How Modern Cyber Security Resilience Can Help Grow and Protect Portfolio ROI

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07 December 2021


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How Modern Cyber Security Resilience Can Help Grow and Protect Portfolio ROI


Accelerate portfolio growth, reduce investment risk and boost profitability by adding cyber security resilience to your portfolio armoury.

Encouraging companies to invest in modern cyber security best practice is a no-brainer. It reduces costs, improves scalability, boosts productivity, protects brand equity and hugely reduces investment risk.

But we know from experience that it can be hard to get projects around cyber security to gain traction at Board Level within your portfolio organisations.

Did you know: "60 percent of SMEs go out of business within six months of falling victim to a data breach or cyber-attack." – something worth thinking about.

Join this experienced industry panel, discussing ways in which improved security posture and modern security operations can drive upside and create extra value within your portfolio. Sharing tips, experience and some Microsoft security solutions that you can use within your investments to fast-track improvements to cyber resilience.

Learn how to articulate cyber risks at Board level, and demonstrate security investment ROI – ensuring portfolio companies adopt a joined-up approach to security.

Key takeaway points:

• The latest trends relating to cyber attacks and risks.

• How and why investments in cyber security can boost portfolio ROI.

• Top tips for what PE firms should focus on with regards to portfolio security improvements.

• An overview on some of the latest Microsoft security tools helping to protect organisations.

• Tools to help your portfolio businesses identify key security gaps and transform board level cyber awareness.

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13:00 Welcome by BVCA

13:05 Panel discussion

14:00 Webinar close 


Lewis Coburn, Marketing Manager, Third Space/TiG 

Lewis is a marketing professional with in-depth knowledge of traditional and digital marketing techniques. He has experience with managing marketing strategy, teams, projects and brands within small, national and multinational organisations. Lewis has a wealth of different industry experience, having worked across numerous industries including B2C healthcare and cosmetics, B2B catering supplies, B2B medical diagnostics and B2B IT Solutions / Cyber Security.

Tim Dunn, Partner, Phoenix Equity 

Tim is a partner at Phoenix and co-leads business and technology services. He sits on the boards of Nexus (vehicle rental software) and Ava Global (high value logistics).

Des Lekerman, CEO, Third space/TIG 

Chief Executive, Des Lekerman is a proven business leader with a keen eye for technologies and trends – always seeking the next opportunity to grow business and add value for investors, clients and colleagues alike. He’s passionate about delivering transformational IT services with cyber security baked-in as a way of adding value to organisations, empowering them to succeed and grow.

Des has over 25 years’ experience in the technology sector. Having founded Eurodata in 1990 as one of the leading IT service providers in the UK, he went on to sell the business in 2011 (it’s now part of Capita). Since then, he’s been involved in Several acquisitions within the IT and cyber security space – including ThirdSpace, one of Europe’s leading partners for cyber security solutions

Thomas Nielsen, Portfolio Director, Technology and Data, Mayfair Equity Partners 

Thomas joined Mayfair in 2020 and works with portfolio companies to realise value through technology, data and digital transformation. He helps management teams to navigate through complex and fast-paced technology improvements, including tech and product solutions for infrastructure, payment solutions, digital media, big data, loyalty and eCommerce.

Mike Robb, Chief Technology Officer, Livingbridge


Mike Robb is the Chief Technology Officer at Livingbridge LLP.   He is responsible for development and implementation of the firm’s strategies for information and cyber security, IT service delivery, business systems and its data analytics platforms.   Mike has been in this role for 4 years, having previously worked with the firm and its portfolio companies as an independent IT consultant.

Simon Steward, Tech Specialist, BGF 

Simon is Head of Digital at BGF and is responsible for advising portfolio businesses on their digital strategies as well as working with investor teams to evaluate the technology aspects of new deals


Date and time

Tuesday, 7 December - 1:00-2:00


Complimentary and exclusive to BVCA members 

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