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Dear Readers,  

Welcome to the April 2020 edition of the Funding Strategies newsletter. Our heartfelt thoughts to everybody affected by COVID-19!

How can we help?

Companies impacted by the current changing market conditions can look to Funding Strategies to assist with:

  • business strategy roadmap and execution 
  • financial modelling and forecasting investment ready services including presenting to stakeholders (investors, shareholders, boards and financiers) 
  • investor distribution and strategic investors 
  • debt finance or re-finance including non-bank and bank 
  • equity finance and convertible notes 
  • exits, divestment, acquisitions and partnerships
  • distressed situations and workouts 
  • human capital around Board governance and execution 
  • networks to support new markets and introductions
Please contact us for a confidential discussion. 

This edition of our newsletter includes:

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Funding Strategies 

Funding Strategies is a 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 for issuers, and provide investment opportunities in the high growth alternative asset space for investors.

We serve predominately private and public companies, and sophisticated investors, with a broad range of services. 

  • Funding Strategies and Investor Ready Services
  • Equity and Debt Capital Raisings
  • Small Scale Offerings and Venture Capital
  • Grant Funding
  • Migration linked investment
  • Mergers,Acquisitions and Divestments
  • Strategic Trade Sales 
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Providing Opportunities for Investors
  • Director and business advisory services
  • Investment management
  • Fund management services


Whilst our offices are closed, our team continues to work remotely, holding virtual meetings and minimising travel and physical contact to support the community's efforts of containing the spread of the "Coronovirus".

We look forward to hearing from you!


From left to right: Flora, Birgit, Mark, Eugenia, Stephen & Ken


 IMANI update

IMANI signs new MoU 

with major international steel trader

  • Expanding the IMANI Framing supply catalogue from Flat Coil for Steel Fabricators, to now include a full range of Structural, Painted, and Rural steel for multi-use applications
  • IMANI has secured modified, industry leading payment terms for their clients. This allows a delayed payment term from receipt of goods, assisting cash flow in difficult times.
  • IMANI has unlocked an independent supply chain capable of servicing significant steel consumers at industry leading pricing through lean supply chain
  • IMANI is now providing leading pricing as the global rate of steel falls against domestic pricing rises
  • IMANI has had strong interest in this new proposition, and is seeking new clients actively throughout Australia and New Zealand. 

 SG Testlab update

  • Several pilot clients converted to paying clients
  • Podcast featuring founder Shane Gilbert

SG Testlab Pty Ltd is a revolutionary new software development company providing new and refined construction materials testing software platforms. 

The Company has announced the following milestones:
  • SG Testlab has appointed a non-executive director;
  • In Q1, 2020, SG Testlab has piloted in several Queensland laboratories and has converted 75% to fiscal clients;
  • In Q2, 2020, SG Testlab will deliver a major feature to support clients in the Aggregate and Soil business;
  • The data analytics team is building a first-grade analytics platform;
  • The Company has held a series of meetings regarding Testlab360's "Big Data" capability.

Podcast: "Enabling faster & efficient testing in the construction materials industry"

Eden Exchanges spoke to Shane Gilbert, who is the founder of SG Testlab Pty Ltd in Queensland, working with Funding Strategies.

Listen as Shane delves into the inspiration behind the business, the need for new and improved testing programs in the market and the demand and applicability of the software in multiple large scale sectors. 


  BlueMount Capital updates

BlueMount Capital (QLD) client XING 
features in Mergermarket article

"XING Group Holdings, a Brisbane-based private Australian medical technology company, is actively seeking joint venture (JV) partners for a spin-off of its diagnostics division to facilitate product commercialization, starting with its COVID-19 test kit, said CEO Tom Esplin.

The company’s corporate advisor is BlueMount Capital (Queensland), but it welcomes approaches from other advisors with potential JV partners that can assist with manufacturing processes and have distribution capability, Esplin said."

Image above: Brett Perkins

Brett Perkins GAICD FGIA 

joins the BlueMount Capital (QLD)  team

Brett has worked across a range of industries from start-ups to multi-national organisations and through this, has developed strong personal and business networks across the Asia Pacific region.

Finishing in late 2019 as the Group Chief Operations Officer of an ASX listed business with revenues in excess of $110m, Brett now provides extensive governance and executive leadership that reflects his experience for 30 years at the strategic and executive level.


 Australia China Business Council

We hope you will join us at ACBC's 

upcoming events in Brisbane virtually!

  • 30 April: "Back To The Future: Optimism and Opportunities in the Chinese Market"


 MHI Insurance

Keep Faith In Your Insurance

The informative autumn newsletter from our insurance advisor, McCormick Harris Insurance, covers the following:

  • Stay covered: Insurance remains vital during tough times
  • Working from home: How secure is your business premises?
  • Are you still looking after your staff?
  • Cyber crime - the other viral threat


Funding Strategies Pty Ltd

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Authorised Representative for AFSL 230680

Level 5, 15 Astor Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000, Australia

Telephone +61 7 3160 2840



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