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Dear Readers,  


Welcome to the April 2022 edition of the Funding Strategies newsletter! 

     

Our Managing Director, Mark Rainbird, recently attended the Growth Capital Forum in Sydney.  He said: 


"It was good to be travelling again post the COVID lockdowns.  It highlighted to me that there is a strong, dynamic and committed investment community in Australia and it was good to catch up with the community face-to-face.  


There were strong themes around technology, healthcare, ESG and debt funding.  I also learned about “Search Funds” that support founders purchasing existing companies."


We have seen both issuer and investor momentum continue to build during February and March and expect this to continue.  We are currently negotiating an number of investment Terms Sheets for our clients and expect to be able to appropriately announce those in the coming months.  We continue to consistently raise finance for our clients and we have seen a large increase in investment compared with the last quarter – presumably the effects of Covid are subsiding.  


Funding Strategies’ investors have also had some profitable exits and increases in valuations recently and it is always good to receive the happy news.

     

For more information please see the updates in this newsletter. Alternatively, contact us today via email or phone 07 3160 2840.

     


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Introducing Project Crate  


"Simple but innovative"

Project Crate develops and sells fabricated steel products for the rural, semi-rural and pet markets in Australia, with plans for international expansion in 2022. The Company currently offers two animal crate products and has several additional products in development.


The products are uniquely offered flat-packed. Most of the sales are retailed in Australia through stockists with some direct sales.


Its broader team has decades of experience in supply chain, international eCommerce and growth marketing and has scaled multiple partner or client businesses successfully. 

     

Fourth Line Update

Partnerships announced

"We are pleased to announce that Fourth Line has been added as a Preferred RegTech Partner with the Lifespan Partnership Program.

The Lifespan Partnership Program recognises Fourth Line's focus on using technology to enhance the compliance process, thus allowing licensees to tap into technology to assist their monitoring and oversight of the advice that their Advisers provide."


CEO David Travers adds: "We are also a technology partner for IOOF Alliances and The Principles Community".

     

TUTIS VReddo Update

"TUTIS VReddo is enjoying 
a series of exciting developments

Fresh in the wake of closing Round 1 of their raise and with Round 2 strongly underway, TUTIS VReddo is enjoying a series of exciting developments:
  1. Key Appointment: Western Australia Regional Solutions Manager
  2. 3 Year Deal Foxleigh Mine
  3. Successful OkTedi Pilot in PNG
  4. TUTIS_CARE Soft Launch & Key Advisory Panel Appointment


“Our achievements and results have been strong, but of most excitement this month has been our key appointments. 

Jeff & Wayne, whilst in different industries and on opposite sides of the Country, stand to significantly help TUTIS VReddo take some big strides forward!” 

said TUTIS VReddo CEO, Chris Wright (pictured left).
     

ScreenCoach Update

Google Play Store | Packaging | USA

Gary Borham, COO and Co-Founder of LifeTech Balance Pty Ltd, has provided the following update:
  • "One piece of good news is that we are in the Google Play Store! (in the beta area), ideal for our beta testers.
  • The other news is the packaging for the box has been finalized. 
  • Lastly, we have been talking to a US firm who have 10 million kids and 7 million parents on their platform centered around secure and protected social networking for kids under the age of 12. The discussions have been in various directions from partnership through to investment into ScreenCoach. We are exploring opportunities to possibly get into the USA earlier than expected. We will have more news in the coming updates."

     

Wildfire Energy Update

"Wildfire Energy wins Sustainability Innovation Award in CORE Innovation's 2022 Hot 30 Awards

Wildfire Energy is pleased to announce it has won the Sustainability Innovation Award in CORE Innovation’s Hot 30 which celebrates the hottest Australian innovators in the mining, energy, resources, oil & gas, space and defence industries. The Hot 30 Awards exist to showcase the next generation of businesses who are successfully developing technology and using innovation to shape the future of their industries, today.


The Hot 30 Awards is presented by CORE which is Australia’s first innovation hub for the resources sector and judged by a panel of experts from industry and government. Find out more, at 2022 Hot 30 Awards and Wildfire Energy Hot 30 Profile."

     

Meet our Team


Alessandro Costa, Senior Associate

Alessandro Costa has more than 15 years’ experience in financial analysis and consulting working in investment banking, private equity and real estate. During his years working at Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division in London, he worked on deals in the metals and mining sector. He also covered the retail and telecom sectors as part of his work in leveraging finance and private equity.

Alessandro successfully raised and managed a residential real estate fund based in the UK and operating through Europe. Since then, he has focused on advising clients on M&A and business optimisation. His expertise includes M&A and corporate advisory, deal origination and closing, due diligence, structuring, financial modelling and reviewing legal documentation.


Alessandro has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Babson College in Boston, and is due to complete a Master’s degree in applied finance at The University of Queensland in Brisbane.

     

Introducing Project Luxury


"A hospitality and property management company with sophisticated, contemporary accommodation"

BlueMount Capital’s Brisbane office is pleased to announce that it has been mandated by Project Luxury, a hospitality and property management company with a collection of sophisticated, contemporary accommodation. 

The Company manages more than 8,000 lots across Australia, and provides full-service property management including building and facilities management, cleaning services, and specialises in off-the-plan management letting rights.  


The Company prides itself in providing tailored solutions. The team understands each property’s specific needs, tailors its services to those needs and performs them at the highest quality. The Company has a deep, high-level experience of the property industry and investor expectations across Australia’s eastern seaboard. Its passionate and innovative team has the expertise and commitment to deliver unprecedented levels of customised attention, supported by the most up-to-date technology and property management systems.

     

TARHF Update (Project Triplex)


Trinity Accommodation Regional Hospitality Fund III releases March 2022 Quarter Report

"Put in perspective, TARHF (all funds) made more money over the past 2 years than several major hotel chains (with lots of capital city properties). This nicely validates our regional strategy.


We are currently pursuing a number of potential acquisitions and expect to announce a new acquisition (or more than one if fundraising goes well) in the next quarter."

Images above: Financial Snapshot and Distribution History of TARHF III. 

     

Australia China Business Council Update


We hope you will join us at 

ACBC's upcoming events!

  • 12 April: Strategic China Briefing with Rowan Callick
  • 6 May: Australia-China Agribusiness Summit - Climate Change Collaboration

     

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