s an investor you are constantly looking to optimise your return on capital. Finding the right targets to invest in is a profession which requires handling large amounts of data, understanding markets and it's dynamics, being able to make strategic decisions and understanding alternative options. We help you source and analyse high quality investment opportunities faster so you can focus on managing your capital better.
To make sure you receive high quality investment opportunities we have developed a portfolio of services that can be tailored around your specific needs, whether you are an angel investor, an investment fund, a private equity house or a family office.
Sector thesis analysis: testing an investment hypothesis in a specific sector
As part of a sector thesis analysis we procure accurate information on that specific sector. We do this by combining what is already available in the market with our own research. A market scan performed by our research analysts will provide you with immediate insight in data like the number and type of players, the key variables related to these players, the trends in (future) business models and other specific information that is required for defining an approach for you as an investor to enter the industry. Key to our approach is that we connect you with senior industry (specific) advisors who will be able to guide you through the exploration process, help you to validate your investment thesis and equip you with an informational advantage over competing buyers. Our sister company Crossings People can help to build a network in a specific industry within a very short time frame.
As part of this process we can help in defining the target profile.
Market analysis: industry- or sector specific analysis to spot potential investment targets
As a next step in the validation process we can perform more detailed market analysis to spot particular investment targets based on the defined target profile. We can benchmark based on available data, also involving selected industry advisors.
Pre-qualification and/or Valuation of targets
As an investor you want to have a clear yes or no as early as possible in the acquisition process. We are able to prequalify your investment target, on an anonymous basis or non-anonymous basis. If required our Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA) provide you with a business valuation, which can be leveraged during due diligence. We are affiliated with the European Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (www.eacva.com) and the Dutch Institute for Registered Valuators (www.nirv.nl).
Ongoing (anonymous) search for targets in specific segments
Leveraging our network of (industry specific) ambassadors and optimally leveraging social media we execute search assignments for targets in a number of industries on behalf of private equity firms, investment funds and family offices. Social media offers us the opportunity to run targeted campaigns on specific segments of the market or even a specific group within these companies. We can run these campaigns anonymously or including a clear message that your organisation is looking for investment opportunities in the respective market. By doing so we support you in building your brand as a professional investor looking to build a position in the segment.
We would be happy to meet you in person and to discuss your specific needs.