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Achieving Scale with Cross-border Partners

Published

18 February 2019

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Nicole Revers

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SI Partners’ Alistair Angus is International Keynote speaker at Mumbrella’s SAGE conference this week in Sydney.

Mumbrella SAGE is the premier conference for independent agencies, SMEs and their leaders in Australia. The program is filled with inspirational stories of growth and challenges, how-to guides for building better and stronger agencies, and intimate workshops that deliver help and advice on specific topics relevant to growing businesses. With three international headline speakers and a variety of sessions and unique content, 2019’s SAGE is a must for anyone charged with growing an agency. 

 SI Partners' Alistair Angus

Alistair Angus: Achieving Scale with Cross-border Partners

Thursday 21stFebruary | 09:45 | Sydney

Ambitious owner-entrepreneurs in Australia may find that limiting growth aspirations to solely the Australian market may inhibit their ability to achieve maximum equity value for their business.

So how can independent agency businesses achieve scale?

The quickest route is often to find a cross-border partner. Prior to this it is critical to understand the benefits and potential pitfalls of an international partnership; to explore which global market is the best route for business expansion.

In this session, Hong Kong-based Alistair Angus, co-founder of global M&A consultancy, SI Partners, will discuss how leading independent agencies around the world are jumping ahead of traditional and often slower growth models to achieve rapid scale.

He will also address the changing creative M&A landscape and the new buyers in the market, what criteria acquirers use to assess creative businesses and how you can achieve a premium valuation in sale.

Angus will also explore the range of international expansion options available to Australian agency businesses and what makes Australian businesses appealing to each particular region.

Explore the full SAGE conference programme here.