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1 GUEST FEEDBACK Industrial The Landmark Hotel Weds 20 th June 2012

2 GUEST FEEDBACK Many thanks for such an enjoyable dinner and evening last night. I had not expected to sit next to a Cranfield alumni (Robin Palmer) from my own year. We had a lot of catching up to do! I made some excellent connections (Equistone Partners, Duff and Phelps) and renewed some past associations (Rutland). I will let you know if anything comes from these contacts. It was an excellent venue and once again, thank you! Ian Parker I would just like to thank you for an extremely useful evening yesterday. The Venue was ideal, and the format worked well. Unfortunately, I had to leave immediately after the panel session to catch a train, hence I thought I would drop you a quick note this morning. Paul Nash Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the invitation to last nights Industrial Sector Dinner. I had a great evening, able to interact and make new network connections. The evening was professionally run, but had an informal air which allowed guests to communicate. Please also pass on my thanks to Simon too. Carl Bullock Thanks Emma for a very enjoyable evening. Could you send me the contact details for :- Chris Hodges Charles Elkington Tom Lightowler Christopher Darlington David Pearson Many thanks for your note below. I had already dropped a note to Simon in order to thank him for the invitation, but I am sure that thanks are also due to you for all of the arrangements and organisation - the true indication of a well-organised event is always when everything seems to run like clock-work and nobody notices. This doesn't happen by co-incidence so well done! I enjoyed the evening. Geoff Spink

3 GUEST FEEDBACK Simon - many thanks for inviting me to this excellent event. It was an extremely interesting and enlightening evening.. Look forward to hearing from you again soon, should a suitable assignment arise. Ken Smith Thanks for an enjoyable evening - I certainly found your guest list to be very relevant to what we are doing at DC. I will send over a list of our sub sectors so you know what areas we are focusing on but, in short, between the subsectors we cover most of the Industrial space! Andrew Cunningham DC Advisory Partners Thank you for inviting me. I really enjoyed the informal networking opportunities as well as the debate. I would appreciate contact details for Mark Flain of Alcatel South East Asia. We had agreed to meet but I had to leave early. Raj Rajagopal Thank you for the invitation to last nights Industrial Sector Dinner. I had a great evening, able to interact and make new network connections. The evening was professionally run, but had an informal air which allowed guests to communicate. Carl Bullock I greatly enjoyed the dinner and managed some useful networking. As usual there was insufficient time to meet all those I would like to have spoken to! I wonder whether you might consider ing the attendees details some days before such future events so that one might "plan one's networking campaign" in advance? I found the discussion very interesting. Eric Lewis' observation that those of us brought up in the corporate world significantly undervalue our worth to the PE world, struck a chord!! Altogether a great occasion - I hope I may be invited again sometime. Meanwhile let's keep each other posted about any "Motion" developments. Brian Newman

4 GUEST FEEDBACK James / Paul - Thank you again for the invitation to yesterday's event, which was most valuable. Ken - it was good to meet you. and Simon / Emma - thanks for organising and hosting such a good networking opportunity for us all. I now have some more business cards and intros to follow-up, so my network expansion continues ! Meanwhile, I'm still looking for the right full-time CEO/MD position, so please continue to keep me in mind for anything in the Consumer Products or General Manufacturing sectors, and location can be anywhere in UK.. Neal Mernock Thanks. I enjoyed it. Please let me know when the next one is. Rob Carroll Catapult Venture Managers Your team have beaten me to it. I just wanted to make contact quickly (so forgive an ed thank you) to say how much I enjoyed dinner on Wednesday evening. Brian Newman was excellent company for the first part of dinner and I will be seeing more of him locally, and Jamie McComasky and David Mackenzie equally enjoyable company later on. I would love to have the chance to steal 5 minutes on the phone with Raj Rajagopal, who had to leave during the panel discussion, and Alan Wilson, who was not able to make it at all: is there any way you could see if it might be possible to tee this up, without major inconvenience to you or them? On the other matter we touched on, I would be delighted to 'cast an eye.. ' and get back to you with any feedback, but will leave this with you to act on when you wish. Finally, a possible recruitment opportunity: I have a friendly relationship with a firm of NW accountants with a surprisingly vigorous and capable corporate finance team for their size. I saw them yesterday and they have an incumbent audit client, rather boffin-driven, operating in the area of pharmaceutical testing and diagnosis, whose business has gone into vertical take-off as a result of some proprietary cleverness in the area of clinical trial measurement and testing. The business will this year generate £1.2m EBITDA on sales of £1.8m and my friends at the accountancy firm are convinced that with a cable CEO the business could grown by at least one order of magnitude (if not more), but it needs an industry based CEO and the two owners need to extract some capital to derisk and allow themselves the confidence to let it fly. With a CEO candidate in place, but perhaps not yet appointed, this would be a perfect package for PE firms who like and understand the pharma market. Would you be interested in finding a way to tap into the Directorbank network to identify suitable candidates, and see if there was a viable way to work with the accountancy firm and their client to advance this? At this stage, it is an idea, not a firm requirement, but nothing ventured nothing gained. I would be happy to put you in touch if you can see some possibilities.. Marcus Moir

5 GUEST FEEDBACK Many thanks for inviting me to this informative and engaging event. The networking was of a very open and useful nature, and the discussion forum shared some valuable perspectives on the current state of business. I was also able to talk with Ken Brotherston briefly, and his shared perspectives are very relevant for me. I would be pleased to have some contact details for Mark Flain and Ken Smith, with whom I talked but did not acquire those details. Bruce Paxton Thank you for inviting me last night. Good group of guests, good format, very good networking. Mark Hammond Caird Capital Unfortunately we didnt get to meet last night, you did look rather busy. It was a very well organised event and toughly enjoyable. Thanks for inviting me. Dave Murray PS did you make any progress with Ken wood? Simon It was a very useful and enjoyable evening on a number of fronts. Thank you very much for the invitation. Ian Edmondson Many thanks for these two addresses Emma. I found the networking particularly interesting, and have two further meetings as a consequence. Whether there will be arising opportunities from those remains to be seen! Bruce Paxton Thanks very much for the evening, it was a pleasure to attend and it has help me make some good contacts. The evening discussion was also very interesting. I hope to be able to share in future events. Mark Flain


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