Contact

Freelance recruitment platforms merge


Integral service around a transaction
BY : Diego GutiérrezDecember Mon, 2013

The recently merged Anglo-Saxon freelance recruitment platforms, Elance and oDesk, have received more than $130M in investment from the venture capital is. Leading Spanish-speaking Nubelo has attracted $1.7M to date.

Elance and oDesk: the Anglo-Saxon leaders merge

Generating a lot of controversy among their users, the two leading online freelance recruitment platforms have recently announced their merger. Elance has received a total of $94M of fundingoDesk $44M. "Most of the positions on these platforms are geared towards IT professionals where remote working is more common and job periods are shorter. It remains to be seen whether this model can be extended to other sectors such as cleantech, biotech, etc." analyses Diego Gutierrez of Abra Invest.

Nubelo, leader in Spanish-speaking countries, acquires Brazil's prolancer

In November 2013, a €1M round of funding was announced in Nubelo by FinavesCaixa Capital Risk y Nazca Capital 200k in addition to the 200k contributed by Cabiedes in 2012. Part of the investment has been dedicated to the acquisition of the Brazilian competitor Prolancer, which has more than 50,000 registered users. Nubelo has announced its objective to open in the US in 2014 to connect the demand for Spanish-speaking professionals from US companies due to the increase in Spanish-speaking consumers.

Voice, Lamda and other specialised platforms

In all sectors, there are companies that know how to see the niches that are not covered by the volume leaders. This is the case of Lamda which aims to meet the dissatisfaction of highly qualified professionals who receive a lot of low-priced offers on large portals, which wastes a lot of their time and trivialises their qualifications. Lamda only accepts bids for jobs with a minimum income of 100$/hour. Another example is Voice which specialises in voice professionals.

The M&A Professionals

Meet our services

MEET
OUR
METODOLOGY

Do you want to be up to date?

SUSCRIBE OUR NEWSLETTER

Our diferentiation

Market Research Technology
Our team of market analysis specialists is continuously analyzing the investments of the most active markets in the industry in order to unceasingly contribute ideas of the current market situation and identify the most relevant trends for senior management. We integrate the most relevant sources of information which allows us to discover the most interesting companies for venture capital and similarly helps us to identify the investors with the highest probability of involvement in an M&A process to ensure the success of our sell-side operations.

The reports and deductions of our advisors provide a broad view of the sector, both geographically and from the complementary or adjacent markets perspective.
Technology Data Analytics
for M&A
Advanced data anlytics is a weapon". Intelfin is an artificial intelligence tool we use for investing and creating value in SMEs through competitive analytics and the enterprise environment.

IntelFin consists of a cognitive system, which, through the application of advanced analytical technologies, facilitates the automation of investment and financing decisions in the field of non-listed companies and especially SMEs in high-growth sectors.

The information related to these companies is characterized by their lack of transparency and heterogeneity; thus, it is necessary to develop an advanced analysis which is as much predictive as prescriptive and is developed in a natural language custom, suitable to obtain greater clarity and knowledge of the investment scope.

The IntelFin system focuses especially on analyzing the variables that define and influence the competitive environment of a sector and the positioning of a company, analyzing their influence on future value creation. Therefore, IntelFin supports strategic decision-making to senior management by resolving questions such as:

¿What are my competitors' priorities, strategies and expansion plans? Who's my competition? Which competitor is most likely to grow at a higher rate?
Which areas of activity/business models will receive the most investment? Which sectors are most attractive to investors?
Which companies are going to experience the most growth in the near future? Which companies are most likely to receive investment or be acquired?
Training Methodology
We have developed training programs in an innovative set-up which guarantees our teams the acquisition of technical competences both in the field of corporate finance and in the field of psychology, that is much needed when it comes to negotiation processes.

We have a culture of continuous improvement of our processes, closely related to the use of information systems that allow the enhancement of internal communication between our teams, as well as external communication with our customers. Hence, we extend best practices identified internally in an efficient and rapid manner among our members.

Are you one of those who prefer to be well informed when making decisions?

M&A NEWS
INDUSTRIAL REPORTS
closearrow-circle-o-downchevron-downcrossmenu