Date: Wednesday 29 November 2006.
Time: Social from 17h30 in Academic Lounge for Talk from 18h30 in LT1.
Venue: Wits Business School, 2 St David’s Place, Parktown.
Topic: When private equity funding might be available in a turnaround situation, and on what terms and conditions
Speaker: Vernon Leas of Sasfin Private Equity.
Vernon Leas has a B Comm (Unisa), MBA (Henley UK), SEP (Harvard). After doing his articles at Coopers & Lybrand, he served in various financial and general management positions in Barlows, Altron and Malbak before taking the CFO then CEO role at a listed IT firm. He currently runs his own business in investment management and strategic and turnaround consultant.
Abstract: The talk will be aimed at turnaround managers and based on many years of practical experience as well as post graduate studies in this field. It will focus on one of the key requirements for private equity availability i.e. the need for a turnaround strategy, to be in place. The talk will focus on Key elements, Strategic business plan, Stages and Critical success factors of the turnaround strategy. The talk will also include “real-life” lessons learnt from recent turnaround strategies performed for two clients of Sasfin Ltd.
Cost: R50 for TMA members, R100 per person for non-members.
Snacks will be served and a cash bar will be available.
Welcome: All TMA members, prospective TMA members and the general public.
Please feel free to forward this invite to colleagues and clients who may be interested in turnarounds.
Please RSVP by Monday 27 November 2006 to admin at tma-sa.com.
This invitation was brought to you by Turnaround Management Association - Southern Africa - the forum for turnaround and corporate renewal professionals in Southern Africa, established for purposes of information exchange, knowledge capturing, networking, education and raising the standards of turnaround.