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Your Digital File® continues to gain traction in the marketplace

24 June 2015

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Your Digital File® continues to gain traction in the marketplace as it becomes increasingly evident it is no longer a ...

Opmantek rockets to 90,000 downloads and 9,000 commercial trials

24 June 2015

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It’s been a fantastic year for Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK). The company has received significant local and international recognition and is closing ...

Mobicon: Successful Breakfast Meeting at BlueMount Capital and Funding Strategies

23 June 2015

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Mobicon Systems is looking back on a pleasant and successful breakfast meeting at BlueMount on the 10th of June.   Two contacts ...

CRe8 Home & Finance: Strengthened Loan Contract Process

22 June 2015

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To Whom It May Concern: We have had a professional relationship with Blaak & Associates (Solicitors) for the past 3 years ...

Investors

13 June 2015

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We act for companies looking to raise finance or equity capital and we often get asked "Will investors invest in ...

Squirel Ltd: Numbers up; time and cost to establish funds down

09 June 2015

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Squirel Ltd (“Squirel” or the “Company”) (ASSOB: SQU) is pleased to announce positive increases across all key business metrics and ...

YDF appointments & progress

28 May 2015

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Your Digital File® added depth to its Executive team with two key appointments. Simon Suter, who has a proven track ...

Opmantek announced as Finalist in the American Business Awards

25 May 2015

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Off the back of further significant success in USA, Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK) has been announced as a finalist in the American ...

Squirel Ltd announces an exclusive performance based, new client acquisition agreement

25 May 2015

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Squirel Ltd (“Squirel” or the “Company”) (ASSOB: SQU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Direct Response Media and one3six ...

Mandala Asset Solutions Announcement: TARHF is planning to make a First Close on 24 June 2015

25 May 2015

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Mandala Asset Solutions Pty Limited as manager of the Trinity Accommodation Regional Hospitality Trust (TARHF) is pleased to announce that ...

Ocular Robotics has China in its sights with award-winning RobotEye

22 May 2015

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The Export Growth China website published the following article about Ocular Robotic on May 25th, 2015:   "Ocular Robotics is set to ...

Ocular Robotics Announcement

18 May 2015

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Commercial Director Appointed to Drive Sales Growth Ocular Robotics (OCR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Ramin Rafiei to ...

Squirel Ltd Announces New Director Appointment

15 May 2015

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Squirel Ltd (“Squirel” or the “Company”) (ASSOB: SQU) is pleased to announce the appointment of APS Group Founder, Brian Armstrong, ...

Opmantek launch New Share Offer as CEO is named 'Australian Executive of the Year'

28 April 2015

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Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK) is pleased to announce the launch of their new share offer this week. The company is raising $2.16m ...

CRe8 Home & Finance: Round 2 & 3 HWAD waiting list

27 April 2015

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The response and traction that Glenvill First is receiving has led to purchasers signing up for a waiting list until ...

Opmantek CEO Danny Maher wins Gold Stevie® Award

27 April 2015

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The NewsMaker website has published the following article about Opmantek, today April 27th, 2015:   "Opmantek (ASSOB:OMK) CEO Danny Maher has been ...

Property Joint Venture: Project Update - Kasba Hamilton

27 April 2015

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Key new activities include the: 1. Completion of the minimum subsription. 2. First syndicate meeting was held. 3. Builder has been selected 4. Demolition ...

Opmantek: Gold Coast IT whiz wins ‘Oscar’

24 April 2015

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The Gold Coast Bulletin website has published the following article about Opmantek, today April 24th, 2015:   "Gold Coast IT whiz wins ...

Opmantek: Gold Coast CEO wins 'Oscar' of Business Awards

24 April 2015

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The Gold Coast Business News website has published the following article about Opmantek, today April 24th, 2015:   "GOLD COAST CEO WINS ...

Squirrel Super partners with Macquarie Radio Network’s Sydney stations 2gb and 2ue

24 April 2015

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Squirrel Superannuation Services Pty Ltd (Squirrel) has partnered with 2GB and 2UE to provide SMSF education and information to listeners. ...

How CoVEST Capital disrupts due diligence: colleagues first, cash later

25 March 15

An article published on the Business Review Weekly (BRW) website on 25th of March 2015, explains CoVest point of view about Due Diligence. A summary of the article can be read below:

"Traditionally, buyers of small to medium-sized businesses rely on due diligence to evaluate whether to proceed with the acquisition or not. The theory is that the investigations conducted as part of due diligence enable the acquirer to develop an understanding of the business and enable informed decision making.

 

The reality is very different: at best due diligence allows potential buyers to develop a fragmented and superficial understanding of the acquisition target. Hence, it does not come as a surprise that frequently the acquired business fails to achieve target and deliver expected return....

 

At CoVEST Capital we believe that prospective buyers, especially those of small and medium-sized businesses, need to perform a different type of due diligence to gain a level of insight and understanding that enables them to make an informed and confident decision while minimising disruption for owners.

 

As fund managers and custodians of investors’ capital we have an obligation to de-risk investments and ensure we can fulfil on our promise on an internal rate of return (IRR) of 25 per cent. To de-risk investments, due diligence, as it is commonly practiced, is a necessary condition but it is not sufficient....

 

After signing a term sheet with the vendor we take the business through a structured process, we call it the Investment Readiness Program. The program has been designed to add real value to owners. We spend considerable time, up to two days per week, in the business and team up with management and staff to improve business performance (we charge $20,000-$30,000 per month for this).

 

At the outset and in a highly collaborative context we identify two to three areas relating to revenues or expenses, in which performance can be enhanced in the short term. Our main objective is to realise measurable improvements in the shortest time possible. For this reason the focus is on operational rather than strategic business areas....

 

Traditional due diligence has serious limitations. The Investment Readiness Program has been designed to address them: it adds value to management and owners and provides a completely different quality of insights."

 

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