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Finquest bridges the global investment community to Asia mid-market companies

Nurdianah Md Nur | July 26, 2016
Its platform combines the use of smart predictive algorithms, a proprietary database, and industry expertise to deliver quality, curated introductions for its clients

Finquest is now connecting mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisors with the global investment community and an ecosystem of mid-sized companies in Asia.

The Finquest platform combines its proprietary database of M&A and investment professionals with analytics and industry expertise to build bridges between global investors, M&A advisors, and Asian mid-market companies, according to the company.

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.

According to Finquest, an estimated half a million mid-market companies in Asia 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.

Moreover, even though there is interest from global institutional investors to explore the Asian market, the lack of access and the market's overwhelming size and complexity are blocking progress.

Finquest has thus built its very own database that covers 20,000 organisations from the global investment community, M&A advisors and mid-market companies to provide smart matching.  Finquest also has a team of analysts which will generate a short list of potential introductions that best meets the needs of its clients.

According to Finquest, its platform is designed to guarantee confidentiality and data security at every stage of the process. To do so, no profile or deal information is visible on the platform, until an introduction is made.

"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."

 

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