HMT has delivered a two day training course for junior members of the International Corporate Finance Group (ICFG), at our offices in Henley on the 17th and 18th September.  Eight junior team members attended the training including two people from Wintergerst (Stuttgart), two people from HMT and four people from Carmin (Paris).

The training, delivered by the HMT senior team was based around a case study, with the 8 participants working in small groups to produce a management presentation to sell a business to private equity.  The HMT senior team acted as mentors throughout the 2 day workshop, giving the participants a deep insight into working with private equity houses.

Andrew Ferguson from Maven Capital Partners presented to the attendees on Day 1 of the course, sharing his in-depth knowledge of how to structure a deal for private equity.

On day 2 of the training, the working groups presented their pitches to a team of external Private Equity investors, “Dragon’s Den” style.  The panel of investors assessed the presentations and gave invaluable feedback to the junior members.

HMT would like to thank the “Dragons”; David Rolfe from NVM Private Equity, Jamie Roberts from YFM Equity Partners and Julian Carr from Ethos Partners, as well as Andrew Ferguson, for their time and input into this rewarding event.

Beyond the academic purpose of the training session, this gathering has also helped to create personal contacts between ICFG members and strengthen both relationships within the network as well as the network itself.

Following some very positive feedback from the training session in Henley, the network is further committed to our ongoing training programme, including periodical sessions as well as sharing best practices and case studies between members throughout the year. The purpose of the continuing training programme is to improve customer service, develop recruitment and create and execute innovative cross-border solutions.