Is the Era of Traditional M&A Brokerage Services Over?
In the past, the quest to find investors or buyers in foreign countries was a daunting challenge. Nowadays, the proliferation of social networks, video conferencing, and AI-driven translators has made it possible for anyone with a bit of time and effort to connect with potential partners anywhere in the world. With this new landscape, it begs the question: why would a client be willing to pay a retainer or even success fees for a mere introduction? When we launched Value Creation - Alternative, we initially believed it was a numbers game - the larger our database, and the more leads we could handle, the greater our chances of closing deals. Yet, we found ourselves trapped in a cycle akin to a fisherman continually expanding their nets, only to realize that the real challenge was the scarcity of fish.
So, what do our clients truly seek?
It's a complex question, as often, potential clients may not even be aware of the precise nature of their needs. In a sense, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift away from traditional M&A brokerage services by fostering the growth of remote workforces and encouraging decision-makers to embrace cross-border transactions.
At Value Creation - Alternative, we firmly believe that our clients are in search of value-added services, not just intermediation. This is why we are dedicated to developing unique "solutions" that are challenging to replicate, either due to the time investment required or because of barriers to entry, such as stringent regulatory compliance. Consequently, we are steering clear of conventional brokering services and transitioning towards a model where our extensive list of "Leads" shall gradually be replaced by a curated selection of "Projects."
In doing so, we aim to position Value Creation - Alternative as the go-to partner for delivering ongoing, value-added services.
Best Corporate Advisory Firm 2023
We are thrilled to share our latest achievement:
VC-A has been recognized as the “Best Corporate Advisory Firm 2023” in the UK by Wealth & Finance International, a renowned source of financial insights and news.
The Fund Awards 2023 by Wealth & Finance International is a prestigious annual program that celebrates excellence in the fund industry. It’s a merit-based evaluation that considers performance, innovation, quality, and client satisfaction. The winners, revealed in October 2023, have the chance to shine in front of Wealth & Finance International’s discerning readership.
This prestigious award from Wealth & Finance International reflects our unwavering dedication and excellence in providing top-tier corporate advisory services with a strong focus on fund management.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our valued clients for their trust and unwavering support. Our partners, your collaboration has been invaluable, and our VC-A Members, your hard work and passion are the driving force behind our success.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Fund Awards 2023 for their outstanding achievements. We’re excited to continue our mission of creating value for our clients and helping them achieve their goals.
VC-A invests in ICTTM
We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone at VC-A as we have recently acquired a minority equity stake in the International Center for Trade Transparency & Monitoring (ICTTM).
ICTTM is on a mission to reshape the global trade landscape, making it more transparent, equitable, and efficient. With the utilization of cutting-edge technology, they are constructing a global trade ecosystem that prioritizes these values for all participants.
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- Debt and NPLs in Spain
- Real Estate
- Artwork and luxury goods
- Listed financial instruments, commodities and derivatives
- Technology-based startups
VC-A becomes an accredited member of the International Trade Council
With this partnership, VC-A gains access to ITC's platform, which boasts a diverse membership spanning 1,732 industries across 179 countries, along with the involvement of over 14,000 investors.
Mr. Sripad Gopala is promoted to Associate Director
Sripad shall be instrumental to the development of VC-A's oil & gas projects in Nigeria.
CTIP-FII has got a new website
Some of VC-A's large project developments are channeled through the CTIP.CTIP modus operandi is to monetise credit-enhanced securities such as sovereign guarantees, export credit guarantees, corporate bonds, standby letters of credit (SBLCs) and other financial guarantees.
VC-A M&A SUITE
We are looking for a sponsor to acquire the code of our VC-A M&A Suite.
The Value Creation - Alternative Network
VC-A Members, Investors, Company Owners, CxOs, Directors and Managers are invited to join.
About Value Creation - Alternative
Value Creation – Alternative is a Strategy and Investment Advisory firm. We help companies to develop their business through acquisition and organic growth. We accompany our clients throughout the entire life cycle of their corporate development programme: strategy definition, target search, due-diligence, negotiation, transformation map, change management and digitalisation.
We are a worldwide network of more than 1,000 seasoned professionals with more than 35,000 contacts and have collectively advised M&A projects worth in excess of US$100B.
We support complex strategic and operational business decisions with deep analysis and robust processes. Our methodology is a combination of desk research, interviews and application of our internal know-how.