What’s my company worth? (a Cambridge Network webinar)

Something every business owner will think about (to varying degrees!). There are many reasons why you’d need a business valuation, including: corporate governance, tax and accounting, regulatory approval, shareholder exit, business planning, disputes or expert witness evidence for legal cases. In this webinar two expert speakers will be discussing how businesses are valued with a particular focus on valuations for more mature, established businesses.


Date Thursday 15th July 2021
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Time 11am – 12pm
Venue Online
Email sara.baxter@cambridgenetwork.co.uk
Cost Free for members | £10+VAT for non-members


UK M&A Barometer, Doug Lawson, MarktoMarket

  • The main drivers of M&A activity over the past 12 months
  • The impact of COVID19
  • Prospects for the next 1224 months

Business Valuation – components and methods, Lake Falconer, PEM Corporate Finance

  • Valuation methods for established companies
  • Valuation - art or science? 
  • Price versus valuation
  • Practical valuation - the pitfalls to avoid
  • Sources of data to inform a valuation opinion

Value drivers, Doug Lawson

  • Size impact on valuation
  • Sector impact on valuation
  • Other impacts i.e. growth, strategic value

Growing the value of your business and exiting, Lake Falconer

  • Devising a strategy to increase the valuation
  • As a business owner, choosing the right time to exit
  • Case study



About the speakers:

Lake Falconer is a Corporate Finance Adviser, Business Valuations Expert and Partner at PEM Corporate Finance, which advises on management buy outs, corporate acquisitions and disposals, succession and strategic planning. Lake also has significant expertise providing valuations for shareholder exits, disputes, business planning, tax and accounting, and matrimonial disputes. Lake trained and qualified with EY and then moved into venture capital with 3i plc, before returning to EY as a Corporate Finance Adviser.  He joined PEM to establish PEM Corporate Finance in 2004.

Doug Lawson co-founded MarktoMarket in 2017. MarktoMarket is the leading provider of data on UK private companies. Prior to MarktoMarket he spent his career in fund management after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with EY and working in corporate finance. A significant part of his role involved considering the valuation drivers behind both private and public company valuations. He co-founded Amati Global Investors, a smaller company specialist fund manager with over £1 billion of assets under management, partially exiting when a 49% stake was acquired by Mattioli Woods plc in 2017.


Please note: This webinar is aimed at established businesses (as opposed to start-up/scale-up companies).


The session will take place at 11am - 12pm on Thursday 15th July. Please sign up to take part! Participants will be sent a link to join via Zoom prior to the start time.

To attend:

Members: Any Cambridge Network member may attend free of charge (check for full membership in our Directory). Click on Book Now, then click the login link on the next page to receive your member discount. Alternatively, please drop sara.baxter@cambridgenetwork.co.uk an email and she will book you on.

Non-members: Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £10+VAT. You may wish to join as a member from £50+VAT and come along to many other events for free or at member rates


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When: July 15th, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
United Kingdom