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Deloitte Private Emerging Growth Webcast Series

A free webinar series for Founders and CxOs of high growth businesses and the UK investor community

The Deloitte Private Emerging Growth team hosts a monthly webcast series for Founders & CxOs of ambitious scale-ups and private businesses. Joined by a variety of Deloitte subject matter experts, we share insights and practical considerations on how the high growth community can navigate challenges the sector faces.

1. COVID-19: High Growth Companies Update

Deloitte subject matter experts discussed how the UK private tech sector could begin to navigate the immediate challenges posed by COVID-19. They covered topics such as:

  • Reward and employment law
  • Government financing
  • Tax and VAT considerations

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2. Operational Resilience in High Growth Firms

Deloitte subject matter experts share how the UK high growth, tech-enabled sector can address and navigate operational risk, both now, and in the coming months.

We were also delighted to be joined by Richard Caven of Amazon Web Services (AWS), who provided an overview on what operational resilience means at AWS and how high growth, tech-enabled businesses can achieve operational resilience when using AWS Cloud.

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3. People and the Workplace: Practical and legal considerations on preparing for the next phase of the pandemic

How can companies can begin to prepare for the ‘recovery’ phase of the crisis? With a specific focus on people and the workforce, our team of experts from across the business discussed:

  • Updates to the Government’s COVID-19 response (e.g. The Future Fund, BCR grants, etc.)
  • The future of work
  • The tax and legal implications of returning to work

We were also joined by Tushar Agarwal, CEO and Co-founder of HubbleHQ. Tushar shared his perspectives on current trends and future predictions for the office real estate market.

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4. Growth Opportunities as We Emerge from Lockdown

As we adapt to new ways of working, remote selling, remote workforces and distributed supply chains look set to stay. But what barriers are there to maintaining growth in the new world and how should businesses organise themselves to optimise for growth long term? Deloitte subject matter experts share insights around:

  • Business models
  • Growth vectors: organic vs alliances/ partnerships vs strategic M&A
  • A case study for growth – panel discussion on the structural and tax implications for increasingly distributed business models

Delighted to have also been joined by the founder of one of the fastest growing businesses in Europe - Moteefe – who shared his perspectives on managing a distributed supply chain, and how his business has navigated the crisis.

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5. The IP Story – why it is important and can generate value on exit

The recent crisis has shown the resilience of high growth businesses and market appetite for investing in high IP businesses has remained buoyant. With that in mind, we hosted this interactive panel session webinar, to consider the importance of having an IP story.

In this webcast, we discuss:

  • Why IP matters to high growth businesses
  • IP Story: How building an IP story and strategy helps not just the day-to-day business, but can have significant impacts on fund raises and exit events
  • A case study for growth: exploring real life IP problems and opportunities 

Also delighted to have been joined by Gareth Jones, VP of Intellectual Property at BenevolentAI. BenevolentAI is one of the fastest growing UK unicorns and is a leading developer of artificial intelligence and computational medicine technologies intended to change the way drugs are designed, developed, tested and brought to market.

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6. The Future of Finance: Financing UK Business through and beyond COVID 19 with Alex Brazier, Bank of England

As we move through COVID-19 and look to the future, UK entrepreneurs and businesses need to find strategic finance solutions for the medium to longer term, beyond the current crisis. This is critical for long-term economic growth across the UK.

In this webinar, we discuss how the UK can respond to COVID-19 and build on what is already in place and expand or realign current plans. This will include consideration of both Growth Capital and the role of FinTech.

Matt Henderson, UK Head of High Growth joined an all-star speaker line-up including Alex Brazier, Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy and Risk, Bank of England, Charlotte Crosswell, CEO, Innovate Finance and Irene Graham, CEO, ScaleUp Institute.

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7. SPACs – The Alternative IPO: What are they, do you need one and how to undertake a successful SPAC listing

SPAC’s or Special Purpose Acquisition Companies have hit the headlines in 2020 raising more than £50bn – the highest amount on record and nearly half of all US initial public offerings this year. Alongside direct listings and traditional IPOs, SPACs are now becoming a discussion point in any board room when considering taking a company public.

In this webcast, we share share practical considerations on the challenges and complexities that need to be navigated when undertaking a SPAC.

We were joined by guest speakers Adam Kostyál, Senior Vice President of NASDAQ, and Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, Co-Founder of Edtechx Holdings, the world’s first Ed-tech SPAC, to share their experiences and insights as part of an interactive panel.

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8.  UK IPO Masterclass

As global economies emerge from lockdown, and businesses are looking to capitalise on the post-pandemic economic recovery, we ran this masterclass event to explore the respective processes and considerations for an IPO in the UK.

In the 90-minute session, we were joined by Deloitte subject matter specialists and selected external panellists – including the London Stock Exchange and a CFO from a recently listed business – to provide insight into the key aspects of the listing process and what to expect as a public listed company.

Topics covered include:

  • What investors are looking for;
  • Preparing a company to IPO;
  • Managing the IPO process; and
  • Life as a listed company.

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9. Fund raising and M&A in 2021: Practical considerations for Founders, CxOs and Investors of high growth businesses

After one of the sharpest economic contractions on record, deal activity has bounced back in a big way and many high growth companies are turning their attention to fund raising and M&A.

In this webcast we share insights around current market trends and practical considerations for businesses who are either looking to raise venture capital or are working to complete a successful transaction in the near future. We were also delighted to be joined by Mark Fleetwood, Chief Financial Officer of END., who exited to Carlyle in early 2021. Mark shared his perspectives on successfully closing a deal in the current market.

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10. Tools of the trade: Running a successful ERP selection and implementation process

As your business grows at pace, you need a technology infrastructure that can scale seamlessly. Financial reporting needs to be flexible as strategies tilt and pivot, futureproofing for international growth and acquisitions.

In this webcast, we share insights around current market trends, products and practical considerations for businesses who are considering an ERP selection and implementation process, either now or in the future.

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11. Overseas Remote Working | EMEA Dbriefs Webcast

As organisations compete for the best talent in the global market, progressive hybrid working policies are being designed built on flexibility, choice and trust. 

The ability to respond to increasing desire from employees to work flexibly across international borders is becoming of major importance, and policies are being implemented in particular to enable short term restricted overseas remote working to address wellbeing and life balance for the workforce. What approaches to short term overseas remote working does your organisation need to consider?

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12. Life Sciences Connect

Life Sciences Connect explores the big issues, the emerging trends and the cutting edge innovations that are shaping the Life Sciences Industry. Each month, we will connect with industry experts and leaders from the Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices industries to discuss how key trends, explored in our research reports, are charting a new, sustainable future for the Life Sciences Industry.

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13. FinTech: Regulated Radio Podcasts

Looking for digestible insights on the impact of financial regulation? In this monthly podcast series, hosted by Scott Martin, Deloitte’s sharpest thinkers will talk you through key public policy developments that are shaping the financial services industry. We’ll keep our episodes short and sweet, you have our word. So, let’s have a Regulated chat, shall we?

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14. Venture Debt 101 – Why, When and How to Run an Effective Non-Equity Fund Raise

As the venture ecosystem matures in Europe, alternative non equity financing is becoming more mainstream.

Businesses looking to extend their cash runway, finance new projects and avoiding equity bridging rounds are turning to the venture debt markets to support their needs.

In this webinar, we share practical considerations on how companies can begin to prepare for an effective debt financing process.

We were also joined Andrew Small, CFO of LoopMe, a previous Deloitte Fast 50 winner and AI software platform provider. He shared his perspectives and insights to running a successful venture debt fund raise, as well as the challenges the business faced in the process.

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15. Off Payroll Working/IR35 - Repeal From 6 April 2023

The government’s announced repeal of the 2017 Public Sector and 2021 Private Sector IR35 rules from 6 April 2023 which means a shift back to Personal Service Company responsibility for determining employment status and paying taxes.

What are the key decisions and impacts for organisations who moved from PSC models to PAYE alternatives, and those that continue to engage PSCs and self-employed individuals more broadly?

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16. Make Remote...Work | EMEA Debriefs

Remote work has rapidly evolved to become a key business imperative, a critical talent tool that’s giving rise to diverse employee and employer-driven scenarios, ranging from short-term day-limited remote work, to longer-term arrangements and international remote hiring.

With increased dispersal comes increased employer responsibility. What actions do your organisation need to consider?

  • Market Insights
  • The Remote Work journey and what is next
  • Routes to enablement
  • Top tips for enabling and operationalising remote work programmes

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Key contacts

Matt Henderson

Matt Henderson

Transaction Services Partner

Matt joined Deloitte in 2000 and leads the Deloitte Private Emerging Growth business, which is a cross service line team serving ambitious, fast-growing businesses across the UK. Matt also leads the t... More

Ryan Carey

Ryan Carey

Partner

Ryan is a Partner in our Private Markets Tax practice and leads our High Growth Companies tax team nationally. He focuses on advising a variety of technology enabled businesses on corporation taxes, a... More

Tom Rees

Tom Rees

Deloitte Private

Tom is Head of Business Development for Deloitte Private, the division of Deloitte which advises privately-owned, private equity and venture capital backed companies across Deloitte’s breadth of servi... More

Kariel Parian

Kariel Parian

Deloitte Private

Kariel is the Client Portfolio Manager for Deloitte Private, which advises privately-owned, private equity backed and venture capital backed companies across Deloitte’s breadth of services - audit, ta... More