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Dine with Director at Cavendish Corporate Finance: what’s your exit strategy?

at Brasserie Blanc, Fitzrovia / Soho (map)

Who's coming

  • Dan

    Founder, Propelia

  • Elliot

    Senior Associate, CMS

  • Swen

    CEO / NED / Author, FTV Ltd.

  • Lijo Sebastian

    Founder, Chewymoon Limited

  • Julian

    Investor, Founders Capital Ltd

  • Bibi

    Venture Partners Support Manager, Breed Reply

  • Georgiana

    Managing Partner, (Various)

  • Sajni

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Rob

    Constultant Product Manager (and startup entrepreneur), Perfect Product Partners

  • Paul

    CEO, PostTag

  • Keith

    Founder, PostTag Ltd

  • Xenia

    Director, Cavendish Corporate Finance LLP

  • Andrew

    Wealth Planning Director, Cazenove Capital Management

  • Kishan

    Director, Fusion Law


Brasserie Blanc

8 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LS

Started by:
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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Xenia Ilyasova is Director at Cavendish Corporate Finance, a leading independent UK firm advising exclusively on sell-side M&A merger and acquisitions. Their clients include private companies, financial institutions and fully listed public companies, across a diverse range of sectors, were they typically manage transactions in the £10m to £300m value range. If you’re raising investment for your business, investors will expect to see a viable exit strategy at the outset, so it’s important to understand the options and to get it right. On the night, Xenia will be sharing all.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners, CEOs and management level.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly!

The dinner conversation will be…
Since their foundation in 1988, Cavendish has built unrivalled specialist expertise in managing the sales process, advising on some 600 company sales. With this in mind, this is the perfect opportunity to listen to and learn from Xenia who will share all on:
✓ How do you exit, what are the options?
✓ Having a realistic exit strategy for your business.
✓ What can go wrong and right – with practical examples.
✓ Lessons learnt from supporting business owners throughout the sale process.

Who is Xenia Ilyasova?
Xenia Ilyasova, Director at Cavendish Corporate Finance, a leading independent UK firm advising exclusively on sell-side M&A merger and acquisitions. Xenia specialises in maximising the value of businesses through developing strategy, introduction of financial discipline and identifying cost-optimisation opportunities and other efficiencies. She also provides support to business owners throughout the sale process. Having worked on corporate transactions in the past, she knows well where the focus of prospective buyers and their acquisition teams is.

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or 2 soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd. This is a dinner, not a dropin event, so we ask that guests turn up on time and don’t leave until after the Q&A.


P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.

Xenia is a chartered accountant, having qualified with KPMG Financial Services department in London. Throughout her time with the practice, she specialised in Investment Management sector. Her portfolio included a mix of household names and boutique operators. She worked with investment managers, funds, hedge funds, PE houses and their funds, pension schemes and sovereign wealth funds.

Recently, Xenia worked on projects across different sectors including financial services, real estate, business services and consumer products. Xenia also worked on assignments assisting businesses and various stakeholders through troubled times. In addition to the UK base, Xenia worked on projects in Europe, Middle East, India and the USA.

For any dietary requirements, worry not, we have it covered, as long as we know in advance. If you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten intolerant let us know by filling out the dietary requirements section in the your preferences section of your profile on the TableCrowd website.

One of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to make sure you are welcomed through the door and introduced to the most relevant people to you.
For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at

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