Business Briefing – London – Exit planning and your magic number

Royds Withy King Offices, 69 Carter Lane London EC4V 5EQ
3 / May / 2018    Time: 09:30 - 11:30

Selling a business is probably the most important financial decision a business owner will make but few consider the real amount of cash they need to achieve from the sale in order to finish one chapter in their life and start a new one –  the all-important “magic number”.

Most importantly you don’t want to get it wrong through poor valuations, price chipping or bad tax planning!

At this Business Briefing, hosted by Royds Withy King Solicitors, in association with EvolutionCBS and Sayers Butterworth, our speakers will explain how to calculate your magic number and how to avoid the many legal and tax pitfalls that could prevent you from achieving it.


Claus Andersen is a partner in the Corporate & Commercial and Life Sciences teams at Royds Withy King. He deals with all aspects of corporate and commercial work for corporate clients, limited companies, businesses, private individuals and trade organisations.

Claus has substantial experience in areas including company law, commercial contracts and finance, with particular emphasis on shareholders agreements, distribution agreements, general commercial contracts, the Bribery Act 2010 and the Exemption rules of the FSMA (Financial Promotion) order.

Rob has a deep understanding of what acquirers look for and value most highly, an understanding gained from his extensive knowledge and experience of more than 341 successful deals, representing more than £2Bn in transaction values.

Rob recommends that owners and shareholders keep that “magic number” at the heart of their business and exit strategies so that the value of their companies will be more than enough to fund their plans for life after sale.

Martin Dunne is a Partner of Sayers Butterworth. Having focused on working with fast-growing entreprenuerial companies for over 21 years, Martin understands that clients need more than just a bean-counter and he differentiates himself from most other Accountants not just because of the depth and variety of his experience, of  helping clients to buy/sell businesses, troubleshooting, or helping them prepare for rapid growth, but by actually giving practical & commercial ideas and opinions to clients in order to help them solve their problems and achieve their goals.

Martin has worked with companies such as Zoopla (still a client today), Lovefilm, Eve Sleep, People Per Hour, as well as many other VC and business angel funded companies.


09.30  – Registration with refreshments

10.00 – Your magic number and how to calculate it – Rob Goddard, CEO, EvolutionCBS

10.30 – How a good Accountant can help you to maximise and protect your magic number  – Martin Dunne, Partner, Sayers Butterworth

11.00 – The legal pitfalls that can reduce the value and saleability of your business – Claus Andersen, Partner, Royds Withy King

11.30 – Event ends

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