Some testimonials from participants who have attended my In-House and Public Corporate Finance Training courses.

All v. relevant to the areas I work in. Interesting case studies/examples.
All v. relevant to the areas I work in. Interesting case studies/examples.


Good technical coverage.

Very good course and well presented and relevant to current environment.
Very good course and well presented and relevant to current environment.

Finally learned warranty and indemnity distinction.
Finally learned warranty and indemnity distinction.

Clear, interesting, engaging. Great delivery.
Clear, interesting, engaging. Great delivery.

Very clear delivery, makes a dry subject matter easy to understand.
Very clear delivery, makes a dry subject matter easy to understand.

Presenter had an excellent knowledge of the subject as well as related areas.
Presenter had an excellent knowledge of the subject as well as related areas.

Extremely useful course. Very practical. Great to get an insight into both sides (buyer, seller).
Extremely useful course. Very practical. Great to get an insight into both sides (buyer, seller).

Most interesting speaker - excellent use of examples from his own experiences.
Most interesting speaker – excellent use of examples from his own experiences.

Detailed explanations. Very good examples.
Detailed explanations. Very good examples.

Clearly presented and explained illustrative examples explores the options available.
Clearly presented and explained illustrative examples explores the options available.

Very knowledgeable presenter. Enjoyed hearing stories from your own personal experiences. Covered the areas from both perspectives of the deal.
Very knowledgeable presenter. Enjoyed hearing stories from your own personal experiences. Covered the areas from both perspectives of the deal.

Clear and well laid out, covered all main points.
Clear and well laid out, covered all main points.

Detailed and fully understandable explanations.
Detailed and fully understandable explanations.

V. commercial, well structured, good examples.
Very commercial, well structured, good examples.

Kept to smaller companies (as advertised). Good tips on tactics.
Kept to smaller companies (as advertised). Good tips on tactics.

Roger's personal experience & real life examples brought the topic to life. Exercises were practical & helped consolidate knowledge.
Roger’s personal experience & real life examples brought the topic to life.
Exercises were practical & helped consolidate knowledge.

Very detailed and well explained.
Very detailed and well explained.

Clear and concise explanations of each of the key elements of the main documents. Good examples and advice on negotiation tactics.
Clear and concise explanations of each of the key elements of the main documents. Good examples and advice on negotiation tactics.

Really enjoyed the stories and examples as they managed to bring to life the technical content of the course.
Really enjoyed the stories and examples as they managed to bring to life the technical content of the course.

Clearly exampled technical legal concepts (warranties). Friendly presentation style.
Clearly exampled technical legal concepts (warranties). Friendly presentation style.

Excellent use of real life examples from an experienced professional. Tips on negotiation very good.
Excellent use of real life examples from an experienced professional. Tips on negotiation very good.

Great advice on building value in company for seller and negotiating tactics.
Great advice on building value in company for seller and negotiating tactics.

Wide coverage. Lots of examples.
Wide coverage. Lots of examples.

Very thorough.
Very thorough.

Roger is a good presenter. Provides plenty of examples and brings subject to life.
Roger is a good presenter. Provides plenty of examples and brings subject to life.

Very comprehensive. Good exercises.
Very comprehensive. Good exercises.

Gave some very useful informal tips and advice.
Gave some very useful informal tips and advice.

Covered a lot of ground at the right level of detail.
Covered a lot of ground at the right level of detail.

Roger's obvious experience and real life examples. The pace was also very good.
Roger’s obvious experience and real life examples. The pace was also very good.

Using specific examples on which clauses are often negotiated both from a buyer and seller's point of view was very useful.
Using specific examples on which clauses are often negotiated both from a buyer and seller’s point of view was very useful.

Excellent course! I had no prior knowledge of what due diligence involved & I found the course very easy to follow and very informative.
Excellent course! I had no prior knowledge of what due diligence involved & I found the course very easy to follow and very informative.

Good overall view of issues and procedures within corporate finance, enhanced by examples and an obvious extensive knowledge of the lecturer.
Good overall view of issues and procedures within corporate finance, enhanced by examples and an obvious extensive knowledge of the lecturer.

All the course was relevant and perfectly delivered.
All the course was relevant and perfectly delivered.

All queries answered and well explained.
All queries answered and well explained.

Very good content with practical overtones - always useful! Roger Baden-Powell is (once again!) excellent. He held my attention for an entire day.
Very good content with practical overtones – always useful! Roger Baden-Powell is (once again!) excellent. He held my attention for an entire day.

The examples (esp. the mathematical calculations) gave a really good illustrative example of the deal structure.
The examples (esp. the mathematical calculations) gave a really good illustrative example of the deal structure.

Good depth.
Good depth.

Trainer with indepth knowledge and experience over three booms and recessions.
Trainer with indepth knowledge and experience over three booms and recessions.

Easy to understand and picture the different situations.
Easy to understand and picture the different situations.

Clear presentation, good instructor with sound knowledge of the topics discussed.
Clear presentation, good instructor with sound knowledge of the topics discussed.

The course was logically structured and easy to follow, and Roger used lots of examples which was engaging.
The course was logically structured and easy to follow, and Roger used lots of examples which was engaging.

Very clear and concise.
Very clear and concise.

Very good pace, good examples. Plenty to get us thinking. Excellent Delivery.Very good pace, good examples. Plenty to get us thinking. Excellent Delivery.

V. well explained - lots of useful background and examples to emphasise points.
V. well explained – lots of useful background and examples to emphasise points.

Presents knowledge and insights from experience.
Presents knowledge and insights from experience.

Examples of practical application were well constructed and useful to assist understanding.
Examples of practical application were well constructed and useful to assist understanding.

Very clear and amusing in places, which helps you remember.
Very clear and amusing in places, which helps you remember.

Good structure. Holistic approach.
Good structure. Holistic approach.

Real world examples of the alternative buyer/seller views and how knowing these help the adviser on either side.
Real world examples of the alternative buyer/seller views and how knowing these help the adviser on either side.

Practical tips. Very well presented.
Practical tips. Very well presented.

Right balance of administrative necessities of corporate finance and practical business advice.
Right balance of administrative necessities of corporate finance and practical business advice.

The use of examples brought home the points. Knowing how to deal with clients is also good.
The use of examples brought home the points. Knowing how to deal with clients is also good.

Excellent delivery, superb materials. Clear, engaging presentation based on an obviously deep knowledge of the space.
Excellent delivery, superb materials. Clear, engaging presentation based on an obviously deep knowledge of the space.

Full of insights. In depth coverage of subject.
Full of insights. In depth coverage of subject.

Speaker was very engaging.. Lots of experience made subject real with examples.. Great focus on psychology of the deal & negotiation.

  • Speaker was very engaging.
  • Lots of experience made subject real with examples.
  • Great focus on psychology of the deal & negotiation.

Great presentation - knowledgeable and easy to approach - thank you!
Great presentation – knowledgeable and easy to approach – thank you!

Very informative and well presented. Covered all of the points I was looking to understand.
Very informative and well presented. Covered all of the points I was looking to understand.

Informative, concise, flowed well, good notes.
Informative, concise, flowed well, good notes.

Anecdotes, knowledge (market, regulatory, legal).
Anecdotes, knowledge (market, regulatory, legal).

Very user friendly and easy to follow.
Very user friendly and easy to follow.

Very concise, coherent explanation of complex topics.
Very concise, coherent explanation of complex topics.

Very concise. Good mix of business and legal experience.
Very concise. Good mix of business and legal experience.

Very interesting materials and good presentation with RBP giving examples made the whole course interesting.
Very interesting materials and good presentation with RBP giving examples made the whole course interesting.

The anecdotes and illustrations were great.
The anecdotes and illustrations were great.

Covered wide range of JV issues.
Covered wide range of JV issues.

Very good examples. Very experienced trainer.
Very good examples. Very experienced trainer.

Really excellent knowledge brought to life with stories of personal experience. Very enjoyable.
Really excellent knowledge brought to life with stories of personal experience. Very enjoyable.

The course was directly to the point as advertised. V. good.
The course was directly to the point as advertised. V. good.

Experienced instructor with good way of explaining legal points and demonstrating practical negotiation examples.
Experienced instructor with good way of explaining legal points and demonstrating practical negotiation examples.

RBP is very clear and presents the information in a very digestible and understandable way.
RBP is very clear and presents the information in a very digestible and understandable way.

Good level of detail. Very interesting. Well presented.
Good level of detail. Very interesting. Well presented.

Structured and well delivered presentation of a difficult subject.
Structured and well delivered presentation of a difficult subject.

Everything was very well explained and in good detail.
Everything was very well explained and in good detail.

Straight forward and simple presentation of difficult issues.
Straight forward and simple presentation of difficult issues.

Very good presentation and kept my attention throughout the day.
Very good presentation and kept my attention throughout the day.

Good explanation and clear language.
Good explanation and clear language.

The course was very well presented, to the point and interesting. I thought that the case studies were particularly useful.
The course was very well presented, to the point and interesting. I thought that the case studies were particularly useful.

Clarity, humour & anecdotes. Well presented & informative. Thanks Roger.
Clarity, humour & anecdotes. Well presented & informative. Thanks Roger.

Practical, interesting, memorable anecdotes which illustrated Roger's points really well. Wasn't expecting the course to be so interesting.
Practical, interesting, memorable anecdotes which illustrated Roger’s points really well. Wasn’t expecting the course to be so interesting.

Interesting. Well presented.Interesting, well presented.

Thorough overview from experienced professional. Well illustrated from experience. Useful exercise.
Thorough overview from experienced professional. Well illustrated from experience. Useful exercise.

Very informative with useful examples.
Very informative with useful examples.

Clear and concise narrative with lots of useful tips and interesting anecdotes to illustrate points.
Clear and concise narrative with lots of useful tips and interesting anecdotes to illustrate points.

Real life experience makes presentation interesting.
Real life experience makes presentation interesting.

Good overview of key areas. Completion meeting matters v. useful to me - exercise very good.
Good overview of key areas. Completion meeting matters v. useful to me – exercise very good.

Covered off all the key points in exactly the required level of detail.
Covered off all the key points in exactly the required level of detail.

Good depth. Lots of areas covered.
Good depth. Lots of areas covered.

Speaker very knowledgeable.
Speaker very knowledgeable.

Small number of delegates made the interaction very good.
Small number of delegates made the interaction very good.

Interesting examples. Practical tools. Things that can be implemented.
Interesting examples. Practical tools. Things that can be implemented.

Absolutely first class with Roger being able to back up the theory and practical tips with "real life" examples which re-enforced the points made and brought them home.
Absolutely first class with Roger being able to back up the theory and practical tips with “real life” examples which re-enforced the points made and brought them home.

The great depth of knowledge of the presenter. Good structure and delivery.The great depth of knowledge of the presenter. Good structure and delivery.

Excellent examples and exercises.
Excellent examples and exercises.

Related to size of transactions I am involved with at work.
Related to size of transactions I am involved with at work.

The practical examples given were helpful and interesting.
The practical examples given were helpful and interesting.

Very clearly explained, good insight and very good style & delivery.
Very clearly explained, good insight and very good style & delivery.

Extremely clear and full of practical examples.
Extremely clear and full of practical examples.

Lecturer was very interesting and well informed.
Lecturer was very interesting and well informed.

Funny anecdotes to make the course more vivid.
Funny anecdotes to make the course more vivid.

Anecdotes & personal stories provided an excellent, interesting (and yet relevant) detour which gave a practical insight into the content.
Anecdotes & personal stories provided an excellent, interesting (and yet relevant) detour which gave a practical insight into the content.

Presentation remained interesting throughout.
Presentation remained interesting throughout.

Anecdotal material, working knowledge of the tutor. Entertaining and informative.
Anecdotal material, working knowledge of the tutor. Entertaining and informative.

Very well presented, extremely knowledgeable and lots of very good examples.
Very well presented, extremely knowledgeable and lots of very good examples.

Easy to follow. Relevant to my job.
Easy to follow. Relevant to my job.

Very structured and profound coverage of the topic.
Very structured and profound coverage of the topic.

Excellent delivery & ability to hold attention. Interesting content.
Excellent delivery & ability to hold attention. Interesting content.

Experienced teacher, good lecturer, stories from real life, inspiring.
Experienced teacher, good lecturer, stories from real life, inspiring.

Followed logical steps from beginning to end with personal examples provided for reference.
Followed logical steps from beginning to end with personal examples provided for reference.

Lecturer's knowledge of subject & delivery of material was excellent & at just the correct pace.
Lecturer’s knowledge of subject & delivery of material was excellent & at just the correct pace.

Very complete & thorough. Good practical tips.
Very complete & thorough. Good practical tips.

Comprehensive handout. V. good teacher. Wealth of knowledge and experience.
Comprehensive handout. V. good teacher. Wealth of knowledge and experience.

Clear answers, lots of examples and stories making it a very interesting and exciting course.
Clear answers, lots of examples and stories making it a very interesting and exciting course.

Excellent/exhaustive content - very comprehensive.
Excellent/exhaustive content – very comprehensive.

Roger Baden-Powell was extremely interesting. I found his anecdotes fascinating and they really helped to bring the material to life.
Roger Baden-Powell was extremely interesting. I found his anecdotes fascinating and they really helped to bring the material to life.

Practical tips based on real life experience.
Practical tips based on real life experience.

Practical examples and experiences shared. Excellent materials.
Practical examples and experiences shared. Excellent materials.

Very clear and to the point presentation by speaker.Very clear and to the point presentation by speaker.

Very clear, lots of personal experience - so not simply academic.
Very clear, lots of personal experience – so not simply academic.

Well presented, v. good knowledge.
Well presented, v. good knowledge.

V. clear, good pace, rounded.
V. clear, good pace, rounded.

Lecturer was extremely knowledgeable, gave lots of examples and answered all questions.
Lecturer was extremely knowledgeable, gave lots of examples and answered all questions.

Roger came across very well. He showed a lot of excellent technical and practical knowledge of the subject.
Roger came across very well. He showed a lot of excellent technical and practical knowledge of the subject.

Covered all important areas. Good pointers to use in negotiations.
Covered all important areas. Good pointers to use in negotiations.

Clearly structured, technically well mastered, illustrated with practical examples, insight on Market Practice.
Simple presentation. Clearly structured, technically well mastered, illustrated with practical examples, insight on Market Practice.

Clear, well thought out presentation which served as an excellent refresher course (particularly in relation to completion accounts & completion meetings).
Clear, well thought out presentation which served as an excellent refresher course (particularly in relation to completion accounts & completion meetings).

Very good illustrative examples. Good tips on how to handle various problems when negotiating.
Very good illustrative examples. Good tips on how to handle various problems when negotiating.

Interactive, user friendly, good pitch in terms of difficulty.
Interactive, user friendly, good pitch in terms of difficulty.

Excellent anecdotes/personal stories from lecturer to bring the theory to life in a practical situation.Excellent anecdotes/personal stories from lecturer to bring the theory to life in a practical situation.

Roger's experience shines through & his anecdotes make course feel relevant & interesting.
Roger’s experience shines through & his anecdotes make course feel relevant & interesting.

Relaxed style with reference to a number of appropriate 'real life' examples.
Relaxed style with reference to a number of appropriate ‘real life’ examples.

I have found the negotiating tips particularly useful.
I have found the negotiating tips particularly useful.

Very interesting and relevant.
Very interesting and relevant.

Section on valuation very interesting.
Section on valuation very interesting.

Clear, structured lecture, profound knowledge!
Clear, structured lecture, profound knowledge!

Explanations are clear, concise and easy to understand.
Explanations are clear, concise and easy to understand.

Practical and relevant to the work I do.
Practical and relevant to the work I do.

Roger tells/presents the course like a story, giving examples when appropriate to hammer home points.
Roger tells/presents the course like a story, giving examples when appropriate to hammer home points.

V. good real examples (and clear commercial experience).
V. good real examples (and clear commercial experience).

Slides are absolutely excellent.
Slides are absolutely excellent.

Presenter was excellent, making the course enjoyable.
Presenter was excellent, making the course enjoyable.

Covered all areas and gave me a good understanding.Covered all areas and gave me a good understanding.

Very well presented and entertaining
Very well presented and entertaining

Hands on experience of the trainer, not just a textbook knowledge.
Hands on experience of the trainer, not just a textbook knowledge.

The examples given brought the course content to life.
The examples given brought the course content to life.

Excellent presentation - enjoyed the examples.Excellent presentation – enjoyed the examples.

Clear, focused with an eye on the commercial points at all times.
Clear, focused with an eye on the commercial points at all times.

The technical content was exactly what I was hoping for.
The technical content was exactly what I was hoping for.

Extremely practical, good pace, interesting!
Extremely practical, good pace, interesting!


Lots of examples, excellent knowledge sharing. Excellent course overall. Would recommend.

Presented from a commercial perspective which as a lawyer was important.
Presented from a commercial perspective which as a lawyer was important.
The focus was on the overall picture rather than just the legal requirement.

Excellent supporting documentation pack. Good pace covering topics. Well rehearsed and delivered presentation.
Excellent supporting documentation pack. Good pace covering topics. Well rehearsed and delivered presentation.

Excellent speaker with deep experience and confident presentational style.
Excellent speaker with deep experience and confident presentational style.

Very informative, technically excellent.
Very informative, technically excellent.

Excellent interaction and discussion.
Excellent interaction and discussion.

Well presented, interesting war stories.
Well presented, interesting war stories.

Easy to follow up, clear and fluent.
Easy to follow up, clear and fluent.

The presenter, Roger Baden-Powell, was very engaging and held my interest completely throughout.
The presenter, Roger Baden-Powell, was very engaging and held my interest completely throughout.

Well explained.
Well explained.

Superb speaker - best lecturer to concentrate & listen to ever - could listen all day!! Excellent.
Superb speaker – best lecturer to concentrate & listen to ever – could listen all day!! Excellent.

Good presentation of materials. Extremely knowledgeable instructor.
Good presentation of materials. Extremely knowledgeable instructor.

Well taught and fully explained. Full range of process covered.
Well taught and fully explained. Full range of process covered.

Very clear and easy to follow.
Very clear and easy to follow.

Practical rather than theoretical approach.
Practical rather than theoretical approach.

All points were very good, and highly useful.
All points were very good, and highly useful.

It was extremely easy to follow, informative and very engaging.
It was extremely easy to follow, informative and very engaging.

Some excellent tips, especially around negotiations.
Some excellent tips, especially around negotiations.

Good anecdotal examples. Excellent case study.
Good anecdotal examples. Excellent case study.

Good delivery and use of real life examples.
Good delivery and use of real life examples.

The information provided and the quality of the presenter helped clear some key points up in my understanding.The information provided and the quality of the presenter helped clear some key points up in my understanding.

Excellent presenter. Gave a good feel for the subject generally. Very amusing with good use of anecdotes.
Excellent presenter. Gave a good feel for the subject generally. Very amusing with good use of anecdotes.

Thought provoking!
Thought provoking!

Excellent presentation, interesting and good to hear real life examples. I will be recommending that this course is repeated in future years.
Excellent presentation, interesting and good to hear real life examples. I will be recommending that this course is repeated in future years.

V. good delivery of material.
V. good delivery of material.

Many practical examples.
Many practical examples.

Roger obviously has a very credible + deep understanding of the subject. Felt it was interesting and not information overload. Lots of real world examples.
Roger obviously has a very credible + deep understanding of the subject. Felt it was interesting and not information overload. Lots of real world examples.

Good clear explanations and examples.
Good clear explanations and examples.

Roger is particularly clear and articulate.
Roger is particularly clear and articulate.

Great use of real life experience/stories.
Great use of real life experience/stories.

Very experienced presenter. A lot of practical examples.
Very experienced presenter. A lot of practical examples.

Clarifying concepts in an understandable way. Practical examples/suggestions.
Clarifying concepts in an understandable way. Practical examples/suggestions.

I thought the discussion around indemnities and warranties was v. useful.
I thought the discussion around indemnities and warranties was v. useful.

Well delivered by a very experienced corporate finance adviser.
Well delivered by a very experienced corporate finance adviser.

Quite a dry subject which could have led to a "dry" course but speaker v. good so interesting.
Quite a dry subject which could have led to a “dry” course but speaker v. good so interesting.

Speaker v. easy to listen to.
Speaker v. easy to listen to.

Case studies, breadth of material.
Case studies, breadth of material.

Very thorough. Well presented.
Very thorough. Well presented.

Very practical course with interesting real life examples.
Very practical course with interesting real life examples.

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