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Helio Lending - Unlocking Cryptocurrency, Australian First Launches into Market

06 December 2018

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  "Unlocking Cryptocurrency, Australian First Launches into Market   Helio Lending today boldly launched into the Australian cryptocurrency market. Helio Lending is the ...

Director Briefing with John O'Shea from Helio Lending Pty Ltd

03 December 2018

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  Please click on the link below to read the Director Briefing. For more information about Helio, please click here.

Readers, Birthday, Introductions & News - Funding Strategies Connect November 2018

30 November 2018

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  Readers, Birthday, Introductions & News - Funding Strategies Connect November 2018   Dear Readers, With the festive season fast approaching, I welcome you ...

Podcast: Unlocking The Value of Cryptocurrency (ft. John O'Shea, Founder of Helio Lending)

30 November 2018

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  Podcast: Unlocking The Value of Cryptocurrency (ft. John O'Shea, Founder of Helio Lending)   Eden Exchanges spoke to John O’Shea, Founder of ...

"Helio Lending working on USD 50m cryptocurrency listing on NYSE in 2019 - MD"

29 November 2018

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  "Helio Lending working on USD 50m cryptocurrency listing on NYSE in 2019 - MD"   "Helio Lending, a private Melbourne-based Australian cryptocurrency ...

Helio Lending partners with Crypto Tax Australia

28 November 2018

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  Helio Lending partners with Crypto Tax Australia   Helio Lending today announced an exciting partnership with Crypto Tax Australia, allowing cryptocurrency ...

"Integrative Healthcare set for AUD 15m (USD 11m) ASX listing in 2019, pre-IPO closing soon"

28 November 2018

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  "Integrative Healthcare set for AUD 15m (USD 11m) ASX listing in 2019, pre-IPO closing soon"   "Elevate Group, a Sydney, Australia-based integrated medical ...

"RE PRE IPO CAPITAL RAISING UPDATE - FURTHER $5M SECURED"

27 November 2018

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  "RE: PRE IPO CAPITAL RAISING UPDATE – FURTHER $5M SECURED Elevate Group provides person-centred healthcare through its clinics and the ...

Qponics begins upgrade to pilot algae farm in Brisbane

27 November 2018

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  "Qponics begins upgrade to pilot algae farm in Brisbane   Site preparation (image above) commenced on 26 November to upgrade the existing ...

AgFutures Presentation

21 November 2018

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  AgriTech Commercialisation – An Investment Perspective   Our Managing Director, Dr Mark Rainbird, was the keynote speaker at the recent AgFutures Innovation ...

"Helio Lending secures CASHFLOW INVESTMENTS"

16 November 2018

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  "Helio Lending secures CASHFLOW INVESTMENTS   Helio Lending today announced the imminent acquisition of CASHFLOW INVESTMENTS PTY LTD helping to drive ...

"Qponics seeks AUD 7m (USD 5m) pre-IPO funding ahead of listing by mid-2019 – CEO"

16 November 2018

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  "Qponics seeks AUD 7m (USD 5m) pre-IPO funding ahead of listing by mid-2019 – CEO"   Qponics, a public unlisted Queensland-based Australian ...

Launching in 2019: EMF Performance Centre Nerang

12 November 2018

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  Launching in 2019: EMF Performance Centre Nerang   EMF co-founder Scott walks us through the Nerang facility to explain everything we can ...

BlueMount Capital Appointed as Corporate Advisor by Qponics Limited

09 November 2018

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  BlueMount Capital Appointed as Corporate Advisor by Qponics Limited   BlueMount Capital is pleased to advise that we have been appointed Corporate ...

LAUNCH OF CUTTING EDGE SOLUTION TO COMBAT TOXIC SILICA DUST- Craig Penty from Guarda Group Holdings

07 November 2018

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  LAUNCH OF CUTTING EDGE SOLUTION TO COMBAT TOXIC SILICA DUST - Craig Penty from Guarda Group Holdings   “The fight against death ...

"Fighting Silicosis With Product Innovation"

29 October 2018

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  "Fighting Silicosis With Product Innovation"   "There are increasing reports of chronic illness, including silicosis and even deaths of trades people in ...

Congratulations, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect October 2018

29 October 2018

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Congratulations, News and Events - Funding Strategies Connect October 2018     Dear Reader, Welcome to the October 2018 edition of Funding Strategies Connect! We ...

EMF Opens Upper Coomera Location

24 October 2018

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    EMF Opens Upper Coomera Location "We opened our latest edition to the EMF Group in September being EMF Performance Centre Upper ...

Walker Capital Closes Round 2

18 October 2018

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    Walker Capital Closes Round 2 "On behalf of Walker Capital, I am excited to announce the completion of Round 2 of ...

Conference report: SuperReturn Asia 2018, Hong Kong

16 October 2018

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  Conference report: SuperReturn Asia 2018, Hong Kong     BlueMount Capital's Director, M&A, Flora Mok, attended the SuperReturn Asia Conference at the JW ...

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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