WEBINAR: “12 weeks : 12 months” - Surviving then succeeding

Brought to you by CW (Cambridge Wireless)

A collaboration with Howes Percival and PEM offering a toolkit for business-owner/directors to survive the next 12 weeks as lockdown eases and a roadmap for success over the coming 12 months.

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About the event

A collaboration between PEM and Howes Percival.

This webinar is an important toolkit for business-owners/directors to survive the next 12 weeks as lockdown eases. It will provide a route map for success over the coming 12 months. The webinar agenda has been designed to run chronologically, from preparing to welcome employees back into the workplace, employment and contractual issues, through to funding and building value in a business.

Topics discussed include:

Emerging from lockdown – managing the risks

  • Risk management issues employers may need to consider as we emerge from lockdown.

Employment law and life after lockdown

  • Post furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Changes to terms and conditions of employment
  • Reorganisation, restructure and redundancyavoiding statutory claims of automatic unfair dismissal arising from issues of social distancing

Impact of COVID-19 on business valuations

  • Valuations before, during and post-Corona
  • Isolating the Corona effect
  • Dealing with uncertainty
  • Trends in multiples and value drivers

Corporate and contractual considerations

  • Contract issues (force majeure, frustration)
  • Raising funds through share allotments
  • M&A issues arising from the Coronavirus pandemic

Market update – Investment and M&A – today’s realities - debt, equity funding, and company sales

  • The “word on the street”
  • Debt and equity funding
  • Prognosis for M&A – hot spots for activity and strategic buyers
  • Is it too early to reset exit plans?

 

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In collaboration with PEM Corporate Finance LLP

PEMCF is a leading provider of M&A and buyout advice to owner-managed businesses in Cambridge, London, and across East Anglia.

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In collaboration with Howes Percival LLP

Our solicitors in Cambridge are experts in a full range of legal services, from corporate, commercial and property, to employment, litigation and intellectual property.

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Agenda

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15:00

Welcome

Simon Mead, CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

15:05

Emerging from lockdown – managing the risks

Health & safety law expert, Robert Starr discusses some of the risk management issues employers may need to consider as we emerge from lockdown.

15:13

Employment law and life after lockdown

Employment law expert, Matthew Potter discusses what businesses need to consider for life after lockdown, including:
• post furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
• changes to terms and conditions of employment
• reorganisation, restructure and redundancy
• avoiding statutory claims of automatic unfair dismissal arising from issues of social distancing

15:21

Impact of COVID-19 on business valuations

An overview from valuation and M&A adviser, Lake Falconer on how the crisis has impacted on business valuations:
• Valuations before, during and post-Corona
• Isolating the Corona effect
• Dealing with uncertainty
• Trends in multiples and value drivers

15:29

Corporate and contractual considerations

Corporate and commercial specialist, Brigitta Naunton discusses some key considerations including:
• Contract issues (force majeure, frustration)
• Raising funds through share allotments
• M&A issues arising from the Coronavirus pandemic

15:37

Market update – Investment and M&A – today’s realities - debt, equity funding, and company sales

M&A expert, Philip Olagunju discusses what funders are telling him about lending conditions, including:
• The “word on the street”
• Debt and equity funding
• Prognosis for M&A – hot spots for activity and strategic buyers
• Is it too early to reset exit plans?

15:45

Q&A

Chaired by Oliver Pritchard, Partner, Howes Percival

16:00

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Speakers

Lake Falconer - Partner, PEM Corporate Finance LLP

With more than 30 years’ senior level experience in corporate finance, venture capital and industry, Lake heads a team which advises on management buy outs, corporate acquisitions and disposals, valuation, succession and strategic planning. He led M&A transactions at 3i plc and EY before joining Cambridge accountants PEM in 2004 to establish their Corporate Finance offering.

Simon Mead - CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

An experienced Commercial Director/CEO with a strong sales and marketing background. Successfully developing and executing sales strategies encompassing all media, partnerships, relationship sales and in field team management in the B2B market place. I have worked in hi-tech, on-line, media sales, broadcast and financial service industries. I have experience of working with Local Government, the Health Services, Public Services and in the Non for Profit sector.

Brigitta Naunton - Director, Howes Percival LLP

Brigitta specialises in a broad range of corporate transactional matters including acquisitions and disposals of private companies, equity investments, corporate reorganisations, joint venture and shareholder arrangements, corporate governance and general commercial matters.

Philip Olagunju - Director, PEM Corporate Finance LLP

Philip has more than 15 years’ experience in corporate finance and as an industry FD. Day-to-day, he advises shareholders on the sale of their businesses and assists acquirers with the identification and purchase of suitable acquisition targets. He also delivers exit strategy reviews, advises on management buy-outs and drafts independent third-party valuation reports.

Matthew Potter - Partner, Howes Percival LLP

Matthew has a wealth of experience in all areas of employment law both litigation and advisory. He provides commercial solutions for employers with particular experience of large scale TUPE transfers in both the private and public sectors; restructures; employment tribunal litigation and High Court injunctions. Matthew writes and presents frequently on employment law issues providing updates and training to clients. He recognised by both Chambers and Legal 500 as a leader in his field.

Oliver Pritchard - Partner, Howes Percival LLP

Oliver is a senior corporate lawyer and partner at Howes Percival. He is recognised as a leading lawyer nationally in the Legal 500 (2020 edition) and has a wealth of experience in leading teams of lawyers on corporate transactions as well as other large scale projects within the public and private sectors.

Robert Starr - Director, Howes Percival LLP

Rob is a specialist regulatory lawyer who advises companies and individuals on a wide range of regulatory issues. He has extensive experience of representing clients under investigation by enforcing authorities including the HSE, CQC, Environment Agency, Police and Fire Authorities. He also appears regularly before the Coroners court in relation to fatal accidents. 

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