Event Details

Learn the 11 critical elements to exiting your business for maximum profit

Event Date
Tue, 04 April , 2017
Corner of Al Saada and Al Safa Street, Dubai,


Business owners usually need to value their business at some point, whether it’s for raising external investment funding, acquiring another company or alternatively selling up and exiting.  It’s essential that the value of the business is accurate and reflects the “true value” of the business, not just what financial accounts might indicate.  Rob’s talk will reveal the value enhancers and, also by contrast, the value detractors to any business regardless of sector.

Over the past 15 years Rob Goddard (CEO of Evolution CBS Ltd) has been responsible for the sale of 336 privately owned businesses, totalling $2bn in transaction value.  His business are members of the Dubai BBG.  His talk will cover the following topics;

 •        How to establish your “magic number”

•        A pragmatic guide as to the 11 Dos and 7 Don’ts of selling a business.

•        The 8 things Buyers/Investors always looks for

•        How to value a business and what are my chances of selling?

•        What are the alternatives to selling?

About the Speaker:

Rob is an experienced, astute businessman who has spent more than 30 years working at senior level in Financial Services, Commercial Banking, Insurance in the UK and UAE. For more than 15 of those years, he has been working in Mergers & Acquisitions, helping SME owners to realise the full exit value of their businesses. An expert in business valuations he has a deep understanding of what acquirers look for and value most highly, an understanding gained from his extensive knowledge and experience of more than 336 successful deals, representing more than £2Bn in transaction values.

With a unique blend of skills include Management Consultancy, Sales and Marketing, he is able to advise and assist business owners at every stage of the business sale cycle. From growth to exit planning that maximises shareholder value, through to achieving successful sales for premium prices, his clients benefit from his professional and pragmatic approach.

Confirm your attendance by 12 noon on Sunday 2nd April. This is a Pre Pay Event, your place will not be confirmed until payment is received. Cancellations accepted before 12 noon on Sunday, 2nd April.''No show fees'' applicable after that date.

The BBG Dubai and Northern Emirates is the region's foremost business-to-business membership networking group which enables like-minded professionals to further their business interests in the UAE and the wider region.

Focus SME
Chaired by Amal Loring
Fee includes buffet breakfast
Free valet parking
Dress: Business

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