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Director Briefing with Manish Goklaney from Learn Primary

19 February 2019

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In this Director Briefing, Manish Goklaney, Co-Founder of Learn Primary Pty Ltd, discusses: Learn Primary’s objective to improve learning for children ...

Podcast: The Road Most Travelled (ft. David Keir from Freedom Road Travel Group – Discusses Strategy and Expansion Plans)

19 February 2019

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   Podcast: The Road Most Travelled (ft. David Keir from Freedom Road Travel Group – Discusses Strategy and Expansion Plans)   Today on ...

"Freedom Road Travel plans capital raise to expand China-focused business to US – CEO"

12 February 2019

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   "Freedom Road Travel plans capital raise to expand China-focused business to US – CEO   Freedom Road Travel Group (FRTG), a Hong ...

"Learn Primary could seek to raise capital in 4Q19 to enter New Zealand, Canada - CEO"

08 February 2019

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  "Learn Primary could seek to raise capital in 4Q19 to enter New Zealand, Canada - CEO   Learn Primary, a private Australian ...

Readers, Happy new year - Funding Strategies Connect January and February 2019

05 February 2019

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  Reader, Happy new year - Funding Strategies Connect Jan/Feb 2019   Dear Readers, Happy New Year 2019 - The Year of the Pig! We ...

Learn Primary - January 2019 Update and Announcements

31 January 2019

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   "Learn Primary - January 2019 Update and Announcements   Over the last quarter Learn Primary has had significant achievements which the Company ...

"Progress on the upgrade of the pilot algae farm in Brisbane into a small-scale production facility"

30 January 2019

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  "Progress on the upgrade of the pilot algae farm in Brisbane into a small-scale production facility The small ultrafiltration system continues ...

“Guarda Systems receives strong interest in products at World of Concrete Trade Show in the US”

30 January 2019

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  “Guarda Systems receives strong interest in products at World of Concrete Trade Show in the US” "Guarda Systems attended the World ...

"FREEDOM ROAD TRAVEL SECURE QUEENSLAND RUGBY UNION PARTNERSHIP"

28 January 2019

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  " FREEDOM ROAD TRAVEL SECURE QUEENSLAND RUGBY UNION PARTNERSHIP  Freedom Road Travel has gone from strength to strength in both the domestic ...

"Helio Lending in Hong Kong"

24 January 2019

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  "Helio Lending In Hong Kong   Helio Lending has been in attendance at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, represented by ...

Director Briefing with Dr Graeme Barnett from Qponics Limited

18 January 2019

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  In this Director Briefing, Dr Graeme Barnett, CEO and Managing Director of Qponics Limited ("Qponics", "the Company") discusses: Background of Qponics ...

Podcast: Delivering an Elite Business, Military Style (Ft. Scott Freeman of EMF, Elite Military Fitness)

20 December 2018

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  Podcast: Delivering an Elite Business, Military Style (Ft. Scott Freeman of EMF, Elite Military Fitness)   Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke ...

Guarda Releases Powerful Saw Dust Comparison Video

18 December 2018

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    Guarda Releases Powerful Saw Dust Comparison Video    "We are very excited that our brand new Guarda Edge Powercutter will be in ...

"EMF hires BlueMount Capital to assist with debt funding; potential exit in 3-5 years - co-owner"

18 December 2018

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    "EMF hires BlueMount Capital to assist with debt funding; potential exit in 3-5 years - co-owner"   "EMF Group of Companies, a ...

Qponics continues to upgrade pilot algae farm in Brisbane

12 December 2018

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  "Qponics continues to upgrade pilot algae farm in Brisbane The structural part of the new 65m x 12m raceway pond was ...

Podcast: Omega-3 Industry on The Rise With Algae Farming (ft. Dr Graeme Barnett, CEO & MD of Qponics)

12 December 2018

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  Podcast: Omega-3 Industry on The Rise With Algae Farming (ft. Dr Graeme Barnett, CEO & MD of Qponics) "Today on Eden ...

"Carhood launches AUD 1.5m pre-IPO round ahead of 2Q19 listing - new CEO"

07 December 2018

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  "Carhood launches AUD 1.5m pre-IPO round ahead of 2Q19 listing - new CEO"   "Carhood, a private Melbourne-based Australian car sharing rental ...

Helio Lending - Unlocking Cryptocurrency, Australian First Launches into Market

06 December 2018

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  "Unlocking Cryptocurrency, Australian First Launches into Market   Helio Lending today boldly launched into the Australian cryptocurrency market. Helio Lending is the ...

Edge Powercutter to be launched at upcoming World of Concrete Trade Show - Guarda

06 December 2018

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  Edge Powercutter to be launched at upcoming World of Concrete Trade Show - Guarda   "Guarda is excited to be launching the ...

Director Briefing with John O'Shea from Helio Lending Pty Ltd

03 December 2018

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  Please click on the link below to read the Director Briefing. For more information about Helio, please click here.

Mark's report on his recent Hong Kong visit

01 February 18

 

 

Flora Mok and myself (pictured above) were privileged to attend the Asian Financial Forum, the Asia Private Equity Forum and the 2018 Family Offices Solutions Showcase and Asia Co-Investors workshops recently in Hong Kong. The Asian Financial Forum is an annual gathering of foremost financial and business leaders.

The takeaway messages from an Australian perspective were:

  • The world economy is growing, inflation and interest rates are subdued and all major economies are contributing in a “synchronised expansion”
  • World growth is expected to be approx. 3.7%;
  • Asia is contributing approx. 2/3 of the worlds growth with China being approx. 1/3 of the world economy;
  • The new industrial revolution is underway with Big Data / Blockchain / Artificial Intelligence & Robotics and Cybersceurity technologies gaining traction;
  • China is looking to grow sustainably and is investing in R&D and technology and encouraging enterprises to go international (part of the Belt and Road initiative);
  • China is also building world class financial platforms eg. Shanghai and Shenzen Connect, where Chinese mainland and Hong Kong investors can invest in securities listed on the Shaghai, Shenzen and Hong Kong stock exchanges seamlessly;
  • Investor confidence is high with 58% of participants saying that the global outlook for 2018 will be better (compared with 22% last year);
  • Interestingly the participants ranked the “Policy directions of the US administration” as the largest global economic risk for 2018 (as a side note as I was returning to Australia the US Govt had “shut down” due to the impasse in the Senate);
  • China was seen as the most attractive region for investment return in 2018 with Southeast Asia being second;
  • The Telecom, media and technology (TMT) sector was seen as having the greatest growth potential with Healthcare being second;
  • Respondents expected China’s real GDP growth rate to be between 6-7% in 2018 with the majority of respondents predicting growth at the higher end of the range;
  • Hong Kong is the single largest direct investor into China and Hong Kong receives 50-60% of all outflows from China;
  • Private markets are very buoyant with large private equity and venture capital firms having trouble deploying capital;
  • Risks for deployment of funds are around management teams, creating value and valuations;
  • Funds are looking for foreign markets to exit investee companies due to more favourable “share lock up” arrangements;
  • Limited Partners are also driving direct investments rather that via funds as they become more sophisticated.

We were also able to meet a number of our investors and counterparties as well as meet new funds and family offices looking to deploy capital.

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