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Founder/CEO of International Exec Search Firm & Board Advisor
Director, Cavendish Corporate Finance LLP
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Head of Private Fundraising Division, finnCap Group plc
Corporate Finance Associate, finnCap Ltd
Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Grant Bergman is Director of Corporate Finance and Head of the private fundraising arm and Hugo Lough is Corporate Finance Associate at finnCap, an award-winning broker and financial advisory firm that recently acquired Cavendish Corporate Finance (who spoke last year on exits). finnCap advise on, promote and provide access to capital for ambitious, fast-growth companies in both the private and public equity markets. finnCap’s expertise spans multiple sectors and they are the largest advisor on the London Stock Exchange and the No.1 broker on AIM and have raised more than £2bn in equity capital for their clients. Grant and Hugo will be sharing all on understanding how company valuations are determined and how to value your own business in the context of fundraising.
This dinner is perfect for…
Startup founders, business owners, CEOs and management level.
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The dinner conversation will be…
finnCap are specialists at advising ambitious companies, promoting their stories to find the right investment for growth and helping companies access the growth capital that's right for them. Take this opportunity to hear from Grant and Hugo, who will share all on:
✓ How company valuations are determined in the context of fundraising.
✓ The most commonly used techniques for valuing a company and how to value your own.
✓ Finding the right investment for your business.
✓ Their key valuation and investment experiences and what we can all learn from them.
Who are Grant Bergman and Hugo Lough?
Grant Bergman joined finnCap five years ago and now heads up the private fundraising arm, focussing on advising ambitious companies achieve their growth aspirations through strong access, from both the finnCap and Cavendish networks, to a deep and varied pool of capital.
Hugo Lough joined finnCap in March 2017 to join the newly formed Private Company team. From late 2017, Hugo has focused on private fundraising, helping ambitious companies secure funding to support their growth story. Hugo has developed a substantial network of funders, both debt and equity.
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.
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Grant joined finnCap five years ago and now heads up the private fundraising arm – focussing on advising ambitious companies achieve their growth aspirations through strong access, from both the finnCap and Cavendish networks, to a deep and varied pool of capital. This includes access to both equity and debt. Grant joined from Investec where he spent eight years in the Investment Banking division doing large cap advisory to publicly listed clients. He is also an entrepreneur at heart having managed two high growth investment vehicles as well as co-founded a number of start-ups in the past. He therefore brings a somewhat unique and holistic approach having advisory, investment and operational experience and therefore knowledge of both early and later stage company lifecycles. It was this that led to Grant helping launch the private arm of finnCap more recently.
Grant graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a Post Graduate Degree in Enterprise Management.
Hugo joined finnCap in March 2017 to join the newly formed Private Company team. From late 2017 Hugo has focused on private fundraising, helping ambitious companies secure funding to support their growth story. Hugo has developed a substantial network of funders, both debt and equity. Hugo has also worked on several M&A opportunities including identifying acquisition targets for finnCap’s retained corporate clients. Prior to joining finnCap Hugo completed the Finance Graduate Programme at Lloyds Banking Group, experiencing a wide variety of roles and completing the CIMA qualification. Hugo’s final role at Lloyds was within the Group Investments team, helping to apportion and manage the internal investment funds.
Established in 2007, finnCap is an entrepreneurial, employee-owned, award-winning broker and financial advisor. They advise on, promote and provide access to capital for ambitious, fast-growth companies in both the private and public equity markets, with outstanding client service. Their expertise spans multiple sectors and their clients receive both the power of a leading stockbroker combined with a no-nonsense strategic advisor.
In late 2018, finnCap announced their intention to acquire Cavendish Corporate Finance, a leading UK independent M&A adviser to vendors of businesses with an enterprise value of up to £500 million. finnCap floated on AIM in December 2018 and began trading as finnCap Group plc.
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