Why can’t I see the member’s name or contact number? How do I contact them?
All individual and strategic investor profiles on SMERGERS are displayed on a “no name” basis to protect their confidentiality. Profiles of members from financial institutions such as PEs, VCs, Banks and Financial Advisors are shown with the names of the institutions and not of individual members, again to protect confidentiality. You can visit the list of investors here and click on "Send Proposal" button as shown in the picture below. If you would like to connect with a specific member, you need to create your business profile by filling the details right below the profile and it will be shared with this member. Contact details would appear on your dashboard if they accept your proposal.
Alternatively, you can create a business profile by clicking here and once approved, interested members can directly connect with you.
How genuine are the investors/acquirers/lenders/advisors? Do you verify them?
We make our best efforts to verify the credentials of all investors, buyers, lenders and advisors who register on SMERGERS using our network and human security to protect users from scams and fraud. You will be able to shortlist member profiles based on ratings and connect with qualified members on SMERGERS. However, you are responsible for verifying all listed details, taking appropriate safety measures and conducting your own due diligence before transacting with any other user from the website.
How can I send my business proposal to an investor/buyer/lender/advisor?
Only paid business profiles have the option of sending proposals to matching buyers/investors/lenders/advisors.
1. Kindly login to your dashboard and click on “Notify Investors”
2. This list includes members who closely match your requirement. Additional filters are provided on the left handside for finer refining.
You can send proposals to investors by clicking the "Send Proposal" button.
How does SMERGERS rate member profiles?
SMERGERS considers profile completeness, activity, trust level among members, and additional parameters to arrive at a composite score to rate member profiles. SMERGERS Rating is only meant to help businesses choose investors/acquirers/lenders to whom they can send a proposal. Businesses need to conduct their own due diligence before entering into any form of transaction with the member. If you would like to know how to improve your ratings check here.
Do I need to pay to connect with an investor/acquirer/lender/advisor?
If the member expresses his interest to connect with your business profile, you are not expected to pay anything upfront. However, we do charge a finder’s fee once you successfully close a transaction with this member. Please note this fee is not applicable for advisors. Additionally, if you want to accelerate the process by sending your proposal to multiple members, you can choose to upgrade your business profile to a “Premium Profile”.