Following our hugely successful live event in September 2022, this recording is the next in our series of Contemporary FD Bitesized webinars, jointly hosted with our strategic partners EquityFD. These are designed to supplement our live annual Contemporary FD Summit where the CFOs and FDs of the country's most exciting, innovative and ambitious companies come together to share ideas, insights and advice.
In this recording we welcomed a truly entrepreneurial CFO in Richard Price, CFO at the EQT Private Equity backed SPT Labtech Group, a global life sciences tools business. Following a strong period of organic and inorganic growth, EQT acquired SPT Labtech earlier this year from Battery Ventures for GBP 650 M.
The business is set for continued global growth supporting scientists with world-leading, innovative solutions for liquid handling, sample preparation, and sample management that help accelerate research and make a real difference to human health.
Sarah Hunt, Founder and CEO of EquityFD will be in conversation with Richard and he will be giving us a fascinating insight into his CFO journey thus far reflecting on a broad range of areas including:
• His take on the CFO / CEO partnership in a PE backed business;
• His varied sector experience and how he has brought that variety to bear in his roles;
• Working with different styles of investor (including how this impacts on exits / change of ownership);
• The challenges and opportunities of international expansion;
• An overview of SPT Labtech and its business focus.
Also joining us from Evelyn Partners will be Tax Partner Alistair Shaw.
Alistair works with a range of businesses from small start-ups to large privately owned or publicly listed complex businesses. He also regularly works with businesses carrying out transactions or as they prepare for an exit/IPO. Alistair can introduce you to and then oversee the provision of services from other specialist tax advisors within our firm, to the extent required.
Sarah established EquityFD in 2000, with EquityFC, EquityInterim and EquityChair in the following years.