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What is a finder’s fee?

Modified on: May 18th, 2018

A finder's fee is a commission paid to someone for discovering a deal and bringing it to your attention. Finders fees are negotiated in advance and paid when deals close. They are usually paid for introducing a seller to a buyer, but they can also be paid for introducing a buyer to a seller.

There is a long tradition of paying finder's fees in the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) business.

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