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Due Diligence 101: What Investors Really Want
October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Be fanatical about due diligence, try to obtain & confirm every bit of information you can. – F.Gallinelli
In today’s challenging business environment, it is crucial for any growing company to know the basics of due diligence to understand the essentials in assessing valuation, investor relations or partners.
Due diligence identifies problems early and can help you establish the true value of your business and with the right information, you can contribute to the terms of your contract agreements.
Due diligence should empower you to negotiate the best terms for your firm.
Join us for this exquisite event to learn the A to Z of due diligence and find out what investors are really looking for in entrepreneurs!
Companies you’ll meet:
Oliver Hammond | Investment Analyst at SyndicateRoom
SyndicateRoom connects ambitious investors with the country’s most trailblazing companies. Started in 2013, SyndicateRoom has rapidly grown to have more than 100 high-growth businesses in its portfolio. By relentlessly focusing on the interests of private investors, SyndicateRoom has developed a trusted reputation and has been recognised as Best Investment Platform at the Growth Investor Awards two years running.
Adnan Zaheer | Senior Finance Partner at PwC
Adnan Zaheer brings a background in supporting and working within successful, fast-growing businesses. An experienced Finance Director, Adnan helped grow one of his former companies to become the third largest flowers by courier companies within the UK and supported another fintech startup through it’s fund raising to become one of the UK’s largest pension auto-enrolment companies. Having insight into what investors are looking for, as well as firsthand experience of the challenges businesses face in providing that information, Adnan is able to provide clear and commercial guidance to his clients.
George Masefield – Senior Litigation & Commercial Solicitor
A City Law Firm is a leading entrepreneur firm of regulated solicitors based in the heart of the City of London. Awarded Innovative Law Firm 2016 they pride themselves as those that think outside the box. ACLF acts for high-net-worth individuals; entrepreneurs in sectors such as media, TV, technology, fashion and finance and start-up businesses that seek & secure investment. They offer an all-encompassing legal and growth package that sees our clients staying with us for years
Roderick Beer | UK Business Angel Association
Roderick Beer was recently appointed as the Strategic Relations Director for UKBAA. Before that, Roderick’s career started running the operations for Beer & Partners, whilst it grew to be the largest, regulated private investment network in the UK, securing over £80m for c. 500 businesses. After setting up an entrepreneurial division within a crowdfunding network he then went on to join the team at Ruffena Capital as their COO at the very beginning of 2014. He has 10 + years’ experience in SME advisory both as a mentor, and in the running of an angel network, and would give an excellent perspective for the community.
Thomas Prock | Patent Attorney Partner at Marks&Clerk
Marks & Clerk is recognised as one of the world’s leading specialists in intellectual property. A global network with over 800 people worldwide, it advises clients in a full range of sectors in all aspects of intellectual property – patents, trademarks, designs and copyright. This includes obtaining protection worldwide, portfolio management, strategic advice, commercial advice, licensing, enforcement, due diligence, litigation, IP valuation and design consultancy.
Reece Chowdhury | RLC Ventures
Reece Chowdhry, founder of RLC Ventures, has worked at Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, and as a Management Consultant at EY. Since leaving EY, Reece has invested in various start-up ventures within the property, tech, and leisure industries. He has also become a Board Advisor for PLS solicitors and LandlordInvest.
•5.30-6.00pm Arrival & Registration
•6.00-6.10pm Welcome from BFS
•7.30-7.50pm Panel Q&A
•7.50-8.00pm Closing remarks
•8.00-9.00pm Networking with Drinks
Arina Osiannaya, The Business Funding Show:The only place where you can meet top-finance providers on a regular basis.
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