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Opmantek's Strong International Growth Continues

05 September 2016

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"Opmantek’s period of strong growth has continued with previous quarter results seeing Europe emerging as the top performing region for the ...

Benojo - Latest News - September 2016

02 September 2016

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"Benojo reached a milestone of 7,000 users...growing its team and business development capacity..will launch its bespoke products in October..." Martyn Ryan, ...

Ocular Robotics invited to demonstrate at Army Innovation Day 2016

24 August 2016

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"In a highly competitive process Ocular Robotics has been invited to demonstrate an Immersive Telepresence System based on its RobotEye ...

ATIC Update: Round 2 Fully Subscribed & Latest Progress Report

24 August 2016

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ATIC Update: Round 2 Fully Subscribed & Latest Progress Report Round 2 fully subscribed. Progressing in offering execution & funds management services Property ...

Benojo - Latest News - August 2016

04 August 2016

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"Benojo secure $200,000 in R&D grants from federal Government... extends its tech capability to now include the general public..." Martyn Ryan, CEO, ...

Chat2, Cricket and much more - Funding Strategies Connect July August 2016

02 August 2016

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Dear Reader, Thank you for your interest in our company and services. We strive to provide successful introductions between profitable, expanding ...

ATIC announces Change of Director

19 July 2016

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"...it’s with pleasure that I can announce that Mr. Paul De Groot has joined the board of ATIC." Daniel Hendry, Managing ...

Completion of Squirel Limited Due Diligence

19 July 2016

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"Further to the announcement on 8 July 2016,  Metallum Limited is pleased to provide an update on its  proposed acquisition ...

Freedom Suites Launch at Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo

19 July 2016

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"Freedom Suites has officially launched the salon suite concept at Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo, 17th and 18th July, with ...

Benojo - Latest News - July 2016

19 July 2016

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"Benojo celebrate almost $3m of donations on its platform in 2016...reach a milestone of 6000 users and 50 corporate clients" Martyn ...

Capital Raising progressing with Round 1 fully subscribed

15 July 2016

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"Freedom Suites Ltd has recently closed Round 1 of its capital raising fully subscribed and has extended the offer for ...

Ocular Robotics ASSOB offer closing 17 July 2016

12 July 2016

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"Ocular Robotics’ current share offer on the ASSOB board closes on the 17th July 2016 and I would like to ...

DSTG Therman Stress Analysis Collaboration Featured at Partnerships Week

12 July 2016

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"As reported earlier the Defence Science Technology Group (DSTG) have through an R&D collaboration been pursuing a development with Ocular ...

Incentives, Introductions and News - Funding Strategies Connect June July 2016

01 July 2016

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Dear Readers, From 1st July 2016, the Australian Government is introducing tax incentives for early stage investors. "If you invest in ...

Nifty R&D Special Offer

30 June 2016

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"Submit with Nifty R&D on or before 31st Aug to receive 25% off the cost of your R&D claim" Brendan White, ...

Qponics awarded $1m CRC-P Grant

30 June 2016

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"Queensland-based omega-3 algae farming company, Qponics, has been awarded a $1 million grant to construct a commercial-sized algae farm in ...

Freedom Suites to exhibit at Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo

29 June 2016

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"Freedom Suites are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the upcoming Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo on ...

Opmantek continues strong growth and increases presence with new configuration technology

27 June 2016

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"Opmantek continues strong growth and increases presence in the Network Automation Market with new configuration technology" Danny Maher, Managing Director, Opmantek ...

ICS June news

24 June 2016

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"Certification Bodies Seek to Bridge their Skills Shortage", "Cutting Edge and Exclusive Food Security Training", "Asian Footprint in Training and ...

Squirrel & Metallum Sign Binding Heads of Agreement

17 June 2016

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"The Board of Metallum Limited (ASX:MNE) is pleased to announce that it has executed share sale agreements with the shareholders ...

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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