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How to Successfully Sell Your Business or Raise Growth Finance

Friday, 16 March, 2018 - 09:30

This session, led by a corporate finance professional, will outline the key steps in the process when either selling your business or raising finance to grow it.  Laurence will highlight some of the key considerations for potential buyers and financial investors and share his thoughts on how you can present an attractive proposition to third parties so that you achieve a successful conclusion. He will also explain how buyers and investors assess their prospective financial return via an equity stake in your business.

Executive Leadership, Master Class

Laurence Whitehead

Laurence is a senior partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson in the firm's award-winning corporate finance lead advisory team. Laurence and his team have been recognised at a number of UK M&A award events over recent years. Laurence has also been awarded the "CF" designation by the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty in recognition of his M&A expertise. Laurence’s main areas of specialism include private equity, corporate acquisitions & disposals, finance raising, management buyouts, business valuations and M&A strategic planning. He is well connected in the corporate finance world, having previously been employed for a number of years at one of the "Big 4" firms where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a Member of the Chartered Securities Institute. During this time, Laurence also spent several years working on assignments in Russia and the Middle East, as well as working on private equity deals for over a year as a member of that firm’s London-based Private Equity Team. He is married with two teenage sons. In his spare time, Laurence enjoys football, tennis, skiing, the beach and keeping fit. Laurence (and his wife) read German & Russian at university in England and both are still keen linguists. He was also a member for three years of the inaugural Liverpool Football Club Official Supporters’ Committee.