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Event Right 2023: Buying a company? What is the purchaser looking for

July 6, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In order to prepare for exit, it is important to create a business that purchasers are excited to buy. So, what exactly is a purchaser looking for and what can you do to increase your chances of success? David Tomlinson has considerable experience in building, buying and selling his own companies and will share personal insights and effective approaches to exit. You will also hear from David Peddy who set up SIGH to acquire other companies with long-term view of exiting.

Speaking at the event:

David Tomlinson, Managing Director, Anda Health

After studying maths at Gonville and Keyes, David started work with McKinsey in the US, travelling widely and maintaining a study programme up to, and including, post-doctoral research. He returned to the UK and headed up Fujitsu and Virgin Media and subsequently moved into building, buying and selling his own companies.

David is now a member of a philanthropic group of individuals, under Anda Health, that are looking to support innovative medical research with seed funding and access to clinical, governance and commercial expertise. Their focus is on Motor Neurone Disease, respiratory diseases, paediatric oncology and antimicrobial resistance. They have a track record of providing seed funding of £350m.

David Peddy, Managing Director, SIGH Ltd

After a corporate career in sales and marketing at AC Nielsen, MÖLNLYCKE and Meadox, David worked with medical device businesses such as Surgicraft, AMBA Medical and Zeppelin. He is an experienced businessman with extensive knowledge of marketing, promotion, pricing, corporate lawyers and business acquisition. David is now a business advisor and helps with growth plans as well as assisting and mentoring in their sale process.


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