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The Tech Corner: BioCube

31 May 2017

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  "The Tech Corner: BioCube A shipping container that processes waste and plant materials into green energy that can run engines and ...

Tractile shades Tesla

25 May 2017

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  "Tractile leaves Tesla solar roof tiles in the shade   Renowned global entrepreneur Elon Musk’s latest product offering, solar roof tiles, are ...

Tooth Booth, CXi Software, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect May 2017

19 May 2017

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  Tooth Booth, CXi Software, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect May 2017 Dear Reader, Welcome back for the May edition of ...

Tooth Booth Westfield North Lakes to open August 2017

18 May 2017

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    "Tooth Booth Westfield North Lakes to open August 2017   Tooth Booth are in final discussions with Westfield North Lakes to open ...

Merger Brings Global Financial Network to Melbourne

05 May 2017

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  Merger Brings Global Financial Network to Melbourne    Fast growing capital markets group BlueMount Capital has welcomed Melbourne-based corporate advisory and investment ...

Myriad, Clients and Associate news - Funding Strategies Connect April 2017

20 April 2017

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Myriad, Clients and Associate news - Funding Strategies Connect April 2017   Dear Readers, Welcome back for another edition of our monthly newsletter, ...

BPC Residential Funds - Fully Subscribed

13 April 2017

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  " WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE BOSS PRIVATE CAPITAL RESIDENTIAL FUND NUMBER 1 & 2 ARE BOTH NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED"    Paul Harragon, Managing Director, ...

BPC: Residential Funds - Fully Subscribed

13 April 2017

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  " WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE BOSS PRIVATE CAPITAL RESIDENTIAL FUND NUMBER 1 & 2 ARE BOTH NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED"   Paul Harragon, Managing ...

Future Asset Management International (FAMI)

11 April 2017

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  "Future Venture Capital Offer (FVCO) Our innovative Future Venture Capital Offer (FVCO) provides a compliant VCLP structure for a wide range ...

"Equity crowdfunding bill passed, but proprietary companies still excluded"

20 March 2017

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"Equity crowdfunding bill passed, but proprietary companies still excluded"   "Retail investors will from September be able to buy up to $10,000 ...

Funds, Introductions and Updates - Funding Strategies Connect March 2017

17 March 2017

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Funds, Introductions and Updates - Funding Strategies Connect March 2017 Dear Readers, It has been a busy first quarter so far with ...

Trac Group roll out of Tractile Solar Roofing gains momentum

16 March 2017

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  "Trac Group roll out of TractileTM Solar Roofing gains momentum   Trac Group's strategy to build a network of distributors continues to ...

QinetiQ Selects RobotEye Thermal System for Their CUAS Product Family

14 March 2017

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  "QinetiQ Selects RobotEye Thermal System for Their CUAS Product Family   As the use of drones proliferates, their level of sophistication increases ...

Smarter MySuper defaults

13 March 2017

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  Smarter MySuper defaults    "Are Super Funds being hypocritical? Telling their members who have made an investment choice and are engaged (circa 20%), ...

Queensland Business Development Fund – Co-Investor Application

10 March 2017

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   Queensland Business Development Fund – Co-Investor Application   "Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd (“TSS” or the “Company”) is pleased to confirm, following a ...

Nelson Resources appoints CPS Securities

08 March 2017

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  "Nelson Resources appoints CPS Securities   The Nelson Resources Limited (the Company, ASX: NES) Board is pleased to advise that Nelson Resources ...

Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd Exceeds Minimum Subscription

22 February 2017

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  Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd Exceeds Minimum Subscription "Tailored Superannuation Solutions Ltd (“TSS” or the “Company”) is pleased to confirm that the ...

Nelson Resources extends closing of its Replacement Prospectus

22 February 2017

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   "Nelson Resources extends closing of its Replacement Prospectus   The Nelson Resources Limited (the Company, ASX: NES) Board is pleased to advise ...

Crowdfunding and other news - Funding Strategies Connect February 2017

20 February 2017

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Crowdfunding and other news - Funding Strategies Connect February 2017 Dear Readers, "Crowd-sourced equity funding bill to pass Senate" It looks like Australia ...

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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