Welcome to the December 2023 edition of the Funding Strategies newsletter!
From all of us here in Brisbane, we wish you all the best for the upcoming festive season and we hope you have a refreshing break for a great start into 2024!
From Mark's Desk
It has been an interesting last quarter to the year.
On the macro side we have seen an increase in confidence around the stock market and an increase in the number of companies wanting to list (we assisted Freedom Care Group Holdings), and at the same time we have seen a slump in business confidence with consumer confidence essentially remaining the same.
There has been an increase in our sales pipeline and while we continue to see companies looking for finance and capital for growth, we are seeing an increasing number of companies looking to re-finance facilities, and companies that need support around working capital, building a “safety net” and paying down ATO debts. Companies also seem to be struggling with “management accounting” and this is impacting the financing of their business.
We been seen both equity and debt investor being active with approx. $28m+ in terms sheets or funds invested / being raised during the quarter between our BlueMount Capital and Funding Strategies brands.
Buy side activity has also been strong. We continue to help work with our clients to solve their “operational problems”, help with strategic direction, creation and execution a funding strategy through Strategy Sessions, Financial Modelling, Investment Documents, Investor Distribution and supporting investment.
It's almost a wrap for us for 2023, Funding Strategies' 11th year since incorporation. We have worked with some amazing clients and associates this year, and have provided you with some hopefully interesting newsletter and webinar content.
We'd love some feedback and suggestions before we start of the New Year 2024. Please complete our short, confidential survey via this link.
Thanks in advance!
This edition of our newsletter includes:
Client Update: Introducing Project FST, congratulations to Project Care;
Out & About: Mergermarket M&A Forum in Hong Kong;
Upcoming webinars: Project Sustainability on 31 January, Our Services on 21 February;
Events: ACBC Chinese Lunar New Year Gala Dinner;
Partner Updates: A1CRM.
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About Funding Strategies
Funding Strategies is an Australian based capital markets firm providing venture equity capital and finance services to small business and companies seeking capital for growth and expansion in the unlisted and pre-IPO capital markets. We specialise in creating and implementing successful funding and capital raising strategies, both equity raising and debt funding, including quick business loans. We work with predominately private and public companies, and sophisticated investors, with a broad range of services. If you would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 7 3160 2840.
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