How to Finance the Growth of Your Business (2days)
Whether you are a startup or a multinational corporation, maintaining a healthy growth rate is paramount to the success of your business.
In principle, companies can achieve growth organically (through sales growth), or through acquisitions (buying other businesses). Both strategies require the company to secure financing in order to execute its growth strategy. Different sources of financing exist for different types of companies. Early-stage entrepreneurs might seek financing with family, friends or with a venture capital fund, whereas an established corporation might turn to a large bank or to capital markets by issuing stocks or bonds.
An entrepreneur or a corporate CEO must know what sources of financing exist, what are the risks and rewards associated with each source, and how to optimally set up the financing structure that is most appropriate for your business.
This program will help you understand how to help your business grow, without putting your company in jeopardy. Using simple and practical tools, you will be able to calculate the optimal financing mix for your business, understand the financial jargon, communicate more confidently with your financiers and set the right stage for future growth.
Dr. Andrej Grubisic is a Professor of Finance at the Luxembourg School of Business, teaching in the MBA program and in a variety of executive education programs. Dr. Grubisic started his career in 2002 in USA as a finance analyst in Sodexho Inc. In 2003 he joined Croatian Telecom as an assistant in the office of Chief Financal Officer where he was in charge of treasury and corporate finance, after which he moved to strategy department managing strategic planning for all member companies of T-HT Group. In 2007 Andrej co-founded fund management company Platinum Invest where he was a board member until 2008 when he sold his equity stake and became head of corporate finance within Erste Group in charge of Croatian market with focus on M&A projects, recapitalizations and financial restructuring. At the beginning of 2010 he started a corporate finance firm – GRUBISIC & Partners Corporate Finance focusing on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, valuations, due diligence and financial restructuring. Since its inception the firm has completed over 40 different assignments. Andrej is responsible for business origination, conceptual setup of project engagements, supervision and quality control, client advisory and assurance of fulfillment of all preconditions for deal closing.