InterTradeIreland's fifteenth annual Venture Capital Conference was in Belfast, 3rd March. The event was supported by Mills Selig, one of Northern Ireland’s leading commercial law firms, and brought the island’s new and growing companies seeking investment along with the funds and individuals on the island with money to invest. Mills Selig Director, Kathryn Walls, specialist in private equity, delivered an insightful presentation to the attending entrepreneurs setting out her views on the secrets of successful fundraising based upon her years of experience in this exciting field. Speaking at the event she said, "Understand what investors expect and the process. If equity investment aligns with your business expectations, find the right strategic partner as your investor and crucially, find the right legal advisor at the right time. By combining a great concept, the strategic plan to implement it and a talented team to deliver your vision puts you in stronger position to make it a reality and success." Mills Selig is consistently involved in the most high-value, complex and high profile deals in Northern Ireland. Their Private Equity and Venture Capital team has in-depth experience in all aspects of private equity acting for equity providers, debt providers (senior and mezzanine) and management in relation to investments in Northern Ireland, the UK and internationally.