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    The art of not f*cking up the deal

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    Please note that this event will be recorded.

    In the first of our exclusive community masterclass series, Ben Williamson (Fresh), Josh Hinton (CTO Labs), and Adam Laidlaw (Becketts Lawyers) join forces for a fun and interactive fireside chat discussing the ins and outs of the M&A deal.

    This event is designed for senior management or deal operators on both sides of the deal and brings unique and practical perspectives that cover finance, technology, and legal considerations for both acquirers and acquirees.

    The fireside chat will kick off at 5:45 and run for approximately 45 min. Drinks on the rooftop balcony at Fresh HQ (or indoors if the climate doesn't permit) will follow after for those interested in having a beer, wine, or yarn!

    What to expect

    • Stories from past deals and what to take away from them
    • How to value tech in an M&A deal
    • Acquirer vs Acquiree and how to approach
    • What is the state of the current M&A environment, and where is it headed?
    • The state of private equity transactions vs. public equity transactions.

        About the speakers

        Ben Williamson
        is the CEO and co-founder of Fresh, which helps listed companies connect with and understand their investors. Previous to Fresh, Ben worked for two Melbourne-based families helping them grow and exit a number of high-growth businesses and has worked on over $250m in private equity transactions.

        Josh Hinton is Partner and co-founder at CTO Labs, specialist Mergers & Acquisition technology advisors, with over $5.3bn in investment value supported. Josh’s specialism is providing clear thesis driven technology advice to leading banks and institutional investors, and working with technology teams to explore new pathways to customer and commercial value.

        Adam Laidlaw is a partner at Becketts Lawyers with more than 10 years of experience in public and private Mergers & Acquisitions, private capital raising, new business establishment and general corporate and commercial law.


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