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Event: The art of not f*cking up the deal

  The art of not f*cking up the deal


Fri Sep 30 20221 min read

CTO Labs' Josh Hinton is teaming up with Ben Williamson (Fresh) and Adam Laidlaw (Becketts Lawyers) at this special event Thu 27 October in Melbourne.

Ben Williamson (Fresh Amplify), Josh Hinton (CTO Labs), and Adam Laidlaw (Becketts Lawyers) are joining forces in the first of a new masterclass series on Oct 27, with an interactive fireside chat discussing the ins and outs of the M&A deal at FreshHQ in Melbourne.

This free event is designed for senior management or deal operators on either side of the deal, to bring unique and practical perspectives that cover finance, technology, and legal considerations for both acquirers and acquirees.

The event commences at 5, with the fireside chat kicking off at 5:45 and run for approximately 45 min. Drinks on the rooftop balcony at Fresh HQ (or indoors if the climate doesn't permit) will follow after for those interested in having a beer, wine, or yarn!

What to expect

  • Stories from past deals and what to take away from them

  • How to value tech in an M&A deal

  • Acquirer vs Acquiree and how to approach

  • What is the state of the current M&A environment, and where is it headed?

  • The state of private equity transactions vs. public equity transactions.

About the speakers

Ben Williamson is the CEO and co-founder of Fresh, which helps listed companies connect with and understand their investors. Previous to Fresh, Ben worked for two Melbourne-based families helping them grow and exit a number of high-growth businesses and has worked on over $250m in private equity transactions.

Josh Hinton is Partner and co-founder at CTO Labs, specialist Mergers & Acquisition technology advisors, with over $5.3bn in investment value supported. Josh’s specialism is providing clear thesis driven technology advice to leading banks and institutional investors, and working with technology teams to explore new pathways to customer and commercial value.

Adam Laidlaw is a partner at Becketts Lawyers with more than 10 years of experience in public and private Mergers & Acquisitions, private capital raising, new business establishment and general corporate and commercial law.

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