Bailey Fisher’s Private Markets Dinner is a peer-to-peer forum for owner managed and privately owned company leaders to meet for dinner and discussion on issues of relevance to their role. Dinners are hosted by Andrew Moore, Partner and Head of the Private Markets Practice.
As CFO of Grapeshot from 2014, Mark Ashworth led the contextual intelligence platform to a >$300m exit to Oracle last year, and now runs the business unit for Oracle.
Barry is Chairman of Aspall, the historic cyder making business that has flourished through eight generations of the Chevallier family, since 1728. Barry spoke about taking a family business through acquisition, drawing on his experiences preparing Aspall for acquisition by Molson Coors.
As CEO of Huawei Technologies R&D (UK), the Chinese telecoms giant with a £3bn investment pot for UK technology, IP and services, Henk’s role is to bring together the top research and innovation talent in the UK to enable a better connected world.
Ting is one of the UK’s foremost China business experts, with 20+ years’ experience advising businesses from technology start ups to FTSE 100 companies. In 2017 Ting founded Crayfish International, an innovative online platform dedicated to accelerating collaboration between Western & Chinese businesses.
November 2018: Dinner with discussion for 20 Chair/NEDs from the growth technology sector, moderated by Simon Calver, BGF Ventures
Dinner and discussion with Yael Selfin, Chief Economist for KPMG in the UK, where she advises clients on the global economic outlook and how it can impact their strategy.
John co-founded Grapeshot and served as CEO until the acquisition by Oracle. He built Grapeshot into a global leader in contextual intelligence with offices in the UK, US, Australia & China. Previously, he grew the Muscat information search business to exit in 1997, and invested in a series of hi-tech start-ups.
Francesca is responsible for the origination of structured equity transactions in Europe for the Bronfman Family Office. Previously, she was at LDC, and at Lloyds Banking Group within the Financial Institution division focusing on debt financing transactions. Francesca led discussion on ‘Alternative funding options for private/family businesses’.
Nooman is Managing Director of Life Sciences & Digital Health at Silicon Valley Bank UK, the only bank in the UK focused solely on the innovation economy. Nooman leads a team dedicated to supporting early, growth stage and established businesses across all sectors of life sciences.