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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 ...

"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 ...

JNCI publication involving CytImmune's CYT-21625

10 March 2018

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  "JNCI publication involving CytImmune's CYT-21625"   "Please find attached [via the link below] an article published in the most recent version of ...

AqMB introduces SupplierLink

08 March 2018

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  AqMB introduces SupplierLink   "Welcome to your virtual marketplace Process designers are busy people. Conferences and trade shows are expensive and the leads ...

"APRA to introduce first prudential standard aimed at tackling growing threat of cyber attacks"

07 March 2018

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"APRA to introduce first prudential standard aimed at tackling growing threat of cyber attacks"   Cyber Research has advised us of another ...

Support Management Solutions: Updates on Board and Development

27 February 2018

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    Support Management Solutions: Updates on Board and Development   "New Director Hugh Hamilton has been appointed to the Board. Hugh has experience in ...

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 ...

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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