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The M&A Series, Session One:

Pre-Sale or Investment Considerations

 

The first in a three part series on all matters M&A within the marketing services and media sector.

About the event

 

Breakfast with an expert panel who together provided a unique and broad insight into the key considerations in preparing for sale or investment which included:

  • An overview of the market, recent transactions, where the market is going;
  • An understanding of what attracts buyers or investors;
  • How to prepare for sale or investment – key considerations;
  • Creating and demonstrating value – understanding valuation drivers;

The Panel

 

  • Tony Walford: Leading the panel and founding partner at Green Square, provided a market overview and insight from a Mergers & Acquisitions advisory perspective. www.gsquare.co.uk

 

  • Anthony Ackenhoff: CEO & Founder at FRUKT Communications, now part of IPG, provided insight into his recent experience of selling FRUKT to IPG. www.fruktcomms.com

 

 

  • Trevor Hope: Chief Investment Officer at Beringea LLP, Trevor heads the UK investment team. Amongst others, he sits on the board of Fjordnet, Dianomi, SPC Intl, TH_NK, and Steak. He provided insight into what PE/VC investors look for. www.beringea.com

 

  • Jennifer Hildreth: Previously in the M&A team at WPP and now CFO EMEA at POSSIBLE, Jen provided insight into what acquisitive groups look for in target companies. www.possiblecommunications.com

 

  • Simon Samuel: Facilitating the panel and MD of Talentarc. Prior to Talentarc and after completing an MBA with the London Business School, Simon held an EMEA M&A role for a US listed recruitment business. www.talentarc.com

Who attended?

 

The M&A Series is geared towards Directors and C-Level individuals within the sector who are interested in and/or responsible for business development and growth, sale and acquisition, finance and raising funds. 70 delegates joined us on the day; typically CEO’s, MD’s, business owners and CFO’s.

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