Thomas Smale

Member Since 2015

Thomas Smale

Founder & Managing Director

FE International

San Francisco Bay Area

Thomas is the Founder of FE International. He is a serial business entrepreneur and M&A expert, having built the industry-leading firm in the $1-100M global technology sector. With experience dating back to the early 2000s, Smale offers invaluable technical, diligence and negotiation advice to early-stage and seasoned business owners alike, which has resulted in over 900 successful exits. Smale can be regularly found speaking at industry events where he enjoys meeting like-minded entrepreneurs and investors. FE International is an award-winning global M&A Advisor of SaaS, E-Commerce & Content businesses and the preeminent valuation thought leader in the industry. Founded in 2010, the leadership team has over 50 years of combined experience in investment banking, strategy consulting, technology, and entrepreneurship. The firm offers comprehensive exit planning services, as well as direct access to an established network of international investors. With headquarters in New York and regional offices in San Francisco, London, and Hong Kong, FE International is a truly global company. FE was named No. 8 Fastest-Growing Financial Services Company in the Americas in 2020 by the Financial Times (No. 133 overall) and is a two-time U.S. Inc. 5000 company. Visit www.feinternational.com for more information.


SKILLS

  • Exit planning
  • Business valuation
  • Growth strategy

COMPANY INFO

FE International

FE International provides award winning M&A advisory services for mid-market SaaS, e-commerce and content businesses. The company has become the pre-eminent adviser and valuation thought-leader in the industry. FE offers comprehensive exit planning services, as well as direct access to an established network of pre-qualified international investors to drive demand and maximize value for the clients it represents. The team is comprised of professionals from investment banking, strategy consulting as well as online entrepreneurs, all of which have extensive transaction execution expertise. FE International’s advisers complement this formal experience with unique and innovative approaches to deal marketing and structuring. FE International offers comprehensive exit planning services as well as direct access to an established network of pre-qualified international investors to drive demand to your business and maximize value for your company. - 94.1% success rate - Over hundreds of businesses sold - Extensive global network of 30,000+ pre-qualified online investors - 100% confidential process - Market leading M&A advisors Accolades and affiliations: - IBBA Deal Maker of the Year 2015 & 2016 - IBBA Deal Maker Award 2016 - IBBA Top Global Producer of the Year 2016 - IBBA Chairman's Circle Award 2016 - Inc 5000 EU (2017) - Financial Services Authority (FSA) - Escrow.com Partner - BBB A+ Rating Featured in: Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Huffington Post, Reuters, TIME, Yahoo Financial News, and more. Get in touch today for a free consultation and valuation (info@feinternational.com).


AREA OF FOCUS

  • Online business valuation
  • Exit planning
  • M&A advisory

INDUSTRY

Financial Services