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Acuity and SETsquared partner up to help start-ups get wise

A good idea can go a long way. Technology start-ups can see faster growth than many other business segments, with entrepreneurs having to face the challenges of up-scaling, human capital and ultimately the prospect of acquisition at an early stage of development. Acuity understands this complex process and sees value in providing information and advice to ensure young businesses understand the risks and benefits of planning an exit strategy.

In view of this, we have joined forces with SETsquared Partnership, which consists of five leading UK research universities – Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. SETsquared supports the growth and success of new business opportunities through spin-outs, licensing and incubation, as well as working with various industries through research collaboration and consultancy. SETsquared has been one of the major pillars behind the growth of the UK tech market, which remains the largest in Europe by the value of corporate financing and acquisitions.

Acuity has delivered a number of seminars over the years through SETsquared aimed at companies originating from the organisation’s incubator programmes. We are pleased to announce that Acuity will be returning for another session in Bristol, UK, which will equip attendees with essential information on preparing a business for exit and how to engineer maximum shareholder value. This will entail an overview of exit strategies and valuation methodologies, a clear understanding of the divestiture process and an insight into when to sell and how to achieve the best price. The Bristol SETsquared Centre is the University of Bristol’s award winning business incubator, located in the heart of central Bristol.

This seminar will offer entrepreneurs, aspiring technology business leaders and industry entrants an opportunity to gain invaluable advice from experienced business transfer professionals that have witnessed first-hand the challenges and benefits of a well-handled exit strategy. We at Acuity believe it is important to share our expertise and invest our know-how into the tech start-up segment at a grassroot level.

“Matt and the Acuity team played a key role in supporting both GCP and the management team throughout this deal. We chose Acuity because of their deep software & fintech sector knowledge, hands-on mentality and value adding insight – and the team have delivered.”

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