Doing the deal


Part of Lancashire Business View’s Insight Series

In association with Napthens Solicitors, PM+M, Rowan and Seneca Partners

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 07:30 to 10:00am
Preston Marriott Hotel

Click here to register your interest to attend.

For some, buying and selling businesses is a part of everyday business life.

For others, it’s a once in a lifetime event.

Whichever camp you sit in, the experts we are gathering for our second ‘Doing the Deal’ event of 2019 will offer clarity, insight, experience and guidance.

At the event we will consider the buying and selling of businesses with those who have done it and those who advised them.

Panel discussions with audience Q&A will look at a host of key issues, ranging from getting your business fit for sale to deciding which route to take when it comes to buying – or selling.

And at this event, we will take a closer look at Private Equity and get under the skin of where the benefits lie and how best to apply due diligence to the process.

Panel One: the businesses

In our first panel discussion, we will hear from the entrepreneurs who have successfully bought and sold businesses.

We’ll be seeking the insight of their first-hand experiences. We want to know what is needed to successfully ‘Do the Deal’ – the pitfalls they faced and how to avoid them - and the valuable advice they believe will benefit others looking to go down the same route.

We’ll also hear about the funding options they faced.

Confirmed panellists:

  • Mike Ashworth, managing director, Nublue
  • Glen Higson, managing director, Business Insight 3
  • Imran Hakim, CEO, Hakim Group
  • Tony Raeburn, CEO, Pets Choice

Panel Two: the professionals

In our second panel, we bring together the professionals who can smooth the waters towards a successful transaction.

Again, we will tap into their knowledge and experience, get their expert advice and explore just what is needed to get the right deal financed and ‘over the line’.

Confirmed panellists:

  • Keith Melling, partner, Napthens Solicitors
  • Chris Summerscales, director, Seneca Partners
  • Peter Kelly, corporate finance director, PM+M
  • Paul Waite, director, Rowan

We’ll conclude the discussions with questions from audience guests.

Lancashire Business View will report in-depth on the event, producing a six-page special feature in its Nov-Dec 2019 issue, in order to share the Insight gathered with its 30,000 print magazine readers and online.

Click here to register your interest for this event.

Please note unfortunately competitors of the sponsors of this event are unable to attend. If you would like to attend please register your interest at the link below and we will be in touch to confirm your place.