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Why Taking On A Value-Add Investor Isn’t For Everyone.

A common statement we hear from the founders of high-growth companies looking to raise capital is that they want an injection of ‘smart’ money. What they typically mean is they want a value-add investor who can not only tip in cash but who can also add value to the business. Most commonly, the added value comes in the form of the inve... Read More

The Opportunities That Appeal to Growth Capital Investors.

To better understand the sorts of investment opportunities that appeal to growth capital investors, it is necessary to first be clear on where and how growth capital fits into the broader investment landscape. The two most high-profile moments in the life of a fast-growing business is when the company receives its early funding, often fro... Read More

The Valuation Outlook For The Aged Care Industry

The following article is an in-depth analysis of the impact of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on the profitability and value of privately-owned providers. On September 16, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the government had decided to establish a Royal Commission into the residential aged care sector. T... Read More

The Demise Of RCR Tomlinson: A Case Study By Concept Financial Services Group

The recent collapse into voluntary administration of one of Australia’s oldest engineering companies, RCR Tomlinson, left many high-profile investors and market observers perplexed and angry. These reactions were unsurprising given that the company’s demise occurred only two months after a successful $100.0m capital raising. Investors... Read More

Why CFSG Ventures Invested In Need a Barista

Through CFSG Ventures, CFSG is an active investor in start-up and early-stage companies that have the potential to rapidly scale. CFSG Venture looks to provide its portfolio companies with capital as well as strategic advice particularly around growth marketing. In late 2017, CFSG Ventures was introduced to Need a Barista (NaB), a web-bas... Read More

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