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Podcast: Pioneering Telehealth and Shaping the Future of Australian Healthcare (Ft. Bianca Brown Co-Founder and MD of Instant Consult Pty Ltd)

17 July 2019

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   Podcast: Pioneering Telehealth and Shaping the Future of Australian Healthcare (Ft. Bianca Brown Co-Founder and MD of Instant Consult Pty Ltd)   "Today ...

Qponics: Progress video

11 July 2019

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   Qponics: "Progress in upgrading the algae farm in Brisbane   The upgrade to the pilot algae farm is nearing completion. The Liqoflux ultrafiltration ...

Director Briefing with Bianca Brown from Instant Consult Pty Ltd

10 July 2019

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  Director Briefing with Bianca Brown from Instant Consult Pty Ltd In this Director Briefing Bianca Brown, Co-Founder and Managing Director of ...

Podcast: HighLow Fitness Capitalises on trends in the industry (Ft. Mark Garrahy Co-Founder and General Manager of HighLow Fitness Holdings Limited)

10 July 2019

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  Podcast: HighLow Fitness Capitalises on trends in the industry (Ft. Mark Garrahy Co-Founder and General Manager of HighLow Fitness Holdings ...

Ocular Robotics: RobotEye RELW60 Thermal

05 July 2019

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  Case Study: Critical Electrical Infrastructure "Thermal images have long been used as a method of security monitoring due to their ability ...

Instant Consult - Round 1 fully subscribed

02 July 2019

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   Instant Consult - Round 1 fully subscribed "We are delighted to announce that Round 1 of our capital raise is now ...

"Bushell & Cornish seeking potential partners; software biz for sale - owner"

28 June 2019

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  "Bushell & Cornish seeking potential partners; software biz for sale - owner  Bushell & Cornish, a private Australian management consultancy, is ...

Instant Consult Reaches Over 1,000 Doctor Consultations in a Month

26 June 2019

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   Instant Consult Reaches Over 1,000 Doctor Consultations in a Month   "Instant Consult has reached over 1,000 successful consultations in the month ...

Director Briefing with Mark Garrahy from HighLow Fitness

24 June 2019

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  Mark Garrahy, General Manager of HighLow Fitness Holdings Limited (“the Company”) discusses: Australian expansion plan - outlook and strategic focus HighLow Fitness and ...

Readers, The EOFY Edition - Funding Strategies Connect June 2019

18 June 2019

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  Readers, The EOFY Edition - Funding Strategies Connect June 2019   Dear Readers, Welcome to the June 2019 edition of Funding Strategies Connect! Since ...

HighLow Fitness now Active Kids Approved

14 June 2019

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   "HighLow Fitness now Active Kids Approved    HighLow Fitness is excited to announce it is now approved to after offer the Active ...

Podcast: "IG3 Education - A World Leading Technology for Teaching and Learning"

13 June 2019

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  Podcast: "IG3 Education - A World Leading Technology for Teaching and Learning"   "Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Tony Church, ...

"IG3 Education actively assessing options for US and Europe market entry ahead of IPO in 12-18 months - CEO"

13 June 2019

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   "IG3 Education actively assessing options for US and Europe market entry ahead of IPO in 12-18 months - CEO   IG3 Education, ...

First Australia Crypto Lender - Helio - Goes Live

07 June 2019

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  "First Australia Crypto Lender - Helio - Goes Live   Helio Lending is now live and in the market writing loans. We ...

Instant Consult Turns One

04 June 2019

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  "Instant Consult Turns One   Instant Consult celebrated its 1st birthday on the 1st June since introducing its app to the public. Incorporated ...

Qponics: "Progress in upgrading the algae farm in Brisbane" June 2019

03 June 2019

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  Qponics: "Progress in upgrading the algae farm in Brisbane" June 2019   "The 24-kW solar panel array has been installed on the ...

"Man becomes youngest victim of deadly dust disease"

30 May 2019

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Freedom Road Travel acquires National Seniors Australia Travel Business

30 May 2019

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  "Freedom Road Travel acquires National Seniors Australia Travel Business Freedom Road Travel Group (FRTG) is pleased to announce that its Australian ...

Readers, Distribution and News - Funding Strategies Connect May 2019

21 May 2019

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  Readers, Distribution and News - Funding Strategies Connect May 2019   Dear Readers, Welcome to the May 2019 edition of Funding Strategies Connect! We ...

Qponics: "Progress in upgrading the algae farm in Brisbane" 30 Apr 2019

30 April 2019

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"Progress in upgrading the algae farm in Brisbane | 30 Apr 2019   The ultrafiltration system is presently on-ship in transit from ...

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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