Exit Right

Developed by The Oxford Trust, Barclays Eagle Labs and Oxford Innovation Space, Exit Right is an expert-led event series for founders and senior leadership teams of start-ups and SMEs looking to successfully grow and exit their businesses.

Watch our videos from the 2023 series to hear first-hand from founders and directors who have successfully exited their businesses as well as M&A experts.

An incredible journey

David Llewellyn, MD and Co-Founder of Oxford-based biotech DJS Antibodies talks about how the company started, the knife-edge decisions they had to make, and the key turning points to exiting to AbbVie for $255m.

A tale of two exits

Hear from Matthew Walls from GENinCode about his exit via an IPO and Andrew Luers from Habitat Energy about the growth of his company to the point of acquisition by Quinbrook.

An exit dilemma

Gary Smith CEO of Netstore and Matt Brown, Co-Founder of Quorbit, share their experiences of successful growth strategies and tips for acquisitions and business exit.

What is the purchaser looking for?

David Peddy, a seasoned business advisor, Marcus Exall, a serial entrepreneur and Andy Maher, an experienced M&A leader, discuss how to create a business that purchasers will be excited to buy.

The series of six ‘masterclasses’ from the 2022 series are on key topics from exit planning to product market fit to show how to drive your business from start-up to exit.

Exit Planning

This talk looks at the early steps you need to take to exit your business and develop a clear strategic plan.

Scaling Up

Experts look at how to manage the change and put the right people and processes in place to scale up your business.

New Business Development & Customer Acquisition

Customers are the lifeblood of any business and this talk looks at putting together a value proposition and how to build your customer base.

Marketing & Branding

Leading experts give insights and strategies on how to successfully implement branding for your business.

Fundraising & Pitching

This talk gives the inside track on pitching and funding available for startups and growing businesses.

Product Market Fit

This session takes you through the first steps in building a successful venture.

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