Finquest Connects the Global Investment Community, M&A Advisors, and Asian Mid-market Companiesby Fintechnews Singapore July 11, 2016
• Finquest, the fastest growing global platform to foster cross-border mid-market direct investments in Asia, announced that it has found the solution to build bridges between institutional investors, M&A Advisors, and Asian mid-market Companies.
• Its first-of-its kind platform combines the use of smart predictive algorithms, a proprietary database, and industry expertise to deliver quality, curated introductions for its clients.
Providing curated introductions to help kick-start cross-border direct investments, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and deals, Finquest is now connecting M&A advisors with the global investment community and a vibrant ecosystem of mid-sized companies in Asia.
The Finquest platform combines proprietary database of M&A and investment professionals with cutting-edge analytic technology and decades of industry expertise to build bridges between global investors, M&A advisors, and Asian mid-market companies.
Finquest supports three specific groups: institutional investors looking to strengthen and diversify their direct investment portfolios; reputable Corporate Finance and M&A advisors who want to enlarge their global access to investors and close deals faster; and companies who need to finance their next stage of growth or seek acquisitions or exit opportunities.
There is an estimated half a million mid-market companies in Asia. These companies are too small to go public, but too large to have their corporate finance needs met by early-stage venture capital firms, crowdfunding platforms, or peer-to-peer lending. Furthermore, less than 1 per cent of these companies are currently backed by private equity.
With economic growth in Asia continuing to outpace other regions, the world’s institutional investors are becoming more interested in exploring opportunities in this market. However, lack of access and the market’s overwhelming size and complexity are blocking progress. This has created a need for smart matching that Finquest uniquely provides on its platform.
Finquest has built its very own database that covers an impressive 20,000+ organisations from the global investment community, M&A advisors and mid-market companies.
With such a wide outreach, Finquest can leverage both its technology and an unrivalled wealth of human capital to locate the best opportunities for its clients. To this end, the platform generates results using machine learning techniques that continuously fine-tune the algorithms. These results are then curated by Finquest’s team of analysts to generate a short list of potential introductions that best meets the needs of its clients.
Finquest’s platform is designed to guarantee confidentiality and data security at every stage of the process. To maintain privacy and information confidentiality, no profile or deal information is visible on the platform, until an introduction is made. This process precisely reflects how reputable M&A advisors work in the offline world with regards to privacy and confidentiality standards. Furthermore, integrity is ingrained in Finquest’s business model, which is based on subscriptions rather than commissions on deals to prevent any potential conflict of interest.
“Finquest is a strong believer in the unique combination of proprietary database, smart predictive algorithms, and human capital to deliver the most relevant and actionable curated introductions to its clients,” said Tanguy Lesselin, CEO and Co-Founder at Finquest. “We are providing a convenient gateway to an untapped but booming investment universe.”