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Happy New Year - Funding Strategies Connect Jan 2018

06 February 2018

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    Happy New Year - Funding Strategies Connect Jan 2018   Dear Readers, Happy new year!   Flora Mok and myself were privileged to attend the ...

Squirrel Acquires London Based FCA Licensed Financial Service

05 February 2018

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    Squirrel Acquires London Based FCA Licensed Financial Service   "Squirrel Limited through its wholly owned UK based subsidiary, Squirrel Money Limited is ...

Mark's report on his recent Hong Kong visit

01 February 2018

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    Flora Mok and myself (pictured above) were privileged to attend the Asian Financial Forum, the Asia Private Equity Forum and ...

Dealer Trade Progress Report

25 January 2018

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    Dealer Trade has provided a progress report in regards to: Gumtree - CarRecord Partnership New Manufacturer - Suzuki QLD Dealer Trade UK Fairfax - ...

AqMB offers "PFD export to CAD software, smartPFD mode, plant rollback & simplified stream numbering"

25 January 2018

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    AqMB offers "PFD export to CAD software, smartPFD mode, plant rollback & simplified stream numbering"   Transition easily from BFD to PFD ...

"Support Management Solutions to raise capital for new medical software product"

23 January 2018

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    "Support Management Solutions to raise capital for new medical software product   Support Management Solutions to seek capital in 6-9 months to ...

2017 - its a wrap! Funding Strategies Connect December 2017

19 December 2017

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  2017 - its a wrap! Funding Strategies Connect December 2017     Dear Readers, 2017 - its a wrap! We have completed significant assignments for ...

Squirrel ranked 84th in the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 awards

18 December 2017

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  "Fresh off the back of Squirrel's recognition as one of the AFR's Fast Starters, I am pleased to announce we ...

Opmantek named 55th Australian Export Awards category winner

15 December 2017

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  Opmantek named  55th Australian Export Awards category winner     On the back of winning the 4th consecutive Queensland Premier's Export Award, Opmantek ...

BlueMount Capital Secures Major Debt Funding

07 December 2017

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    BlueMount Capital Secures Major Debt Funding   "In conjunction with BlueMount Capital’s Melbourne office, I am delighted to announce we have secured ...

"Walking over broken glass for sustainability"

06 December 2017

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    "Walking over broken glass for sustainability"   "Dr Ho’s team, along with industry partners Brisbane City Council and EnviroSand, are investigating mixtures ...

Squirrel recognised in the 2017 AFR Fast Starters List

09 November 2017

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  Squirrel recognised in the 2017 AFR Fast Starters List   Squirrel debut's on the Australian Financial Review's Fast Starters list, as the ...

The market, introductions and news - Funding Strategies Connect October 2017

31 October 2017

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    Dear Reader,   It's an interesting time in the capital markets space at the moment. Australia has seen a large initial coin offering ...

"CaroMel's platform launch set"

27 October 2017

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"CaroMel's platform launch set   Platform launch CaroMel’s platform is ready for launch. The company will now sprint to load the branding and ...

"We are launching any day now" CaroMel Ltd Podcast

19 October 2017

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    "We are launching any day now"   Podcast: Listen as Raghu Rajakumar spoke to Greg McLardie, Managing Director of CaroMel Ltd. CaroMel is ...

LeenLife signs Agreement with BioCube

17 October 2017

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  LeenLife Pharma International: Production and Operations in North America Exclusivity Agreement with BioCubeTM   "October 17, 2017 CSE - LLP The Company is pleased to ...

Mining, Cars and Cyber Protection - Funding Strategies Connect September 2017

06 October 2017

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  Dear Reader,   In discussing our services with prospects and clients, it is important to be clear on their company's strategic objectives. Quite ...

CaroMel - Director Briefing with Greg McLardie

03 October 2017

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  Director Briefing with Greg McLardie, CaroMel Ltd   “Our digital platform allows orders to be received from and shipped directly to the ...

Haixi - Extension of the Offer Period

28 September 2017

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  Haixi - Extension of the Offer Period   "The Board of Directors of Haixi Pharmaceutical International Holdings Limited (ACN 616 806 574) ...

CaroMel's platform launch set

26 September 2017

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CaroMel's platform launch set "CaroMel's digital platform is on track to launch within three months with the technology build, traceability and ...

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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