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Launching in 2019: EMF Performance Centre Nerang

12 November 2018

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  Launching in 2019: EMF Performance Centre Nerang   EMF co-founder Scott walks us through the Nerang facility to explain everything we can ...

BlueMount Capital Appointed as Corporate Advisor by Qponics Limited

09 November 2018

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  BlueMount Capital Appointed as Corporate Advisor by Qponics Limited   BlueMount Capital is pleased to advise that we have been appointed Corporate ...

LAUNCH OF CUTTING EDGE SOLUTION TO COMBAT TOXIC SILICA DUST- Craig Penty from Guarda Group Holdings

07 November 2018

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  LAUNCH OF CUTTING EDGE SOLUTION TO COMBAT TOXIC SILICA DUST - Craig Penty from Guarda Group Holdings   “The fight against death ...

"Fighting Silicosis With Product Innovation"

29 October 2018

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  "Fighting Silicosis With Product Innovation"   "There are increasing reports of chronic illness, including silicosis and even deaths of trades people in ...

Congratulations, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect October 2018

29 October 2018

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Congratulations, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect October 2018     Dear Reader, Welcome to the October 2018 edition of Funding Strategies Connect! We ...

EMF Opens Upper Coomera Location

24 October 2018

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    EMF Opens Upper Coomera Location "We opened our latest edition to the EMF Group in September being EMF Performance Centre Upper ...

Walker Capital Closes Round 2

18 October 2018

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    Walker Capital Closes Round 2 "On behalf of Walker Capital, I am excited to announce the completion of Round 2 of ...

Conference report: SuperReturn Asia 2018, Hong Kong

16 October 2018

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  Conference report: SuperReturn Asia 2018, Hong Kong     BlueMount Capital's Director, M&A, Flora Mok, attended the SuperReturn Asia Conference at the JW ...

An excellent night at the HKABA QLD Business Awards!

05 October 2018

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  An excellent night at the HKABA QLD Business Awards!   BlueMount Capital was honoured and delighted to be a finalist in the ...

Award Finalist and Introductions - Funding Strategies Connect September 2018

28 September 2018

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Award Finalist and Introductions - Funding Strategies Connect September 2018   Dear Reader, Welcome to the September 2018 edition of Funding Strategies Connect! I ...

Walker Capital Launches Affiliate Program

29 August 2018

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  "Become a CPA Affiliate and earn up to 5% per Referral   Partner with Walker Capital and Earn More? Walker Capital values relationships ...

"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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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 ...

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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