Exit Strategies – How to add value to your business prior to exit

Event Date
Tue, 17 January , 2017
Business Bay, Dubai,


Raising growth capital or selling a stake in your business is not a simple task; and the majority of investments do not reach financial close due to issues that could have been avoided or mitigated by business owners. However, the good news is that there are many simple, important steps that can be taken to increase the value of businesses as well as the likelihood of attracting and securing an investment.

Through real life examples, this interactive session will:

* analyse avoidable deal challenges that can turn into deal breakers;

* help you understand the investor mindset;

* highlight exit options for different businesses and help select the ideal investor;

* share tips to eliminate risk to investors, increasing the value of your business and the likelihood of a successful transaction.

This is a must attend briefing for business owners who are contemplating an exit.  


About the speaker:


Ara Sahakian, CPA, CA and Managing Partner at Incubate Advisory 


Ara is an investor, advisor and a business owner. Previously a director at HSBC Private Equity ME, he is the founder of Incubate Advisory, a boutique Transaction Advisory firm, helping private equity investors and business owners with acquisitions and exits. A CPA and CA with a Masters degree in Accounting, Ara began his career with PwC Toronto and helped establish the Transaction Advisory practice in PwC Dubai. Ara has founded several successful businesses and continues to seek investment opportunities. He is an active Board member of The Terry Fox Foundation and chairs its audit committee. He has been in Dubai since 2000 and operates between Canada and the UAE.


Confirm your attendance by 12 noon on Sunday, 15th January. This is a Pre Pay Event, your place will not be confirmed until payment is received. Cancellations accepted before 12 noon on Sunday, 15th January, ‘’No show fees’’ applicable after that date.
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