• 2020 BDO Investor Readiness Program

2020 BDO Investor Readiness Program

24 January 2020

Many business owners we come across have strong growth potential but have reached a point where future growth requires external funding. This external funding is greatly dependent on whether the business is “investor ready” or not. We find businesses who are not investor ready but progress through the external funding process are:

  1. Not nimble enough to take advantage of the potential opportunities and lose the investment all together; or
  2. The capital raising process is substantially more cumbersome and exhausting than required.

BDO, in collaboration with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, is hosting a webinar series aimed at assisting businesses to become investor ready and ensure their capital raising process is smooth and efficient. Over this three-part webinar series, we will guide you through the key elements of becoming investor ready, along with the key considerations for executing the capital raising process successfully.

Who should attend?

This webinar series is suitable for business owners and leaders who are:

  • Looking to maximise the value of their business;
  • Considering their succession plan; or
  • Looking for external investment to continue the growth of their business.
Date* Topic  
28 February 2020

Maximising investor readiness   

Our Merger and Acquisitions specialist Todd Grover will host this webinar. Todd has extensive experience in negotiating and structuring corporate transactions across many sectors of industry. During this webinar, he will discuss the core elements that contribute to businesses being considered investor ready. This webinar will leave you with a greater understanding of what is means to be investor ready and practical tips to maximise the value of your business.

13 March 2020

Capital raising, exiting strategies and legal structures

Our experienced tax and business adviser Danny Olsen will host this webinar. Danny has considerable experience in assisting clients navigate the increasing complexities of tax and accounting, along with a passion for business improvement. He will explore the aspect of legal ownership structures and the implications of these on the capital raising process. You will leave this webinar with a greater understanding of the various legal structures and the importance of legal structuring at the business growth and capital raising stages.

24 April 2020

Australian Food and Fibre – Case Study

Our seasoned Mergers and Acquisition adviser Margaux Beauchamp will host this webinar. Margaux leads BDO Brisbane’s Food and Agribusiness Sector group and has advised on well over 100 transactions with a combined value of more than $5 billion. For this webinar, Margaux will be interviewing her client Australian Food and Fibre, where they will share their journey to becoming investor ready and the capital raising process. 


*All sessions held from 11:00AM - 12:30PM (AWST).


There will be an opportunity to ask questions online during the webinar. This session will also be recorded to view later if you are unable to make the live-stream, or wish to share it with colleagues.

If you have any questions, please contact either Danny Olsen or Sarah Bettridge.