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Number of news items returned: 21 to 40 records of 414

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 ...

Guarda's Enviro Chasing Services update

09 May 2018

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Guarda Group Holdings' MD, Craig, Penty, provides this update: "We have been lobbying government in WA for a number of years ...

Dealer Trade goes from strength to strength

30 April 2018

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  Dealer Trade Holdings announced that its subsidiary CarRecord has entered into a partnership with Gumtree. Since the integration in late ...

Breakfast Invitation, Lessons and News - Funding Strategies Connect April 2018

30 April 2018

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  Breakfast Invitation, Lessons and News - Funding Strategies Connect April 2018   Dear Readers, Welcome to the April 2018 edition of Funding Strategies ...

Mark's lessons on capital raising

27 April 2018

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  Mark's lessons on capital raising: Make sure material arrangements are supported by appropriate documentation; Be flexible on how the investment might be ...

Guarda Group signs up major clients

26 April 2018

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  "Guarda Group signs up major clients   On behalf of Guarda Group Holdings, I am delighted to announce that our Perth based ...

Queensland Small Business Week 2018 - Breakfast

19 April 2018

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Queensland Small Business Week 2018 - Breakfast As part of Queensland Small Business Week 2018, Dr Mark Rainbird and his team ...

OpenPort Announces the Launch of the OEL Foundation to Promote Blockchain Innovation within the Supply Chain Industry

19 April 2018

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"OpenPort Announces the Launch of the OEL Foundation to Promote Blockchain Innovation within the Supply Chain Industry   Hong Kong – April 19, ...

"OpenPort actively seeking investors for blockchain transport technology reverse takeover - CEO"

12 April 2018

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  "OpenPort actively seeking investors for blockchain transport technology reverse takeover - CEO OpenPort, a Hong Kong-based global blockchain transport management technology ...

AqMB Holdings - Director Briefing with Darren Szczepanski

10 April 2018

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  In this Director Briefing, Darren Szczepanski, Managing Director of AqMB Holdings Pty Ltd (AqMB Holdings, the Company) discusses: Innovative water treatment ...

"Cyber Research turns down buyers to build more value ahead of potential exit - CEO"

10 April 2018

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  "Cyber Research turns down buyers to build more value ahead of potential exit - CEO Cyber Research, a private Brisbane, Australia-based ...

"Copper supply crunch earlier than predicted — experts"

10 April 2018

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"Copper supply crunch earlier than predicted — experts   Copper demand will surpass supply earlier than expected, with the first clear ...

"Copper pipeline lowest in a century"

06 April 2018

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"Copper pipeline lowest in a century   Appetite for copper-mining assets is picking up after prices climbed in 2017 to the highest ...

"AqMB Holdings ramping up water solutions software revenue ahead of potential trade sale from 2020 - MD"

05 April 2018

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  "AqMB Holdings ramping up water solutions software revenue ahead of potential trade sale from 2020 - MD   AqMB Holdings, a privately ...

"Supply Chain Inefficiencies In Emerging Markets: Is Blockchain The Answer?"

28 March 2018

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"Supply Chain Inefficiencies In Emerging Markets: Is Blockchain The Answer?   By Max Ward, CEO and Founder of OpenPort Emerging markets represent the ...

"Blockchain In Transit: OpenPort Paves New Road to Shipping Traceability and Transparency"

27 March 2018

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  Diamond-Michael Scott Digital Economy Journalist Specializing in Blockchain Technology| Fueling The Advancement of Freedom Through Technology "Blockchain In Transit: OpenPort Paves New ...

OpenPort

20 March 2018

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"Canoe Mining Enters Reverse-Takeover LOI with OpenPort, a Private Placement and Disposition of Assets   NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN ...

Easter, Event, Introductions and News - Funding Strategies Connect March 2018

16 March 2018

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    Easter, Event, Introductions and News - Funding Strategies Connect March 2018   Dear Reader, Welcome to Funding Strategies Connect. We have seen a ...

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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