Our Management Buyout (MBO) seminar is perfect if:
- you are an owner looking to exit your business but worried about talking to trade buyers, or
- you are a manager who would relish the opportunity to own the business you work in.
This seminar will de-mystify the MBO process and give you the candid views of a bank, venture capitalist and a lawyer on what works and what does not for any potential MBO. Why not find out whether an MBO will work for you?
Date: Thursday 8th December 2016
Time: Refreshments from 8.00 for 8.30am start
Close: Presentations and Q&A to close 10.00am
Location: Cedar House | 63 Napier St | Sheffield | S11 8HA (Satnav S11 8HN)
Andy Ryder, Corporate Finance Partner of Shorts – Andy has over 15 years Corporate Finance experience, principally gained at National firms PKF and subsequently BDO. He has advised management teams in buy-out transactions across a range of sectors and deal sizes from <£1m up to £50m, and advised clients on raising debt, equity and mezzanine finance.
Peter Crawford, Corporate Partner at Freeths LLP – Peter heads Freeths’ Sheffield corporate team. He previously worked in Cambridge and Brussels, returning to Sheffield in 2007. Peter’s background is in corporate finance. He has a broad range of experience of company acquisitions and disposals, MBO’s, refinancing and company law generally and has acted for a wide portfolio of both local and national clients.Peter was described as “a pleasure to work with” by the 2014 edition of the Legal 500. The 2015 Legal 500 notes he is “lauded for delivering on timescales, promises and costs”. Examples of Peter’s recent deals include the sale of the Gordon Lamb motor group, and the acquisition of Hardy UK Limited by Arkote Limited.
Lizzie Ryan, Investment Manager at Foresight Group - Lizzie joined Foresight in 2015 from Synova Capital where she worked as an investment manager focused on lower mid-market private equity buyouts. Prior to this Lizzie worked in Corporate Finance at Deloitte for six years. She has worked on a number of mid and large cap M&A and restructuring deals with particular focus on financial services and consumer business. Lizzie sits on the boards of Foresight portfolio companies MPL, Poppy & Jacks, and AlwaysOn. She is a chartered accountant and has a first class degree in Economics from Newcastle University.
Craig Gray, Director of Commercial Banking at NatWest - Craig has worked for more than 10 years across the RBS Group of companies, including roles in Commercial Banking, Asset Finance, Relationship Management, Business Development and latterly leadership roles. He leads the NatWest South Yorkshire Commercial team of 9 Relationship Managers covering various sectors with more than 500 SME clients across the South Yorkshire Region. Craig and his team have supported several clients with MBO transactions in 2016 with various transaction sizes and deal structures making him well placed to support those looking to do the same.
As spaces are limited and these events are always well attended we would respectfully request that lawyers, bank representatives and professionals in practice do not book places at this event.
Book your place now.