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The Rotary Club of Dunkirk-Fredonia will welcome an Worldwide businessman, Rupert Rawcliffe, who specializes in mergers and acquisitions, at a banquet honoring long-time Rotarian, Toastmaster, and neighborhood advocate, James (Jim) Rawcliffe.

As Jim’s illness has progressed and he prepares for his everlasting house, it has turn out to be profoundly vital for him to system just one remaining Company Above Self act for Northern Chautauqua County. It is Jim’s want to convey jointly his Rotary and Toastmaster buddies, together with community customers by an in-human being banquet to be held at Shorewood Place Club on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. A Zoom ingredient will be accessible for those people not able to show up at in particular person.

Rupert Rawcliffe, son of Jim and the late Jutta Rawcliffe, has a notable background in the small business environment, his global speaking engagements, and the hope to satisfy his father’s needs will confirm to be an informational and enjoyable night for all members. Rupert is actively concerned in performing with entrepreneurs and boards in getting ready for, structuring, and executing transactions. He has initiated and led a extensive array of transactions which include repeat transactions for business people, SMEs, private fairness, and larger company clients.

Latest transactions include the sale of an international staff communications organization to Buck World LLC owned by H.I.G Funds, the sale of a world anti-piracy small business head quartered in London to Corsearch Inc owned by Audax Non-public Fairness in Boston (now sold to Astorg), an IT managed companies business enterprise specializing in the education sector to the Lease Firm in Holland owned by Waterland personal equity and the sale of a the greater part stake of thought management professionals Longitude Investigation to the Monetary Situations newspaper (owned by Nikkei in Tokyo).

Amongst other noteworthy awards, Rupert is a 5-time winner of South East Dealmaker of the Year, two time winner of Corporate Financier of the Calendar year, and also winner of the prestigious nationwide award M&A Identity of the 12 months.

Rupert Rawcliffe

The London business-targeted publisher Metropolis A.M. explained Rupert as an advisor who ‘is in a position to odor a offer from a mile away’, a quality that has enabled him to finish in excess of 250 transactions for delighted customers across his profession.

Outside the get the job done ecosystem, Rupert is a member of the MCC and can be discovered viewing cricket, especially at Lords or at the Sussex County Ground. Rupert has a 1974 triumph stag which he endeavours to preserve managing, specifically on the uncommon summer sunny days. He likes to vacation, particularly with his spouse and sons, encountering new cultures, lands and languages.

Rupert expended quite a few summers performing at Purple Wing in Fredonia during his university years learning in Eire and France and enjoys remaining a member of the To start with Ward Falcons Club in Dunkirk which he states is a “must visit” when in the space. Rupert has been impressed as in new decades the group in Fredonia and Dunkirk has received a positivity which is evidenced in the quite a few obvious variations for the superior in our location.

Rupert thinks that the Chautauqua County local community is “Super friendly and welcoming. As an instance, you simply cannot assistance but admire Mayor Willie Rosas or Senator George Borrello who usually make time to say hi there when they should know that as a Brit, I do not have a vote!”

While humbled to have been asked to speak in Chautauqua County, in honor of his Father, Jim Rawcliffe, Rupert hopes that he can share a few anecdotes which will entertain and that all individuals may possibly even obtain a little something fascinating. Rupert has mentioned, “If that is not the circumstance, then remember to experience totally free to have a speedy nap in advance of clapping loudly at the conclusion!”

The price tag to attend the Rotary occasion in individual is $35 and will element Shorewood’s popular Basic Banquet. Registration should be finished by Saturday at:

The charge to go to by means of Zoom is $5 and attendees must register by, Oct. 13 at:

Soon after thriving on line registration, attendees will get speedy email affirmation.

For the Oct. 14 Banquet to Honor James Rawcliffe, the funds bar will be open at 5 and supper will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the method starts at 6. Door prizes, raffles, Rotary and Toastmasters friendship, and comradery will be readily available on the internet and in-human being. You should make contact with Rotary Space 16 Assistant Governor, Michele Starwalt-Woods with any inquiries at (716) 467-1769 or [email protected]


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