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North West Forum: Seed to Buyout Success

12 September 2019
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North West Forum: Seed to Buyout Success


An opportunity for the private equity and venture capital industry to come together with senior leaders from local companies to network and discuss growth and investment strategies for businesses in the North West. 


13.30: Guest registration and networking

14.00: Welcome
Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA and Ian Roberts, Partner, TLT

14.10: Investment in the North – market update
James Gelfer, Senior Strategist, Pitchbook

14.20: From angels to venture capital: who, how and when? 
Panel discussion
Moderated by: Jenny Tooth, CEO, UK Business Angels Association
David Foreman, Managing Director, Praetura Ventures
Savvas Neophytou, Investment Director, Beringea
Helen Oldham, Angel Investor, NorthInvest
Marc Shirman, Investment Director, Beringea

14.45: British Business Regional Angels Investment Programme
Mark Barry, Senior Investment Manager, British Business Investments 

14.55: Entrepreneur viewpoint: Mojo Mortgages
Richard Hayes, CEO & Co-Founder, Mojo Mortgages

15.05: Funding and venture capital: How to stop chasing capital and start attracting
Moderated by: Chand Chudasama, Partner, Price Bailey
Richard Hayes, CEO & Co-Founder, Mojo Morgages
Oliver Richards, Investment Director, MMC Ventures
Alex Wilson, Investment Associate, NVM Private Equity

15.30: Refreshment break

16.00: Is PE a partnership for business and can it drive sustainable growth?
Panel discussion
Moderated by: Richard Life, Partner, TLT
Ryan Bevington, Investment Director, Maven Capital Partners
Liam May, Investment Director, NVM Private Equity
Neil Poultney, Managing Director, Vodat International 
Tom Redpath, Investment Manager, Bridges Fund Management

16.25: Preparing to exit: what has changed in recent years and how do you ensure a good transition from one owner to the next?
Panel discussion
Moderated by, Tim Davidson, Senior Vice President, Lockton Insurance
Marion Bernard, Principal - UK Managing Director, The Firmament Group
Andi Tomkinson, Partner, Equistone Partners Europe
Lloyd Williams, Director, NorthEdge Capital

16.50: Closing remarks
Michael Moore, Director General, BVCA

Dress Code

Business attire


TLT offices
3 Hardman Square
M3 3EB



Member GPs and LPs: Complimentary
Non-Members and Advisers: Limited availability. Please contact Jack Hughes 

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