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Finding & funding the right acquisitions, with Matt Katz, Buzzacott

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A clear strategy for acquisitions will help you understand which businesses to acquire and how to finance it. This breakfast will tour you through the different strategies and finance options for accelerating scale through acquisitions.

Whether you’re acquiring for scale or to sell at a higher value, you need to prepare your business for the best outcome. A good acquisition strategy is not only attractive to a future buyer or investor, but it will help you acquire the right businesses to support growth.

It will also help you decide how to finance acquisitions - from cashflow, debt or equity. There has been a proliferation of lending options since banks retreated from the SME market after the financial crisis. And there is now a very broad spectrum of equity finance available for acquisitions, each with different terms, approaches and ways of adding value. But which are best suited to your growth strategy, and how should they be used to fund strategic acquisitions?

This roundtable will together founders and CEOs to share their challenges and opportunities related to acquisitions to swap tips and advice. We will be joined by Matt Katz, who heads up the Corporate Finance team at Buzzacott and has a wealth of experience advising owner-managed businesses on acquisitions, disposals, management buyouts and fundraising from banks, private equity firms and high-net-worth individuals. Matt is also responsible for developing the existing Buzzacott valuations business.

Matt will share insight on all aspects of acquisitions, from strategy to funding to exit, based on his work with members of The Supper Club and other high growth entrepreneurs.

The breakfast will seek to explore but will not be limited to:

  • Building an acquisition strategy that is attractive to investors and future buyers
  • How and why to use different debt and equity funding options
  • The evolution of the funding landscape over the past decade
  • The advisors involved in acquisitions and how to get most value from them

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Thursday 13 September, 2018 8.00am

The Wolseley, 160 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9EB