A financial institution was in trouble and we were contacted by a member of the team to look at options. Within the space of a week, every member of the team was profiled, identifying their skills, capabilities, aspirations and team fit. We worked out a number of combinations which would work well together based on team dynamics and sector focus.

We reached out to one of our clients.

It seems he was approached by a number of recruiters in town who, aware of the meltdown were behaving not too dissimilarly to a shark frenzy. But no-one knew what they were buying, with some knowing the head.

Equipped with an understanding of the team’s capabilities, our client was in a strong position to have constructive discussions with the leaders of the institution for a team acquisition.

The acquisition did not take place. Our client’s bid became untenable when another bank acquired the business, paying cash bonuses to retain the team. Since then, the team has disbanded due to lack of cultural fit with the acquiring organisation and lack of deal flow.

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