Business owners: unlock your wealth and maximise value on exit
In this webinar series, business wealth creation specialists Biramis Management Partners and law firm ByrneWallace LLP talk with a panel of successful business founders who share their various strategies and exit planning journeys, learnings and expertise.
The unique series of three webinars, in media partnership with Business Cloud, will give business owners insights on how to plan for a successful exit – whether that is through Trade Sale exit, Management Buy Out or passing the business on to a family member, from those who have successfully made that journey.
All three webinars will feature the following experts:
Turlough O’Sullivan (panel chair)
Turlough was Director General of IBEC, the Irish Employers Federation. He is a Company Chairman and Director, mediator and independent consultant in business organisation and strategy. Turlough is Chairman of Biramis Ireland in Dublin.
Founder and CEO of Biramis Management Partners, a specialist exit value creation consultancy. Christiane is based in Manchester and lead a business value creation team.
Neil is Partner and Head of Corporate at Byrne Wallace LLP, a full-service business law firm based in Dublin. Neil has been advising on M&A and other corporate transactions for over twenty five years and is currently the Chairperson of the Business Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.
Webinar 1: Planning for a successful business sale
25th February, 12 o’clock
According to Institute of Directors in the UK, 80% company owners see their business as their retirement plan, yet, 48% admitted to not having an exit plan in place.
The current business environment in the pandemic has created shocks, with various impacts across industries. An overall trend towards increase in M&A activities in 2021 is believed to continue. Exits picked up significantly in Q4 of 2020, with the best Q4 global results in that segment since 2018.
There has never been a better time to work on business value creation, consolidate and prepare for a successful departure.
However, strategies for exit preparation to enhance value is key, as we are in a Buyers’ market in this time of pandemic.
There are significant shifts between valuations pre- and post-pandemic, with business models in transition and set to change in the future. In addition, business owners must now factor in non-traditional sources of value creation such as resilience and commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
“The vaccine rollout is restoring confidence in the economy and creating expectations of rising growth rates and margins. Most economists expect low (or negative) interest rates to continue for some time.”
(PwC Global M&A Trends report)
Our guest speakers:
Stirling Austin exited NIM Europe Management, an Interim Management company. The business was sold to a company in Paris which was looking to leverage its growth. It is now one of France’s leading interim management companies. Stirling now runs Pixel Executive, a multi-lingual website agency based in Manchester.
Valerie Moran made it to the Sunday Times rich list when she exited giant technology company Pre-paid Financial Services (PFS) which she set up with her husband Noel Moran. They currently run eCOMM, a payment gateway business.
Michelle Walshe sold her business, M&M Walshe Group, one of Ireland’s largest bacon and European sous vide producers to a food group, an arm to a private equity portfolio of companies. This facilitated a successful exit for all the family members.
Ronan Byrne is a serial entrepreneur who successfully built and exited several businesses across different sectors including Beverly Records Management, Engage Technologies, and Clearsight Innovations. He is also a founder of Latch Medical which is developing novel drug delivery technologies.
Webinar 2: Maximising value from your Management Buy Out.
25th March, 12 o’clock
Make sure you are not short-changed by a Management Buy Out when selling to your management team by planning properly. Hear from founders who have done just that – and some of their learnings on the way as well as what funders of an MBO will expect.25th March, 12 o’clock.
Guest speakers tbc
Webinar 3: Legacy exits: passing on your business to the next family generation
29th April, 12 o’clock
Here we discuss how to plan to successfully pass your business on to the next generation.
Guest speakers tbc
“The more you plan your business exit, the better rewards will be. But business owners often confuse an exit plan and an exit date and they are not the same thing.”
“A plan for a successful business exit should always include a plan to ensure that a proposed buyer can quickly and successfully conclude its due diligence. The reward for that will be a better price and a much quicker, cheaper and painless sale process”
Neil Keenan, Head of Corporate, ByrneWallace LLP
Registration is free. Just click on the link below.