Corporate Finance Lunch 2020
Join us for our annual Corporate Finance Lunch on Friday 14th February 2020. We'll hear from two panels of experts from the corporate finance world as they review the last twelve months of deals in the North West. There will be commentary and analysis from those in the know, plus insight into the market for the year ahead.
A great networking opportunity with over 250 people from corporate finance, private equity and financial and professional services. The event will be held at the Midland hotel with drinks reception and a delicious 2 course lunch included in the price.
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Ticket prices (excl. VAT)
£395 table of 10
£45 per person
£545 table of 10
£60 per person
About the Speakers:
Adrian specialises in UK TMT activities with a particular focus on software and tech-enabled services. He sits on the GCA Global Software Sector Team along with the GCA Global Industrials Team. Adrian has 18 years’ M&A experience across all forms of private and public deals and has advised on 80+ transactions.
Recent deals include the sale of Fuelspricing to US trade buyer PDI; lead advisory and NOMAD on the IPO of Team17; Sale of ResDiary to Accor Hotels; Livingbridge investment in Giacom; sale of stake in Mobysoft to Livingbridge; sale of Mitrefinch to LDC; and sale of Guestline to Riverside.
Adrian joined GCA Altium in 2000.
Jodi Birkett is a partner in Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice. Jodi leads the Transaction Services team in the North West and works across privately owned businesses, private equity houses and their portfolios and listed businesses. Jodi focuses on the Telecoms, Media and Telecoms industries as well as Consumer, including retail, travel and professional services.
Jodi is the Clients and Industries lead for Financial Advisory in the UK and across North South Europe and also leads our TMT sector in the Regions and a member of the UK TMT Exec.
Jonathan joined KPMG in 1988 and has been a Corporate Finance advisor for 27 years having trained as an ACA with KPMG. Since then he has advised a variety of clients including both private and public companies in respect of company disposals, acquisitions and private equity work.
During his career, Jonathan has won a number of awards including the North West Insider Magazine Deal Maker of the year award for 2012 having previously received the same award in 2009. Jonathan was also awarded the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales Corporate Finance Faculty’s Corporate Financier of the Year Award for 2011.
During his career at KPMG he has advised hundreds of families, business owners, management teams and private equity investors on Strategy and Corporate Finance transactions. Most of his deals have involved helping Clients sell their businesses. Deal sizes have ranged from £1 to £600 million.
Having joined Zeus in 2010, Tremayne has over 20 years of experience in advising both private companies and private equity investors and was previously a Partner at EY. Tremayne has advised on a wide range of transactions including IPO’s, company disposals, mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, debt restructuring and public to privates.
Lisa Bardsley is an Assistant Director in Transaction Advisory Services in EY. Lisa joined EY in June 2016 after joining Grant Thornton as a graduate. She has gained financial due diligence experience across a number of sectors on acquisitions, disposals, and reporting accountant engagements
Ray joined NorthEdge in 2011 as the first fundraising was launched and he played an instrumental part of the successful fundraising having been involved in many of the deals that formed the investment track record whilst working alongside Andy Ball and Grant Berry at LDC.
Ray has been involved in lower mid-market private equity transactions for over 20 years. He has played a lead role in the development of NorthEdge and has been involved in the majority of investments made by the firm. He is responsible for managing the investment teams across the three offices alongside the operational aspects of the business. Ray is also a member of Investment Committee and holds a number of Non-Executive board positions on NorthEdge investments.
Prior to NorthEdge Ray enjoyed 7 successful years investing at LDC and 7 years at Andersens and Deloitte, predominantly in Corporate Finance Advisory.
Jess has a wealth of experience working with tech businesses and startups, particularly with a focus on positive social impact.
Jess has completed many multiple early stage equity investments and managed a portfolio of £5m+ before joining GC Angels to manage their early stage equity fund. She is passionate about female-led businesses, mentoring and supporting female creatives in managing their business at Seed & Startup stage. Jess is also leading on a disruptive market leading approach to support female founders, and engaging female investors, disrupting diversity norms.
Xavier is a Partner at Livingbridge who leads the Manchester office. He works with entrepreneurs who strive for innovation and change, having worked on investments such as Frank Recruitment Group, Broadstone and Enterprise Finance. Prior to Livingbridge, he spent 13 years as a corporate finance advisor with Société Generale and KPMG. Before this, his education at Oxford University and training as an accountant supported his move into private equity and have proved a solid foundation from which to launch a successful career in investment.
Lizzy is a principal associate in Eversheds Sutherland’s corporate group, specialising in private equity and M&A transactions.
Private equity experience includes: advising Phoenix Private Equity on its first acquisition in the childcare sector, H2 Equity Partners on its investments into NRS Healthcare (and on its subsequent sale), Search Recruitment, Cadogan Tate and Aquilant, Sovereign Capital on its investments into Utility Bidder and Premier Park, NorthEdge on its take private of Catalis, Maplin Electronics and its management team on its £86million disposal, Elysian Capital on its investment into Brand Additions, Livingbridge on its MBO of Nationwide Hire and the University of Manchester on its portfolio of early stage investments.
M&A experience includes: advising Wm Morrison on the disposal of its M-Local convenience store business, the Co-Operative Bank on its £157million disposal of a subsidiary property holding company, Fairpoint Group on its acquisitions of law firms Simpson Millar, Colemans-CTTS, Abney Garsden and Lamport Bassitt, Epwin Group on its acquisitions of Stormking Plastics, Vannplastic and Specialist Plastic Distribution, Moneypenny on its acquisition of Made Simple Group and Urban Splash on its joint venture with Sekisui House and Homes England.
Lizzy was awarded the title of ‘Associate of the Year’ at the Manchester Law Society Legal Awards in 2016, was included within Legal Week’s 2019 article entitled ‘40 Under 40: The Rising Stars in Private Equity’ and was listed as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 editions of Chambers and Partners and as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in the 2018/2019 edition of Legal 500.
Daniel leads the North West Corporate Finance team in PwC. He has over 14 years professional experience and works with both private and private equity backed companies across the region. He has advised on acquisitions, disposals and fundraisings across many sectors.