The Covid-19 crisis has presented many challenges but also an array of unique opportunities. As we move into the next phase of recovery, this event will discuss the strategic objectives most commonly being considered by business leaders today and options available to fund them.
In this webinar, discover strategic answers to the following questions :
• How do I survive?• How do I grow?• How do I plan for exit?
Companies that take well considered and decisive actions by embracing the challenges and opportunities from these unprecedented times will emerge far stronger and will likely go on to prosper.
Our speakers will discuss some of the actions you can take in your business, how to fund them and ultimately grow shareholder value.
Richard Godwin, the Founder and Director of Create InvestmentsRichard Godwin is the Founder and Director of Create Investments, an entrepreneurial investment business he established in 2019 to acquire, manage and grow UK SMEs. Previously a corporate finance adviser and investment banker at Rothschild & Co, advising on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions covering, strategic advice, sell-side, buy-side, minority investment, acquisition and IPO. He has advised FTSE250/350 public companies, private equity firms, entrepreneurs and family business owners across a range of sectors including Retail, Consumer & Leisure, Business Services, Industrials and Healthcare. Over the course of the last 18 years, he was worked with some of the UKs most highly regarded businesses to successfully help their founders and investors increase and realise the value in their businesses. Richard is a Chartered Accountant, having trained at KPMG as an adviser in their Restructuring and Assurance groups, providing advice to corporate clients experiencing cash flow and financial problems.
Omar Mirza, Managing Director, Alvarez & MarsalOmar Mirza is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal and leads their restructuring office in Birmingham. Omar has more than 20 years of restructuring and transaction experience advising Boards and a range of financial stakeholders in stressed and distressed situations. His clients include corporates (both private and public), private equity firms, banks and other types of specialist lenders.He advises clients on how to best protect value and preserve a company as a going concern in what are typically difficult situations. He is well known for being straightforward and direct and is proficient in advising on managing short-term liquidity, working capital, consensual and non-consensual debt restructurings, raising of new finance in distressed situations and accelerated M&A processes.Omar has worked across a range of sectors, including retail, consumer products, financial and business services, and in particular, has extensive experience in manufacturing, especially in aerospace and defence. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is Joint Insolvency Exam Board qualified.
Paul Edmeades, Director, Independent Growth FinancePaul Edmeades is a Director with Independent Growth Finance (IGF) and leads their commercial operation across the Midlands region. Paul has 25 years experience in providing creative debt solutions, primarily in the Asset Based Lending arena. Key areas of expertise involve structuring and delivering debt facilities for event driven opportunities such as MBO’s, MBI’s, bolt on acquisitions and equity release, whilst also focussed on the provision of working capital for growth and turnaround. Paul has supported companies across a wide range of sectors and works closely with management teams to deliver the most suitable outcome to take the business forward.
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