Join Fox Williams, ICON Corporate Finance and The London Technology Fund for an interactive seminar focused on valuing technology companies.
DescriptionJoin Fox Williams, ICON Corporate Finance and the London Technology Fund for an interactive seminar focused on valuing technology companies. The stratospheric valuations placed on companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Groupon have prompted much debate as to whether a second technology bubble is developing. The valuation question is one which many technology entrepreneurs will need to address during the life-cycle of their business, whether raising growth capital or seeking an exit. Join our panel of experts for their views on how companies can maximise their valuation. Our seminar will discuss: The current state of the market and likely trends How VCs value technology companies Legal tools for protecting a VC investment How to maximise your chances of a successful exit
Agenda09.00 Light breakfast, registration and networking 09.30 Welcome - Nigel Miller, Head of Fox Williams' Technology Group 09.35 Technology M&A and Fundraisings - the market and likely trends. Alan Bristow 09.55 How do VCs value technology companies? David McMeekin 10.15 Coffee 10.35 Understanding the legal tools which VCs use to protect their investment. Steve Barnett 10.55 How to maximise your chances of a successful exit. Alan Bristow 11.15 Panel Q&A 11.30 Close Panel of experts: Alan Bristow - Founder and CEO of ICON Corporate Finance. Alan has over 20 years of combined fund raising and M&A experience. He specializes in all aspects of raising venture capital, management buy-outs, acquisions and corporate sales and has advised on over 200 transacons. ICON is an international award winning firm of corporate finance advisers that acts exclusively for companies and management teams in high growth technology sectors, including: IT, CleanTech, Digital Tech, New Media, Telecoms, Defence, Security, Services, Internet Technologies and e-Commerce. David McMeekin - The London Technology Fund David is Chairman of Company Guides Venture Partners which manages the London Technology Fund. He has over 30 years experience in corporate finance and investment, encompassing stockbroking and banking, quoted and unquoted companies, venture capital, M&A and flotations. The London Technology Fund is focused on the funding gap for new, high growth technology companies based in Greater London and bridges the gap by leading and building a syndicate of investors or by completing the gap in an an existing syndicate. Steve Barnett - Steve is a Partner in Fox Williams' Corporate Department He focuses on corporate transactions, including venture capital and angel investments, as well as M&A and joint ventures. Steve is a member of Fox Williams' technology group and has significant experience in the technology sector.
Date: Thursday 03 November 2011
Start Time: 9.00am
End Time: 11.30am
Address: Fox Williams, 10 Dominion Street, London EC2M 2EE