Raising external investment can seem a daunting prospect for any business – especially when looking at raising investment overseas.

About this event

This hands-on session will help you to navigate this, analysing methodologies for preparing your valuation and preparing for negotiations with investors.

Are you considering international investment to grow your company?

Join us for this fast-paced Innovate UK EDGE breakfast masterclass, hosted by St John’s Innovation Centre and delivered in collaboration with world-renowned accountants Price Bailey. This session will provide insights into how to prepare your valuation, considerations when raising overseas investment and improve your understanding of term sheets through an interactive exercise. Price Bailey will also provide an update on the current state of the international investment market – with tips and tricks for success in raising investment overseas.

• Hear an update on the current state of the international investment market

• Gain a clear understanding of various methods and approaches to prepare your valuation

• Insights into overseas investment – and the impact on your valuation

• Develop your understanding of Term sheets – and how to negotiate these

• Build a clear understanding of how Innovate UK EDGE can support your company

Attendees will also be given free access to an e-book provided by Price Bailey on valuation preparation.


David Gill, Managing Director – St John’s Innovation Centre

David has since 2008 been Managing Director of the St John’s Innovation Centre, a 6,000m2 incubator founded in 1987 by St John’s College, Cambridge. He previously ran the Innovation & Technology Unit at HSBC Bank in London (1997-2004). Educated at Cambridge, he was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple before working in corporate finance for US and UK banks.

Chand Chudasama, Partner - Price Bailey LLP

Chand and his team engineer how to grow the value and performance of ambitious corporates, funds and disrupters. They achieve this by raising, re-allocating and deploying capital into M&A, global growth and performance improvement in order to drive the shareholder returns in client businesses. He and his team operate as strategic advisors, analysts and lead advisors on transactions.

Nathan Young, Manager - Price Bailey LLP

Nathan has experience providing advisory services to owner managed businesses of varying sizes across a range of Strategic Corporate Finance services including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, due diligence reporting, business plans, valuations and financial modelling.

Nathan March, Innovation & Growth Specialist - Innovate UK EDGE

Nathan is a highly experienced professional with over 10 years of business advisory experience. With a background in the public sector and corporate banking, he specialises in finance, international trade, digitalisation, training and mentoring. Ultimately, he supports innovative SMEs to achieve their growth ambitions.

Tom Graver, Innovation & Growth Specialist - Innovate UK EDGE

Tom has an extensive knowledge and interest in the growth and development strategies of businesses within the scientific R&D industry following a strong background in life sciences and business. Tom works with a diverse range of companies, offering guidance on how to overcome their barriers for growth and especially supporting them to prepare for raising funding.


8.30 - 9.00 Networking over breakfast

9.00 - 9.10 Introduction from David Gill

9.10 – 9.40 Valuation strategies/overseas investment/dilution from Price Bailey

9.40 - 9.50 Introduction to term sheet negotiation exercise

9.50 - 10.15 Exercise begins

10.15 - close Innovate UK EDGE Presentation followed by Q&A