It's your life's work, value it.

Selling your business or finding the right equity partner can be a daunting prospect but if properly prepared for and advised on, can propel you and your business to the next level. Our Road to Exit breakfast workshops are designed to help business owners prepare for a sale or to raise equity investment.  At these workshops, business owners will:

  • Hear about the state of the current UK M&A market environment
  • Understand what to expect from an Exit process
  • Hear insights from experienced CEOs who have been through successful exits or equity investment processes, the Private Equity Funds that backed them and KPMG’s M&A experts

KPMG’s M&A team are experts in advising business owners to identify the right exit strategy and work to build on key value drivers to maximise value. We apply critical tradecraft developed through being the most active mid-market M&A practice in the UK, having advised on over 70 successful deals in 2018 alone.

The three breakfast workshops are:

1) Demystifying Private Equity – 30 April 2019
KPMG’s M&A team will be joined by Richard Waterhouse, CEO of NBS and Dan Smith, Investment Director at LDC. Dan led LDC’s £31.8m investment in NBS in 2018, which was named 'Private Equity Deal of the Year 2018' at the North East Dealmaker Awards and the Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards.
2) Maximising Your Company’s Value: It’s your life’s work, value it! - 4 July 2019
In this session, our KPMG M&A experts will be joined by Graeme Whitfield, Director of Private Client Tax and will share insights developed from their extensive deal tradecraft. They will also be joined by Mohammed Ishaq MBE, to hear about his experience of recently selling his business, The Punjab Kitchen.
3) Making It Happen: Avoiding Common Pitfalls – 17 October 2019
Our KPMG M&A experts will be joined by Katherine Hay-Heddle, Ward Hadaway to discuss their deal experience, common pitfalls and navigate the legal journey. They will also be joined by a guest speaker, to be announced, for additional insight and Q&A.

"Over the last 12 months market conditions have been favourable to the seller and prices higher than I can remember. Even if you are not ready to exit, there are many reasons you should not delay maximising your company’s value."

Jonathan Boyers, Head of Corporate Finance in the UK, KPMG