Funding your business growth. Tips for raising external finance

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Come and hear some essential tips on how SMEs can access finance,  to get your business funding ready and to avoid some common pitfalls. Join us at the next Maidenhead Chamber of Commerce lunch on Thursday 24th May.

For many companies raising external finance to establish and grow a business can be a challenging and time-consuming process. At each stage of the funding cycle, there are a range of different options available - and you will also need to address a number of common issues to persuade potential investors.

David Gordon Smith, Partner at DRG Chartered Accountants will give some essential tips on how SMEs can access finance – with useful advice on the Enterprise Investment Scheme and R&D tax credits. He will also discuss how to get your business funding ready and how to avoid some common pitfalls.

Date: Thursday, 24th May 2018
Time: 12.30 - 14.30
Venue, Fredricks, Maidenhead
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More about David Gordon-Smith

David joined DRG Chartered Accountants as partner in 2002 from Ernst & Young Corporate Finance where he was a senior executive with a taxation bias. At DRG, David focuses on tax planning and raising finance for SMEs, working with clients across a range of sectors including manufacturing, food and beverage, tech and pharmaceuticals.

Recent transactions include:

  • Raised £4.5m for an MBO
  • Advised on a £1m MBO including vendor financed arrangements, corporate structure and efficient tax remuneration
  • Succession planning - £2m.
  • Succession Planning / Options etc. - £20m
  • Raised £3m for development stage.
  • Raised £2m on third funding round

 

 

 

 

 

 
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