How to add value to your business

location iconOnline | location icon Wed. 29th November 2023 | Time icon 9.30am - 11.00am
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For many entrepreneurs, the purpose of starting a business is ultimately to sell it. But what factors make some businesses more valuable than others, and how can you maximise your equity when the time comes to exit?

Hosted by corporate finance advisor BCMS sponsors of LeaderFest 2023.  This session explores the ways in which you can fine tune your business to make it more attractive to potential buyers and investors.

This event is led by

Jonathan Dunn
Jonathan has 30+ years of experience in the UK and international M&A market. He joined BCMS in 2010 and founded the Corporate Finance team to focus on larger and more complex transactions both in the UK and Europe. Jonathan was formally appointed CEO in 2018 and led the Employee Buy Out in 2022. Prior to BCMS, Jonathan was a director in the Corporate Finance team of Ernst & Young in the UK

Jonathan Dunn of BCMS

Mark Bentley
Head of Communications at BCMS, Mark will host the session.


What will be covered?

Together, we’ll look at the most important areas for focus (including quality of revenues, customer concentration, your senior management team, and financial reporting) as well as discussing the classic ‘red flags’ that might reduce value in the eyes of today’s risk-averse buyers.

We’ll also highlight the importance of benchmarking against your sector-specific KPIs, and offer tips on how to design a ‘growth plan’ that will proactively drive value in your company.

We can also cover the topic of business valuation itself, and how buyers/investors see value differently. Valuation is an art, and not a science!

In an open Q&A session (under Chatham House rules!) we can explore topics specific to you and your business.


  • Understanding what buyers prize in a target acquisition
  • Understanding how the market might value you against your competitors
  • Tips on future-proofing for an eventual sale
  • Tips on how to scale for a sale and maximise your company’s attractiveness in the marketplace

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This event is led by multiple speakers