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WWIII: The Great War on Capital of 2008

Shareholders around the world have seen extravagant expenditures of their wealth squandered by CEOs with their arm-waving and talmudic reading of balance-sheets and P&Ls, like the obsessive, pre-scientific study of entrails. Less than one CEO in a hundred could give an intelligent, educated account of what strategy it would take for their business to survive in the rapidly evolving environment of the next decade.

Taking the Reins: The risks and rewards of a management buyout

For most managers, conducting a management buyout (MBO) can be a life-changing experience. An MBO offers the management team (either as a whole or a few individuals) an opportunity to purchase the business from its current shareholders, usually with the backing of a private equity fund. The transaction allows the individuals involved to enjoy a significant stake in their own business and be given the opportunity to "run the show".

How to secure a government grant (questions answered)

Australian Anthill Magazine Dec 2008/Jan 2009 As part of the Magazine 2.0 Experiment, we asked our readers to pose questions via our blog concerning the government...

Anti-climax: Finance and venture capital news

Forget recession. There’s money out there. Just ask Aconex. By Paul Ryan “We feel like the little ray of sunshine. The last thing to fly from...

Are you grant ready? The Money Tree

The Money Tree KA-CHING! What's that sound, you may ask? Well, it's the sound of money starting to flow. The 2008 Federal Budget demonstrated a...

Are you grant ready? Aug 08

So, you’ve lodged your grant application and now you’re sitting by the phone, anxiously waiting to hear news of your success. This isn’t the...

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Australian Government opens new venture capital opportunity   The Federal Government has officially opened its new venture capital program for fund registrations.   The Early Stage Venture Capital...

Are you grant ready? The Budget

The Budget So you are now ready to ask for money in your application. At this point, many applicants start to feel a bit giddy...

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Many business owners lack exit strategy The Commonwealth Bank Local Business Banking division has released a new report revealing that under half of Australian small...

Are you grant ready? Grant Writing

Grant Writing Grant writing is a specialist art. Writing from the heart or what you think an assessor wants to hear is not usually the...

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Champ acquires golding contractors   In March CHAMP Private Equity, along with existing Golding Management, acquired Queensland-based mining and civil infrastructure services company Golding Contractors Pty...

Are you grant ready?

Finding the right grant There are literally hundreds of grant funding programs available supporting an enormous range of activities. The challenge is to find the...

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Top 200 ASX companies face climate change complications A recent report looking at the top 200 ASX-listed companies revealed that only 20 percent are ready...

Are you grant ready?

The best funding applications are based on projects that are genuinely important and reflect real need. Strong and competitive applications should demonstrate firm commitment...

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AUSSIE BIOTECHS COMBINE FORCES   A merger has been announced between two listed Australian biotechnology companies, Peptech and EvoGenix. EvoGenix shareholders approved the merger proposal to...

Unlocking CRCs for SMEs

It is essential for publicly funded research organisations to work well together. It is even more important that these organisations work in a manner...

Let’s get smart about technology investment

It will soon be 20 years since the Federal Government launched its MIC Program to kick-start the Australian venture capital industry. So why is...

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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