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Event:

Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011

Exits Masterclass

Intellect, 10-12 Russell Square House, Russell Square, London London WC1B 5EE
3.00pm - 6.00pm

For most entrepreneurs the sale of their company is a significant and potentially life-changing event.

For many, however, it’s a field in which they have little or no experience. This seminar is a focused Exits Masterclass for technology CEOs

Description

Exits Masterclass - Practical advice for tech company CEOs planning an exit A successful sale of your company demands astute planning, preparation and the ability to answer some essential questions: What is my company worth? How can I increase its value? Is my company positioned correctly? How do I go about selling? When is the right time to sell? What are acquirers looking for? How do I find them? For most entrepreneurs the sale of their company is a significant and potentially life changing event. For many, however, it's a field in which they have little or no experience This seminar is a focused Exits Masterclass designed specifically for technology CEOs. Delegates will have the opportunity to gain insights into the key aspects of the sale process. You will also hear from Capita Plc about the acquirer's perspective. Capita is by far the UK's busiest acquirer of UK tech companies. Having bought 11 companies in 2009, 12 companies in 2010 and 9 so far this year at a cost of £120m. Who should attend? CEOs/FDs preparing their businesses for exit Chairmen & Non-Exec Directors VC Investors & Portfolio Companies Entrepreneurs in the technology sector Corporates looking to spin out companies Date: Wednesday 19th October 2011 Time: Registration 15:00 Seminar begins 15:30 Wine, Cheese and Networking 17:15 Close 18:00 Questions: Do you have any questions you'd like to submit ahead of time? If so, Please email them to me at NICKY@ICONCORPFIN.CO.UK

Agenda

15.00 Registration and coffee 15.30 Welcome - Alan Bristow, CEO, ICON Corporate Finance 15.45 Timing Your Run - Brian Parker, Head of M&A, ICON Corporate Finance - What is happening in the technology M&A market? - Who is buying who and why? - What are the hot sectors? - How are technology companies being valued? 16.15 The Exit Process - Alan Bristow, CEO, ICON Corporate Finance - Preparing your business for exit· - Identifying strategic acquirers· - Timing and key steps in the exit process - Negotiation and Valuation - How to Avoid Pitfalls 16.45 The Acquirer's Perspective - Ian West, Acquisitions Director,The Capita Group Ian West of Capita will discuss what acquirers really look for. - Capita acquisition history - What Capita look for in a technology acquisition target? - Case study: what makes a successful acquisition? - What are the key issues faced after the deal has closed? 17.15 Cheese and Wine 18.30 Close Cost Intellect and SITC Members £140.00 + VAT Non Members: £195.00 + VAT

Date: Wednesday 19 October 2011
Start Time: 3.00pm
End Time: 6.00pm
Address: Intellect, 10-12 Russell Square House, Russell Square, London London WC1B 5EE