Finance & Investment Conference 2018

Finance & Investment Conference 2018

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 1 Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA

This conference is aimed at operators progressing through expansion and investors looking for opportunities within the hospitality sector.

Tickets are £295 plus VAT for operators and £445 plus VAT for suppliers, while tickets for Propel Premium subscribers are £245 plus VAT

To book, email Anne Steele on: or call 01444 817691



8.30am – 9.30am: Registration

9.30am – 10.00am: Ramzi Qattan, director at Christie & Co, provides an overview of the pub, restaurant, foodservice and hotel sector mergers and acquisitions landscape, current valuations in the market and the do’s and don’ts when attempting to attract investment or sell a hospitality business. He will also provide insights on the range of businesses that are seeking to invest in the sector.

10.00am – 10.30am: Andrew Ball, partner at leisure sector specialist haysmacintyre, provides his top ten tips to maximise tax efficiency.

10.30am – 11.00am: Peter Hansen, partner at Sapient Corporate Finance, provides an overview of mergers and acquisitions trends, gives his view on where we are in the economic cycle and predicts what lies ahead.

11.00am – 11.30am: Matt Smallwood, partner of the sector’s foremost financial public relations firm Instinctif, provides his do’s and don’ts of financial PR.

11.30am – 12.00pm: Richard Hamlin, partner at First Merchant, offers expert insights on the London leasehold market and how to raise finance.

12.00pm – 1.15pm: Lunch

1.15pm – 1.45pm: Steven Kenee, of Downing, sets out how Downing LLP has provided almost £24m of funding for Oakman Inns and Restaurants over the past three years using a variety of innovative funding solutions ranging from EIS funds to bonds from its award-winning Downing Crowd platform.

1.45pm – 2.15pm: Darrel Connell, of sector investor Imbiba, talks about the company’s £50m Growth Fund, which will invest in as many as four new growth companies in the leisure and hospitality sector each year.

2.15pm – 2.45pm: Martin Sherwood, of Enterprise Investment Partners, sets out how pub, restaurant and foodservice companies can navigate the current rules on Enterprise Investment Schemes.

2.45pm – 3.15pm: Coffee

3.15pm – 3.45pm: Sector investor Luke Johnson gives his state-of-the-sector overview in conversation with Propel managing director Paul Charity.

3.45pm – 4.15pm: Clive Watson, founder and chief executive of City Pub Group, provides insights on the process of undergoing an Initial Public Offering and the benefits of going public.

4.15pm – 5.00pm: Panel discussion: Fleet Street Communications managing director Mark Stretton talks to Douglas Jack, Peel Hunt; Steve Crosswell, commercial banking director, hospitality and leisure, Metrobank; Nisha Katona, founder of Mowgli; Allan Harper, Burning Night Group; Jonathan Simon, Business Growth Fund; Gary Robins, head of business development, Growthdeck.

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With grateful thanks to our sponsors:

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