Our approach

1 – Get ready

Most people look at negotiation as competition where fast thinking, improvisation, responsivness and ruse are key. They do not manage time and do not anticipate external factors that may stop or impact the negotiation.

iDeal Makers takes a different approach: we focus on a serious & methodic preparation encompassing all possibilities and options.

3 – Maximize value

Most people focus on their negotiation position and limit discussions to the deal at stake. They sometime miss opportunities, walk away from a good deal without realizing it or close a deal that is too weak to last.

iDeal Makers takes a different approach: we consider the global environment to envisage every possible options and identify opportunities, to capture more value and produce long-lasting high-value agreements and business arrangements.

2 – Lead from behind

Most people look at negotiation as the final arm wrestling hurdle when trying to complete a deal. They get involved upfront in negotiations and/or let emotions and Ego take over. They do not pay attention to their counterparts’ psychology and profile and underestimate cultural environment.

iDeal Makers takes a different approach: we consider all stakeholders’ interests, profiles and cultures. We assist you, we facilitate the dialog and we negotiate along with you.

4 – Follow-up

Most people believe negotiation ends with signing, and deal making with closing. They do not ensure that the deal is properly implemented over time.

iDeal Makers takes a different approach: we follow-up deal implementation and make sure all contract provisions are fulfilled so that the deal delivers its full value to all parties.

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Different types of Assistance

iDeal Makers facilitates & carries on complex negotiations for business partnerships, M&A deals, joint-ventures, exit negotiations, commercial agreements, etc…. We assist ventures in cross boarder deals. We support startups and mid-size companies in fund raising & financing.

iDeal Makers carries on amicable dispute resolutions through mediation and arbitration on behalf of ventures facing disputes with business partners. Where necessary, we bring people back to the negotiation table.

iDeal Makers assists Executive team during Management Buy Out (MBOs) or Leveraged MBOs and helps negotiating shareholders agreements, earn-out schemes and fund raising.

iDeal Makers increases your chances of recovering your debts and avoiding expensive law suits, saving you time to focus on your business. If your company is impacted by late payment or non payment, before bringing expensive and detrimental law suits, call iDeal Makers which has an extensive positive track record in amicable debt recovery. On your behalf, iDeal Makers carries out amicable debt recovery increasing your chances to make a deal where you will get paid and avoid expensive court proceedings – and where possible preserve good relationships with your counterpart.

iDeal Makers assists Employees or Executives looking for increasing compensation or materializing good leaver. iDeal Makers provides you a taylor made strategy and assists you along with your promotion or package negotiations.

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Premium Training Offers

These introductory and negotiation training modules are mainly aimed at deal makers, business lawyers, diplomats, high-ranking managers (executives, CODIR members, bosses of French or foreign subsidiaries), students or key people that one wishes to help develop and / or reward because they are brought, or committed, to negotiate complex agreements most often in an international environment

This is a flexible offer, for individuals or groups, in formats ranging from a few hours to two days for the essential modules currently offered by iDeal Makers depending on the time that the participants can devote and their objectives

Each introductory or practical training is provided by Max Berger, Founder & President of iDeal Makers, and deal maker who has benefited from the best education available on the market (Harvard PON) and an experience of more than 20 years (both in law firms and ventures) in complex negotiations in an international environment.

If you want more information about our trainings, please leave your e-mail address and we will send you our detailed catalogue


We are customers’ success driven and make deal making an obligation to achieve result.

iDeal Makers tariff approach is  a win-win approach with its clients made of a case by case balance between fee per hour and success fee.

For promotion and raise negotiations, we agree on a % of any increase in compensation. If your compensation does not go up, you have nothing to pay.

For amicable debt recovery, fees are paid according to an agreed percentage of any amount recovered. If no debt is recovered, you have nothing to pay.

A Non-Disclosure Agreement along with an Engagement Letter are proposed to and negotiated with each client to design the scope of intervention and the conditions of remuneration of the success in full transparency while preserving confidentiality of the relationship.