Tuesday, 13 May 2008

"Spurious precision" -- a reminder

As advertised earlier on this blog, Oliver Rivers has agreed to give a short talk on Tuesday 27 May at 5pm at the London office of Olswang, solicitors (map here). The talk is entitled "Spurious precision" -- a concept that will be familiar to anyone who has been involved in the debate between the need to place IP rights within a range of values and the requirement that it have one ascertainable value at the point at which something happens to it.

Oliver has extensive experience working on valuation issues for private equity and venture capital funds, and firms back by PE or VC funding. He has a particular interest in the valuation of creative intellectual property, and recent assignments have included the development of mergers and acquisitions strategy at Boosey and Hawkes, the world’s largest classical music publisher (owned until recently by Hg Capital), and at Chorion (currently owned by 3i), which controls the literary estates of Agatha Christie and Enid Blyton. Before completing his MBA at London Business School, Oliver worked for ten years in the music industry. Between 1993 and 1999 he was a freelance classical record producer, working for most of the major labels, including BMG, Virgin Classics, EMI, and Warner Classics, and some of the most important independents. In 1996 he won a Gramophone Award for Best Selling Classical Album of the Year. Between 1999 and 2003 he was Chief Executive of the chamber orchestra Sinfonia 21.

The meeting should finish by 6.30pm, inclusive of light refreshments: the talk will last around 20 minutes, following which there will be a chance for some light networking, Everyone is welcome. If you'd like to attend, email me here.

1 comment:

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sorry for my poor english...