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Learn how to buy a business at The Business Show 2013

1e44b935 043b 4861 b733 ac67cdd24e1f is proud to be  hosting the 3rd 'Businesses For Sale Live' at The Business Show at Olympia London  on 28-29th November.
In it's 13th year, The Business Show is Britain's leading business exhibition - and the fastest growing in Europe.
The show is packed with information, events and networking opportunities for existing entrepreneurs and would be-entrepreneurs alike, showcasing high-profile speakers, interactive features and the industry’s biggest suppliers.

In the Businesses For Sale Live area, you will find chartered accountants, business brokers, SME lawyers and other industry experts will deliver expert advice about all stages of the business buying or selling process, including how to buy a business, how to finance your business purchase, how to sell a business and negotiating a deal.

The event opens from 10am – 6pm on Thursday 28th November and 10am – 5pm on Friday 29th November.
Seminars, which run to an identical timetable on both days, start from 10:30am and run until the exhibition closes. You can also get advice on how to use the site, discuss the business-sales market or share your feedback with members of the team .


Each session should be 30 – 45 minutes with a 15 - 30 minute Q&A session.
Session 1 – How to buy a business - 10.30 – 11.30
Speaker: Ran Carmon
  • Introduction to getting into business – starting, buying an existing business or buying a franchise
  • Pros and cons of buying a business
  • Where to find a business
  • What to look for when 
Session 2 – How to finance your business purchase -11.45 – 12.45
Speaker: Marc Mendriatta
  • What options are available
  • Pros and cons of each
Session 3 – How to sell a business - 2.00 – 3.00
Speaker: Rob Goddard
  • How to value a business for sale
  • Preparing a business for sale
  • How and where to market
  • Agreeing a fair price
Session 4 – Due diligence and negotiation for buyers and sellers -3.15 – 4.15 
Speaker: Maung Aye
  • Due diligence – who, what, how, why, where, when?
  • Negotiation tips
  • Why deals fall apart


Rob Goddard
Evolution CBS Limited
Rob's considerable experience in the Financial and M&A Sector, gained over 30 years at senior level in both corporate and private organisations, makes him an experienced, astute businessman – exactly the characteristics his clients need when selling their companies.

Jo Thornley
Head of Communications
Jo is an experienced digital marketer and has worked for for over 7 years. She is responsible for implementing the marketing communications strategy across all brands in the Dynamis portfolio. 

Ran Carmon
Managing Director
Chelsea Corporate Limited
Ran is the founder of Chelsea Corporate and heads the acquisition team. He is in direct contact with clients and meets with them on a regular basis in order to fully understand their business acquisition needs and find them the right company for sale. When he is not meeting clients face to face, you will find him out and about meeting and growing his network of contacts in order to better understand the M&A market and find the right deals for clients. 
Maung Aye 
Mackrell Turner Garrett

Maung is an Associate in Mackrell Turner Garrett’s Corporate and Commercial team and deals with all aspects of corporate and commercial law, specialising in company acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, corporate finance transactions and commercial agreements.

Mark Mendriatta
Gannons Law


Mendriatta is a solicitor at Gannons Law LLP. His areas of expertise include Company and Commercial Law and his clients are primarily SMEs. He qualified as a solicitor into the Corporate department of a leading City law firm. He has also completed an MBA and worked outside the law, which has enabled him to gain valuable alternative perspectives.  He is focussed on giving concise, commercial advice which takes into account the specific needs of his clients’ businesses and works within a team that offers a full range of services to businesses, including tax and accountancy. 

The following shows are running alongside The Busin ess Show:




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