Initial public offering (IPO) has ceased to be the most appealing way for VC exits. While the demand for exits is still there, the market is shifting towards another path – mergers and acquisitions (M&As). On the global level, M&A activities soared in two straight years to an all-time high in 2016, when a dry spell hit the IPO sector. Together with the transition, rose the startups that aim to change the traditional way of connecting and accelerating M&A deals.

Tanguy Lesselin, co-founder and CEO of Finquest, has felt all the points in the traditional M&A model as a former consultant working on post-merger and joint-venture projects. He started Finquest in belief that there is a better solution for tech startups looking for investors.

Finquest is a global platform to foster cross-border mid-market direct investments in Asia to build bridges between institutional investors, M&A Advisors, and Asian mid-market companies.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.