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PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

Santander

Santander is a significant player in the UK Banking market with a track record of continuing to increase its lending to businesses. In 2012, Santander launched its Growth Capital product as part of its innovative ‘Breakthrough’ programme for high growth SME’s. The team, led by Darren Hart, has since supported 77 businesses across a diverse range of sectors, with nearly £300m of new lending for almost 100 growth financing projects. Santander recognises the significant contribution of SME’s to the UK economy and its Growth Capital clients are in the process of creating close to 6,000 new full time jobs.

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CO-SPONSOR

Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys is a law firm advising on all aspects of private equity transactions. From MBOs to MBIs, buy-and-build, to secondary buy outs and exits. We act for private equity houses, private investors, management teams and investee companies – acting on all stages of the life cycle.

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ROUNDTABLE SPONSORS

EQUITY FD & EQUITY CHAIR

EquityFD and EquityChair work together to source CFOs,FDs ,Chairman and NEDS for growth businesses, most of which are PE or VC backed or seeking external investment .

They are relentless in ensuring that their networks are comprised of individuals who possess not only the most relevant skills but also the right mindsets disposed towards value creation and value realisation .

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HYDRA

Hydra provides a powerful Execution Management (EXM) platform to manage the execution of your strategy and to help companies maximise enterprise value from investment to exit.

Hydra EXM gives you effective alignment of objectives between the PE and the Management Team: a Simple and Effective way to ensure that your business plan is delivered to achieve the maximum value creation. With Hydra EXM CEOs can instantly control the execution of the activities that will impact the value of the company and have a simple way to produce effective board packs that complement your financial information with powerful operational insights.

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GOWLING WLG & LINKS GROUP

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is an international sector focussed law firm with 1,400 legal professionals across offices in 18 cities worldwide. Gowling WLG was founded in March 2016 and is a combination of Gowlings, one of the largest Canadian law firms and Wragge Lawrence Graham LLP.

The Gowling WLG Dubai office was established in 2008, we have 6 partners and 12 lawyers based in Dubai and provide a fully integrated service for clients entering the UAE market. We have a tier 1 IP practice led by Jon Parker who is recognised as one of the leading individuals in the market with a focus on technology and innovation.

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Links Group

Population growth, geographic location and increasingly sophisticated transportation and logistics infrastructure build out across the Middle East all offer investors significant high growth opportunity. However local Companies Laws requiring various levels of local ownership and concerns about “local partners” holding a majority of the shares are often cited as factors which have dissuaded serious investors from taking advantage. In this roundtable we will seek to explain how the likes of Amazon, Skanska, BAE and other blue chips have found a way to legitimately operate whilst retaining full benefit of their business ownership and full optionality in regard to future business structures and operations

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WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them.

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WORKDAY

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organisations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.

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HOSPITALITY SPONSORS

IAG

IAG delivers specialist fund administration services for private equity, real estate, alternative assets and listed fund structures.

We have global assets under administration of over US$16bn and offices in Guernsey, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Luxembourg. Clients receive the close attention of an IAG board director backed by an experienced team and industry leading technology.

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Investec Private Banking

Investec Private Banking is part of Investec Bank plc, an international financial services institution founded over 40 years ago by five friends who resolved to build a business that lives in society, not off it.

Employing nearly 8,000 staff worldwide with an estimated £80.5 billion in funds under management in the UK (as of December 2015), we offer ‘Out of the Ordinary’ bespoke financial services designed to meet the needs of individuals earning circa £300,000 and above per annum. Our clients typically have a net worth in excess of £3 million.

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IPREO

Ipreo is a leading global provider of financial services technology, data, and analytical services, supporting all participants in the capital-raising process including sell-side professionals, finance officers at private and public companies, institutional investors, and asset managers. Ipreo Private Capital Markets’ solutions are the premier choice for the private capital industry to address growing pressures for transparency and regulatory compliance. Our full range of products offers solutions for portfolio assessment, valuations, investor reporting, operating metrics, or investment performance. Ipreo is private-equity held by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, and has more than 1,000 employees serving clients in every major financial hub around the world.

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PitchBook

PitchBook was founded in 2007. It’s core offering is the PitchBook Platform, the most comprehensive VC, PE and M&A database. More than 8,000 professionals use this award-winning technology to fundraise faster, invest smarter and win more business. The PitchBook Platform connects companies, investors, deals, funds and people to provide transparency into the private markets. PitchBook is a Morningstar company.

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