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06:59 May 20, 2005
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French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
French term or phrase: convention d'apporteur d'affaires
Business finder agreement?
Emma B
Local time: 10:20
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2business broker agreementChristopher RH
5 +1business introducer agreementcanaria
4Protection fees agreementAli Abbassi
4business contribution agreementxxxdholmes
4sales agent contract
Paul Malone
1 +1check outxxxBourth


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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
sales agent contract


Explanation:
A 'sales agent' is a person or company seeking to make sales on behalf of a third party. Does this fit in with your context?

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Note added at 5 mins (2005-05-20 07:04:43 GMT)
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Yes, agreement should be OK too.

Paul Malone
France
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55 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
business introducer agreement


Explanation:
See this link, and many more on google
www.gfsc.guernseyci.com/insurance/ documents/Introducer_Application_5-11-02.doc

canaria
United Kingdom
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agree  Charlie Bavington: yep, introducer or a variant thereof is the term I'm familiar with for this (e.g. introducing...)
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business contribution agreement


Explanation:
possible too

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Note added at 1 hr 7 mins (2005-05-20 08:07:00 GMT)
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Further to your note, I would change to \"contributor\"

xxxdholmes
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +1
check out


Explanation:
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/434273
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/994502
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/446896


xxxBourth
Local time: 10:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 254
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These suggestions do not match the context.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Aisha Maniar: now there's a thought - try the glossaries! Given that scant context is provided, the "correct" translation is anyone's guess!
1 hr

neutral  Christopher RH: Agreed that the context given is minimal, but all thhese glossary entries are specific to different situations which don't apply here. Asker has clarified it is an intermediary for the sale of a holding.
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Comment: These suggestions do not match the context.

1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
business broker agreement


Explanation:
I have also seen this described as a "business opportunity intermediary" or "procurer", but I don't really like those terms.

You could use some variation on "finder" - and I suspect the intermediary will be paid a "finder's fee" if all goes well.
The trouble is a "business finder" is a very common term in *insurance*. I feel that the title could be misleading since this has nothing to do with insurance.


You really must avoid "agent" since the finder will NOT act in the name of the seller. He is there as a go-between, not as a representative of the seller.


This page is quite useful:
http://www.zeromillion.com/business/buying/buying-business.h...

A Google search for "business broker": http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q="business broker"
gives 788,000 hits. The first page of results all deal with exactly the situation here.

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Note added at 3 hrs 17 mins (2005-05-20 10:17:10 GMT)
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An edit or two needed for the explanation above:

\"Business introducer\" is the term which is specific to insurance. Sorry but I confused this with the next one:

\"Business finder\" appears to be used for an employee or similar individual who brings \"ordinary\" business in to a company.

Since this is an agreement for a very specific matter of \"business\", I would tend to avoid \"finder\" though I can\'t really say it is wrong.

Christopher RH
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PRO pts in category: 164

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  canaria: given the asker's clarification, I agree with this reply
1 hr
  -> Thanks canaria.

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Protection fees agreement


Explanation:
L'expression "Protection..." s'applique à des contrats qui protègent les interêts de l'intermédiaire.

Ali Abbassi
Tunisia
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