In conjunction with Business Growth Fund (BGF), ADS Scotland is delighted offer Scottish companies this opportunity to attend a semianr on working with BGF.
BGF is a new source of equity funding for fast growing SME’s and this ‘by invitation only’ event is an opportunity to learn more about BGF, the current funding market, and to hear the direct experience of a Scottish investee.
As a provider of long-term capital for fast growing British companies, Business Growth Fund invests between £2m and £10m in companies that are typically turning over between £5m and £100m. Growth potential is the key criteria, and BGF investments can be used to fund a wide variety of business plans from simply increasing working capital to making a strategic acquisition, from new capex to increase capacity to a step change in sales and marketing, from an export drive to new product development. In return for this investment BGF would receive a minority stake in a business and a seat on the board.
8.30am Arrival, Coffee & Bacon Rolls
9.00am Presentation followed by Q&A session
10.00am One to one meetings if required
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 28th July 2012.
Wednesday 8th August 2012
Selex Galileo, 2 Crewe Road North, Edinburgh, EH5 2XS
Mark is a member of the BGF leadership team and investment committee and has had 30 years’ experience in the industry, primarily as the Managing Director/CEO of a number of manufacturing companies. These include Pressurements Ltd, Druck Holdings Plc. and General Electric, manufacturing a range of instrumentation and sensors covering sectors from aerospace , automotive, oil and gas, to test and metrology. Export throughout the world has been a consistent aspect of these businesses. Mark has sold a number of the companies he has led and has successfully integrated bolt-on acquisitions.
In 1992, he co-founded Microlase Optical Systems Ltd to develop commercially the technology pursued within his Ph.D. studies. Microlase developed rapidly as one of the most successful Scottish optoelectronic startup companies. Graeme held the roles of Research Director, Joint Managing Director and Managing Director at Microlase through the period 1992 to 2000. During this period Graeme was responsible for the technological and commercial growth of the business, and pioneered new commercial applications of laser technology in many fields. Microlase was acquired in 1999 by Coherent, Inc (NASDAQ listed, and one of the world's largest laser companies). After the acquisition, Graeme continued in the role of Managing Director of the newly renamed Coherent Scotland Ltd, growing the business to a turnover of $25M. He founded M2 Lasers in 2005 and has developed technology building blocks for the next generation of laser applications.
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