Friday 16th September 2011, from 10:30 to 14:00, at The Hub, Edinburgh
This seminar, limited to 50 delegates, addresses the issue of getting exit thinking into the boardroom strategy.
It is targeted at those who wish to understand better how to drive the value of their business in an optimal manner, be they CEOs, investors, non-executive directors, or professional advisers. It will be relevant both to those who have, or expect to have external equity investors and to those who are simply looking to optimise the eventual value of their business over the short or long term.
The seminar will draw on international experience to shed light on the realities of IPOs and trade sales, the real valuations being paid for companies, and by whom, and why technology companies should ignore what is happening in Silicon Valley.
Learn why ‘strategic exits’ are likely to be more profitable, faster and easier to achieve than ‘financial exits’, and why so many angel investors now believe that taking venture capital investment into a company significantly increases both the time taken to achieve an exit and the likelihood of a loss.
Nelson Gray will introduce some of the key angel syndicate leaders in Scotland and he will be joined by John Huston of Ohio TechAngels and former chair of North America’s Angel Capital Association, who will describe his experiences of achieving exits over the last 15 years and the tools and templates which have been developed to improve both the likelihood and the value of a successful exit.
The cost of a place is £50 (inclusive of VAT). Numbers are limited and places will be booked on a first-come first-served basis. To register for the event, please email email@example.com