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Policy Hack: Marketing of share offers under non-disclosure

10 October 2015

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Marketing of share offers under non-disclosure. The current regulations allow property and business for sale to be widely advertised and ...

Significant Commercial Agreement - Trading Halt CRe8 Home and Finance Limited (ASSOB: CHF)

08 October 2015

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"CRe8 has signed a significant commercial agreement, which in the Directors’ opinions materially enhances the value of the company. CRe8 ...

Ocular Robotics: Australian Robotics Company a Game Changer in Silicon Valley

28 September 2015

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  "Ocular Robotics has been recognised as a game changer in the global robotics revolution. The Next Generation Game Changer Award ...

Funding Strategies Connect - September 2015

24 September 2015

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Dear Readers, This month I am delighted to share updates from YDF, CRe8, ATIC, Mandala, Opmantek, Ocular Robotics and Squirel with ...

YDF Holdings reaches minimum subscription, launches on ASSOB's primary board

17 September 2015

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"Your Digital File (ASSOB: YDF) is thrilled to announce that the Company’s capital raise has reached minimum subscription and the ...

Squirel completes capital raising

16 September 2015

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"Squirel Ltd (“Squirel” or the “Company”) (ASSOB: SQU) is pleased to announce the suspension of it’s capital raising campaign and ...

The BioCube Corporation: Feronia signs agreement to purchase first Biocube for Africa

15 September 2015

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The BioCube Corporation website published the following article on September 15th, 2015:   "The BioCube Corporation confirms Feronia Inc., an agribusiness operating ...

Ocular Robotics selected to meet with ABB Robotics CEO, captures 3D scenes in Japan, technology to assist firefighters

09 September 2015

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  " Ocular Robotics selected for meeting with ABB Robotics CEO In August OCR participated in a competition run by UK Company Idea ...

Opmantek signs major deal with North American Fortune 50 Company

08 September 2015

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"Opmantek Ltd (ASSOB: OMK) are excited to announce a signed contract with a preeminent North American Fortune 50 company to ...

Australian Trading & Investment Corporation - Free Trial Offer

08 September 2015

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"Greetings… My name is Daniel Hendry (CEO: Australian Trading & Investment Corporation), and below is a summarized update on the company ...

Private Equity - Size Matters

08 September 2015

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"One of the common differences of between public and private firms is size. More often than not, the investment opportunities ...

Mandala Announces Acquisition of Two Properties

03 September 2015

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"Mandala Asset Solutions Pty Limited as manager of the Trinity Accommodation Regional Hospitality Fund (TARHF) is delighted to announce the ...

Two key milestones for Your Digital File in August

31 August 2015

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"August included two key milestones for Your Digital File: The launch of Pilot programs in the legal and educational sectors Our new ...

Uchoose confirms 6th consecutive quarter of sales growth and welcomes leading industry authority to advisory role.

31 August 2015

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"Uchoose is pleased to announce its 6th consecutive quarter of growth in sales for April-June and to coincide with this ...

Private Funding

29 August 2015

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Looking for Private Funding to grow your business?  We can assist with your financing strategy whether it being to raise ...

Funding Strategies Connect - August 2015

28 August 2015

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Dear Readers, A busy month has flown by with great achievements by some of our clients. Our congratulations go to: * Opmantek ...

CRe8 Home & Finance: Private Equity Gateway engaged to broker initial $50M facility

28 August 2015

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CRe8 Home and Finance is very pleased to announce they have engaged Private Equity Gateway Group (PEGG) (introduced by and ...

Raise Capital for my Business

25 August 2015

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It is important to become "investor ready" in order to prepare the business to raise capital.  Generally we follow a ...

Mobicon: New Entity for Mobicon and great financials for 2014-15

21 August 2015

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Early July a new entity was formed. Both Mobicon Systems and Mobicon Rentals are now under the umbrella of Mobicon ...

Opmantek Software voted people's choice for systems management in 2015 American Business Awards

14 August 2015

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Opmantek Software has been voted America’s favourite systems management product in The 13th Annual American Business Awards. Opmantek’s newest accolade was ...

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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