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.

Slides are absolutely excellent.
Slides are absolutely excellent.

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

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.

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

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).

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.

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

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

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

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

Presentation remained interesting throughout.
Presentation remained interesting throughout.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Very interesting and relevant.
Very interesting and relevant.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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 very knowledgeable.
Speaker very knowledgeable.

Very clear and concise.
Very clear and concise.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Good depth.
Good depth.

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

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.

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

Very well presented and entertaining
Very well presented and entertaining

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Interesting. Well presented.Interesting, well presented.

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

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

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).

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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


Good technical coverage.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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

Excellent interaction and discussion.
Excellent interaction and discussion.

Well explained.
Well explained.

Thought provoking!
Thought provoking!

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

Many practical examples.
Many practical examples.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Very thorough.
Very thorough.

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

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

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

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 examples and exercises.
Excellent examples and exercises.

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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