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Ocular Robotics: Australian Robotics Company a Game Changer in Silicon Valley

28 September 2015

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  "Ocular Robotics has been recognised as a game changer in the global robotics revolution. The Next Generation Game Changer Award ...

Funding Strategies Connect - September 2015

24 September 2015

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Dear Readers, This month I am delighted to share updates from YDF, CRe8, ATIC, Mandala, Opmantek, Ocular Robotics and Squirel with ...

YDF Holdings reaches minimum subscription, launches on ASSOB's primary board

17 September 2015

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"Your Digital File (ASSOB: YDF) is thrilled to announce that the Company’s capital raise has reached minimum subscription and the ...

Squirel completes capital raising

16 September 2015

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"Squirel Ltd (“Squirel” or the “Company”) (ASSOB: SQU) is pleased to announce the suspension of it’s capital raising campaign and ...

The BioCube Corporation: Feronia signs agreement to purchase first Biocube for Africa

15 September 2015

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The BioCube Corporation website published the following article on September 15th, 2015:   "The BioCube Corporation confirms Feronia Inc., an agribusiness operating ...

Ocular Robotics selected to meet with ABB Robotics CEO, captures 3D scenes in Japan, technology to assist firefighters

09 September 2015

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  " Ocular Robotics selected for meeting with ABB Robotics CEO In August OCR participated in a competition run by UK Company Idea ...

Opmantek signs major deal with North American Fortune 50 Company

08 September 2015

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"Opmantek Ltd (ASSOB: OMK) are excited to announce a signed contract with a preeminent North American Fortune 50 company to ...

Australian Trading & Investment Corporation - Free Trial Offer

08 September 2015

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"Greetings… My name is Daniel Hendry (CEO: Australian Trading & Investment Corporation), and below is a summarized update on the company ...

Private Equity - Size Matters

08 September 2015

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"One of the common differences of between public and private firms is size. More often than not, the investment opportunities ...

Mandala Announces Acquisition of Two Properties

03 September 2015

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"Mandala Asset Solutions Pty Limited as manager of the Trinity Accommodation Regional Hospitality Fund (TARHF) is delighted to announce the ...

Two key milestones for Your Digital File in August

31 August 2015

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"August included two key milestones for Your Digital File: The launch of Pilot programs in the legal and educational sectors Our new ...

Uchoose confirms 6th consecutive quarter of sales growth and welcomes leading industry authority to advisory role.

31 August 2015

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"Uchoose is pleased to announce its 6th consecutive quarter of growth in sales for April-June and to coincide with this ...

Private Funding

29 August 2015

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Looking for Private Funding to grow your business?  We can assist with your financing strategy whether it being to raise ...

Funding Strategies Connect - August 2015

28 August 2015

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Dear Readers, A busy month has flown by with great achievements by some of our clients. Our congratulations go to: * Opmantek ...

CRe8 Home & Finance: Private Equity Gateway engaged to broker initial $50M facility

28 August 2015

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CRe8 Home and Finance is very pleased to announce they have engaged Private Equity Gateway Group (PEGG) (introduced by and ...

Raise Capital for my Business

25 August 2015

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It is important to become "investor ready" in order to prepare the business to raise capital.  Generally we follow a ...

Mobicon: New Entity for Mobicon and great financials for 2014-15

21 August 2015

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Early July a new entity was formed. Both Mobicon Systems and Mobicon Rentals are now under the umbrella of Mobicon ...

Opmantek Software voted people's choice for systems management in 2015 American Business Awards

14 August 2015

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Opmantek Software has been voted America’s favourite systems management product in The 13th Annual American Business Awards. Opmantek’s newest accolade was ...

Opmantek voted America's favourite in US Business Awards

13 August 2015

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GOLD Coast IT success story Opmantek has snared the Oscars of the US business world. The Surfers Paradise-based software firm has ...

Opmantek proves Gold Coast can be a Global IT Leader

13 August 2015

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The Business News Australia website has published the following article written by Jenna Rathbone about Opmantek, on August 13th, 2015: "A ...

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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