Axial members on the sell-side can interact with other firms on Axial through our deal tools when their opportunity fits within a buy-side member’s sourcing criteria.
Axial’s deal tools allow members on the sell-side to easily identify and connect with transaction partners whose investment criteria fits the deal being represented. As a sell-side member looking to see a list of recommended targets on the network, you can create a project from the homepage (with the goal of either selling a business or raising minority capital). After you’ve provided some basic information about the deal, Axial’s recommendation algorithm will suggest a list of buy-side members for you to consider reaching out to, ranked in order of best fit. When you’ve identified who you want to talk to, crafting a message and sharing the teaser can be done in a few simple steps, via the Recommended Targets list of your project. Once you’ve completed this initial outreach, the member you’ve messaged will move over to your Contacted Targets list, where you will be able to send follow-up messages.
Members on the buy-side also use projects to discover opportunities (either to buy a business or provide minority capital), but the way that these projects work is slightly different. You’ll first enter the specifics of your sourcing criteria, activate the project, and at that point, you’ll begin to appear in the aforementioned Recommended Targets lists for sell-side opportunities for which you could be a good fit.
Buy-side members also have the ability to message users they discover on the platform outside of the project tools.
Reaching out to firms proactively with Advanced Search as a form of outbound prospecting is a paid feature and not currently available for free level memberships. To learn more about our premium membership options, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.