New On-Line Business Matchmaking Gives Area Companies Tool for World-Wide Growth

Global contacts, partnerships and more are at the fingertips of area businesses that use the Opportunity Network platform. Citizens Bank is the first bank in the nation to offer its clients access to this proven service, which gives businesses access to an international network of 13,500 CEOs and billions of dollars in potential financing.

This is an efficient way for Ohio businesses to connect on-line with other businesses around the world.  The service is an extra tool for businesses to use to expand their global reach, make international investment and partnering connections and more.

Through the Opportunity Network platform, users can seek trustworthy partners to help them expand into new markets, sell privately held enterprises, execute cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and maximize global asset utilization. Opportunity Network uses a proprietary algorithm designed to create efficiencies in global deal making by matching users' strategic preferences with current deals on the platform.

Citizens partnership with Opportunity Network is a clear demonstration of providing technology to help clients expand their businesses. As companies look for growth both domestically and internationally, Citizens is a leader in helping them facilitate growth by offering exclusive access to the network.

“It made a lot of sense for us to partner with Citizens Bank because the Citizens team is committed to leveraging innovative digital technologies – both organically and through partnerships such as ours – to create better experiences for their clients and to provide smart solutions in the areas that matter most to them,” said Garrett Smith, Opportunity Network founding partner and president, North America.

“Opportunity Network has an attractive value proposition for midsize businesses, and this collaboration gives us yet another way to help meet the needs of our customers at every stage of their life cycle," said Steve Woods, head of corporate banking for Citizens Bank. “Partnering with Opportunity Network helps us address an important issue: the fact that many midsize businesses and private investors could benefit from expanded tools and networks of contacts to grow.”

More information about the Opportunity Network is available here. For more information about Citizens, visit the Citizens Commercial Banking website.


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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017