Buy, Sell, Raise: How Transaction Service Professionals Take The Gamble Out of M&A and VC

30 March 2017

18.00 - 19.30

Bird & Bird, 4/F Three Pacific Place, 1 Queens Road East, Hong Kong

This event shares ideas and experience with our audience to guide on how to develop a practical strategy to prepare for an acquisition, a trade sale or to raise capital from investors.

The event will be in the form of two in-depth interviews. First, Pádraig Walsh, Partner, Bird & Bird will interview the co-managing directors of IJW Dorweilr Ltd.

These interviews will delve deeply into issues such as:

  • What is the M&A or capital raise process?
  • When is the right time for a business owner to consider exiting or selling a stake in his business?
  • How is a business valued?
  • What is a business owner expected to contribute to the process?
  • How can a business owner identify reputable consultants and advisors to help him?
  • What's the difference between transaction advisory services, and what accountants and lawyers do?
  • How are transaction advisory services priced and charged?

Second, Pádraig will be interviewed, digging into topics such as:

  • What does due diligence mean in the age of AI?
  • What are the three biggest legal risks in a transaction?
  • Are lawyers really the best negotiators?
  • How do you know if a lawyer has done a good job?
  • Can the legal work be scaled to transaction size?
  • How much legal content should a business owner know to be prepared for the transaction?
  • How do lawyers price their services for M&A or venture capital capital raises?

Further details

This event is targeted at founders, entrepreneurs and business owners who are considering a trade sale of their business or raising capital from investors.


CPD accreditation has been applied for.

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18.15 - 19.30

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