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Coming in 2022, our learning masterclasses will give you practical knowledge about key transactions you may one day make. Learn from our experts who will help you understand about the different types of growth funding available, help you prepare for an acquisition or a trade sale and show you how to maximise value in your business.

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Paul Mills
CMO & Masterclass Instructor

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How to buy a business

In this masterclass you’ll gain a deep understanding of how to buy a business. We’ll show you how to prepare for an acquisition, the steps involved and how to finance an acquisition. You will also learn about the common pitfalls to save you making costly mistakes.

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How to sell a business

This masterclass will give you a deep understanding of how to sell your business. We’ll show you everything you need to prepare for a trade sale, the differences between selling to a management team versus selling to another business. We'll explain all the stages of the process, explore how to generate maximum value and how to avoid common mistakes.

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Creating business value

In this masterclass you’ll gain a deep understanding of how to create and maximise the value of your business. If you're thinking of exiting your business or wish to sell to a management team, or release the equity of your life's work, this Masterclass is for you.

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Raising equity funding

In this masterclass our funding experts will share their knowledge on the different ways scaleups and mature businesses can raise equity to support and accelerate business growth.

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Raising debt funding

In this masterclass our funding experts will share their knowledge on the different ways you can raise debt to support and accelerate the growth of your business.

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FAQS

Will there be a fee for the Masterclasses?

Yes. Our pricing structure will be communicated prior to launch. We will aim to offer grant funding to cover the fees for early stage businesses that have high growth potential. More details will be available at launch.

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Will your Masterclasses be affiliated to any academic institutions?

No. Our Masterclasses will be designed and delivered by Shaw & Co. Our Masterclass will be accredited by the UK Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Service to ensure sustainable learning outcomes. More details will be available at launch.

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Who from my senior leadership team should enrol on your Masterclasses?

Our Masterclasses will be tailored for Owner-Managers, CEO's, CFO's / Financial Directors and Non-Executive Directors of UK SMEs. More details will be available at launch.

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What format will the Masterclasses be delivered?

Our Masterclasses will initially be designed for face-to-face delivery from our Bristol headquarters. More details will be available at launch.

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Who will deliver the Masterclasses?

Our Masterclasses will be designed and delivered by Shaw & Co’s funding and M&A experts. Over 100 years of expertise will be built into practical Masterclasses to help you access knowledge that will help you prepare and avoid making costly mistakes when funding, buying or exiting a business. More details will be available at launch.

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When can I enrol on a Masterclass?

Our Learning Masterclasses will launch in 2022. You can subscribe to our mailing list for updates or follow us on social media.

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What is Shaw & Co’s Learning proposition?

Our vision is to open up and demystify corporate finance so that more business leaders can achieve their ambitions. We know that many business owners and their leadership teams lack the depth of knowledge to self-manage key transactions which can lead to less successful outcomes or costly mistakes. Launching in 2022, our Learning Masterclasses will provide the knowledge on how to better prepare for key transactions including raising growth funding, buying a business and maximising value before a business exit. Each Masterclass will be designed by our experts with over 100 years of expertise and tailored for SME business leaders. More details will be available at launch.

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