Open IC is the go-to show for M&A and strategy professionals that want to leave a dent in the world and live on their own terms. We're powered by fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for m&a and strategy professionals - and that's what we talk about. Whether we're talking to experts from the dealroom or dissect potential or past deals - after every episode, you'll leave more ready for your next deal.
46:50
June 03, 2022
Equity Stories, Storytelling, and how crucial they are for M&A
Are VCs really that smart in the current environment? In this episode, we talked about convincing equity stories, and how brands and storytelling can have a crucial impact on your M&A success. Welcome to the Open IC, the show where we talk to the movers and shakers in M&A, the teams behind the deals, and how the deals really went down. This show is brought to you by Fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for M&A and Strategy professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
40:46
May 24, 2022
Due Diligence for Startups, PE vs. VC, M&A in the ESG space and more
Welcome to the Open IC, the show where we talk to the movers and shakers in M&A, the teams behind the deals, and how the deals really went down. This show is brought to you by Fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for M&A and Strategy professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
36:45
May 12, 2022
The big crypto consolidation, and how Mercado Bitcoin builds a winning M&A team in LATAM
Crypto is the fastest moving industry in the world, and new technologies erupt pretty much every day. Worldwide, a number of players have emerged to take part in that eruption - marketplaces, technology providers - it's a complete ecosystem. Mercado Bitcoin has recently completed a number of M&A and CVC deals. In this episode, we talked to Daniel Cunha, who's responsible for Corporate Development at 2TM (The mother company behind Mercado Bitcoin) how he approaches the market from an M&A lense, and what crypto has to offer in LATAM - and vice versa.  Welcome to the Open IC, the show where we talk to the movers and shakers in M&A, the teams behind the deals, and how the deals really went down. This show is brought to you by Fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for M&A and Strategy professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
47:50
May 03, 2022
Navigating Complex Supply Chains in M&A with Jeff Desroches
Semiconductors are pretty close to what you might consider rocket science. But how do you navigate such complex supply chains when sourcing and executing M&A deals? We talked to M&A veteran Jeff Desroches, Vice President at VAT Group, about his experiences, strategies, and tactics, when executing M&A deals along the semiconductor value chain. Welcome to the Open IC, the show where we talk to the movers and shakers in M&A, the teams behind the deals, and how the deals really went down. This show is brought to you by Fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for M&A and Strategy professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
41:32
April 14, 2022
From war refugee toESG pioneer: Sasja Beslik
Sasja Beslik is one of the most influential men when it comes to sustainable finance: more than 200.000 people follow his hot takes on social media. At Nordea, Sasja pioneered including ESG factors into investment decisions (worth €320 billion in 2018), which led to big changes in the bank's strategy. Sasja is also co-author of "Where the money tree grows", about climate-smart investing. In this episode, we talk about: Why Greta Thunberg follows Sasja on Twitter How Sasja's background as refugee influenced his career What successful ESG investing means today Why he calls out corporates Follow Sasja on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SasjaBeslik  Welcome to the Open IC, the show where we talk to the movers and shakers in M&A, the teams behind the deals, and how the deals really went down. This show is brought to you by Fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for M&A and Strategy professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
42:15
March 25, 2022
Winning in MarTech through M&A
Steffen Schebesta, CEO North America & VP Corporate Development at Sendinblue, has been on an acquisition spree lately. The European MarTech player has large competitors in the US, but that doesn't intimidate the France-born company. Sendinblue is building a legit competitor in the market through build, buy, and strong integrations. In this episode, Steffen also shares his perspective on their acquisition of the Austrian video-meeting tool MeetFox, that was announced this week. If you want to try Sendinblue now, you actually get a 50% discount for the first three months with the code FINTALENT! More about Sendinblue here: sendinblue.com Welcome to the Open IC, the show where we talk to the movers and shakers in M&A, the teams behind the deals, and how the deals really went down. This show is brought to you by Fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for M&A and Strategy professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
32:55
March 18, 2022
Building a LegalTech powerhouse through M&A - with Haley Altman, Litera
Haley Altman is a one-person M&A swiss army knife: The lawyer found her entrepreneurial calling early in her career, and it led to her company being acquired by Litera - a LegalTech product platform. In this episode, we discussed How M&A leaders with legal backgrounds are different from the Finance-folks How Haley manages multiple deals per month with a super small team How M&A leaders can better collaborate with their CEOs I left our conversation deeply inspired, and so will you! Welcome to the Open IC, the show where we talk to the movers and shakers in M&A, the teams behind the deals, and how the deals really went down. This show is brought to you by Fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for M&A and Strategy professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
54:29
March 11, 2022
Moving from M&A to CFO with Jeff Baker, CFO at Paysign
After a long career in M&A, Jeff Baker has recently made the move to become CFO at the FinTech Paysign. We talked to Jeff about his interpretation of the CFO role, and what he has learned along the way. Welcome to the Open IC, the show where we talk to the movers and shakers in M&A, the teams behind the deals, and how the deals really went down. This show is brought to you by Fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for M&A and Strategy professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
26:49
March 10, 2022
From M&A to Entrepreneur (and back): The Kison Patel Story
Kison Patel is the face behind the popular knowledge platform M&A Science, and he's also running the M&A project management platform Dealroom. Kison and I talk about his move from consultant to entrepreneurship, and his view on where the M&A industry is headed. Welcome to the Open IC, the show where we talk to the movers and shakers in M&A, the teams behind the deals, and how the deals really went down. This show is brought to you by Fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for M&A and Strategy professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
37:13
February 04, 2022
Insuring Deal Risks - Ana Serdarevic, Aon #femaleleaders
There are unlimited risks in an M&A transaction - and it's key to insure the ones we can't eliminate. Ana Serdarevic, Head of M&A and Transaction Solutions Switzerland at Aon, has plenty of experience with that - so today, we're walking through exciting transactions she and her team have accompanied.  Connect with Ana on Linkedin The Open IC podcast is the show for M&A professionals who want to get out of the grind and combine success and freedom. We're brought to you by Fintalent, the hiring and collaboration platform for tier-1 M&A professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
21:48
January 21, 2022
Will Smith' Celebrity VC - Interview with Partner Vik Sasi
Celebrity VCs get a bad rep. Rightly so? Vik Sasi would disagree: He's a partner at Will Smith' Dreamers VC - and he talks about the strategy behind dreamers, and how they try to help minority entrepreneurs. More about Dreamers at dreamers.vc The Open IC podcast is the show for M&A professionals who want to get out of the grind and combine success and freedom. We're brought to you by Fintalent, the hiring and collaboration platform for tier-1 M&A professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
41:53
December 10, 2021
The Future Of Freelancing
Today we're talking to Jon Younger. Jon is an accomplished scholar and has been shaping the HR industry for decades. Now, he's focusing on what he calls the Freelance Revolution - the movement towards free and independent work. In this episode, Jon presents insights from his recently published Global Survey On Freelancing. The Open IC podcast is the show for M&A professionals who want to get out of the grind and combine success and freedom. We're brought to you by Fintalent, the hiring and collaboration platform for tier-1 M&A professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
31:44
November 26, 2021
Consultant By Day, Author By Night - How do you tap into your creativity when you're in business?
A common cliche about consultants is that they're just number-crunchers. They are the exact counterpart to the romantic, free-thinking creatives that we consider artists to be. But today, I'm talking to Alina Lindermuth. Alina is a senior strategy consultant at EY Parthenon, and she's also published her own novel. Alina and I discuss how we can tap into our creativity, and how she combines her two passions. The Open IC podcast is the show for M&A professionals who want to get out of the grind and combine success and freedom. We're brought to you by Fintalent, the hiring and collaboration platform for tier-1 M&A professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
19:35
November 12, 2021
Building A Modern M&A Team With Valentín Rivas Vera from Lyntia
Do you have to rely on expensive consultancies to run your own M&A team? Valentin Rivas Vera of the Spanish telco-infrastructure company Lyntia thinks differently. They have structured their M&A team in an agile way, working like internal consultants with skin in the game and high-speed execution. The Open IC podcast is the show for M&A professionals who want to get out of the grind and combine success and freedom. We're brought to you by Fintalent, the hiring and collaboration platform for tier-1 M&A professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
18:16
October 29, 2021
How Freelancing Drastically Improved My Running Performance With Naomi Roba
Naomi Roba was on the brink of a successful, traditional M&A career: ING, Rothschild, Goldman. In this episode of the Open IC podcast, Naomi shares why she chose to be a freelancer instead - and how she is using the free time it created in her life to make the life of others better. The Open IC podcast is the show for M&A professionals who want to get out of the grind and combine success and freedom. We're brought to you by Fintalent, the hiring and collaboration platform for tier-1 M&A professionals. Learn more about Fintalent at Fintalent.io.
26:43
October 22, 2021
Inside Volkswagen's 2,9 Billion Euro Europcar Transaction with Dr. Steffen Blase, Head of M&A, Volkswagen Group
Volkswagen is known for their big portfolio of world-famous automotive brands - and for pursuing large transactions. The most recent one: Europcar, a household car rental company. In this episode of the Open IC, we talked to Dr. Steffen Blase, who led the deal with his M&A team. Steffen walked us through the logic behind the deal - and how the selling party reacts when a brand like Volkswagen knocks on the door.
25:32
October 09, 2021
Harvard Sales Expert breaks down how to screen and integrate Sales organizations
Sales is often the last consideration when it comes to a successful merger or acquisition. Frank Cespedes, Harvard professor and internationally recognized Sales expert, breaks down why that is a huge mistake - and how we can fix it. Welcome to the open IC - the investment committee in your pocket. Open IC is the go-to show for M&A and strategy professionals that want to leave a dent in the world and live on their own terms. We're powered by fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for m&a and strategy professionals - and that's what we talk about. Whether we're talking to experts from the dealroom or dissect potential or past deals - after every episode, you'll leave more ready for your next deal.
31:54
September 21, 2021
How an ex-banker started an M&A freelance platform
After a prolific - and very much traditional - career in M&A, Ömer wanted a change. During his travels, he started freelancing, and something changed: He realized that he didn't need to spend 80 hours a week in an office room, but could work on his own terms, at his own time. That's when he decided to start fintalent.io - a hiring platform that would help other M&A and strategy professionals like him live the life they want. In today's fireside chat, we're talking about Ömer's career, and why he thinks the M&A world is ripe for the freelance revolution.
27:14
September 19, 2021
OpenIC Intro
Welcome to the Open IC - the investment committee in your pocket. Open IC is the go-to show for M&A and strategy professionals that want to leave a dent in the world and live on their own terms. We're powered by fintalent.io, the hiring and project platform for m&a and strategy professionals - and that's what we talk about. Whether we're talking to experts from the deal room or dissect potential or past deals - after every episode, you'll leave more ready for your next deal. Welcome to the Open IC.
00:34
September 15, 2021