The BLN CFO Breakfast Forum – Getting to grips with ‘Blatancy’ a CFO’s guide

A conversation with Rupert Cook (Head of M&A at goetzpartners) & Bernard Morgan (CFO, Nujira)

We are delighted to announce Rupert Cook and Bernard Morgan will be leading a discussion around the importance of ‘Blatancy’ in raising money and aligning your company for a successful, competitive trade sale.

Through a series of real-life examples Rupert will explain what he means by ‘Blatancy‘ and why it is so important in getting the very best deal for your business.  In addition, Bernard will share his experience of raising cleantech investment, highlighting how changing the emphasis or impression of your business can reap rewards.

Rupert was once an FT journalist and is the author of Selling Your Technology Company for Maximum Value: A Comprehensive Guide for Entrepreneurs. In writing the book, he spoke to a huge number of buyers and sellers of businesses, and he now sells businesses at Goetz Partners so has a good deal of insight into what makes a valuable company.

Bernard is the CFO for Nujira, the leading developer of technology to reduce power consumption in smartphone transmitters by 30-50%. In May 2011 Nujira secured a further £10 million of funding for its growth plans, led by a new investor, Climate Change Capital Private Equity (CPE) and supported by existing investors Amadeus, NES Partners, Environmental Technologies Fund (ETF) and angel investors. Bernard has worked in VC/private equity backed companies for over 10 years and immediately prior to joining Nujira, worked for seven years at Celoxica Holdings plc, a leading provider of accelerated computing software and solutions, culminating in the company’s IPO in 2005.

The BLN Breakfast Brainstorm is a high-level peer-to-peer discussion forum for CFO’s to learn from each other, share best practice and advance the role of the CFO in high growth companies in a relaxed, entertaining and facilitated environment. The event is run under Chatham House Rule.

Attendees: The BLN CFO Breakfasts have already included some of the most experienced public and private company CFOs and FDs in the region including CFO/FD’s from Red Gate Software, NXT plc, nCipher, CSR, Alertme, Xaar, Domino, DisplayLink, Ubisense, Broadcom, Cambridge Broadband, Aveva, Ridgeons, Light Blue Optics, Nujira, Owlstone, Zeus, Sphere Medical, Atlantic Healthcare and 1spatial amongst others.

Supporters: This initiative is supported by BDO and breakfast is provided courtesy of Red Gate Software.

Places are limited and in high demand so a prompt reply is advantageous to secure a place. If you would like to attend, please get in touch.

Please note that by applying we CANNOT guarantee a place, although we do our best to accommodate relevant individuals. Our priority is always to ensure that our guests are relevant to the specific discussion.

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