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How to raise finance, with Sam Smith, finnCap

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The funding landscape for scaling businesses has become harder to navigate, so how do you find the right finance solution for you and your business?


There is a lot of money looking for relatively few scaling businesses. Investment in venture-stage firms increased significantly in 2017, and the Chancellor's decision to double the investment limit on EIS and VCT is likely to boost this further. VCs and PE houses have a lot of growth capital to deploy and they’re looking for great SMEs in which to invest. And record low-interest rates has encouraged more family offices and institutional investors to consider private company investment where previously they would have looked only at public stocks. With a deeper pool of funding available since the financial crisis, the challenge now is finding the right kind of capital which is best suited to your equity story.
Sam Smith, CEO of City broking firm and top AIM adviser finnCap, will share her own experience of raising capital to fund her own buy out and offer expert advice on how to navigate the funding landscape to find the right investment to scale.
This breakfast will look to explore, but will not be limited to:
  • How investment is being used to accelerate scale
  • Understanding the investor landscape for private company investment
  • Tips and tactics for finding smart money and securing it more quickly
  • How to pitch more successfully to investors
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Wednesday 20 June, 2018 8.00am

The Club at The Ivy, 9 West St, London WC2H 9NE