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22 March 2012
£114.00 (VAT inclusive)
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Expanding a company through acquisition provides its own unique challenges.  Members who attended this dinner got to listen to the vast experiences of two business leaders and learned how not to bite off more than you can chew.


Venue information

Hotel Du Vin At One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow One Devonshire
G12 0UX

0141 576 2265

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Alan Bonner, Pinnacle Telecom Group, www.pinnacletelecomgroup.co.uk


  • Brian Aitken, Nevis Capital, www.neviscapital.co.uk
  • Richard Freedman, ACS Clothing, www.acsclothingglasgow.co.uk
Read the biographies


Interesting insight in to acquisitions and valuing businesses

I left with list of do's and don'ts and key advice surrounding preparation and execution of acquisitions

This was a masterclass and I learned loads. In addition I am currently looking at my first acquisition which I mentioned to the group who were very generous with their advice

My key tip - if you know it fits go for it

My key tips from the dinner - plan integration before acquisition - clear strategy as to why acquisition is required - act strongly and swiftly - need for strong management - focus on markets that are well understood don't underestimate time required before and after - have cash/funding in place - avoid deal fever

Key tips - know what you are buying - information is king - expect surprises

Alan was prepared and gave a good balance - everyone spoke and he drew in others as required

Brian was a good speaker with relevant and engaging speach - excellent

Brian was exccellent - very knowledgeable, affable, accessible and generous in his advice

Richard was passionate and enthusiastic

Richard's honesty was great - he took us through his acquisition warts and all - the highs and lows, what worked well and what he would do differently. He is a very passionte businessman who told his story like a best seller!

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