Optimizing Performance and Enhancing Shareholder Value Event

Introducing our unique approach to focusing mid-market entrepreneurial businesses on enhancing capital value.

Privately held entrepreneurial businesses will always be the backbone of every economy in Europe, and tenacious mid-market companies (turnover €10m - €200m) are at the core, contributing to the generation of substantial income, outputs, innovation and stable employment.

However, our recent European study of over 72,000 mid-market businesses suggests that the majority of these businesses are not achieving their potential to excel in their sector, compete with corporates or defend against disruptive start-ups. Are day-to-day operations dominating the management agenda, leading to the neglect of other drivers of shareholder value?

In order to discuss this topic further, we are delighted to invite you to a breakfast event, featuring a panel of local and international expertise, giving practical insights into how businesses can strike the right balance between proactively driving today’s performance and taking control of the shareholder value equation. We will introduce Optimize, a service developed by Mazars to support the business to respond to this challenge.

About the Speakers:

Joe Carr

Global Leader Entrepreneurial Business, Mazars.

Joe will present our benchmark research on the key mid-market segment and give practical guidance on how to manage performance and grow value. Joe has a considerable reputation in the area of business strategy, business models and planning. He currently leads a global community of partners who specialise in the mid-market and has spearheaded the development of the global Optimize program, a unique Mazars program designed to support shareholders and management teams to increase profitability and enhance capital value. 



Donal O’Brien

Regional President of Aramark Northern Europe.

Donal will present practical illustrations of strategic performance management and how to drive the multiplier. Donal has strengthened Aramark to become one of the largest US multinational companies employing over 16,000 employees across Ireland, UK and EMEA and a revenue of $1 billion. Managing, growing and integrating new businesses is one of the key skills Donal brings to Aramark. He has served as Chief Development Officer for Ireland and the UK at Aramark. Donal is a graduate of the IMI and in the past also held senior positions in Diageo, Glanmire Industries (Punch Holdings) and Campbell Bewley Group. 



Jim Blake

Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Mazars USA LLP.

Jim will take part in the panel discussion and give an insight into the challenges and developments for mid-market businesses in the US, and how successful businesses are managing growth and performance in a changing environment.   





Lorcan Colclough

Head of Entrepreneurial Business, Mazars.

Lorcan will host the event and take part in the panel discussion.  Lorcan is the Mazars Ireland Entrepreneurial Business leader with an extensive portfolio of clients in the technology, infrastructure and professional services sectors, among others.  He has also acted as the reporting accountant on a number of capital market transactions.   




Event Details:


Wednesday, the 18th of October 2017


7.30am - 9.00am. A light breakfast will be served at 7.30am


Grafton Suite, Westbury Hotel, Balfe Street, Dublin 2


mail events@mazars.ie