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"Engineered stone cutting with prototype Guarda saw for silica dust control"

28 August 2018

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    "This is our new prototype Guarda stone cutting saw. This saw was conceptualised and built in less than 3 weeks ...

Copper Introduction, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect July August 2018

21 August 2018

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Copper Introduction, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect July/August 2018   Dear Readers, Welcome to the July/August 2018 edition of Funding Strategies ...

"Guarda Systems to launch revolutionary new Concrete Saw at "World of Concrete" Trade Show in Jan 2019"

27 July 2018

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  "Guarda Systems to launch revolutionary new Concrete Saw at "World of Concrete" Trade Show in Jan 2019   Our new Edge Powercutter ...

"Walker Capital gears for UK, EU market entry ahead of potential three-five year exit - MD"

25 July 2018

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  "Walker Capital gears for UK, EU market entry ahead of potential three-five year exit - MD   Walker Capital, an Australian investment ...

Fin Tech Roll-up PictureWealth Reaches $25m FUM

18 July 2018

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  "PictureWealth passes important milestone   To our valued stakeholders, It has been a productive few months and we have passed an important milestone ...

'Killer Dust' - Guarda products offer solution

12 July 2018

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  'Killer Dust' - Guarda products offer solution   On Sunday, 8 July 2018, Network Ten's television panel program The Project aired a ...

Director Briefing with David Pettit from PictureWealth

03 July 2018

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

Director Briefing with Michael Walker from Walker Capital

29 June 2018

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EOFY - A Time To Review Goals and Achievements - Funding Strategies Connect June 2018

29 June 2018

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  EOFY - A Time To Review Goals and Achievements - Funding Strategies Connect June 2018   Dear Readers, Welcome to the June 2018 ...

Guarda Group - First Round Fully Subscribed

22 June 2018

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  "Guarda Group - First Round Fully Subscribed On behalf of Guarda Group Holdings, I am delighted to announce that Round 1 ...

A Perfect Storm for PictureWealth

21 June 2018

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  A Perfect Storm for PictureWealth   "PictureWealth’s capital raise is off to a good start with the company having successfully banked $645k, ...

Walker Capital Closes Round 1

12 June 2018

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  "Walker Capital Closes Round 1   On behalf of Walker Capital, I am excited to announce the completion of Round 1 ...

"PictureWealth actively seeks Australia-wide financial services acquisitions - MD"

07 June 2018

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  "PictureWealth actively seeks Australia-wide financial services acquisitions - MD   PictureWealth, a private Perth, Australia-based integrated technology and financial advisory company, is ...

Mark's Presentation from our Queensland Small Business Week 2018 Breakfast

01 June 2018

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Mark's Presentation from our Queensland Small Business Week 2018 Breakfast   Thank you to those who were able to attend our informal ...

Presentations, Events and News - Funding Strategies Connect May 2018

01 June 2018

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  Presentations, Events and News - Funding Strategies Connect May 2018   Dear Readers, Welcome to the May 2018 edition of Funding Strategies Connect! This ...

"Walker Capital’s Investment Strategy Shows Excellent Gain"

28 May 2018

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  "Walker Capital’s Investment Strategy Shows Excellent Gain On behalf of Walker Capital, I am delighted to announce that our High ...

PictureWealth keynotes at CPA Public Practice Conference

22 May 2018

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"PictureWealth keynotes at CPA Public Practice Conference I am very pleased to announce PictureWealth’s participation in the upcoming CPA Pubic Practice ...

Market Review: Dealer Trade vs TradeRev

14 May 2018

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  "Market Review: Dealer Trade vs TradeRev   A key question which we are always asked is: How do we quantify the value ...

"Guarda Group has buyer interest but is focused on boosting revenue - CEO"

11 May 2018

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  "Guarda Group has buyer interest but is focused on boosting revenue - CEO   Guarda Group, a Perth-based Australian manufacturer of concrete-cutting ...

Director Briefing with Craig Penty, Guarda Group Holdings

10 May 2018

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    Director Briefing with Craig Penty, Guarda Group Holdings   In this Director Briefing, Craig Penty, Managing Director of Guarda Group Holdings Pty ...

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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