Food and drink investment trends
Editor Murielle Gonzalez talks with Farzad Mukhi, a director in the Food, Beverage and Nutrition Investment Banking practice of Duff & Phelps, and Christopher Gale, director of YF Funding, the joint venture of Spayne Lindsay & Co and Young Foodies, the UK community of challenger brands.
Christopher Gale spearheads a network of more than 400 investors while working closely with entrepreneurs. He speaks about their appetite and business opportunities arising from young food and drink brands gaining traction in the UK and Europe.
Farzad Mukhi has more than 15 years of experience in executing mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions for middle-market companies in the food, beverage and nutrition sector, and shares exclusive insights into M&A activity in the US and cross-border deals.
Lay of the land: Six months into the Covid-19 pandemic, Julian Evans returns to review the data
On Tuesday 22 September at 16:15 BST, HealthInvestor UK’s webinar series will return with a follow up interview with Knight Frank’s head of healthcare, Julian Evans, to analyse the current situation with Covid-19.
In a live and interactive session, Investor Publishing’s managing director Vernon Baxter will join Julian to consider the current prevalence of Covid-19 across the country.
Key points of discussion:
> Data trends and sentiment among operators as the country prepares for winter
> Struggles in the test and trace system
> Investor appetite for the health and social care sector
> Impact of the pandemic on valuation and occupancy rates
> The sector’s approach to design and development of care settings
> Part of the popular HealthInvestor UK Webinar Series focused on the latest information and updates during the current pandemic
> Designed for investors, providers and advisors across the social care spectrum to engage with current expert thinking
> Opportunities for attendees to put questions directly to Vernon Baxter and Julian Evans.
One step further: Reshaping post-secondary education in response to Covid-19
As part of an ongoing series, EducationInvestor Global’s Business Women in Education network hosted a webinar focused on post-secondary education, the sector’s response to Covid-19, and how it could be re-moulded to better meet society’s post-pandemic needs.
The session, introduced by EducationInvestor Global editor Josh O’Neill, is chaired by Anna Grotberg, associate partner at EY-Parthenon, and brings together Kate Shand, chief executive of Enjoy Education; and Kathryn Skelton, chief transformation officer at FutureLearn. The founding members of the Business Women in Education network are joined by Professor Ray Priest, international director, Asia-Pacific and managing director of University West of England Educational Services; and Rajay Naik, chair of the commission on life-long learning.
During the webinar, the panellists – whose varied expertise lies in tutoring, distance learning, higher and further education and future-focused careers – explore the ways in which post-secondary education providers are gearing up to meet the shifting demands of employers as they navigate the ongoing economic crisis.
The conversation examines the effects of the coronavirus conundrum on school leavers, university admissions and operations, and further education providers, including apprenticeship and training firms; panellists also consider what it means for emerging education delivery models and ed tech, while aiming to provide global perspectives.
NMT Discussions: How the Covid-19 response has unfolded so far
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