The ultimate aim of many business owners is to “Exit”, and capitalise on what they have created. The Pandemic has thrown many such plans in to hold mode. But, is that the right approach? Can buyers still be found, and how is your company going to be valued?

Brought to you by our partners Informed Funding, this webinar offers attendees a unique opportunity to hear from, and question, one of the leading authorities on selling your business: Peter Gray (Cavendish Corporate Finance), has an outstanding track record of delivering Exits for private company owners.  

The Panel

Webinar Host Chris Dines, CEO of Informed Funding 
Chris Dines has a long career as an entrepreneur and thought leader in the areas of business intelligence, technology and growth company finance. An economics graduate, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and managed a successful corporate finance team at PwC. As CEO, he built leading Tech Research business, Ovum, achieving an IPO on the London Market and subsequent sale (now part of Informa Group). He has built, from scratch, Knowledge Peers and Informed Funding, with both organisations focused on P2P knowledge sharing in the UK SME sector. He is on the Boards of leading PropTech business Key Agent and leading PR business, William Murray Communications.   

Peter Gray, Partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance  
Peter is one of the firms’ longest standing partners. He has a wealth of experience in company sales, having advised on the sale of over 80 companies including household names such as Avent Baby Products, Antler Luggage and Marsh & Parsons. After completing an MBA in Finance, Peter joined Cavendish in 1994 and was appointed a director in 1997. Prior to joining Cavendish, Peter worked in the corporate finance department at Clifford Chance, the leading international law firm.

Peter graduated with degrees in Law and Commerce from Melbourne University in 1984. He is a frequent lecturer and author on the subject of M&A and has published a book entitled The Definitive Guide to Selling Your Business. Peter is also President of Oaklins, the leading global M&A advisory firm of which Cavendish is a member.

Gary Jesson, Managing Director of the EFM Network 
Gary is a Business Advisor and Finance Director with over 30 years of experience in working with SME’s. Gary leads EFM and supports SMEs with the benefits of many years building and running businesses, as well as raising finance, providing strong commercial discipline and leading companies through difficult periods.  As an experienced CEO, Business Advisor and Finance Director, Gary has helped nurture, run and grow over 40 businesses since starting at EFM. Away from the office, Gary demonstrates his mentoring & coaching practice including ICAEW mentor for Young FD’s.

Spaces are limited so register today for your virtual seat.

About Informed Funding
Informed Funding (iF) is a source of guidance and advice designed to help ambitious business leaders to develop financial strategies and identify the options available to them to attract funding.

Workspace customers and Club workspace members have free access to 1 to 1 financial and funding strategy consultations, finance strategy workshops and access to Informed Funding’s wider network of funders.

Informed Funding supports founders, directors and business owners at Workspace since its launch in February 2015. For more information on the Informed Funding and Workspace partnership, please visit the Informed Funding Hub. 

Other Services
If you require in-depth tailored support, Workspace customers and Club Workspace members may access Informed Funding’s free 1 to 1 Financial and Funding Strategy Consultation Service. 

If you’re a Workspace customer or Club Workspace member and have an urgent COVID-19 related financial or funding question please use Informed Funding's rapid response COVID-19 Call-Back Service. They'll connect you with one of their experts for a 30 minute informal call. 

If you have any questions about this session or Informed Funding's services, please email us at workspace@informedfunding.com.

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