Sirona Capital to Purchase Major South West Retail Centre

4 March 2015

Sirona Capital has successfully closed its investment fund for the purchase of a major retail facility in Western Australia’s South West.  This marks Sirona Capital’s 7th real estate fund, which has been backed by strong interest from professional and sophisticated investors resulting in oversubscriptions to the Fund.

The fund was established by Sirona Capital to buy the Margaret River Shopping Centre, located on the corner of Town View Terrace and Willmott Avenue in Margaret River’s CBD. The Centre is anchored by a full-line Woolworths supermarket with a 20-year tenancy, BWS Liquor store and 16 specialty tenancies.

Sirona Capital managing director Matthew McNeilly said the Centre sits within a large primary catchment area with above average population and retail trade area growth forecasts.

“Our research told us that this was a primary catchment area with retail trade growth potential and our investors have clearly seen the opportunity this strategic investment holds, with the fund now closing oversubscribed. And we particularly like the local economic drivers including expected increased investment in the agriculture sector and tourism numbers likely to swell due to a weaker Australian dollar” Mr McNeilly said.

“We see this property as a significant value-add opportunity that will allow Sirona to implement a comprehensive leasing strategy to ensure this brand new centre delivers superior returns for our investors.

“It delivers Sirona with a strong strategic market position as the owner of the only integrated supermarket and specialties centre in the Margaret River township, incorporating all-weather undercover parking, and which provides a superior retail experience for visitors and residents in Western Australia’s world-renowned tourism centre.”

Mr McNeilly said Margaret River was a strategic move by Sirona Capital to further establish the company’s portfolio of high quality, strong return retail properties with long-term anchor tenants and which expanded its geographic reach and investment profile in the retail and property sectors.

Martin Aircraft Share Price Soars Following Their ASX Debut

Martin Aircraft Company (ASX:MJP) manufacturer of the world’s first practical jetpack, began trading on the ASX on Tuesday 24th Feb. Shares closed up 10% on the first day’s trading at $0.44. However since then, the share price has increased to close yesterday at $1.65, an increase of over 400% from the IPO price, and over 600% from the pre-IPO price.

Reuben Buchanan, Managing Director of Axstra Capital, was the sole Lead Advisor for both the Pre-IPO and IPO Offer, raising a total of $33m for Martin Aircraft over the past 12 months. Martin Aircraft now has a market capitalisation of over $400m.

 


ABOUT MARTIN AIRCRAFT COMPANY

Martin Aircraft Company has developed the world’s first practical and commercial jetpack with potential usage spanning search and rescue, military, recreational and commercial applications, both manned and unmanned (UAV).

 

Leaf Resources Now Into Full Commercialisation Mode

Leaf Resources (ASX:LER) is now into full commercialisation mode for its new biomass pre-treatment process. In the latter part of last year, business development activity began to accelerate and this has continued into the new year. Most significantly, the company has mapped out its process towards commercialisation and its priorities with a view to securing its first licensing agreements before the close of FY 2015.

Highlights of the last six months include:

  • Agreement with Zeachem will establish a production scale demonstration facility using the GlycellTM process.
  • Appointment of Dr Marc Sabourin in the US considerably strengthens marketing capability.
  • 4 Material Transfer Agreements signed; a key step on the way towards securing licensing agreements.

Gordon Capital will be undertaking presentations with Leaf Resources CEO, Ken Richards, next week in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. If you would like to attend any of these please email mgordon@gordoncapital.com.au

Footfalls and Heartbeats Signs an Exclusive Ongoing License Medi GmbH & Co.KG

Source: Scoop Business, 3 March 2015

Kiwi tech start-up spearheads global smart textile market with major licensing deal

New Zealand smart fabric technology start-up, Footfalls & Heartbeats announced today the signing of an exclusive ongoing licensing deal with one of the world’s largest medical compression therapy companies, securing its foothold as a key emerging player in the smart textiles market.

The deal ensures significant ongoing funding for growth for the Kiwi company.

Headquartered in Bayreuth, Germany, Medi GmbH&Co.KG (Medi) is a leading global player in medical products with more than 60 years experience in compression technology. CircAid, a compression therapy company and 100% subsidiary of Medi, will initially implement Footfalls & Heartbeats technology into their compression bandaging products.

It is anticipated the Kiwi technology will allow medical practitioners and patients worldwide to more easily and reliably apply accurate compression levels when treating venous ulcers. Medi also plans to incorporate the Footfalls technology into additional products.

Footfalls & Heartbeats was founded by New Zealand scientist, Simon McMaster, who developed a proprietary process for manufacturing smart fabric. The technology uses micro-scale interactions with the textile to make the fabric itself the sensor, avoiding the need for wires and electronics at the site of sensing.

Smart textiles is a rapidly growing billion dollar market internationally and Footfalls & Heartbeats Managing Director, Roland Toder, says its technology heralds a new era in smart textile applications.

“Our technology can be applied to a wide variety of textiles but for compression bandaging, it enables both practitioner and patient to provide consistency with compression when bandaging venous ulcers, one of the most common problems affecting the aging population globally.

“A study recently published in the Journal of American Medical Association1 showed only 27% of venous ulcers were bandaged correctly by the wound care nurses surveyed. The remaining 73% either bandage too tightly which risks a tourniquet effect, or too loosely, which won’t adequately treat the ulcer, thus prolonging its impact.

“Compression standards vary globally. Our aim is to standardize these levels with our technology and Medi’s global outreach.”

“This licensing agreement accelerates our strong commitment to implement new smart textile technology into our medical compression therapy products, improving the ease of use and the efficacy of these products,” said Matthias Leitloff, Head of Product Management Medical, Medi.

The deal with Medi is positive news for Footfalls & Heartbeats first investors.

“For a science based company, Footfalls has gone from seed funding to a significant commercial deal in a relative short time. It has been greatly assisted through co-investment from the NZ Venture Investment Fund along with support from Callaghan and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise as well as scientific collaborations with AUT, said Roland Toder.”

Toder says the next steps for the company are to grow its licensing deals with key players in other markets. “We are readying to act on the interest shown in our technology by other global businesses and will soon seek funds to grow from this initial base.”

miRoamer welcomes new partner PSA Peugeot Citroën

ASX Announcement, March 3rd 2015:

 Connexion Media Limited (ASX: CXZ), an innovator in the connected car market, is pleased to reveal that its miRoamer internet radio and music entertainment service will be available for French automobile manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroen through MirrorLink®, during year 2015.

PSA Peugeot Citroen was one of the first vehicle manufacturers to implement MirrorLink. This technology enables drivers to access smartphone content using the vehicle’s infotainment system. MirrorLink 1.1 is due to roll out on Peugeot 108, New Peugeot 208, New Peugeot Partner, Citroën C1, New Citroën Berlingo, New DS 5.

“We continue to strive to be at the forefront of connected car technology,” said Brigitte COURTEHOUX, Director of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Business Unit for Connected Vehicles and Services. “Peugeot, Citroen and DS drivers have the luxury of a range of best-in-class apps via the MirrorLink system and miRoamer will be a welcome addition to the available entertainment options.”

MirrorLink connectivity between a smartphone and vehicle infotainment system is achieved with a simple cable connection, allowing driver access to phone applications such as miRoamer using the vehicle’s navigation screen and dashboard buttons.

The miRoamer radio and music service app aggregates global content providers including other aggregators, global AM/FM radio services, a platinum service featuring additional options such as genre-based content and virtual storage of music.

Ends.

CONTACT
George Parthimos                                  Rudi Michelson
CEO & Managing Director                    Monsoon Communications
Connexion Media Limited                     rudim@monsoon.com.au
george@miroamer.com

About Connexion Media
Connexion Media Ltd (ASX:CXZ) is a technology company specialising in developing and commercialising software apps and services for the web connected car, mobile device and connected consumer electronics markets. It is based in Melbourne Australia, with a sales office in Cambridge UK.

About miRoamer
miRoamer is a category-leading digital media platform for vastly improved internet radio and music entertainment. It can be installed in a variety of consumer electronics including car radios, smart phones, gaming consoles, televisions and stereo systems. Users get media content from a common platform using as many electronic devices as they wish. miRoamer enables access to favourite content providers and stations as well as customising the access. miRoamer is licensed by some of the world’s big and prestigious automotive and consumer electronics companies. www.miroamer.com

About PSA Peugeot Citroën
With its three world-renowned brands, Peugeot, Citroën and DS, PSA Peugeot Citroën sold 3 million vehicles worldwide in 2014. The second largest carmaker in Europe, PSA Peugeot Citroën recorded sales and revenue of €54 billion in 2014. The Group confirms its position of European leader in terms of CO2 emissions, with an average of 110.3 grams of CO2/km in 2014. PSA Peugeot Citroën has sales operations in 160 countries. It is also involved in financing activities (Banque PSA Finance) and automotive equipment (Faurecia).

For more information, please visit www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com

Connexion Media Closes Rights Issue Oversubscribed

ASX Announcement, 2 March 2015: 

Connexion Media Limited (ASX:CXZ), an innovator in the connected car market, has closed its non-renounceable pro-rata issue of options to shareholders oversubscribed.

The offer of two new listed options for every three shares held in the company was conducted at an issue price of $0.015 per new option and raised the maximum funds allowed of $821,198.

The new options will trade from 6 March 2015 and be exercisable at 20 cents any time prior to 5pm on 28 February 2017.

Due to the oversubscription of the offer distribution of the options will be scaled back accordingly.

“We are very pleased with the level of support the rights issue has received,” said Connexion Media CEO and managing director George Parthimos.

“This demonstrates confidence from our shareholders after a period of rapid news flow that will continue as we approach the launch of the Flex vehicle management service in the coming weeks.”

The rights issue was full underwritten by PAC Partners Pty Ltd and was available to eligible shareholders from Australia or New Zealand as at 5pm EDST Friday 6 February 2015.

CONTACT

George Parthimos                        Rudi Michelson
CEO & Managing Director          Monsoon Communications
Connexion Media Limited           rudim@monsoon.com.au
george@miroamer.com

 About Connexion Media
Connexion Media Ltd (ASX:CXZ) is a technology company specialising in developing and commercialising software apps and services for the web connected car, mobile device and connected consumer electronics markets. It is based in Melbourne Australia, with a sales office in Cambridge UK.

About miRoamer
miRoamer is a category-leading digital media platform for vastly improved internet radio and music entertainment. It can be installed in a variety of consumer electronics including car radios, smart phones, gaming consoles, televisions and stereo systems. Users get media content from a common platform using as many electronic devices as they wish. miRoamer enables access to favourite content providers and stations as well as customising the access. miRoamer is licensed by some of the world’s big and prestigious automotive and consumer electronics companies.
www.miroamer.com

About Flex
Flex is a cloud based, integrated vehicle management system that gives you control over your entire fleet of cars, trucks and other vehicles from a central point. It simultaneously tracks – in real time – all key performance indicators of your vehicles such as geo-location, fuel, distance, engine, and speed. It also helps improve productivity, driver behavior, and increase awareness of vehicle or fleet performance.
www.flexvs.com

 

Adept Business Systems Pty Ltd CEO Interview

Adept Business Systems has developed a vertical SaaS cloud platform for commercial real estate (CRE). Identified by venture investors as a sector offering a massive opportunity, Adept’s Surga Central platform (www.surgacentral.com) has the potential to revolutionise the processes used for selling, leasing and managing commercial property.

Having established a strong base of customers in Australia, Adept is now aiming at global markets and extending its product reach to wider parts of the CRE ecosystem.

Please listen to CEO, Mr. Steve Clark, to find out the latest on Adept.

Koolsee Pre-IPO Update and Offer

Koolsee is pleased to update that it has secured cornerstone investor supporting the Koolsee IPO as expected on the ASX for millions of dollars in AUD as subject to confidentiality.

Koolsee has gained significant amount of investment and interest due to its access to the huge China market and innovative technology products including Virtual Reality Devices, Intelligent Medical Treatment, Smart t Technology, Internet Media, and Mobile Payments Technology.

Please make contact if you would like to participate in the offer.

To receive more information regarding the offer please click here.

Reeltime Media Strategy Update & Capital Raising

ASX Media Release, 26th February 2015

Reeltime Media Limited (Reeltime or the Company) provides the following update in relation to the execution of its business strategy, including its capital raising initiatives.

Group Mandate
Reeltime Media is a digital media company that invests in profitable services-based businesses in the Digital Media space that will benefit from customer acquisition and retention programs provided within the Group.

Acquisition Strategy
Reeltime has recently refined acquisition criteria by focusing on those aspects of the digital industry that are the highest growth and align with the Group’s mandate. The company also requires the management teams of the brands it acquires to continue running the brand in line with key performance indicators set by Reeltime.

Reeltime continues to acquire profitable businesses in the Digital Media space and since November 2014 has entered into agreements to acquire:

  • Fitlink Australia, New Zealand & India (Training &Education Division)- Fitlink is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) providing accredited fitness training courses online. The business provides Reeltime with a platform and framework for delivery of its other training coirses online.
  • Alkemi (Digital Marketing Division)- Alkemi is a digital agency specialising in conversion rate optimism. The business provides Reeltime with expertise in a niche field of online marketing and access to a portfolio of some of Australia’s leading brands.
  • Scorch Marketing & Communications- a marketing and communications agency based in Melbourne (Since named ‘Walk the Talk Marketing’).

Reeltime is currently in discussions with other profitable future acquisition targets which it intends on advising the market of upon execution of a binding Terms Sheet.

To read more please click the button below. 

 

Folkestone Expects Real Estate To Provide Attractive Returns in 2015

Folkestone (ASX: FLK) held its semi-annual Real Estate Outlook Seminar in Sydney this afternoon.

Mr Greg Paramor, Managing Director of Folkestone, spoke on the outlook for the residential and non-residential real estate markets and Winston Sammut, Managing Director of the Folkestone Maxim A-REIT Securities Fund, spoke on the outlook for the A-REIT market.

Mr Paramor said “The Australian economy is facing a number of head winds as we enter 2015 and therefore is expected to grow below long term averages. Whilst consumer spending is improving and residential construction and prices are rising, consumer confidence remains weak.  Business confidence and investment is also weak.”

“Australian bond yields have fallen to historical lows. The RBA cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.25 per cent in February concluding that growth is continuing at a below-trend pace, with domestic demand growth overall quite weak. The financial markets are expecting the RBA to make further cuts to interest rates in the coming months.”

“As a result, investors seeking yield will continue to reallocate from cash and term deposits into higher yielding assets including real estate. Demand for both residential and non-residential assets should continue and competition for both income generating and development assets will remain high.”

According to the PCA/IPD Property Index, non-residential property has generated a total annual return of 10.6% in 2014, and Folkestone expects a similar return in 2015 as investor demand continues to underpin capital values.

Mr Paramor warned however, that investors need to be cognisant that they do not “over pay” for assets in a market being driven by capital hunting for yield. The market runs the risk that if the disconnect between capital market and real estate market fundamentals widens, the price some investors pay for assets may overshoot the underlying fundamentals.

In relation to the residential sector Mr Paramor said ”the housing boom has not been uniform across Australia. Whilst Sydney has been the stand-out performer with prices up 13% in the year to January 2015, price growth across the rest of Australia’s major cities was between  -0.3% in Canberra and 7.0% in Melbourne.”

Mr Paramor said “there is no doubt the Sydney median house price has risen to levels that make it difficult for first-home buyers to enter the market, but we should remember that the average annual growth in Sydney house prices has only risen by an average of 4.5% per annum over the past 10 years. Sydney is now paying for a gross undersupply of accommodation as a result of poor government planning and high government levies which have restricted the release of land and pushed up land prices.”

“Low interest rates are certainly driving the investor market, with investors taking over owner-occupiers as the largest borrowers of finance in the December quarter. We expect investors will continue to invest in the residential sector in 2015 but in doing so, they need to ensure that they do their homework. There are certain markets such as inner Melbourne and inner Brisbane where an oversupply is looming. The recent APRA announcement around investment lending may go some way to restricting the availability of finance to investors. Overall we are expecting another solid year of housing market conditions and further capital gains, albeit at a more sustainable rate that what we have seen over 2014.”

Mr Winston Sammut said “Notwithstanding Australia’s weak economic outlook, the A-REIT sector is expected to continue to be well supported due to the low interest rate environment currently in place and the prospect for the cash rate to move lower.”

“Despite the strong performance of A-REITs in 2014, we expect A-REITs to continue to provide investors with an attractive alternative to general equities in the year head. The current spread between A-REIT dividend yields and 10 year bonds is circa 220 basis points, well above the long-term average of 80 basis points.

“We also expect continued strong inflows into A-REITs from global investors given the lower Australian dollar and the relative yield premium. A-REITs currently trade on a yield premium of 200 basis points to US REITs and 300 basis points to Singaporean REITs.”

Mr Sammut warned that the key downside risk to the sector is interest rates. With interest rates at historical lows, if investors begin to expect interest rates to rise, we would expect the A-REIT to come under pressure as investor’s transition out of the sector.

Mr Sammut said “We are of the view that the year ahead will be one for stock pickers. How each of the A-REITs manage their real estate portfolios to drive earnings in a low growth environment and implement their capital management strategies will be critical to their performance. Investors should continue to focus on A-REITs that maintain a strict acquisition discipline and take advantage of the competition for assets by selling underperforming assets. A-REITs should also avoid the temptation to lever up while debt costs remain low”.

For further information:

GREG PARAMOR
Managing Director

WINSTON SAMMUT
Managing Director – Folkestone Maxim

About Folkestone
Folkestone (ASX:FLK) is an ASX listed real estate funds manager and developer providing real estate wealth solutions. Folkestone’s funds management platform, with $870 million under management, offers listed and unlisted real estate funds to private clients and select institutional investors, while its on balance sheet activities focus on value-add and opportunistic (development) real estate investments www.folkestone.com.au

Reeltime Media Actively Seeking Investors For Up To AUD 10m Capital Raise

Source: Proprietary Intelligence, by Louise Weihart in Sydney

Reeltime Media [ASX:RMA], an Australian digital media group, is actively seeking investors for up to AUD 10m (USD 7.7m) capital raise, said CEO James Mawhinney.

The capital is being raised to complete a number of digital acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand, as well as of the Eleuthera Group, a professional services firm that the company is in the process of acquiring. It will provide admin, HR, marketing and accounting support to group companies.

The company will undertake another capital raising in the second half of 2015 to execute on its global acquisition strategy, Mawhinney said. It is handling the current capital raise internally but could hire an advisor for the next one, and will look at both equity and debt raising options. The amount to be raised is yet to be determined but could be similar in size to the current raise, he said.

Future capital raised will be used to continue acquiring in Australia and New Zealand, as well as for expansion into global markets, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India and the UK, Mawhinney said. Potential targets will need to have scope for growth due to lack of customers or sales and marketing expertise, and management needs to be willing to stay on, he said.

The company has had interest in its current raise from high net worth investors and venture capital firms (VC) in Australia and Asia, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India, as well as from a European fund manager, Mawhinney said, noting that it is keen to hear from other potential investors.

Reeltime Media acquires digital, media and IT businesses in various areas including Google AdWords, web development, mobile marketing, online training, managed IT services, market research and communications.

The up to AUD 10m capital raise will coincide with a requotation of Reeltime Media on the ASX, said Mawhinney, who was appointed CEO in August 2014 to lead the company’s acquisition strategy and requotation. An ASX announcement in this regard is imminent, he noted.

The company’s auditor is DFK Richard Hill, its commercial banker is CBA and it uses a number of legal firms as needed.

 

Reeltime Media (ASX:RMA) – Bloomberg Investor Presentation, Sydney (February 2015)

Reeltime Media is an ASX-listed Digital Media company that invests in digital businesses that can be scaled with customer acquisition and retention expertise provided by the group. The company acquires profitable Digital Media businesses, retains their management, and drives growth through the implementation of effective sales & marketing programs coupled with back-office support.

Reeltime is raising $10m to complete the acquisition of various Digital Media businesses that will deliver the group a combined EBITDA of $8m. These businesses provide a range of technology-based services including Google AdWords, SEO, Website Development, Mobile Marketing, Online Training, Managed IT Services, Market Research and Communications.

Please watch Reeltime’s latest presentation at the Bloomberg and Wholesale Investor Sydney Showcase Lunch February 2015.

Martin Jetpack Maker to List on ASX Next Tuesday

Source: NBR, Calida Smylie; Published: Thursday 19 February 2015

Christchurch-based Martin Aircraft has raised $A27 million ahead of listing on the Australian stock exchange next week.

The company confirmed that Glenn Martin, the co-founder of its flagship product Martin Jetpack, will ring the listing bell in Sydney at 11am on Tuesday to herald its launch on the ASX, to fund plans which it says will make it the world’s first commercial jetpack manufacturer by 2016.

The oversubscribed IPO closed last Friday after raising $A27 million ($28.2 million) ahead of listing, setting the offer price at 40 Australian cents per share. This means Martin Aircraft will have a market capitalisation of about $A97.11 million upon listing.

A Chinese entrepreneurial investor, Hong Kong exchange-listed KuangChi Science, bought most of those shares – or 52.5 million – for $A21 million.

KuangChi will invest a further $A23 million to $A29 million within 30 months of Martin Aircraft’s listing date, in a deal which came about after KuangChi’s chief executive, 31-year-old Liu Ruopeng, was introduced to Martin Aircraft when he accompanied Chinese president Xi Jinping on a visit to New Zealand last November.

The two parties will form joint venture company HKCo, 51%-controlled by KuangChi, which will be responsible for distribution, sales and development activities on behalf of Martin Aircraft in China and Hong Kong once the jetpack has been fully commercialised.

Formative investors cut their stakes in the company ahead of the IPO. Mr Martin sold $1.5 million of the stock taking his stake to 15.9%, while Jenny Morel’s venture capital firm No. 8 Ventures sold $1.9 million worth of shares to hold 19.2% post-IPO. Ms Morel also halved her own personal stake selling 268,519 shares for $107,407.

Martin Aircraft is developing the Martin Jetpack for recreational, surveillance, and emergency response use, and an unmanned aerial vehicle version the Martin Skyhook, to use in conflict and search and rescue operations.

The company says the Martin Jetpack can fly for over 30 minutes, compared with competitors that have flying times of between 30 and 75 seconds, at speeds up to 74 km/h and altitudes of up to 1000 metres. The company expects to make its first jetpack delivery in the second quarter of 2016.

Martin Aircraft made a loss of $3 million in its 2014 financial year and will not make any commercial product for another two years, although says it could make up to 500 Jetpacks a year at its Woolston, Christchurch facility – or a gross $US100 million at the Jetpack’s full retail price of $US200,000.

In August 2013, the Jetpack P12 became the first Martin Aircraft prototype to gain Civil Aviation Authority certification for manned flight. The jetpack does not have approval to fly anywhere but New Zealand.

It has a letter of intent from the US Department of Homeland Security to provide jetpacks and says it is negotiating another letter of intent with an undisclosed business in the renewable crude oil production sector.

Sirona Capital Launches its Latest Real Estate Income Fund

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Sirona Capital (Sirona) has launched its 7th Fund and the latest in a series of real estate income funds, the Margaret River Shopping Centre Fund (Fund).

Sirona is seeking to raise $9.00 million to acquire the near new Margaret River Shopping Centre (Centre).

The key investment highlights of the Fund include:

  • Attractive investment returns – forecast income distribution of 10.9% p.a. (average p.a and post fees, pre-tax) over a 7 year term, with distributions paid quarterly
  • Strategic location, strong demographics – strategically located in the heart of the Margaret River townsite and the renowned viticultural and tourism region
  • Opportunistic acquisition – the Centre was opened in June 2013 and is being acquired at a 40% discount to replacement cost and 9.3% yield on current fully-leased net operating income
  • Gross income guarantee – acquisition terms include a gross income guarantee from the vendor on the vacant speciality shops in the Centre, which underwrites the fully let income position through to 30 June 2017
  • 20 year lease to Woolworths – over 60% of the Centre’s rent is underwritten by a new 20 year lease to Woolworths
  • Strategic market position – the Centre is the only integrated supermarket/specialties centre in the Margaret River region and includes 204 under croft car bays and at 3,800m2 Woolworths is the largest supermarket in the town, with the competing supermarkets operating out-dated, smaller format stores with restricted parking and access
  • Value add opportunity – Sirona has a well developed leasing strategy for the vacant specialties, to attract quality national and local retailers well inside the vendor guarantee’s expiry
  • Underwritten and co-investment – Sirona has underwritten 83% of the Offer and will co-invest a substantial amount in the Fund

The Fund has an expected term of 7.0 years.

Please find attached a copy of Sirona’s Margaret River Shopping Centre Fund flyer for your consideration.  A full investment information memorandum is available on request.

I commend and welcome your interest in the Fund.

Kind regards

KELVIN FLYNN
Managing Director

Folkestone Half Year Results- Strong Growth in Platform Continues

Folkestone (ASX:FLK) today announced its results for the half year ended 31 December 2014.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Net profit after tax of $2.0 million, up 23.0 per cent on pcp
  • Funds under management -$870 million
  • Secured a strategic holding in Folkestone Education Trust
  • Folkestone Social Infrastructure Trust unitholders approved a merger with Folkestone Education Trust
  • Launched one unlisted real estate development fund
  • Completed development of Stage 1 of Millers Junction and entered into JV for Stage 2
  • Expanded its residential land exposure in Melbourne
  • Entered into JV to option a key development site in north-west Sydney
  • Successfully raised $42 million from a Placement and Entitlement Offer

Please click on the links below to read Folkestone’s:

Kind regards

GREG PARAMOR
Managing Director

 

About Folkestone

Folkestone (ASX:FLK) is an ASX listed real estate funds manager and developer providing real estate wealth solutions. Folkestone’s funds management platform, with $870 million under management, offers listed and unlisted real estate funds to private clients and select institutional investors, while its on balance sheet activities focus on value-add and opportunistic (development) real estate investments www.folkestone.com.au

 

Connexion Media to Launch Flex at APAC 2015

ASX Announcement

Flex to be launched at APAC 2015

18 February 2015, Melbourne, Australia: Connexion Media Limited (ASX:CXZ), an innovator in the connected car market, will launch its cloud-based connected vehicle management service Flex at the 18th Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Conference to be held in Melbourne on 11 & 12 March.

Flex will be exhibited at the conference to be held at Crown Promenade in the lead up to the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix. The internationally renowned conference attracts over 200 delegates to witness sessions showcasing the latest in automotive technology, research and development.

The launch of Flex comes after further excellent results from the BETA trials, with many trial participants expected to make the transition to become paying customers.

As outlined at the Connexion Media AGM in November, the first phase of the Flex roll-out will concentrate on Australia, China and the UK. The total addressable market for the product in Australia alone is 2.6 million vehicles.

A campaign promoting Flex comprised of radio and online marketing will commence from the date of the product launch. In addition to advertising, Connexion plans to further market Flex via events and public relations endeavours.

As expected immediate revenues will be generated from Flex on a subscription basis starting at $19.99 per vehicle per month on a 36 month contract, with 12 and 24 month contracts also available.

“The Flex vehicle management service has been designed and developed from the outset for a global market,” said Connexion Media CEO and managing director George Parthimos.

“It is extremely appealing to both fleet managers and vehicle owners locally and abroad, and given the feedback thus far we expect a swift uptake.”

Flex provides users the ability to manage an entire fleet of vehicles from a central control point using cellular mobile connectivity. It provides tracking information to the control point so key performance indicators can be assessed including customised reporting.

Flex is able to track a range of real time and historical data including the location of vehicles, distance travelled, fuel consumption, battery life, engine performance and absolute and average speeds travelled. It is also able to monitor driver behaviour and instantly send notifications and alarms to vehicle owners and fleet managers.

Vehicle owners, fleet managers and drivers will benefit from Flex in a number of ways including improving productivity, safety and vehicle management as well as avoiding OH&S oversights.

The Flex hardware required for each vehicle is a small device that connects to the vehicle’s OBD-II port. This port is standard on most vehicles manufactured after 1996. The hardware then has direct access to the vehicle’s central computer system and can directly access a wide range of important vehicle data information.

The data is sent to the Flex cloud service through a 3G network connection, where it is analysed and made available to the vehicle owner or fleet manager through the dynamic Flex web portal.

For more information on Flex visit: www.flexvs.com

CONTACT

George Parthimos                        Rudi Michelson
CEO & Managing Director               Monsoon Communications
Connexion Media Limited               (03) 9620 3333
0401 616 433

About Connexion Media

Connexion Media Ltd (ASX:CXZ) is a technology company specialising in developing and commercialising software apps and services for the web connected car, mobile device and connected consumer electronics markets. It is based in Melbourne Australia, with a sales office in Cambridge UK.

About Flex

Flex is a cloud based, integrated vehicle management system that gives you control over your entire fleet of cars, trucks and other vehicles from a central point. It simultaneously tracks – in real time – all key performance indicators of your vehicles such as geo-location, fuel, distance, engine, and speed. It also helps improve productivity, driver behavior, and increase awareness of vehicle or fleet performance.

www.flexvs.com

Crowd Mobile December 2014 Trading Update

Crowd Mobile Ltd (ASX: CM8)

Source: ASX, Monday  16th February. December 2014 Trading Update.

Crowd Mobile Limited (Crowd Mobile or the Company), a global crowd-sourced micro job business, is pleased to provide shareholders with the following updates on the unaudited results of the trading entities (“Vendor companies or Crowd Mobile Operating Entities”) for the half year ending 31 December 2014 (HY15). The unaudited results included below reflect the trading operations of the Crowd Mobile businesses acquired by the Company on 13 January 2015.

HY15 marked another period growth for Crowd Mobile Operating Entities. This result was underpinned by continued geographic expansion and growth in revenue, gross profit, EBITDA and paid messages volume within the relevant operating entities.

Key highlights for the six months trading to 31 December 2014 include:

  • Supply and agreements executed to launch services into Italy, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Poland, and Norway;
  • Messages volume up 30% to 2.2 million;
  • Operating revenue up 20% to $5.6 million;
  • Normalised EBITDA up 40% to $1.4 million, reflecting the leverage of high gross margins and sales growth over the fixed cost infrastructure; and
  • Headcount (FTEs) increase from 10 to 20.

To read the full announcement please download the document below.

Samuel Terry Fund Performance Summary – January 31, 2015

Dear unitholders,

As usual, I attach the Fund’s monthly report, as well as a summary of the Fund, with $US versions in blue.
As the Fund has now re-opened to new investors, I attach a copy of our Information Memorandum, and our presentation.
So far this month, the Fund is up 1.8% in $A terms and up 0.4% in $US terms.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.

Fred Woollard and Nigel Burgess

Samuel Terry Asset Management Pty Ltd
www.samuelterry.com.au

Prescient Seeing Into The Future

Prescient could end 2015 with five active clinical trials investigating drugs with the potential to bring better outcomes for cancer patients around the world.

In its former incarnation as Virax Holdings, Prescient Therapeutics (PTX) gave its shareholders the full gamut of experiences on the roller-coaster ride of biotech investment, ranging from a 60% fall in share price February 2003, on the announcement that a proposed HIV vaccine did not elicit an immune response, to a 90% increase in 2009 following a licensing deal.

The company eventually went into voluntary administration, but was reconstructed and recapitalised in May 2014, through a $3 million private placement. Since then Virax has changed its name to Prescient Therapeutics, tidied up its shares on issue through a one-for-20 share consolidation, and acquired two promising cancer compounds, both of which target the processes that allow tumours to survive and grow. Prescient could end 2015 with five active clinical trials investigating drugs with the potential to bring better outcomes for cancer patients around the world.

The $3 million raised in May allowed Prescient to buy Pathway Oncology, and its first-in-class anti-cancer drug GGTI 2418, in June 2014, for $500,000 (in shares). GGTI-2418 – now known as PTX-100 – came out of research at Yale University, which is now a large shareholder in Prescient. PTX holds an exclusive worldwide licence from Yale University for PTX-100 for the treatment of multiple myeloma, breast and pancreatic cancer.

Pre-clinical data has shown that PTX-100 can work in situations where tumours have become resistant to front-line chemotherapy drugs: breaking through that cellular resistance can allow the frontline drug to reinstate its ability to destroy tumour cells. Prescient expects to begin Phase 1b trials of PTX-100 in the first half of this year: a trial on multiple myeloma will be conducted at the Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre in Tampa, Florida, while a trial on breast cancer Phase 1b trial is being run at the Montefiore Centre in New York.

To read the full story please click here.

Wholesale Investor National Investor Sentiment Survey FY15 Q1

It has been an extremely busy start to the year at Wholesale Investor. With a number of domestic and international events planned over the coming months, we are looking forward to our biggest year to date!

To begin the year, we conducted our bi-annual Investor Sentiment Index Survey to discover the types of opportunities that you are seeking, along with your general thoughts on the market for 2015. The anonymous and confidential Investor Sentiment Index survey serves the purpose of:

  • Providing you with a voice to the Financial and Business community about the types of investment opportunities you are seeking.
  • Identifying changes in investor sentiment and highlighting new trends.
  • Increasing awareness about what the Australian High Net Worth and professional investment community is seeking.
  • Continuously evolving the types of opportunities in which we provide you.
  • Assisting companies which are seeking capital to understand what the Wholesale Investor ecosystem is seeking when investing into Private and Small Cap Listed companies.

The Wholesale Investor Sentiment Index results continue to be used in the media as a leading indicator for trends in the HNW investment community. Often we see trends highlighted by our surveys, being expressed in the following months by the market place.

To see  the full survey results, please download the document below.

For further Information, please contact Managing Director Steve Torso:
Email: s.torso@wholesaleinvestor.com.au

Christchurch Adventure Park Latest Media Releases

Bike Park Tipped as Big Boost to Tourism
By Tina Law on http://www.stuff.co.nz/

A new $25 million adventure park in Christchurch’s Port Hills will attract thousands of extra international and domestic visitors to the city, a tourism leader says.
The 358-hectare park on forest land between Dyers Pass, Worsleys and the Summit roads, had a broad appeal, Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism chief executive Tim Hunter said.
“I think once it gets going it will attract an extra 100,000 visitor nights to Christchurch.”
He believed it would encourage those already visiting the city to stay longer and would attract a big contingent of backpackers and young people.
“Having the attraction so close to the city really is going to meet a need that we think is there at the moment.”
Canadian developers Select Evolution said it hoped to start construction of the park this year after the project was granted resource consents this week.
The park would be the largest lift-accessed downhill mountain bike park in the southern hemisphere, the company said.

Click here to read the full story.

Govt Gives $2m for Port Hills Bike Park, Chairlift and 120km of MTB Downhill Trails
By Alan Wood on http://www.stuff.co.nz/

The Government is coughing up $2 million for a mountain bike park on the Port Hills. The 315-hectare Christchurch adventure park is one of six tourism projects to get this backing in the first round of funding through a Government scheme. The park will be located on land between Dyers Pass, Worsleys and Summit roads. The developers behind the park will contribute a further $20.5 million. The funding partnership was announced at the Trenz 2014 tourism conference today.

The developer, Select Evolution New Zealand, says it wants to build 120 kilometres of groomed trails on the forested land. The park would also have a 1.8km purpose-built chairlift rising 435 vertical metres, along with a restaurant, on-site accommodation, retail areas and other “adrenaline-based” activities. An increasing number of international mountain bikers were demanding world-class facilities as a destination, the organisers said in a statement. The park would run year round to provide off-season tourism and an anchor attraction to Christchurch.

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Christchurch Mountain Bike Park
From http://www.selectevolution.com/

The Christchurch Adventure Park is the working title of the project to create the world’s first purpose built, year round chairlift accessed downhill mountain bike park on the Port Hills near Christchurch, New Zealand. Select Evolution, a developer focused on creating exciting new adventure sport destinations globally, leads the project.

The ethos is simple; we aim to produce the world’s best quality, most accessible downhill mountain bike park in the world. Building on our experience of similar operations worldwide, this will provide opportunities for all levels of ability and knowledge, from total beginners who require equipment rental and skills instruction to the world’s top downhill mountain bikers in search of the perfect destination for training and competition.

Click here to read the full story.

Exciting Plans for New Mountain Bike Adventure Park
By LennyBoy on http://cyclingchristchurch.co.nz/ 

Some very interesting news recently with plans for a mountain bike adventure park right on our back-door in the Port Hills near Cashmere. Developers Select Evolution have submitted a resource consent for a 350 hectare park with a variety of outdoor activities in the hills off Worsleys Rd.

The Christchurch Adventure Park sounds like a very exciting opportunity, not just for biking but for a whole range of other activities too. Obviously there is a commercial element in there to make a return on investment. But the general public will also be able to access the biking trails free; it’s just the other facilities like the chair-lift, recreational fun-rides, accommodation, and other commercial buildings that would require you to fork out of your pocket. Also great to see nice touches like changing/toilet facilities and easier trails and pump tracks for the younger ones too.

Click here to read the full story.

Would you like to have your say about the Christchurch Adventure Park? Visit the Christchurch City Council Consultation page to complete your submissions. Click here to do it.

Castle Point Ranger Fund February Update

The Ranger Fund monthly Fact Sheet is now available.
The Ranger Fund is a high conviction portfolio of New Zealand and Australian listed companies. The Fund’s objective is to provide equity-like returns over the long run while minimising exposure to extreme share market fluctuations. During periods of market stress, the fund will seek to preserve capital by preserve capital by holding significant amounts of cash and bonds, shorting individual shares, selling index futures contracts and/or buying index put options. The Fund will not be levered or net short.

Performance Commentary:
During the month of January the performance of the Ranger Fund was hindered by the performance of Macmahon Holdings, Emco Holdings, Swick Mining Services and Boom Logistics. The Fund benefited from positive performance by Paperlinx, Australian Vintage, Wellcom Group, Tower and Vista Group International.

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Genetic Signatures IPO Now Open Until 20th March

Supplementary prospectus now available. The Minimum Subscription under the Offer is fully underwritten by the Lead Manager, Lodge Corporate Pty Ltd.

Genetic Signatures has issued a Supplementary Prospectus to extend the closing date of its IPO to 5.00pm (AEDT) on 20 March 2015. This Supplementary Prospectus supplements, and must be read together with, the Prospectus dated 7 November 2014 (“Prospectus”) relating to an offer of Shares by the Company. The prospectus and supplementary prospectus may be downloaded on the investors page of the company’s website.

Please click here to go to their website to download.

Prescient Therapeutics Acquires Exclusive Worldwide Licence for Cancer Biomarker p27

ASX Announcement, 9th February 2015, Melbourne Australia.

  • p27 has the potential to be a companion diagnostic for its clinical stage RAS inhibitor candidate, PTX-100
  • p27 biomarker to enable identification of cancer patients likely to respond to PTX-100
  • Competitive licensing terms, with standard milestones tied to successful product development

Prescient Therapeutics Limited (ASX: PTX), a clinical stage oncology company, announced that is has further strengthened its oncology portfolio by acquiring the exclusive worldwide intellectual property rights to a novel predictive cancer biomarker known as p27 from the Moffitt Cancer Center in the United States. Prescient plans to use the p27 biomarker as a “companion diagnostic” for its clinical stage RAS inhibitor candidate RSX-100 (formerly known as GGTI-2418). Under the terms of the licence agreement, Prescient will pay an upfront cash payment and annual payments to Moffitt, as well as undisclosed lump sum payments on achievement of key clinical and commercial milestones.

By liscensing this predictive cancer biomarker, Prescient has the potential to identify those cancer patients most likely to benefit from its novel drug PTX-100. Patients with low levels of p27 are more likely to respond to PTX-100. Having completed a phase 1 safety study, PTX 100 is moving into Phase 1b/2 clinical trials as a potential new therapy for breast cancer and multiple myeloma. PTX-100 holds promise as a chemotherapy drug for other cancers such as prostate and pancreatic.

To read the full document, please click the button below.

YuuZoo Signs Exclusive Partnership Agreement With JW Lottedi in China

  • Exclusive partnership between YuuZoo China and Mega Mall (China) will offer Chinese consumers a unique Offline-to-Online (O2O) business model.
  • YuuZoo will become the exclusive e-commerce platform for JW Lottedi Mega Mall throughout China.

Singapore, February 06, 2015:
Singapore listed YuuZoo Corporation (“YuuZoo” SGX: AFC), the world’s first 3rd generation mobile social e-commerce company, today announced it has signed an exclusive partnership for the development of a social e-commerce network for the JW Lottedi Mega Malls in China.

JW Lottedi is part of Jingwei Group, which owns several companies nationwide and has total group assets of 2.6 billion RMB (US$416 million). JW Lottedi Mega Mall is a new Korean-themed shopping, entertainment, and leisure mall concept. The first Mega Mall will be ready in August 2015 and is expected to be one of the most fashionable shopping complexes in the country, with some 600 merchants.

Under the terms of the agreement, YuuZoo will develop JW Lottedi Mega Mall’s own social e-commerce network, which will sit withinYuuZoo’s fully localized and mobile-optimized social e-commerce virtual shopping mall for China, www.yuuzoo.cn.

Through the exclusive tie-up, all the merchants of any JW Lottedi Mega Mall will be able to provide their products to the 700 million consumers reached by YuuZoo China’s virtual shopping mall through YuuZoo’s exclusive partnership with Great Sports Media Co Ltd, the fully owned sport, lifestyle and casual gaming division of Shanghai Media Group.

The Mega Mall social e-commerce networks will be supported by significant marketing exposure both through TV advertising and during TV shows through banner advertisements, QR codes and studio host announcements. JW Lottedi will promote the network extensively in all the brick-and-mortar Mega Malls. Through this offline-to-online (O2O) business model, the visitors to any Mega Mall and its various stores will become members of the YuuZoo.cn network, effectively converting offline customers to members of YuuZoo’s social e-commerce network and into online consumers.

According to eMarketer, retail ecommerce sales in China, excluding travel, increased by 35% to US$426.26 billion in 2014[1]. Retail ecommerce sales growth rates will remain in double digits through 2018, when sales should comfortably exceed US$500 billion. China will exceed US$1 trillion[2] in retail ecommerce sales by 2018, accounting for more than 40% of the total worldwide sales. By 2020, China’s e-commerce market is forecasted to be larger than those of the US, Britain, Japan, Germany, and France combined[3].

Speaking on the tie-up, Yuandong Qu, Managing Director, Jingwei Group remarked, “YuuZoo has a unique business model and it is the perfect means to help tap in the huge and fast-growing China retail ecommerce market. YuuZoo is giving us the perfect platform to expand our reach in China and even the rest of the world through its unique social e-commerce platform and huge franchise and partner network. We are investing 3 billion RMB (US$480 million) in new properties and we intend to grow our business bigger by bringing it to the Internet through YuuZoo.”

Commenting on this new partnership, Thomas Zilliacus, Chairman and CEO of YuuZoo said, “YuuZoo is delighted to partner with a Chinese industry stalwart. Mega Mall has a unique Korean theme concept and China is experiencing a Korean products craze from rice cookers to creams and K-Pop. Anything South Korean is red-hot in China right now. Through YuuZoo, Mega Mall is extending its presence online in China and through the offline-to-online model, YuuZoo is offering its customers a unique buying experience wherein they can touch and try the products in the Mall, then buy exclusive merchandise they like from the comfort of their home, or alternatively view the products online then buy them in the Mall. This offline-to-online model is pioneered in China through the partnership between YuuZoo and Mega Mall. It is an exciting new development of our business in China, and we expect it to show significant new revenues very soon.”

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For more information, please contact:

Aru Adil Syed
Head of Corporate Communications
Email: aru.sayed@yuuzoo.com

Collaborate Corporation Raises $1.26m to Advance the Development of its Collaborative Consumption Business

ASX Announcement, 21st January 2015

Collaborate Corporation Raises $1.26m to Advance the Development of its Collaborative Consumption Business

  • Placement to high net worth and institutional investors closed heavily oversubscribed
  • DriveMyCar Rentals funded to pursue immediate growth plans
  • Director continues to demonstrate confidence in the Company and its strategy via participation in the capital raising.

Collaborate Corporation Limited (Collaborate or the Company) (ASX: CL8) is pleased to announce that it has capitalised on the recent increased interest in the Company by raising $1.26 million via a heavily oversubscribed placement to institutions and sophisticated investors (Placement).

The Company will issue 63,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares at an issue price of $0.02 per share (Placement Shares). Subject to shareholder approval, the Company proposes to issue 31,500,000 free attaching listed CL80 options excerisable at $0.02 per option and expiring 30 April 2017 (Placement Options) on a 1 to 2 basis to investors in the Placement.

The Placement Shares will be issued will be issued in two tranches, as follows:

  • Tranche 1: Issue of 53,000,000 Placement Shares to raise $1,060,000 on or around 29 January 2015; and
  • Tranche 2: Issue of 10,000,000 Placement Shares to raise $200,000 subject to shareholder approval.

Mr Domenic Carosa, a non-executive director of the company, will subscribe for $50,000 of the Tranche 2 Placement Shares, subject to shareholder approval.

DJ Carmichael and Foster Stockbroking acted as joint lead managers to the placement.

To read the full document, please click below.

Sementis Ltd Announces New Developments

Sementis has recently announced that over the past few months a number of “proof of concept” experiments have been successfully undertaken demonstrating the following:

1) The attenuated SCV is totally attenuated. That is, the data proves that the platform is non-replicating in mice which is one of the core aspects of the technology.

2) SCV vaccination protects mice from ECTV which is a mouse pox disease. This is the standard test for a vaccine to be considered a smallpox vaccine for humans.

3) Sementis’ Chikungunya vaccine-antigen design has been proven effective in protecting mice against Chikungunya infection – which has reached epidemic proportions in parts of the world.

4) Preliminary results from the peanut vaccine experiments are encouraging and consistent with a shift from an allergic TH2 to a TH1 response post-vaccination which is the primary objective.

Sementis’ Chairman, Maurice O’Shannassy commented,
“Needless to say, that with these results, we are extremely excited about the future and continue discussions with very interested potential global partners”.

Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd CEO Interview

Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (PILL) is an innovative biological research and drug discovery company specialising in the development of simple diagnostic tests for common diseases and the discovery of new therapeutic drugs to treat pain and infection. The Company, based in Perth, Western Australia, works across three units – diagnostics, therapeutics and analytical services.

The Company now seeks additional funding of $6 million to expand each business unit and accelerate commercialisation. It focuses on utilising the funds raised to commercialise the already-developed IP, and implement a measured programme for further compound discovery, whilst expanding existing revenues to underpin future efforts.

To find out more about PILL please listen to Dr Richard Lipscombe, Managing Director.

Prescient Therapeutics Ltd FY15 Company Update

Prescient Therapeutics (ASX:PTX), is a clinical stage oncology company developing small molecule inhibitors of the Ras and AKT signalling pathways to treat a range of cancers of unmet medical need, including breast, multiple myeloma, ovarian and AML. Prescient has added 3 new high profile Non-Executive Director’s Mr Steve Engle, Dr James Campbell and Mr Steven Yatomi-Clarke as well as bolstering it’s Scientific Advisory Board with the addition of Professor Douglas Joshua, a world-leading expert in multiple myeloma.

Prescient has also acquired oncology company, Aktivate Therapeutics finalised on 28 November 2014, a strategic move that deepens the pipeline of exciting products that the company is advancing through the clinic. With a strengthened pipeline and management team, the company has now decided to change name and rebrand as Prescient Therapeutics.

Please click on the ‘Receive Information’ button below for more information or to register your interest.

 

ABOUT PRESCIENT THERAPEUTICS 

Prescient Therapeutics (formerly Virax Holdings) is a clinical stage oncology company developing novel targeted approaches to treat cancers of high unmet need, such as advanced breast, ovarian, multiple myeloma and acute leukemia.

The company raised A$3M in June 2014 and has in the last 6-months acquired a deep pipeline of products through strategic company acquisitions. Prescients’ pipeline includes a small molecule inhibitor PTX-100 (GGTI 2418), capable of blocking the Ras cancer pathway as well as PTX-200 (TCN-P) which inhibits the AKT pathway, another key pathway that contributes to cancer.

Together these novel drugs provide Prescient the unique ability to run five active clinical trials, within the next 12-months, at some of the worlds best Cancer Centers. The aim is to bring to provide better outcomes for cancer patients around the world.

BioDiem Ltd FY15 Company Update

BioDiem saw the approval and product launch of flu vaccine Nasovac-S in India by licensee, Serum Institute of India (SII), one of the world’s biggest vaccine producers. This starts a royalty flow on sales of this intranasal ‘flu vaccine in the private market in India.

BioDiem’s antimicrobial, BDM-I continues to generate overseas interest due to wide possible applications as a future treatment for infections. As the world becomes more aware of “superbugs” the importance and potential market attractiveness of BDM-I is enhanced. BioDiem has announced a fund raising of $0.5m for equity in the BDM-I project.

Please click on the ‘Receive Information’ button below for more information or to register your interest.

 

ABOUT BIODIEM

With rising global concern about “superbugs” and antibiotic resistance. BioDiem is well-positioned with its focus on commercialisation of infectious disease therapies. We have technologies targeting influenza and hard-to-treat infections, and have established ‘flu vaccine licences already with commercial partners in India and China. Our revenue comes from licence fees and royalties on sales. The seasonal influenza vaccine Nasovac-S™ is marketed in India.

BDM-I, our patented antimicrobial compound targets treatment of serious human infections. We have benefited from studies on BDM-I conducted by major research institutions in the United States and locally. BDM-I is currently in the preclinical stage of development.

 

Heyrex Ltd FY15 Company Update

Heyrex has progressed its business model by launching its services into the North American veterinary market. The strong interest from the US market where Heyrex is continuing to recruit veterinary hospitals and research institutions, will be supported by a joint venture with Midwest Veterinary Services (MVS) based in the Kansas animal science corridor. MVS will partner Heyrex to provide North America business development, after sales support and research and development for the Heyrex product pipeline.

Having raised $1.5m during 2014, Heyrex is now undertaking a further round of funding to support its growth and is seeking up to $5.0m.

Please click on the ‘Receive Offer’ button below for more information or to register your interest.

 

ABOUT GLOBAL WEALTH PARTNERS 

Global Wealth Partners Fund Ltd (“GWP”) offers investors an opportunity to diversify their portfolios with global assets, by providing access to leading alternative investment managers with proven track records of protecting and growing capital over the medium-to-long term in mixed market conditions.

GWP is seeking to raise a minimum of A$100 million and up to A$300 million and list on the ASX. Proceeds of the offer will be invested with four leading US-based investment managers which collectively manage in excess of $5.5bn. While each manager has a different investment approach, they share the following in common;
- fundamental bottom up stock pickers with a value bias
- track record of performing well during difficult market conditions
- delivered their outperformance with a significantly lower volatility than the broader market, reflecting their focus on preserving capital against market downturns
- their employees hold material investments in their funds, providing a genuine alignment of interest

 

Global Wealth Partners FY15 Company Update

GWP has raised $16m and has had a strong first quarter, recording a USD denominated return of 3.7% as compared with the broader market return of 1.0%. As a result of the depreciation of the AUD, GWP’s total return (post fees) expressed in AUD was 10.5%.

Global Wealth Partners (GWP) was launched on 1 October 2014. GWP invests in global equities through four leading global investment managers, each with a long track record of strong performance. Its objective is to protect and compound investors’ capital through all market conditions.

Please click on the ‘Receive Information’ button below for more information or to register your interest.

 

ABOUT GLOBAL WEALTH PARTNERS 

Global Wealth Partners Fund Ltd (“GWP”) offers investors an opportunity to diversify their portfolios with global assets, by providing access to leading alternative investment managers with proven track records of protecting and growing capital over the medium-to-long term in mixed market conditions.

GWP is seeking to raise a minimum of A$100 million and up to A$300 million and list on the ASX. Proceeds of the offer will be invested with four leading US-based investment managers which collectively manage in excess of $5.5bn. While each manager has a different investment approach, they share the following in common;
- fundamental bottom up stock pickers with a value bias
- track record of performing well during difficult market conditions
- delivered their outperformance with a significantly lower volatility than the broader market, reflecting their focus on preserving capital against market downturns
- their employees hold material investments in their funds, providing a genuine alignment of interest.

 

Connexion Media Ltd December 2014 Quarter Review

December 2014 Quarter Review

30 January 2015, Melbourne, Australia:  

After its ASX listing in August 2014 Connexion Media Limited (ASX:CXZ) has generated strong news flow in our endeavour to realise revenue streams from our two core products miRoamer and Flex.

miRoamer

The miRoamer Internet radio and music service Android app was launched at the Paris Motor Show in October. It was thefirst app in the world to be demonstrated on the new MirrorLink® v1.1
platform, available in various vehicles at theshow. The app’s availability on MirrorLink® v1.1 means it will be accessible in many next generation hardware products across the new and aftermarket vehicle sectors.

During the quarter Connexion announced a number of important new deals that are expanding the miRoamer app global audience.

The first deal was signed with German automotive giant Continental whose Interior Division will integrate the app into itsstate of the art infotainment hardware systems to be sold to vehicle manufacturers worldwide.

Given its availability via the touch screen MirrorLink® system miRoamer will be available in various
Volkswagen Group vehicles including the Polo, Passat, Passat Estate, Beetle and Beetle Cabriolet. This list will expand as new models are launched throughout 2015. This deal marks the first production release of vehicles comprising the miRoamer service.

Connexion also announced that the new Skoda Fabia will make miRoamer available to its drivers through theMirrorLink® v1.1 head unit. This will be common across all new MirrorLink® enabled Skoda vehicles moving forward.

These deals alone see miRoamer with an addressable market size of approximately 9.5 million
vehicles over the next five years. Connexion expects this number to continue to rise sharply as new automakers and models are signed.

miRoamer was also showcased at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco involving about 3,000 people. Astand at the conference dedicated to MirrorLink® provided a
demonstration of the miRoamer app to attendees using Samsung mobile devices and car stereo head units.

Connexion also announced it had reached agreement with digital music streaming service Deezer, making it a platinum partner to the miRoamer platform. This will enable miRoamer users to use Deezer in-vehicle and on mobile devices fromearly 2015.

The deal substantially increases the miRoamer audience size and provides users with access to 35 million music tracks,30,000 radio stations and 100
million shareable playlists.

Flex

In November Connexion announced the launch of Flex, our new cloud-based connected vehicle management service.

Flex provides the ability to manage an entire fleet of vehicles from a central control point using cellular mobileconnectivity. It can provide tracking information to the control point so key performance indicators can be assessed.

Flex enables users to track a range of real time and historical data including vehicle location, distance travelled, fuel consumption, battery life, engine performance and absolute and average speeds travelled.

The BETA trial of Flex has been ongoing throughout Melbourne and Adelaide and feedback thus far is very positive. Connexion expects the product to be officially launched during Q1 2015 with immediate revenues to be realised via user subscriptions.

Vehicle owners, fleet managers and drivers will benefit from Flex in a number of ways including improving productivity,safety and vehicle management, as well as avoiding OH&S oversights.

The Flex hardware required for each vehicle is a small device that connects to the vehicle’s OBD-II port. This port is standard on most vehicles manufactured after 1996.

Corporate

On 14 November the Connexion Media Annual General Meeting was held with all resolutions put to shareholders passed.

During the quarter Connexion announced a non-renounceable pro-rata entitlement issue of options to Australian and NZ shareholders. Participating shareholders will receive two options for every three shares held at an issue price of 1.5cents per option, exercisable at 20 cents per option before the expiry date of 31 August 2016. Connexion will apply tolist the options on the ASX with the offer fully underwritten by Raven Holdings Pty Ltd if a shortfall occurs.

Connexion also signed a corporate services mandate with Raven Holdings during the quarter. Raven will provide corporate advisory and capital markets services as well as underwriting the rights issue.

CONTACT

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CEO & Managing Director                        Monsoon Communications

Westlake Funding FY15 Company Update

In 2014, Westlake Funding participated in Investor Showcases in Sydney, Melbourne and twice in Singapore. The Company has had a hugely successful 2014 and some highlights include:

  • Westlake receiving in excess of 70 direct contacts or Expressions of Interest from Singapore alone, which was a fantastic result.
  • Investors continuing to be attracted to the Company’s Redeemable Preference Share investment model offering a credit insured fixed return of up to 8% paid quarterly.
  • The company is currently in discussions with a major Investment Bank in Australia and has recently been approached by a Hong Kong based Fund Manager impressed with the investment model and the security of return and confidential negotiations are ongoing to make a major investment in Westlake Preference Shares.
Please click on the ‘Receive Offer’ button below for more information or to register your interest:

 

ABOUT WESTLAKE FUNDING 

Westlake provides a unique opportunity to Wholesale and Professional Investors to receive an above average yield on a credit insured investment. Westlake Funding Ltd is also currently providing established Australian businesses with access to the working capital they need and is currently looking to expand its operations.

The Debtor Finance industry had a total turnover of $63.7 billion in the 12 months to March 2014 and is continually being adopted as a finance product by Australian businesses.

 

eNurse FY15 Company Update

eNurse Pty Ltd

eNurse.com.au is a comprehensive website completely dedicated to servicing the personal and professional needs of nurses and employers. The Company had a hugely successful 2014 with major highlights including:

  • Successfully raising over $1 million from a large investment group.
  • Reaching the final stages of a large re-development
  • Securing additional education contracts with some leading publishers
  • Beginning their international expansion through a number of their business divisions

ABOUT ENURSE

eNurse.com.au is a comprehensive website completely dedicated to servicing the personal and professional needs of nurses and employers. eNurse is:
• Professional development tool for Nurses and Midwives
• Source of online CPD
• Job, Course & Event Board
• Online Store
• Connection between advertisers and the market

In under 36 months, eNurse has acquired over 27,000 registered members (with a total user database of over 70,000). It has grossed over $5M in sales, experiencing 53.5% growth from it’s first to second year.

eNurse is about to transition into stage two of its three identified stages of development, unlocking several new high margin income streams with little increase in operational expenses.

eNurse is established and profitable. The business model is bold, innovative and expanding.

ETRAIN Interactive Pty Ltd FY15 Company Update

ETRAIN Interactive raised $500,000 with local investors from Australia.

Signed an MoU with TAFE SA, the largest training organisation in Australia with over 80,000 students, to jointly develop and market online 3D-based training simulations for the domestic and overseas students.

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ABOUT ETRAIN INTERACTIVE 

ETRAIN Interactive is a technology and training company delivering a world first – online, subscription-based 3D training simulations.

With a global client portfolio, proprietary technologies that enable cost-effective development and a large, experienced team, ETRAIN Interactive is perfectly positioned to disrupt the training industry.

ETRAIN’s subscription-based training simulations are:
- Easy to use and engaging for all levels of computer proficiency
- Easily modified for non-English speaking markets
- Comparable in cost to text-based eLearning and cheaper than long-term, face-to-face training
- Aligned to the highly-regarded Australian Qualifications Framework

As a medium for the delivery of training, the potential of 3D simulations is enormous. The market cap of 3D interactive gaming exceeded $US100 billion in 2013 and is growing. With the obvious benefit of being ‘first to market’, the opportunities for ETRAIN are substantial.

MACRO Realty Developments FY15 Company Update 2015

Established in 2002, MACRO Realty Developments (MRD) specialises in the strategic acquisition, development and management of Australian investment property. In particular, highly cash flow positive property; targeting areas in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Highlights 2014

  • Completion of a complex of 21 residential apartments and 3 commercial premises
  • Near completion of the Pilbara’s largest private subdivision
  • $45m plus funding facility secured with multi-billion dollar Hong Kong based fund manager
  • Presales completed in-house for 4 MRD projects, totalling more than 300 dwellings Successful establishment of sales and capital raising models in Asia
  • Implementation of a global sales team, trained and qualified as financial planners
  • Successfully applied for an AFSL

 Opportunities 2015

  • Direct property purchases delivering an unlevered return of 8-12% p.a.
  • Investment into diversified Australian property portfolios with fixed returns
  • Project funding opportunities returning 8-20% per annum
  • Bespoke joint venture opportunities

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ABOUT MACRO REALTY DEVELOPMENTS

MACRO Realty Developments (MACRO) specialises in the creation of opportunities for property investors through careful identification and selection of sites, operation of an outstanding sales model, and use of a tried and tested systemic approach to property development. Forming part of a property investment group, we specialise in the syndication of residential and commercial projects in Australia, and we provide a one-stop-shop to property investors of all levels.

 

Z-Filter Pty Ltd FY15 Company Update

Highlights of 2014:

  • Prototype machine to a full production machine that is now operational in the field for commercial contracting programs.
  • The iron ore program has demonstrated the Holy Grail of the mining industry the ability to produce dry stackable tailings for iron ore coal etc. the ultimate goal of this program is the ability to remove tailings dams completely and return all water to the mine so that no or very little water and chemicals escape into the environment.  This could be the start of a massive new industry.
  • Z-Filter has shown that no other system works as well on wastes: see the video on the Z-Filter web site under the pig trials. Click here to watch 
  • The first project in waste water will result in a series of major contracts for waste water treatment plants all around Australia this year and long term.
  • This technology is applicable to many products not just septic wastes.
  • For example we are working with the Dairy industry on fermented yoghurt waste that would result in a massive global market.
  • We are preparing for a new capital raising for Z-Filter in 2015

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ABOUT Z-FILTER

Filtration, separation, and drying are some of the primary processes for the production of almost everything.  We Z-Filter; FILTER using gravity, SEPARATE with just vibration and DRY without heat or pressure.

These technologies are universal with applications in many industries, patented/pending, low cost, light weight, simple, energy efficient, high volume and essential to a high standard of living and a clean environment.

We achieve this with three product ranges:

  • Z-Filter = Filtration separation compaction of soft solids e.g. sewerage, industrial, agriculture, food beverages
  • Z-Splitter = Separation of particles according to size and structure down to 5 micron in high volume mining  industrial e.g. clean iron ore and coal
  • Z-Dryer = Drying of fine solids e.g. for safe transport of iron ore

Great wealth can be produced from using these technologies by processing; dirty, iron ore or coal; cleaning it to produce high grade, clean, dry, ores for steel.

The first product is the Z-300A filter with first deliveries to Europe.

 

Long Pipes FY15 Company Update

Highlights:

  • Prototype to a complete production process…. Producing pipe in the field
  • Contracts in negotiation for first commercial projects in the next two months.
  • Long term large contracts continuing for supply in last half 2015
  • New Managing Director appointed and operational

Attended:

  • Pipe Technology Conference in Berlin very successful and are expected to be presenting in 2015
  • International Pipe Conference in Calgary very successful with thousands ok kilometres of pipe requested

Presented:

  • Our first conference for a display stand this was very successful with enquiries for purchase of company and supply of materials
  • Wholesale Investor Sydney Show Case November very successful and on track for raising $4M February 2015

Capital raised:

  • $3M+ for development

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ABOUT LONG PIPES 

Long Pipes objective is to develop and sell the Fluid HighwayTM; a seamless, continuous, composite pipeline, for offshore and onshore operations, over any terrain, over long distances – we call it the “Fluid Highway™” (FH).  Long Pipes business model is to produce and sell the Fluid Highway; or construct the FH and sell the fluid moving through the “FH” such as water oil or gas. The FH is a light, efficient and durable, impermeable, (does not leak gas), pipeline technology that is manufactured at a rapid rate in the field with no joints or welds required. The resulting composite pipe is strong, flexible and able to withstand extreme temperature variations and high pressure.

 

Sterling First Ltd FY15 Company Update

Completed merging of its core businesses in:

  • property services – Sterling First Projects,
  • funds management – Acquest Corporate Services and
  • property management – Rental Management Australia.

Reported a combined net profit after tax for the group of $2.8 million for the 2014 financial year.

Operations in WA were expanded into Queensland.

Launched the Residential Property Investment Trust (RPIT), a unique residential trust providing affordable housing solutions to retirees.

The Sterling New Life retirement housing product was launched.

Development construction debt and equity funding secured to commence construction of the initial batch of the multi key residential houses for the RPIT and Sterling New Life.

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ABOUT STERLING FIRST

Sterling First Limited (“Sterling First”) has established the Sterling Residential Development Syndicate (WA) Pty Ltd (“Syndicate Company”) to raise funds to be advanced as a secured loan to the RPIT Development Sub Trust No 1 (“Development Trust”).

  • The Development Trust is using the funds to acquire and construct multi key dwellings, which are then acquired by the Residential Property Investment Trust (“RPIT”) at an agreed development margin.
  • The RPIT is a unique residential property trust that acquires and holds multi key residential property and specialises in providing affordable housing solutions to retirees.
  • Sterling First is a highly experience property group covering property management, funds management, property sales, origination and project management.

 

 

Stitch.net FY15 Company Update

Stitch raised $1M seed round from venture investors in the US and Australia in late 2014. It has continued to experience outstanding 35% month-on-month growth since then, and is now live in southern California and the New York tri-state area.

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ABOUT STITCH.NET

Stitch is one of Australia’s most exciting early-stage internet start-ups, attracting investment from Silicon Valley and New York venture funds and attracting interest in international publications from the New Yorker and Forbes magazine through to the San Francisco Chronicle and the BBC.

Stitch is online companionship reimagined to meet the needs of older adults.

Stitch allows older adults to find companionship in a range of different ways, which goes far beyond romance. With outstanding early stage results and significant enterprise partnerships in the pipeline, Stitch is poised to become the trusted destination for older adults around the world who need a little more companionship in their lives.

SelfWealth Ltd FY15 Company Update

It was an exciting end to 2014 with SelfWealth included as one to watch in the global Top 50 FinTech Innovators list compiled by AWI, KPMG and the Financial Services Council. SelfWealth also emerged as the winner of the FST Media’s Start-Up Showdown at the 9th annual Technology & Innovation  – The Future of Banking and Financial Services.

Looking ahead, SelfWealth aims to upload 20,000 portfolios in the first half of 2015, most of which will be self-managed super funds and another 5,000 every month over the next 2-3 years.  The company also plans to launch Australia’s most affordable online broking solution called ‘FORTify’.

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ABOUT SELFWEALTH LTD

SelfWealth was born out of frustration with overvalued advice and underperformance in the financial services industry. SelfWealth changes the way people invest and empowers individuals and Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) to manage their own investments. SelfWealth provides the tools and resources to enable investors to potentially outperform the market without paying high fees and commissions.

SelfWealth’s aim is to be the portfolio management social networking/community of choice for the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund sector and self-directed investors, firstly in Australia and then globally. The aim is to secure this position through distribution agreements with leading SMSF suppliers, Industry Funds and other channels.

 

Australian Electric Infrastructure and Transport Company (AEIT) FY15 Company Update

Australian Electric Infrastructure and Transport Company Pty Ltd (AEIT) is a Brisbane based company established to commercialize OLEV (On-Line Electric Vehicles) Zero Emission Public Transportation Solution in Australia.

In 2014, AEIT established two subsidiary companies:

1. OLEV Power Systems – was granted its own 10 years – Electricity Distribution License in July.

2.  OLEV Transport Company – was granted its Public Transport Operator License in December.

3. Works in Progress:

  • In December 2014 electric chassis manufacturing design works were completed and designs approved by the board for manufacturing of OLEV Buses.

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ABOUT AEIT

Australian Electric Infrastructure and Transport Company Pty Ltd (AEIT) has been established to commercialize the OLEV (On-Line Electric Vehicles) Zero Emission Public Transportation Solution in Australia.

The OLEV technology delivers an environmentally sustainable transport solution with vastly lower energy consumption. It provides electric powered public transport in continuous operation on both dedicated and semi-fixed route transit systems. Its advantage is zero emissions compared to current Diesel and Gas buses and vastly lower energy consumption than traditional electric vehicles. (OLEV buses operational costs – $0.19km / Diesel $0.62km)

Electric power strips are road embedded to provide electro-magnetic power, wirelessly, to electric vehicles charging an onboard battery and powering the electric motor.

CricHQ Ltd FY15 Company Update

CricHQ raised $2m of funds and have consistently broken record numbers on the platform seeing them rise to one of the worlds most popular online properties.

Ongoing development of the platform has seen accelerated success with signing several new key clients and increased engagement with end users and cricket fans. Key hires have facilitated growth in capability to deliver best of breed solutions to a global market and will be crucial in driving continued success in 2015.

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ABOUT CRICHQ

CricHQ was founded by Stephen Fleming (ex-NZ Cricket Captain), Brendon McCullum (Current NZ Cricket Captain) and Simon Baker (Tech Entrepreneur) along with over 20 international cricketers as shareholders including David and Mike Hussey, Brad Hodge and George Bailey.

The global opportunity is significant with Cricket being the worlds 2nd largest sport with over 3 billion fans. CricHQ provides unique benefits to all stakeholders including administrators, fans, players and coaches. The CricHQ technology platform is the preferred choice of technology with over 120 cricketing body clients and a user base of 750,000+ cricket fans from all over the world. This is projected to exceed 6.5mil by April 2015.

Key partnerships have been established with global governing bodies the ICC and FICA as well as with content and distribution partners Samsung, Nokia and Blackberry which enables the projected growth.

 

Bioactive Laboratories Pty Ltd FY15 Company Update

Bioactive Laboratories is on the brink of entering the market for its revolutionary stomach friendly anti-inflammatory & pain relieving agent. The largest pharmaceutical company in the sector joined in discussions late last year with the advancement of the TGA registration into its final phase. These strategic discussions centre on entering the $1b Aust complementary medicine market before distribution commences into its extensive export portfolio.

Managing Director, Rick Ferdinands, “This is a significant step forward. Together with the success of being invited into the new Federal Gov ‘Accelerating Commercialisation’ grants program, has given current investors something to smile about and new investors a clear incentive.”

Anti-inflammatory agents are the most widely used therapeutic agents globally. Millions worldwide suffer digestive, arthritic and skin based inflammatory conditions which are all on the rise. Bioactive Laboratories have identified a gap in the market for a safe plant based alternative to side effect prone NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs).  The target market in vitamin and supplements is worth $68Billion annually.

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ABOUT BIOACTIVE LABORATORIES PTY LTD

Bioactive Laboratories specialises in plant based solutions for human health.

They have developed the first anti-inflammatory and pain relieving agent that is gentle to the stomach. Studies show it rivals the drug efficacy and strength of NSAIDs[1] such as Voltaren, without digestive side effects.

Global market sectors worth an estimated $560Billion[2] annually make anti-inflammatories & pain agents the most widely used of all drugs and complementary medicines.

A faster route to market exists, than traditional biotech via the booming Complementary Medicine market to supply bulk powders & extracts.

Profitability within four years is predicted via a conservative financial model. This hybrid complementary medicine/drug development business model, suggests self funding for the development pipeline that includes drug candidates & revolutionary plant based solutions for type-2 diabetes.

Customers such as pharmaceutical & complementary medicine companies have been approached and are anxious to gain access.

[1] NSAIDs: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
[2] $560Billion: Includes 3 major inflammatory health market sectors: Digestive diseases (US market $141Billion in 2004), Arthritis/Rheumatic (US market $128Billion in 2003), and Skin (global market $292Billion annually by 2015).

Placer Property Ltd FY15 Company Update

Placer Property launched the NewActon East Property Fund (Fund) late in 2014. The Fund is an investment in an award winning A-Grade mixed-use building located in the NewActon precinct of Canberra.

The Fund is experiencing strong interest from investors and is expected to close by 31 March 2015.

The main tenant of the building is the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) an independent Commonwealth of Australia statutory authority, occupying 83.3% of the gross lettable area. Other commercial tenants include Colliers International, Café Twenty One, Pilates Canberra and ED Digital (web designers.  The property is now 100% leased.

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ABOUT PLACER PROPERTY

NewActon East Property Fund (Fund) is a direct property investment in the commercial component of NewActon East, a modern award winning A-Grade office and mixed-use building located in Canberra’s CBD.

The Property’s main tenant is the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), providing 80% of the income under a long-term lease. The Property includes the ground floor office and retail areas, the four level office space occupied by the ACCC, plus 115 car parking spaces, together totalling 7,503sqm of GLA.

The Fund aims to provide Unitholders with sustainable
 and considerably tax deferred income with the potential for
 capital growth. The Forecast annualised distribution yield for FY15 is 7.75%, increasing to 8.0% in FY16.

The Fund acquired the Property for $45.01m in September 2014 and it is a single asset, closed ended, unlisted property trust with gearing under 50%. The Fund is proposed to end on or about 30 June 2021. The RE is seeking to raise $26.5m.

Kacific Broadband Satellites FY15 Company Update

In December 2013 CEO Christian Patouraux and founders Mark Rigolle and Cyril Anarella announced Kacific’s intention to provide Ka-band broadband to Pacific nations. In January it appointed Jacques-Samuel Prolon General Manager. It signed agreements with Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (June), Solomon Telekom Company (August), the Kiribati government (September) and Teletok in Tokelau (December). Kacific’s promise of fast, affordable, accessible, low-cost, satellite broadband on even most remote Pacific islands has met with a receptive audience.

In August Kacific signed an agreement with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the development of satellite communications capacity and emergency solutions for the region.

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ABOUT KACIFIC

Kacific Broadband Satellites will offer high speed satellite broadband services to 40 million people in the Pacific. Many Internet users in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Pacific islands, New Zealand and PNG have no direct Internet service. Despite a willingness to pay in these markets, the vast distances separating pockets of population have made connectivity economically challenging.

Kacific will address the supply gap with a geostationary Ka-band satellite using state-of-the-art multi-beam high throughput communications, streaming direct to simple antenna terminals on end users’ premises.

The company already has multi-million dollar bandwidth presales agreements with telcos and governments of several nations. Kacific will launch two satellites in 2017.

Newground Property Group FY15 Company Update

In 2014 Newground Property welcomed Oliver Bagheri as their new Research & Acquisitions Manager and Paige Hasaballah as the Marketing & Communications Manager.

Newground raised $2 million in capital and worked across 3 countries hosting conferences and presentations to selling partners & investors alike. They sold over $63.5 million in property and opened an office in Singapore.

In 2015 Newground will be launching a number of new projects in 2015 including several new apartment buildings in inner city Brisbane. The estimated combined value of these projects is in excess of $100 million.

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ABOUT NEWGROUND PROPERTY

Based in the financial centre of Brisbane Australia, Newground Property is a boutique residential development advisory firm. Founded in 2009, the team at Newground have over 45 years combined industry experience and have amassed an impressive track record of achieving profitable outcomes for their developer and investor clients. Currently averaging in excess of 300 sales per annum with over 350 agents in their network both in Australian and internationally, Newground Property have sold upwards of $400 million in residential development projects to date.

Due to the growth and activity in Brisbane market, Newground Property’s development advisory capability has evolved into the development of boutique residential projects in premium inner city locations in partnership with its top developer clients. In 2013 Newground Property was awarded a place in the Business Review Weekly’s Fast 100. The BRW Fast 100 is a list compiled annually of Australia’s 100 fastest growing businesses.

Crowd Mobile FY15 Company Update

Crowd Mobile is a profitable global mobile entertainment and mobile focused cloud mini job company. The Company has recently raised $4.5 million in total funding and listed on the ASX via a reverse takeover on the 23rd of January. Below are some recent highlights for the company:

  • Generated EBITDA of $2.2 million in FY14 from $9.8 million revenue.
  • Listed on a multiple of 7x EBITDA.
  • Crowd Mobile launched services into more than 10 European countries last year and setup an office in Hungary for further EU expansion.
  • Shortly after listing the company announced it had just purchased a Hong Kong-based start-up called Kiss Hugs, its first move into the Asian market.

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ABOUT CROWD MOBILE

  • Crowd Mobile is a profitable global mobile entertainment and mobile focused cloud mini job company.
  • Q Limited (ASX: QXQ), has signed a binding term sheet to acquire the 100% of the Crowd Mobile Australia Pty Ltd group of companies.
  • Crowd Mobile Financials in FY14 were $9.7m revenue and $2.2m EBITDA (unaudited management accounts).

Mortgage House FY15 Company Update

Mortgage House Key Highlights:

  • Mortgage House experienced an increase of 169% in settlement volumes year (2013) on year (2014).
  • The group applied and received approval from the Australian Securities & Investments Commissions for uplift in its Australian Financial Service Licence to include Retail Financial Advice.
  • The group secured approval from an Australian major bank for a new warehouse facility for residential mortgages.
  • Mortgage House secured additional office premises embarking on a million dollar renovation for 2015 growth plans.
  • Mortgage House was awarded with the 2014 Canstar, Non-Bank of the Year (Fixed Rate Home Loans).
  • The group signs on its first mortgage brokering aggregation company, outsource financial.

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ABOUT MORTGAGE HOUSE

The privately owned Mortgage House Group has originated over AUD10 billion of residential mortgages over the 28 years since its launch as a mortgage broker to become one of Australia’s largest and most technically advanced non-bank lenders. MH is a high profile long established trademarked brand with proprietary loan origination platform (e-mms).

The Group is seeking term debt funding (initially $20 million in maturities to 5 years) to support the expansion of its proprietary funding operations:

  • Term loans as part of the Group’s on balance sheet lending;
  • Investment in an SPV holding loans supported by 1st registered mortgages to 80% LVR
  • Investment in an SPV to fund secured loans originated in conjunction with 1st mortgage lending.
  • Investment in a special purpose trust structure holding securities issued by rated RMBS and shadow rated warehouse facilities.

Tellus Holdings FY15 Company Update – Backed to Fully Develop Unique Infrastructure Assets

Tellus Holdings continues to make solid progress on the development of their globally recognized dual revenue geological waste disposal facilities, attracting strong interest from institutional investors in a current pre development funding round.

The company, who was recently granted Major Project Status recognition from the Northern Territory Government, is entering an exciting stage with 2015 set to deliver binding contractual agreements with commodity buyers, waste customers, and leading ECP and OM industrial partners.

Managing Director Duncan van der Merwe disclosed “We remain extremely excited by the support of new shareholders on our register and strong interest in our services from blue chip companies and leading government divisions”.

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ABOUT TELLUS HOLDINGS

Tellus Holdings Limited, a public unlisted company based in Australia, is developing a globally proven business model unique to the Asian region. The opportunity is driven by dual, high margin, revenue streams created in commodity sales and unique waste management services. Both operations benefit from multinational and government demand, and a regulatory environment advancing the take-up of Tellus’ services.

Tellus will mine high-grade salt and kaolin for export to Asian customers, and dispose of high value waste in the created voids, permanently disposing/isolating these materials from the biosphere and is viewed as world’s best practice. Similar high profile facilities can be observed across numerous locations in North America and Europe, where their services are in high demand by Governments and multinationals operating in the oil/gas, resources, chemical, waste and industrial sectors.

Tellus’ underground facilities will provide permanent isolation of waste, offering waste emitting companies removal of related liabilities from their balance sheets, and company directors’ relief from personal liabilities as officers of these companies, creating a unique offering in the current regional market.

Tellus boasts the only Class V intractable waste management team in Australia, a country recognized as the second largest emitter of hazardous waste in the world on a per
capita basis.

The recent Government award to Tellus of ‘Major Project Status’ is public recognition of the importance of this solution to regulators and community, and enhances the significant opportunities for Tellus and its stakeholders in both Australia and greater Asia.

Acoustic3D Holdings Ltd FY15 Company Update

A3D successfully soft-launched the Emergence loudspeaker, demonstrating it at the recent Australian Audio and Audio-Visual Exhibition in Melbourne to high praise from both Industry experts and consumers alike.

Coinciding with this, we have launched the www.Emergencea3d.com e-commerce enabled website and customer forum. Consumer sales have started, as has interest in technology licensing deals. In response to moving from R&D start-up into manufacturing, we appointed a former senior Ford Motor Company executive as Operations manager in Shenzhen, as well as a Chinese-fluent QA and Logistics specialist, to ensure smooth yet rapid scaling as we will soon ramp-up our marketing activity.

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ABOUT A3D

Acoustic3D will change the way people listen to sound with a patented, game-changing discovery in audio amplification – the audio hologram. Holograms produce 3D sound of unprecedented clarity and depth, uncoloured and almost 100% distortion-free, recreating the original room acoustics for the listener.

A series of low cost, audiophile-quality consumer and studio systems are production-ready. High-end, electronic systems are currently undergoing final testing for use in concert halls, telepresence rooms and as PA systems giving perfect clarity in halls or airports. The low cost solutions will be repackaged into an Architectural range for use in uses in railway carriages and stations where sound is known to be poor, allowing people to understand broadcast messages easily.

Funding is required to bring the final products to market and cash flow the business through this launch phase.

Veriluma Ltd FY15 Company Update

As a consequence of the fund raising round last year, Veriluma has secured a partnership with Marketlend, an Australian peer-to-peer lending platform.  Veriluma’s software performs the credit risk rating of loan applicants. Marketlend launched in December 2014.

In addition, the round generated interest from a number of technology vendors to the financial services and legal sectors.  Trials are due to begin with an established global banking application provider and with new technology providers seeking to disrupt elements of the financial services sector and business units within the legal profession.  All partners seek better, objective insight to allow them to make better decisions.

Becoming the intelligence engine inside others technology allows Veriluma to focus on the ongoing research and development efforts of taking the engine to the Cloud. Veriluma seek investment funds and are pleased to work with and be represented by Global Investment Partners.

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ABOUT VERILUMA

Veriluma was conceived within Australian Defence Intelligence where decisions can affect the security of a country and its citizens and problems can lack information/data. The application provides insight, certainty and clarity in complex situations for decision makers who need to understand the risks, conflicts and possibilities even when elements are unknown, uncertain, and unreliable.

The software produces an assessment of the problem/hypothesis showing the likelihood and certainty of, for example:

  • A property bubble occurring;
  • A virus becoming a pandemic and the most effective risk mitigation measures;
  • A merger, or strategy, returning value;
  • A loan – principal and interest – being repaid;
  • The criticality of parts within assets used in mining to minimise production disruption/downtime;
  • Assessing future impact of changes to superannuation/investment portfolios and possible counter measures before such changes occur;
  • Determining strategic cyber threat;
  • Political future of countries and/or those who may need humanitarian assistance under certain circumstances including tsunamis, earthquakes, coups

The software has broad application – globally and across industries.  The software is used by clients to help them make better decisions.  In addition, the software has been embedded by application partners to add more capability to their offerings.

Altech Chemicals Ltd (ASX: ATC) FY15 Company Update

After launching into a BFS for its high purity alumina (HPA) project, Altech selected Johor Bahru (Malaysia) as its preferred plant location due to significant cost savings – 40% opex and 50% capex savings. With its BFS progressing well, an optimised plant production rate of 4,000tpa; and wet processing for the aluminous clay beneficiation, was confirmed.

In November Altech appointed highly experienced accountant, Mr Shane Volk, as CFO/Company Secretary; Altech also received $0.46m R&D rebate.

Finally, Breakaway Research delivered a mid-point valuation of $0.25/ATC share; based on US$20/kg for HPA and Altech’s estimated opex US$8/kg, EV/EBITDA and DCF evaluation for only 7.5% of the full value of Altech’s HPA project ranged from US$260m-$360m.

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ABOUT ALTECH CHEMICALS

Altech Chemicals Limited is aiming to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of a high-value product, 99.99% (4N) high purity alumina (HPA) (Al2O3).

HPA is the major source material for scratch-resistant artificial sapphire glass, which is used in the next generation of smartphones as well as a growing range of high performance electronic applications such as LED’s, semi-conductors, and phosphor TV screens. The global HPA market is approximately 19,040tpa and is expected to double over the coming decade.

Current HPA producers use an expensive and highly processed feedstock material such as aluminum metal to produce HPA. Altech has reported the ability to produce 4N HPA directly from an ore feedstock, such as aluminous clay. Altech employs a proven processing technology to extract HPA from its low-cost and low-impurity aluminous clay feedstock in Western Australia. The Company is now advancing a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) to develop a full-scale 3,000tpa production facility.

Altech is a chemical processing group focused on creating a high-margin product to meet the growing global demand for the next generation of high-performance technologies.

YPB Group Ltd FY15 Company Update

YPB shares up 50% since IPO in August 2014. Acquired Brand Reporter and opened USA Office. Loyalty Option scheme (one for four shares held) closed heavily oversubscribed. Signed A$16m projected revenue deal with China’s largest ink supplier. Signed Distribution deal for Indonesia and India.

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ABOUT YPB GROUP

YPB means “Excellent Brand Protection” in Chinese. By 2015 the Global Counterfeit market will beUS$1.7 Trillion, and US$14bn (growing at 20% pa) will be spent on Anti-counterfeit technologies per annum in Asia. YPB is the only Company licensed by CTAAC in China that sells invisible tracer solutions.

YPB’s patented tracer is Invisible, Indestructible and Inexpensive and our recurring revenue model generatesup to 90% gross margin on sales.

YPB has signed 9 contracts in China and is generating revenues on sales on tracer products and scanners in such areas as food packaging, textiles, electrical equipment, cigarette packaging, security printing and has appointed a European distributor.

YPB has a strong well established management team in China, headed by serial entrepreneur John Houston (CEO and Executive Chairman), who is joined on the Board by Beijing based Dr. Geoff Raby (ex Australian Ambassador to China and sits on Forteseque and Macquarie Boards), George Su (originally from Beijing now Australian resident who headed the establishment of CITIC Securities in Australia) and Robert Whitton,experienced ASX Independent Board member and Company Secretary, a partner at William Buck and Company.

Advent Energy Ltd FY15 Company Update

Beach Energy have recently released results from the drilling of their Cullen -1 well in the Bonaparte Basin in the area adjacent to Advents’ Bonaparte areas .Beach report extracts include :

“Initial Cullen-1 findings highly encouraging and results currently being assessed’

“1,600 metres of over-pressured marine shale with variable carbonate content

  • Encouraging gas and oil shows in tight sands
  • 54 metres of core recovered”

“ 1,000 metre of fractured platform carbonate

  • Elevated gas shows over natural fracture intervals
  • Extended production testing required to assess potential”

Advent Energy is currently in negotiations with a number of parties on the terms of investment.

ABOUT ADVENT ENERGY

Advent Energy is an unlisted oil and gas exploration company, with a strong portfolio of exploration and near-term production assets in Australia. Key assets comprise three very significant upstream gas projects with LNG market potential – a conventional gas and shale gas project (EP386 & RL1, 100%, WA & NT) and an offshore project (PEP11, 85%) adjacent to Australia’s eastern gas market.

Advent has announced a considerable potential shale gas resource within EP386 and RL1 of 9.8 Tcf of Prospective Resources (Best Estimate). A mean Contingent Resource of 18.4 Bcf for the Weaber Gas Field (RL1) has been independently assessed.

Prospective Resources within the PEP11 offshore permit have been independently estimated at 5.7 Tcf (P50).

Booktrack FY15 Company Update

Booktrack anticipates closing its US$2m Series A2 investment round within the next 6 weeks, having had significant interest and commitments from both domestic and international investors.

The mobile and desktop applications now have over 2 million users, with numbers having doubled every quarter since the launch of the Booktrack Studio in 2013.

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ABOUT BOOKTRACK

Booktrack’s patented technology synchronizes movie-style soundtracks to eBooks. Music, ambient audio, & sound effects are automatically paced to an individual’s reading speed & synchronized to match the story while they read, increasing comprehension & enjoyment (New York & Auckland University Studies). Readers get free access to 1000’s of stories, while authors & publishers easily create their own titles.

In just 13 months, 1.7 million Booktrack users have read & created 9,000 titles in 30 languages, with user growth doubling every quarter. Backed by investors including Peter Thiel & Weta Digital, Booktrack is a disruptive force in the publishing & audio worlds, equivalent to how the introduction of sound transformed silent film forever.

Parrot Analytics FY15 Company Update

Parrot Analytics closed a very successful Pre Series A round end of December 2014, having oversubscribed (<$3m NZ), and are now quite focussed on developing their market & product.

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ABOUT PARROT ANALYTICS 

Parrot Analytics is developing next-generation technology to help TV/film content producers, buyers, sellers and advertisers understand global demand for content and accurately predict future country-specific content performance. It does this with a unique technology platform that captures digital content consumption data from hundreds of millions of people (from 249 countries), and a data science platform that is introducing the industry’s first and only country-specific, demand rating for TV and film content prior to the content’s release.

Parrot Analytics has developed a unique (patent filed) technology platform that allows it to capture and analyse global TV content demand and consumption over the Internet in real time. This vast amount of global empirical data, combined with a cutting-edge data science layer, allows the company to provide unprecedented insights into geographic-specific content demand and predict, with high accuracy, future global performance for upcoming content.

Specifically, the company is working with global content buyers to help them discover the most in-demand content in their target territory (prior to the content’s release); enabling them to acquire the right content, negotiate the best prices, and subsequently maximize the monetization of the content via precise and effective programming and advertising. The applications extend to all types of content buyers across different segments, from Cable networks to PayTV and OTT platforms.

Pie Funds Management FY15 Company Update

Pie Funds had a solid finish to 2014 with our Australasian Funds closing out the year up 12-14%, well ahead of the ASX Small Ords which declined around 7%.

This builds on Pie’s existing track record for our 3 Australasian Funds where performance exceeds 20%p.a since inception on all of them. Funds under management now exceeds $200m.

At the end of the first quarter 2015 we intend to launch a new conservative product, which will focus providing some equity exposure whilst capturing the benefit of New Zealand’s high cash rates from secure bank deposits.

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ABOUT PIE FUNDS MANAGEMENT

Pie Funds is a boutique fund manager based in Auckland, New Zealand, that specialises in small companies. The strategy is to focus on the most inefficient part of the equity markets where the potential is greatest for long term returns. They focus on absolute returns, aiming for strong returns in strong markets and to preserve investors’ capital in weak markets.

The company is 100% owned by employees and our seed investor.

Pie Funds have an outstanding performance track record since inception in 2007. The flagship Pie Australasian Growth Fund has a five star rating by Morningstar and is the top performing retail equity fund in NZ over the last 5 years, with a return of 24.68% p.a. The Pie Australasian Dividend Fund, also ranked 5 star has returned 27.89% p.a. since inception in 2011.

 

SmartWard Ltd FY15 Company Update

In 2014, one of Australasia’s largest independent business technology solutions providers, Datacom, acquired 20% of the SmartWard Holdings and became the exclusive supply and support organisation for the SmartWard technology in Australia, NZ and SE Asia.

During 2014, SmartWard also released clinical trial results for its patient care software.  The trial showed that SmartWard slashed the time spent by nurses on records management.  Deloitte Access Economics estimated that redeploying the saving in nurse time to patient care could avoid treatment errors, saving hospitals  $50,000 per bed pa.  The saving across the entire Australian public health sector would be $4.4 billion pa.

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ABOUT SMARTWARD 

SmartWard is a unique new system that delivers much-needed gains in the efficiency of hospitals and aged care facilities while improving quality-of-care. SmartWard runs on computers at each patient bedside and at all other points-of-care, providing up-to-date information on scheduled activities and patient alerts and allows automatic, real time entry of treatment records.

Patient histories are presented in user-friendly charts with decision support data. Validation of medication and patient identity is automated via smart sensors saving time, avoiding errors, while also automatically creating a rich and precise record of care. The data captured can be pattern-analysed and formatted for clinical and administrative purposes and to refine patient treatment plans – currently impossible in day-to-day clinical practice.

SmartWard saves money, resources and lives in our hospitals by replacing paper records and will automate many tasks that take time away from patient care. Simultaneously beneficial to patients, nurses, doctors and hospital administrators, independent research has shown that health care professionals value SmartWard for its safety and usability.

RAW Capital Partners FY15 Company Update

RAW Capital Partners and its group of companies have seen a substantial increase in AUM to GBP60million.

Tim Parkes recently joined the Guernsey team to develop a new mortgage lending fund with the expectation of launching in Q1 2015.  The fund will lend conservatively on London residential property.

Michelle Pearce has been recruited to head up Wealthify, which is a new online company that offers direct access to a Discretionary Managed Portfolio Service. The company is awaiting FCA approval, and is expected to launch mid 2015.

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ABOUT RAW CAPITAL

In September 2012, RAW Capital Partners Limited was established in St Peter Port, Guernsey by Richard Avery-Wright, Dennis Stoller, Bob Banfield and Rupert Williams. The founders have a combined experience in financial markets of over 50 years.

In March 2013 the company launched the RAW Alpha Systematic Fund 1, a systematically managed futures fund: the second fund, a global equity income and growth fund, is due to be launched in Q1 2014. Both funds are open ended Class B funds, authorised by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. The RAW Alpha Systematic Fund 1 completed its second full quarter at the end of September 2013. The Fund gained 3.49% during the quarter, keeping pace with rising (and more volatile) equity markets and the broader hedge fund universe.

The company is very well served to capitalise on the growing savings industry in the Channel Islands and further afield.

ABOUT RCP HOLDINGS

RCP Holdings Limited has been recently established to consolidate economic interests in a number of asset management businesses, principally RAW Capital Partners Limited in Guernsey and RAW Capital Partners (New Zealand Limited) in Auckland.

RCP Holdings Limited is headquartered in Guernsey in the Channel Islands. The company was established in October 2013 with the objective of growing and supporting a geographically diverse range of world-class boutique regulated businesses involved in asset management and other financial services oriented businesses.

The objective of RCP Holdings Limited is to provide investors in the company with an opportunity to invest at an early stage in a rapidly expanding global financial services business. As the business grows, it is anticipated the company will produce annuity like returns together with the potential to make substantial capital gains.

A key attraction of successful asset management businesses is that they enjoy growth rates much higher than underlying investment returns as significant benefits accrue due to scale -as additional assets are raised income tends to rise much more rapidly than expenditure.

The founders, Richard Avery-Wright and Dennis Stoller, have many years experience in financial markets. Prior to establishing RCP Holdings Limited, Richard has successfully set up a number of businesses within the financial services sector in a number of jurisdictions, including the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Most recently, he co-founded the award winning Pie Funds Management (FUM: NZD$147.50M as at 31/10/2013) in New Zealand, which has grown rapidly since it was established in 2007 and has recently been recognised as the 15th fastest growing companies in New Zealand in the Deloitte Fast50 Awards -http://www.fast50.co.nz/2013/.

 

Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd FY15 Company Update

Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (ASX proposed: PIQ) is completing its IPO to raise $4 million to expand its existing operations.

PILL is finalising contracts with a major Chinese drug and diagnostic development company to commercialise its test for the early diagnosis of Diabetic Kidney Disease. This builds upon an earlier agreement with a global top 5 CRO to provide analytical services to the rapidly growing biosimilars sector.

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ABOUT PROTEOMICS INTERNATIONAL LABORATORIES

Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (PILL) is an innovative biological research and drug discovery company specialising in the development of simple diagnostic tests for common diseases and the discovery of new therapeutic drugs to treat pain and infection. The Company, based in Perth, Western Australia, works across three units – diagnostics, therapeutics and analytical services.

The Company now seeks additional funding of $6 million to expand each business unit and accelerate commercialisation. It focuses on utilising the funds raised to commercialise the already-developed IP, and implement a measured programme for further compound discovery, whilst expanding existing revenues to underpin future efforts.

Leaf Resources FY15 Company Update

Leaf Resources FY15 Key Highlights:

  • Marc Sabourin has joined Leaf Resources as Vice President, Business Development, The Americas after a distinguished career with Andritz AG. Marc will be based in the USA and brings extensive knowledge/contacts from the paper and pulp and biorefining industries to Leaf Resources.
  • Leaf Resources has successfully reduced the reaction time of our GlycellTM process, delivering a 20% increase in throughput for the same capital outlay.
  • We presented at the Advanced Bio-economy Leaders Conference (San Francisco).  Afterwards organisers commented: “Why Hot – the absence of competition. Only a handful of companies have technology for a breakthrough on sugar costs.”

ABOUT LEAF RESOURCES

Leaf Resources has a platform technology that can help turn waste plant material into biofuels, bioplastics and green chemicals with a green, sustainable, economical process.

Leaf’s Glycerol Pretreatment Process uses a cheap, recyclable reagent, Glycerol, in a simple process, to break down plant matter into Lignin, Cellulose and Hemicellulose at low temperatures and atmospheric pressure. These component parts are then available for further processing to sugars using enzymatic hydrolysis and those sugars can then be converted to biofuels, bioplastics and green chemicals.

Ai Media FY15 Company Update

Ai-Media launched an international pilot to test its Ai-Live autism (ASD) application, and attracted international investment from innovation and impact investor, Nesta, in the UK.  An EdTech Innovation Partnership was also announced, with live captioning used to engage students and improve their learning and development, in schools and universities. The technology has also been adapted to provide teachers with real-time feedback on their teaching practices.

The results of three consecutive independent Captioning Quality Audits revealed consistent scores of over 99%, and three Ai-Media clients were honoured as recipients at the Captioning Awards.  The Company partnered with Discovery Kids to ensure its programming was 100% captioned from launch, to benefit access and boost family literacy, and established a Melbourne office, adding to its growing national and global operations.

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ABOUT AI MEDIA

Ai-Media delivers live & offline television captioning under long term contracts for many Foxtel channels, education captioning for schools and universities, and high quality transcripts to 99.90% accuracy for government and corporate clients.

Ai-Media’s flagship technology solution, Ai-Live has proven effective in pilots supported by Commercialisation Australia for deaf students at school & university. Current clients include the NSW & Victorian education departments, & Macquarie University.

DomaCom Ltd FY15 Company Update

DomaCom Ltd raised $5.7 Million in 2014 and finished the year with approval in late December from the Singaporean regulator, MAS, to distribute our product to exempt investors in Singapore.

In Australia, 2014 also saw DomaCom achieve regulatory approval from ASIC, approval by 13 Financial Planning Dealer Groups, commence operations, the acquisition of our first properties and the execution of our first secondary market transactions. We are currently engaged with ASIC on the development and approval of our second key product – the Equity Release product which will allow retirees to sell a portion of their homes.

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ABOUT DOMACOM 

DomaCom Ltd is an Australian company which has started the first, and only, Regulated Fractional Property System in the country. We are all familiar with the concept of buying a fraction of a company in the form of shares through the stock market. Now it is now possible to buy a fraction of Australian residential, commercial and or industrial property.

This is not a typical property trust where the investors have no say as to which properties are being invested in. Instead, this system allows every investor to choose exactly which property, and bid for how much of the property, that they want to own.

DomaCom have the only Australian Financial Services Licence in Australia which allows them to also run a secondary market, allowing investors to re-sell part or all of their fractional property holdings to the secondary market, much like how traders buy and sell shares in the Stock market.

Folkestone Ltd FY15 Company Update

Folkestone (ASX: FLK) had a very active 2014 and this was reflected in the share price increasing 16.1%. Funds under management grew to $850 million with the launch of a number of new unlisted real estate income and development funds and the continued growth it the ASX listed Folkestone Education Trust (ASX:FET), Australia’s largest owner of early learning centres.

Folkestone also undertook a $42 million placement and retail entitlement offer in November which was very well supported by a number of new institutional investors and Folkestone’s existing investors. As a result, Folkestone’s market capitalisation is now more than $150 million.

Looking forward, Folkestone with its strong balance sheet and access to third party capital, will continue to grow its suite of listed and unlisted real estate funds and seek value-add and opportunistic investments for its balance sheet activities.

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ABOUT FOLKESTONE 

Folkestone (ASX:FLK) is an ASX listed real estate funds manager and developer providing real estate wealth solutions. Folkestone’s funds management platform, with over $800 million under management, offers listed and unlisted real estate funds to private clients and select institutional investors, while its on balance sheet activities focus on value-add and opportunistic (development) real estate investments.

Folkestone’s Income Funds provide investors with regular income and the opportunity for capital growth from investing in unlisted real estate funds that own Australian real estate assets, including office, retail and real estate related social infrastructure.

Folkestone’s Development Funds provide high net worth private client investors with an opportunity to invest in Australian real estate assets that have been selected to provide the potential for capital growth from value-added and opportunistic (development led) investment strategies. In addition, Folkestone manages the Folkestone Maxim A-REIT Securities Fund which actively invests in a diversified portfolio of predominantly Australian listed real estate investment trusts and real estate related securities.

Folkestone also manages two listed A-REITs which are listed on the ASX – the Folkestone Education Trust (ASX Code: FET) the largest Australian listed real estate investment trust investing in early learning properties within Australia and New Zealand and the Folkestone Social Infrastructure Trust (ASX: Code FST) which primarily invests in real estate related social infrastructure assets.

Investors Central Ltd FY15 Company Update

In 2014, Investors Central raised  over $12m. The company also welcomed a new non-executive Director this year, Andrew Kemp.  Andrew contributes a solid wealth of knowledge to the board and is currently a director of the following listed companies:  Silver Chef Limited, PTB Group Limited and G8 Education Limited.

Investors Central launched a new Prospectus in August, offering Investors a Fixed Term Interest Security from 9% to 16% PA with interest paid monthly.

Having paid Investors $6.5m in returns since inception in 2010, Investors Central continues to experience strong, steady growth in the Automotive Lending sector nationwide.

Managing Director, Jamie McGeachie has presented to investors in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville and Singapore during 2014, substantially increasing awareness of Investors Central to Investors at home and overseas.

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ABOUT INVESTORS CENTRAL

Investors Central was established to raise capital to fund the expansion of our automotive lending business, Finance One. Since 2010, Finance One has specialised in lending to an industry sector which has up to 4 million Australian’s looking for credit.

Finance One writes loans from $5,000 to $50,000 the loan book carrying value as at 30 June 2014  being $ 19.1M. The business has enjoyed steady growth and continues to grow through relationships with an expanding network of finance brokers.

Over the past four years Investors Central has delivered consistent steady growth in both revenue and profit. This has allowed us to continually attract new investors as we grow and pay them fixed interest returns from 9% to 16% through redeemable preference share issues. Full details of the available investment opportunities are outlined in our Prospectus.

 

Carnegie Wave Energy Receive $3.9 Research and Development Tax Refund

ASX Announcement, Thursday 29th January 

$3.9m Research and Development Tax Refund

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd (ASX: CWE) is pleased to announce the receipt of a Research and Development Tax Incentive cash rebate from the Australian Tax Office of $3.9 million.

The R&D Tax Incentive provides a tax rebate to support Australian companies to undertake Australian research and development. During the year ended 30 June 2014 Carnegie incurred eligible R&D expenditure from which the tax rebate was calculated. The net rebate that Carnegie recieved for the year ended 30 June 2014 of $3.9 million represents an increase over the previous year of $1.6 million.

Based on current forecasts Carnegie estimates the financial year ended 30 June 2015 will likely deliver a cash rebate of between $8 and $10 million.

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Martin Aircraft Company FY15 Company Update

Martin Aircraft signs A$50m agreement with KuangChi Science Limited

On 19th Dec 2014, Martin Aircraft Company announced that it has signed an investment agreement with KuangChi Science, a Hong Kong exchange listed company engaged in the near space technology and other innovative disruptive technologies.

The agreement provides for a long term equity investment and strategic partnership which over time will see KuangChi Science have a major shareholding following up to a A$50M (approx NZ$53M) investment in MACL over the next 30 months. The initial part of the investment will be a cornerstone investment of A$21m in the MACL IPO.

This is a major milestone for Martin Aircraft and will ensure that the company is well funded as it proceeds to commercialise the Martin Jetpack. The partnership with KuangChi also brings many strategic benefits to MACL including development of composite materials and distribution in the Greater China and Hong Kong market.

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ABOUT MARTIN AIRCRAFT

Martin Aircraft Company has developed the world’s first practical and commercial jetpack with potential usage spanning search and rescue, military, recreational and commercial applications, both manned and unmanned (UAV). Initially conceived by Glenn Martin, the current Jetpack has a flight time of up to 30 minutes, at a speed of up to 74 km/h and will reach an altitude up to 1,000m.

Martin Aircraft was founded by Glenn Martin in 1998 and is based in Christchurch NZ, with extensive research and development of the Martin Jetpack starting in 1984. The Company initially secured investment from New Zealand-based venture capital fund No 8 Ventures, and has since made significant advancements in the development of its Jetpack.

Kahne Limited FY15 Company Update

Kahne is running an economic analysis on two New Zealand dairy farms to demonstrate the boosted milk production and the increased profit farmers can expect from implementing the Kahne Sentinel rumen monitoring to better manage the health and nutrition of their herd. Interim results from these trials are expected in the next week, with full analysis available in April.

Kahne has NZ$4m Series B equity investment remaining on offer for expansion capital and commercial rollout in June 2015 to a pipeline of waiting customers.

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ABOUT KAHNE

Dairy and beef primary sector producers are increasingly seeking ways to improve the productivity, health, and sustainability of their operations. The most important indicator of a cow’s productivity and health rests within the animal’s rumen, where fermentation occurs and feed is converted to energy for milk production and muscle mass development.

Kahne has developed Sentinel™, the world’s first continuous rumen monitoring solution, to drive performance and health improvements in dairy and beef cattle. The Sentinel system consists of a patented rumen bolus with sensors that transmit key data to the cloud to provide health & nutrition management information via SaaS (software as a service) to farmers and their advisors.

 

Qimono “Cloud” Community Grows 128% in 2014

In 2013 Qimono had 12000 businesses on its platform. This has grown to over 25 000 in 2014 more than doubling. Business advisory reports also increased by 158% delivering increasing customer advice. This is pleasing as business participation and report production are our key measures.

Growth came from successful deployments in Australia: NSW Small Business Commissioner, Service Skills Australia, Business Enterprise Centres, Australian Sports Commission (associations and clubs) and a number of consulting organisations. In particular the NSW developments place us well for National expansion in 2015. The October National Small Business Conference was a “tipping point” for Qimono. NSW Small Business and The Business Enterprise Centres demonstrated how they were able to support the business community and in particular the data on their community they were able to generate. All the other States were extremely interested. The Commonwealth Business Support Agency requested a presentation to their team in Canberra which was conducted in December. Watch this space.

The Australian Sports Commission continued to grow their interest as we built more business support resources for their associations and clubs. In addition a number of the Sports Associations sought direct engagement with us as they saw the value that our services delivered. Significant amongst them was the AFL, Australian Bowls and Cricket who would like to develop specific business health programs for their clubs

Internationally business grew in Scandinavia where we provided business incubation and acceleration services to ALMI (Sweden) and SIVA (Norway) in what is now regarded as world leading in business incubator support.

2014 saw us establish a beachhead USA client in Michigan where we launched our Virtual Business Advisor. Refer www.virtualbusinessadvisor.com.

This service was specifically aimed at reaching 90% of small businesses that traditional support systems cannot reach. These businesses are using search engines but don’t know what questions to ask … or advice to trust. The VBA provides the right questions and then provides a pathway to trusted answers.

“2014 was a satisfying year” said Keith Phillips CEO. “We matured the cloud platform and are proving the value as business votes with its feet.”

About Qimono:  Qimono is a company dedicated to using cloud technology to provide Business Advisory services. It is their belief that business advisory will be transformed using cloud knowledge systems and that Business Support Organisations and Businesses themselves will be able to gain access to advice and resources at a fraction of previous cost. And Business communities will gain significant insights through the “Big data” that can be harvested. The company is 10 years old, 3years in the cloud and headed by ex-executives from Apple, Microsoft, IBM and Vodafone.

For Further information: Keith Phillips

W:   www.qlbs.com E: keith.phillips@qlbs.com;

Carnegie Wave Energy Install Second CETO 5 Unit

ASX Announcement, Tuesday 27th January

Second CETO 5 Unit Installed and Operating  

  • Two CETO 5 units now operating at Perth Project
  • First CETO 5 unit operating for over 1700 hours
  • Power supply to Defense Government to commence

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (ASX: CWE) is pleased to announce that the second of its new generation CETO 5 wave energy units has been successfully installed and is operating at its Perth Wave Energy Project site off Garden Island, Western Australia.

The second CETO 5 unit was successfully installed in one day and has now been operating for a little over a week. The sea state conditions experienced during this initial operational period have included waves up to 3.5m in height. The Unit is operating in line with expectations alongside the first CETO 5 unit, installed in November last year. The first CETO 5 unit has now been operating for over 1700 hours, and has experienced a range of sea states, including waves up to 3.8m in height.

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A3D Systems Captivate Chinese Electronics Manufacturers; Prospectus Closing Soon

Subsequent to the ‘soft release’ of our first 160 AS8 systems, we have had interest from major consumer electronics manufacturers in China with a view to technology licensing. Further, our first full production batch of 1000 systems is in the factory and should be ready for delivery to our fulfillment channel following Chinese New Year.

We are keen to raise additional capital to pursue global licensing opportunities and to this end would like to advise that our retail investor prospectus is still valid until 18th March 2015.

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Australian Electric Infrastructure and Transport 2014 Summary

 2014 – Executive Summary- Update

Australian Electric Infrastructure and Transport Company Pty Ltd (AEIT) is a Brisbane based company established to commercialize the OLEV (On-Line Electric Vehicles) Zero Emission Public Transportation Solution in Australia.

In 2014, AEIT established two subsidiary companies:

  1. OLEV Power Systems – was granted its own 10 years – Electricity Distribution License in July 2014 for the supply and distribution of power to Electrical Vehicles from Queensland Energy Sector Regulator, Department of Energy and Water Supply, Queensland Government.

This company now has the ability to procure power supply from electricity wholesale market at wholesale prices for distribution and supply of power to OLEV buses as an end-to-end solution for OLEV infrastructure development program.

It is envisaged that this company would become the power supplier to all types of electrical vehicles, which would adopt the OLEV wireless charging technology to charge as they drive along the roads without the need to plug in to charge.

Their usage of power would be captured and billed per vehicle as their fuel supply contract.

  1.  OLEV Transport Company – was granted its Public Transport Operator License in December 2014 for the purposes of operating OLEV Buses and Tram from Queensland Department of Transport & Mains Roads, Queensland Government.

This enables the company to implement an OLEV bus or Tram without having to depend on an external Public Transport Operator.

Works in Progress:

  • In December 2014 electric chassis manufacturing design works were completed and design approved by the board with an overseas company and discussions are underway on the various business model that we would be operating with them for manufacture and supply.
  • Furthermore, discussions are also underway with an Australian Bus Body manufacturer to undertake bus body building works for OLEV buses here in Australia so that OLEV buses are manufactured to higher Australian Standards, which would comply with all Australian and International standards for future export of OLEV buses internationally.

AEIT is seeking capital to deploy two commercial pilots of this Revolutionary technology in Australia and then a broader roll out across Australia that is going to have a major impact on Carbon emission, Fuel pricing, Health and Emission costs savings.”

FURTHER INFORMATION

Name: Rikesh Venay Ram, CEO AEIT

Website: www.aeit.net.au

 

Folkestone Launches its Latest Real Estate Development Fund

Folkestone Funds Management (FFM) has launched the latest in its series of real estate development funds, the Folkestone Truganina Development Fund (Fund).

FFM is seeking to raise $18.25 million to develop, in Joint Venture with ID Dohertys, a circa 690 lot residential land subdivision and 3.1 hectare neighbourhood activity centre in Truganina, Melbourne (‘Project’). The Project, known as “Elements”, will be a carefully master planned community offering a selection of housing lot sizes to suit a range of buyers.

The key investment highlights of the Fund include:

  • Attractive Investment Returns – target equity IRR of 18% p.a. (post-fees, pre-tax) and a forecast return on investment of 77% (post-fees, pre-tax)
  • Strategic Location – approximately 20 kilometres west of the Melbourne CBD
  • Strong Demographics – located in one of Australia’s fastest growing local government areas
  • Efficient Acquisition Structure – the land is being acquired on deferred terms, with final payment due October 2016.
  • Relatively Low Debt - forecast peak Project debt is $16.3 million or 13.9% of forecast Total Project Costs
  • Site Readiness – development approved land with construction expected to commence in February 2015
  • Underwritten and Co-investment – Folkestone has underwritten the Offer and will co-invest 20% in the Fund

Truganina is located approximately 20 kilometres west of the Melbourne CBD in the West Growth Corridor, one of the key Melbourne growth corridors. The area is well serviced by transport infrastructure – the new Tarneit railway station is approximately 1.5kms to the south-west of the Project, with the Western Freeway and the Ring Road network close by.

The Project is an 80/20 joint venture (Joint Venture) between the Fund (80 per cent) and ID Dohertys Road Pty Limited (ID Dohertys) (20 per cent), an entity associated with ID_Land, an experienced, privately owned Melbourne based residential developer. ID_Land has undertaken a number of successful residential developments across Melbourne and this is the third joint venture between Folkestone and ID_Land. Folkestone will co-invest 20% in the Fund.

The Fund has an expected term of 4.5 years.

Please find attached a copy of the Folkestone Truganina Development Fund Flyer for your consideration.

I look forward to your support of the Fund.

Kind regards

ADRIAN HARRINGTON
Head of Funds Management

About Folkestone

Folkestone (ASX:FLK) is an ASX listed real estate funds manager and developer providing real estate wealth solutions. Folkestone’s funds management platform, with over $800 million under management, offers listed and unlisted real estate funds to private clients and select institutional investors, while its on balance sheet activities focus on value-add and opportunistic (development) real estate investments www.folkestone.com.au

Genetic Signatures IPO Offer Remains Open

Genetic Signatures IPO offer remains open and it is anticipated that listing of the company’s securities will occur towards the end of the first quarter of calendar 2015.

Genetic Signatures is a specialist molecular diagnostics (MDx) company focused on the development and commercialisation of its proprietary platform technology, 3Base™.

Genetic Signatures has released a suite of real-time PCR based products for the routine detection of infectious diseases under the EasyScreen™ brand. This proprietary MDx technology provides hospital and pathology laboratories with the ability to quickly and accurately screen for a wide array of infectious pathogens, saving time, money and lives in the process.

With extensive customer validation in Australia and existing sales, the Company aims to expand its revenue base with additional customers, products, and other major geographies, including Europe and the U.S.

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MACRO Realty Developments FY 2015 Update

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Established in 2002, MACRO Realty Developments (MRD) specialises in the strategic acquisition, development and management of Australian investment property. In particular, highly cash flow positive property; targeting areas in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Opportunities with MRD extend from purchasing cash flow positive property; funding or co-funding development projects; to joint venture partnerships with property developments or rental management portfolios.

MRD offers investors and fund managers of all levels, a reliable, turnkey solution to achieving a high return on their investment; through strategic in-house project management, sales, end buyer finance, leasing and property maintenance divisions. MRD has established various bespoke debt and equity structures to accommodate most investors.

HIGHLIGHTS 2014

  • Completion of Port View Apartments, a complex of 21 residential apartments and three commercial premises; the first high-rise complex in the Pilbara’s to utilise modular construction
  • Near completion of the Pilbara’s largest private subdivision (due to complete in the first quarter of 2015)
  • $45m plus funding facility secured with multi-billion dollar Hong Kong based fund manager
  • Presales completed in-house for four MRD projects, totalling more than 300 dwellings that will be delivered to the market in 2015
  • Successful establishment of sales and capital raising models in Asia
  • Invited to present at private wealth management and investment events in Geneva, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne and London
  • Implementation of a global sales team in Singapore and Spain
  • In-house sales team trained and qualified as financial planners
  • Extended sales teams of financial planners (globally) implemented
  • Successfully applied for an Australian Financial Services Licence

OPPORTUNITIES 2015

  • Direct property purchases delivering an unlevered return of 8-12% p.a.
  • Investment into Pilbara and diversified Australian property portfolios with fixed return and joint venture arrangements
  • Project funding opportunities returning 8-20% per annum
  • Bespoke joint venture opportunities

http://www.macrorealty.com.au/

RAW Capital Partners January 2015 Update

RAW Capital Partners

RAW Capital Partners and its group of companies have seen a substantial increase in AUM to GBP60million

RAW Capital Partners in Guernsey launched four new Funds in mid 2014. UK Equity, UK Gilt, Cash Deposit and UK Balanced Funds to compliment the Global Alpha Fund.

Castlepoint Funds in New Zealand ended the year with a strong  performance of +20% for the Trans Tasman Portfolio and + 7.8% for the Ranger Fund, both outperforming their respective benchmarks

New Hires/Projects

Tim Parkes recently joined the Guernsey team to develop a new mortgage lending fund with the expectation of launching in Q1 2015.  The fund will lend conservatively on London residential property and provide investors with a better return than cash with high levels of capital security. We already have a good potential pipeline of business.

Michelle Pearce has been recruited to head up Wealthify, which is a new online company that offers direct access to a Discretionary Managed Portfolio Service. It aims to be accessible, simple and with very competitive pricing . The company is awaiting FCA approval, and is expected to launch mid 2015.

 

DISCLAIMER

Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. The RAW Capital funds are new funds with limited track record. Target returns cannot be guaranteed and the value of an investment may go down as well up. The information contained in this document does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy an investment, nor should it be construed as investment advice. It is recommended that potential investors take appropriate professional tax and / or investment advice before making any investment.

RAW Capital Partners is regulated under the Protection of Investor legislation by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and is also regulated  by the National Futures Association (NFA) in the United States.

This is only intended for circulation to Australian Individuals who are classified as Wholesale Investors.

 

Connexion Media Announces Flex BETA Trial Nears Successful Completion

ASX Announcement, 19 January 2015, Melbourne, Australia:

Flex BETA trial nears successful completion

Connexion Media Limited (ASX:CXZ), an innovator in the connected car market, is in the final stages of the BETA trial for its cloud-based connected vehicle management service Flex.

The progress of the trial has been overwhelmingly positive, and is expected to conclude in the coming weeks.

The Flex product launch and first sales remain on target for Q1 2015, and will be supported by a strategic marketing and advertising campaign.

Revenues will be generated from Flex on a subscription basis starting at $19.99 per vehicle per month on a 36 month contract, with 12 and 24 month contracts also available. Connexion will be targeting Australia’s addressable fleet market of 2.3 million vehicles.

“The BETA trial has been a success with excellent feedback from those who have participated,” said Connexion Media CEO and managing director George Parthimos.

“We are eagerly anticipating the upcoming launch and looking forward to Connexion realising its first revenues as a result.”

Flex provides users the ability to manage an entire fleet of vehicles from a central control point using cellular mobile connectivity. It provides tracking information to the control point so key performance indicators can be assessed including customised reporting.

Flex is able to track a range of real time and historical data including the location of vehicles, distance travelled, fuel consumption, battery life, engine performance and absolute and average speeds travelled. It is also able to monitor driver behaviour and instantly send notifications and alarms to vehicle owners and fleet managers.

Vehicle owners, fleet managers and drivers will benefit from Flex in a number of ways including improving productivity, safety and vehicle management as well as avoiding OH&S oversights.

The Flex hardware required for each vehicle is a small device that connects to the vehicle’s OBD-II port. This port is standard on most vehicles manufactured after 1996. The hardware then has direct access to the vehicle’s central computer system and can directly access a wide range of important vehicle data information instantly.

The data is sent to the Flex cloud service through a 3G network connection, where it is analysed and made available to the vehicle owner or fleet manager through the dynamic Flex web portal.


CONTACT
George Parthimos                                           Rudi Michelson
CEO & Managing Director                                  Monsoon Communications
Connexion Media Limited                                   rudim@monsoon.com.au
george@miroamer.com                     

 

 About Connexion Media

Connexion Media Ltd (ASX:CXZ) is a technology company specialising in developing and commercialising software apps and services for the web connected car, mobile device and connected consumer electronics markets. It is based in Melbourne Australia, with a sales office in Cambridge UK.

 About Flex

Flex is a cloud based, integrated vehicle management system that gives you control over your entire fleet of cars, trucks and other vehicles from a central point. It simultaneously tracks – in real time – all key performance indicators of your vehicles such as geo-location, fuel, distance, engine, and speed. It also helps improve productivity, driver behavior, and increase awareness of vehicle or fleet performance.

www.flexvs.com

 

Castle Point Ranger Fund Update – January 2015

Dear Investors,

The latest Castle Point Investment Commentary is now available. Please click here to view or alternatively paste this link into your browser -  www.castlepointfunds.com/quarterly_commentaries

To finish off 2014 our Investment Commentary contains four articles:
  • A Case Study in Pain
  • Could we be about to see the end of public transport as we know it?
  • A few more left field themes
  • How much would you pay to get $135m in three years’ time?
In “A Case Study in Pain” we discuss Swick Mining Services, which has been a recent detractor of performance.  We then provide some light hearted crystal ball gazing in “Could we be about to see the end of public transport as we know it?” and “A few more left field themes”.  We present our case for our investment in Tower in our final article “How much would you pay to get $135m in three years’ time?”.  Happy reading and happy New Year!

Kind regards,

The Castle Point Team
E: info@castlepointfunds.com
W: www.castlepointfunds.com
Level 4, 29-33 Shortland Street, Auckland1143, New Zealand

TFS New Investor Settles $24m Beyond Carbon Transaction

ASX Media Release

16 January 2015

The board of TFS Corporation Ltd (TFS) (ASX:TFC) is pleased to advise that a $24 million investment from a new institutional investor in the company’s Beyond Carbon sandalwood plantation product has settled.

The settlement completes the transaction referred to in the Company’s year-end results for FY14. The sale was completed by an Australian financial institution on behalf of a Hong Kong institutional investor.

TFS has planted and will manage 400 hectares of Indian Sandalwood tree plantations in the Northern Territory  for the new investor.

To read the full media release please download the document below.

New Management Line-Up at Ai-Media in 2015

Media Release

14th January 2015

Ai-Media today announced a new management line-up.

Daniel Abrahams has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO). Live operations will be led by Stephen Muldoon (Live Operations Manager), with Offline (pre-recorded) operations led by Namik Sedlarevic (Offline Operations Manager).

Stephen Baldwin departs the role of COO after a four year period that has seen significant growth for the company in Australia and internationally. Mr. Baldwin will remain an advisor to Ai-Media.

Ai-Media Chairman, Deanne Weir, said: “Stephen has helped to build a strong management team and we are grateful for his leadership.  We have great confidence that the team will ensure we continue to grow our high quality Broadcast captioning services in Australia, and expand internationally in the education technology sector. Following our launch into the UK in 2014, we have now entered the US market and are very excited about the opportunities ahead.”

Ai-Media CEO, Tony Abrahams, said: “It has been a real privilege to work with Steve over four transformational years. Steve’s energy and professionalism helped deliver two rounds of private investment, the launch of Ai-Live and Visible Classroom, and a UK acquisition.  Steve was instrumental in the successful implementation of our first Free-to-Air TV contract with Nine Network Australia, and the continued growth of our quality live and pre-recorded captioning on the Foxtel platform.”

Daniel Abrahams joined the company as General Manager – Sales & Marketing, later adding Education, Corporate and Government, and International Operations. Prior to joining Ai-Media, Mr Abrahams spent 9 years at Vittoria Food & Beverage as GM Sales, Marketing and Legal Counsel. Mr. Abrahams added, “Since opening our doors 11 years ago, Ai-Media has had an unwavering vision for innovation, and an ongoing commitment to delivering high quality services. I look forward to working with all of our clients and partners in the years ahead to continue this tradition.”

Further information: Tony Abrahams, Ai-Media CEO

Ai-Media:

Ai-Media is a for-profit social business that provides high quality speech-to-text solutions for broadcast, government and education clients. The company’s Ai-Live internet captioning service was supported by Commercialisation Australia. Using a microphone on the original speaker, the spoken words are sent live to a trained stenocaptioner or “re-speaker”, who uses software that converts speech into text that is sent back over the internet to screens read by the client.

Learn more: www.ai-media.tv | www.ai-live.com | www.visibleclassroom.com | Twitter: @accessinclusion @aimediaUK

To read the announcement please download the document below.

 

YPB inks Chinese contract worth $16 million

Source: ARN, Brian Karlovsky; Published: 14th January 2015 

ASX-listed anti-counterfeiting technology company, YPB Group, has signed a contract worth about $16 million with Chinese company Shenzhen Shensaier.

It has entered into an exclusive 5-year contract for the provision of its anti-counterfeit invisible tracer products and T1 scanners.

Shenzhen Shensaier is one of China’s largest suppliers of high-end UV printing ink and paints for use in product packaging.

Under the contract Shenzhen Shensaier will include YPB’s tracer in all high-end inks supplied to China’s biggest tobacco brands and Chinese wine.

The contract is potentially worth AUD$16m (80 million RMB) based on projected revenues over term of the contract.

Orders under the contract are due to commence in the second quarter 2015, with revenues projected to flow from the end of the quarter.

YPB and Shenzhen Shensaier conducted factory and field trials of YPB’s tracer and scanner technology, and said that all its trials have passed with success.

YPB’s realProtection product detects rare-earth based trace elements, or tracer particles in the product, detectable only by a scanner and, in future, a phone app.

A rare earth element or rare earth metal is one of a set 17 chemical elements in the periodic table.

According to a company statement, it provides an invisible and indestructible anti-counterfeit solution that allows companies and governments to protect the value of their brands and minimise loss of earnings from counterfeiting.

The greater-Asian anti-counterfeit authentication market is valued at $US14 billion a year and growing 20 per cent each year. Shenzhen Shensaier is based in Guangdong, China, and is one of the country’s largest suppliers of high-end UV printing ink and paints. It has two production plants in China and supplies 18,000 tons of ink a year to the Chinese Tobacco industry, and owns 13 registered patent rights in this field.

 

Wholesale Investor Sentiment Index; Help us to discover the investment trends for 2015

It has been an extremely busy start to the year at Wholesale Investor. With a number of domestic and international events planned over the coming months, we are looking forward to our biggest year to date!

To begin the year, we are conducting our bi-annual Investor Sentiment Index Survey to discover the types of opportunities that you are seeking, along with your general thoughts on the market for 2015. We would appreciate you taking 3 minutes of your time to fill in the anonymous and confidential Investor Sentiment Index survey, as it serves the purpose of:

  • Providing you with a voice to the Financial and Business community about the types of investment opportunities you are seeking.
  • Identifying changes in investor sentiment and highlighting new trends.
  • Increasing awareness about what the Australian High Net Worth and professional investment community is seeking.
  • Continuously evolving the types of opportunities in which we provide you.
  • Assisting companies which are seeking capital to understand what the Wholesale Investor eco system is seeking when investing into Private and Small Cap Listed companies.

Please click here to fill out the WI Investor Sentiment Index Survey

The Wholesale Investor Sentiment Index results continue to be used in the media as a leading indicator for trends in the HNW investment community. Often we see trends highlighted by our surveys, being expressed in the following months by the market place.

WI Investor Sentiment Index Survey will just take THREE MINUTES to complete.

NOTE: This survey is conducted anonymously and therefore your responses will remain confidential.

We appreciate your time and look forward to sharing the results of the WI Investor Sentiment Index Survey 2015, within the next few weeks.

Please click here to fill out the WI Investor Sentiment Index Survey

Australian Patent Granted for Use of Midkine for Hair Growth

Source: ASX; Published: Sydney, 12th January 2015

Cellmid Limited (ASX:CDY) has received official Notice of Acceptance from IP Australia for Cellmid’s patent application 2011220326.

This patent protects the use of midkine and the closely related protein pleiotrophin for use as a hair loss and/or hair growth treatments. The granted claims cover topical formulations of all kinds, including shampoos, conditioners,creams and lotions with protection until 2031.

This patent family adds to the already considerable intellectual property assets of Cellmid’s wholly owned anti-aging hair growth subsidiary, Advagen, which include patent protection and extensive know-how around its FGF5 inhabiting technologies, cell based assays, formulations and brands.

To read the full announcement please download the document below.

Samuel Terry Fund Re-opening to New Investors

Dear unitholders,

As usual, I attach the fund’s monthly report and fund summary, with $US versions in blue.

After being closed since August 2013, we have decided to re-open the fund to new investors. I attach a copy of our marketing presentations (in $A and $US versions) and our recently updated Information Memorandum. Feel free to forward these documents to anyone you know who might be interested.

So far this month, the Fund is up 0.9% in $A terms and up 1.3% in $US terms.

As always, I invite you to contact me with any questions or comments.

 

Regards,

Fred Woollard

TFS sandalwood oil acne product debuts on US shelves

ASX Media Release

8 January 2015

TFS Corporation Limited (ASX:TFC) confirms Nestle-owned international dermatology company Galderma has officially launched its Benzac Acne Solutions over-the-counter acne regimen in the United States, which contains TFS’s pharmaceutical grade East Indian Sandalwood oil as the key product differentiator.

Galderma is releasing Benzac through major US retailers nationwide (Target, Walgreens and Rite Aid Pharmacy); online retailers such as Amazon.com and Benzac.com; and through social media aimed at the youth market.

To read the full media release please download the document below.

Volkswagen demonstrates miRoamer app at Consumer Electronics Show

Connexion Media Limited (ASX: CXZ), an innovator in the connected car market, has had its miRoamer radio and music service app demonstrated by Volkswagen at their stand at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The application has been demonstrated live in a VW Golf vehicle, as well as in demonstration pods around the stand.

The miRoamer application recently became the first application in the world to receive MirrorLink Global Drive certification by the Connected Car Consortium (or CCC).

The Consumer Electronics Show (or CES as it is known in the industry), is considered the world’s largest trade-only show for new technology products and services. In 2015, in excess of 160,000 visitors are expected to attend the show.

New VW vehicles will be fitted with the touch screen MirrorLink system that will integrate with the miRoamer Android app.

Already today, MirrorLink is available in a number of new Volkswagen models including the Polo, Passat, Passat Estate, Beetle and Beetle Cabriolet. This list will expand as further models are launched this year across multiple territories including Europe, USA, and China.

miRoamer is also featured on the Volkswagen website highlighting the options available using the MirrorLink system.

The MirrorLink-capable infotainment system, delivered with the new Volkswagen models, provides easy-to-use connectivity between smartphones and car infotainment systems with a simple cable connection providing drivers with access to phone applications such as miRoamer using a vehicle’s navigation screen and dashboard buttons.

The miRoamer radio and music service app aggregates global content providers including other aggregators, global AM/FM radio services, a platinum service featuring additional options such as genre-based content and virtual storage of music.

“The demonstration by Volkswagen of our MirrorLink-certified miRoamer application at their CES stand vindicates Connexion’s strength in the connected car sector, and galvanises our partnership with one of the world’s largest and most prestigious automakers” said Connexion Media CEO and managing director George Parthimos.

“Being the first in the world to receive MirrorLink Global Drive certification is a tremendous achievement for our Company. We are honoured to be recognised by the CCC for such an important milestone, and look forward to working closely with them in the future”.

CONTACT

George Parthimos                                           Rudi Michelson
CEO & Managing Director                                  Monsoon Communications
Connexion Media Limited                                   (03) 9620 3333
0401 616 433                                                  rudim@monsoon.com.au
george@miroamer.com

About Connexion Media

Connexion Media Ltd (ASX:CXZ) is a technology company specialising in developing and commercialising software apps and services for the web connected car, mobile device and connected consumer electronics markets. It is based in Melbourne Australia, with a sales office in Cambridge UK.

About miRoamer

miRoamer is a category-leading digital media platform for vastly improved internet radio and music entertainment. It can be installed in a variety of consumer electronics including car radios, smart phones, gaming consoles, televisions and stereo systems. Users get media content from a common platform using as many electronic devices as they wish. miRoamer enables access to favourite content providers and stations as well as customising the access. miRoamer is licensed by some of the world’s big and prestigious automotive and consumer electronics companies.www.miroamer.com

About Volkswagen Group

The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. Each brand has its own character and operates as an independent entity on the market. The Volkswagen Group is also active in other fields of business, such as manufacturing large-bore diesel engines, turbomachinery, or compressors. In addition, the Volkswagen Group offers a wide range of financial services, including dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance activities, and fleet management

University of Melbourne and Ai-Media Extend Visible Classroom Teacher Evaluation Tool to United States

Media Release

9 January 2015

The University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education and its industry partner Ai-Media today launched the first of its Visible Classroom suite of tools for teacher improvement into the US market.

The tools were showcased at the 28th International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) in Cincinnati where University of Melbourne Lead Researcher, Associate Professor Janet Clinton highlighted the successful evidence base of the Visible Classroom product suite in the UK and Australia.

“Uniquely, Visible Classroom teacher evaluation provides feedback tailored to each teacher’s circumstances, based on 5 hours of teaching, without the need to locate an assessor inside their classroom”, Professor Clinton said, “Teachers upload their own classroom recordings to a self-service portal and receive full transcripts, a dashboard view of key teaching indicators, and a detailed feedback report from the University of Melbourne team within two weeks.”

Ai-Media CEO, Tony Abrahams said “The University of Melbourne team, which analyses the transcripts and provides the feedback, is ranked 2nd in the world. The power of these experts to drive improvements in teaching and learning has been shown to be highly effective in Australia and the UK, and we look forward to making a growing impact in the US.”

The Visible Classroom technology was piloted in 2014 with a project funded by the UK Education Endowment Foundation. Further information and pricing can be found at VisibleClassroom.com.

Further information:

Tony Abrahams, Ai-Media CEO +612 8870 7700 (AU)  +1 213 261 8049 (US)

Ai-Media:

Ai-Media is a for-profit social business that provides high quality speech-to-text solutions for broadcast, government and education clients. The company’s Ai-Live internet captioning service was supported by Commercialisation Australia. Using a microphone on the original speaker, the spoken words are sent live to a trained stenocaptioner or “re-speaker”, who uses software that converts speech into text that is sent back over the internet to screens read by the client.

Learn more: www.ai-media.tv | www.ai-live.com | www.visibleclassroom.com | Twitter: @accessinclusion @aimediaUK

 

Castle Point Ranger Fund Update – December 2014

Dear Investors,
The latest Ranger Fund monthly Fact Sheet is now available. Please click here to view or alternatively paste this link into your browser - www.castlepointfunds.com/documents
During the month of December the performance of the Ranger Fund was hindered by the performance of Swick Mining Services, Emeco Holdings, Paperlinx, Boom Logistics and Wellcom Group. The Fund benefited from positive performance by Vista Group International and Tower. In December the Fund established a position in Macmahon Holdings.

Should you wish to discuss or clarify any aspect of fund performance or positioning, please feel free to contact us (on info@castlepointfunds.com or 09 300 6060).

Kind regards

The Castle Point Team

E: info@castlepointfunds.com
Level 4, 29-33 Shortland Street, Auckland1143, New Zealand

Martin Aircraft signs $50m deal with KuangChi

Media Release, 19th December 2014

New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company Limited (MACL) is delighted to announce that it has signed an investment agreement with KuangChi Science Limited (KuangChi Science).

KuangChi Science is a Hong Kong exchange listed company engaged in the novel space services and other innovative technology business with certain disruptive innovations and technologies. The agreement is for a long term strategic partnership which over time will see KuangChi Science have a major shareholding following up to a A$50M (approx NZ$53M) investment in MACL over the next 30 months. The initial part of the investment will be a cornerstone investment in the MACL IPO. In addition, KuangChi Science will in due course subscribe for a convertible note issued by MACL and MACL and KuangChi Science will form a joint venture based in China concentrating on serving the China market as well as undertaking joint research & development. The transaction with KuangChi Science remains subject to a number of approvals, including MACL shareholder approval and various regulatory approvals. Subject to receipt of these approvals it is anticipated the initial investment by KuangChi will be completed in February 2015.

Peter Coker, Managing Director and CEO said: “This degree of funding is significant, especially as it allows us to press ahead with our intention to list the Company on the ASX. Based on current projections, it will also allow Martin Aircraft to fund full commercialization of the Martin Jetpack.”

Chairman of the Board, Jon Mayson said: “This is an important development for Martin Aircraft and the association with a technology company of the quality of KuangChi Science Limited is fully supported by the Board”.

The Company will lodge a supplementary prospectus with regard to these developments as soon as possible. The Company will not accept any further applications under its initial public offer until that supplementary prospectus has been lodged with ASIC. The supplementary prospectus will contain full details of the proposed transaction with KuangChi Science and variations to the initial public offer that arise as a result of the KuangChi Science proposed investment.

Once lodged, a copy of the supplementary prospectus will be available for download from www.martinaircraft.com/offer

For further information, please contact:
Peter Coker
peter.coker@martinaircraft.co.nz
www.martinjetpack.com

About Martin Aircraft Company
Martin Aircraft Company is the maker of the world’s first practical jetpack set to revolutionise the industries of aviation, recreation and transportation. MACL is currently focused on developing the Martin Jetpack for use as a first responder vehicle and a heavy lift unmanned air vehicle.

About KuangChi Science, http://www.kuang-chi.com/htmlen/about/
KuangChi Science is a Hong Kong Exchange listed technology company focussed on groundbreaking novel space services. KuangChi has a nickname as “Alien Tech” and is dedicated to making innovations that change the world.

TFS Corporation Limited kickes 2015 off with a Bang

Source: The Motley Fool; Published: 2 January 2015

TFS Corporation Limited (ASX: TFC), an Australian sandalwood plantation manager, started the New Year off with a bang after it announced that a respected US institutional investor had taken up two of its remaining three options to invest in 399 hectares of TFS Indian sandalwood plantations.

The shares soared more than 12% to a high of $1.745 before settling back to $1.685. At that price, the shares have rallied more than 44% since bottoming out in November, although they’re still sitting 24.8% below their 52-week peak of $2.24.

The plantations will be established in the Northern Territory in Q4 FY15 while settlement funds in the two tranches are expected between Q3 and Q4 of FY15. The company said “This amounts to an estimated $40m-plus life of plantation investment (excluding performance fees) in Indian sandalwood plantations through TFS’ Beyond Carbon product and is the fourth and largest investment by the US investor to date.”

That’s certainly an encouraging sign for shareholders. Also encouraging is that UBS initiated coverage on the stock last month with a “buy” rating and giving it a target price of $2.60, as reported by The Australian Financial Review. With demand for Indian sandalwood set to continue outstripping supply however, the stock could climb significantly higher than $2.60 in the years to come.

To read the full article please click here.

Martin Aircraft Company receives a $50m committed investment

Source: NBR; Published: December 20th, 2014

New Zealand jetpack maker, Martin Aircraft Co, has secured more than twice the $25 million funding it has been seeking in a proposed initial public offering on the Australian Stock Exchange to commercialise its single person flying machines, with a commitment of A$50 million ($53 million) to fund a 30 month commercialisation plan, from Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed KuangChi Science.

In return, KuangChi Science will become what is termed in a statement issued today as a “major” and “cornerstone” shareholder in Martin, without specifying percentages. The A$25 million ASX IPO that is still on the books offered around 20 percent of the company and valued it at between A$97.6 million and A$112.6 million.

Martin’s mananging director and chief executive, Peter Coker, said in a statement that the company would lodge a new prospectus. Immediate attempts to contact Coker for further comment were unsuccessful.

“The initial part of the investment will be a cornerstone shareholding in the MACL (Martin) IPO,” the statement said. “In addition, KuangChi Science will in due course” subscribe to a convertible notes issue and form a Chinese-based joint venture, using technology developed in Christchurch to crack the potentially huge Chinese market. The jetpacks are being marketed for emergency first responder roles, among others.

To read the full article please click here.

Jardine Pharmaceuticals to launch new products in Australia and NZ

As presented at the November 2014 Wholesale Investor Capital Expo’s in Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, Jardine was on target for the December launch of the TGA Listed Polypill capsules in Australia and NZ.

Polypill – Joint and Polypill – Heart have hit the shelves!

The introduction of modified oak polyphenols into the marketplace begins a new era in the burgeoning field of life extension!

Quercus robur (French oak) is traditionally used in European medicine to help restore vitality in ageing. Emerging scientific evidence indicates that it is the complexed pyrogallols in the oak that are potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.

With our patented technology, we have managed to extract these compounds from the oak in a bioavailable and very efficacious form and combine them into capsules to help relieve some of the symptoms of ageing. The prebiotic effect of this unique extract may help to maintain metabolic health.

POLYPILL – JOINT:
Formulated to provide the temporary relief of the pain of osteoarthritis and help reduce joint inflammation associated with arthritis.

POLYPILL – HEART:
Formulated to help maintain metabolic health, to assist in blood lipid balance and the maintenance of normal blood pressure in healthy individuals.

To receive an offer please click here.

SelfWealth Secures a Spot in The 50 Best Fintech Innovators 2014

SelfWealth is proud to be included as one to watch in the global Top 50 Fintech Innovators list compiled by AWI, KPMG and the Financial Services Council (FSC) released today.

See the list and download the printable report here.

SelfWealth was born out of frustration with overvalued advice and underperformance in the financial services industry. SelfWealth changes the way people invest and empowers individuals and Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) to manage their own investments. SelfWealth provides the tools and resources to enable investors to potentially outperform the market without paying high fees and commissions.

SelfWealth’s aim is to be the portfolio management social networking/community of choice for the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund sector and self-directed investors, firstly in Australia and then globally. The aim is to secure this position through distribution agreements with leading SMSF suppliers, Industry Funds and other channels.

Totus Alpha Fund Performance Summary – November 2014

Dear All,

Please find attached the November 2014 performance summary for the Totus Alpha Fund.

Founder Series Units were up 6.1% (post fees) in November, taking returns for 2014 to +15.0%. The ASX 300 accumulation index was down 3.2% over the month.

The fund is now up 92.4% (post fees) in the 31 months since launch, the ASX 300 (including dividends) is up 36.2% over the same period.

If you are considering an investment in the fund and would like to talk to us about our strategy, current thinking or positioning heading into 2015 please let us know and we would be happy to arrange a call or meeting to discuss it.

Regards

Ben McGarry
Portfolio Manager
Level 17, 60 Margaret Street
Sydney NSW 2000
www.totuscapital.com.au

 

Sky Investment Strategy November 2014 Performance Update

Dear Investor,

During November the Sky Investment Strategy returned 3.1%. For the thirty one months ended 30 November 2014 the strategy generated a 98.4% return. Please click the link below to view the update.
If you would like more information about the strategy please do not hesitate to contact me.
Regards,
Alex Shevelev

Sky Funds Management
Level 12, 32 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
PO Box R1329, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1225, Australia
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W   skyfundsmanagement.com

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Investors Central Raises $2.1m in October

Investors Central has raised a further $2.1million in October 2014. “Investors have continued to demonstrate confidence,” says Jamie McGeachie, Managing Director of Investors Central, the capital-raising firm for Finance One. “We are experiencing strong, steady growth in the second tier automotive lending market nation-wide and Investors are taking notice”. Each month, more and more Investors are taking part in this unique opportunity.

Investors Central was established to raise capital to fund the expansion of its automotive lending business, Finance One. Since 2010 the Company has specialised in lending to an industry sector which has up to 4 million Australian’s looking for credit. Investors Central has delivered consistent, steady growth in both revenue and profit, which has allowed them to continually attract new investors and pay them fixed interest returns from 9% to 16% through redeemable preference share issues.

For further information from the company or to receive an offer, please click here.

Genetic Signatures Ltd CEO Interview

Genetic Signatures is a specialist molecular diagnostics (MDx) company focused on the development and commercialisation of its proprietary platform technology, 3Base™, providing hospital and pathology laboratories the ability to quickly and accurately screen for a wide array of infectious diseases, saving time, money and lives in the process.

Investors in the proposed IPO will benefit from a company with a disruptive technology and a well-credentialed management team that is now ably positioned to expand its product offering (two additional products in late stage customer beta testing) and customer footprint domestically, and is expanding into the key International territories of the US and Western Europe.

The closing date for the company’s IPO is this Friday, 12th of December 2014 (AEST).

To find out more about Genetic Signatures please listen to Dr John Melki, CEO.

Frost and Sullivan Briefing on “10 Emerging Industries” Confirms that Qimono is in the Sweet Spot

A briefing released by Frost and Sullivan has identified that the emerging industries with the highest impacts in the short term are big Data analytics, Cloud computing and Online B2B. This is confirmed by evidence from the venture funding community who are already seeing superior returns.

Qimono provides a cloud platform for both business advisors and those seeking business advice.  Business Advisories, Consultancies, Associations, Chambers and Business development agencies all use Qimono to increase their value to their business communities. They are also finding that they can increase their reach into the small business sector and harvest “data” at a fraction of traditional cost. Essentially Qimono is a Cloud platform for Business Advisory in much the same way as Xero is a platform for accountancy.

“We are a B2B, Cloud play that enables big data” says Keith Phillips CEO of Qimono. “We have focused on a Small Business as cloud technology can uniquely provide reach and reduce cost of servicing small business to the extent that consultancy and advice becomes viable.”

Frost & Sullivan pioneered the identification, analysis, and monitoring of new emerging technologies and markets. Frost & Sullivan was always at the forefront – just as new markets and technologies appeared – with up-to-date research on potential markets. Frost & Sullivan employs 1,800 analysts, growth consultants, and visionaries in 40 global markets.

The recent study evaluated some 15 industries on the basis of market attractiveness, level of certainty, degree of disruption, degree of Innovation and came up with this roadmap.

Source: Frost and Sullivan “Burst that Bubble : 10 Emerging Industries”

Evidence from the investor community supports this view. In an in article Reuters PE Hub Cindy Padnos founder and managing partner of Silicon Valley  company Illuminate Ventures is quoted : “The facts are clear: B2B investment outcomes exceed B2C in both IPOs and M&A transactions. Perhaps more important than any of the other factors influencing the higher M&A revenue multiples and better post IPO performance is the fact that the subscription SaaS business models create more stable companies: they have a more predictable recurring revenue stream. This makes them an attractive asset to own.” Cindy Padros then goes on to say that “It’s a perfect storm for the B2B opportunity…exit options are increasing and the market size is roughly 20% larger than B2C and growing rapidly. There is more opportunity for both larger and more rapid outcomes. For example, SlideShare raised just $3M dollars before it sold to LinkedIn for $119M and DemandForce was acquired by Intuit for $424M after raising less than $12M – both within 3 years of their initial financings.” Source:  Reuters PE Hub

Bessemer Venture Partners has been tracking the performance of the sector against Nasdaq, S&P and Dow Jones as they focus on the sector. They comment on their corporate site: “We believe Cloud Computing is the most important trend in the software industry of the decade. Bessemer has been an advocate of Cloud Computing for more than a decade, investing in early pioneers in this high-growth market segment.”

Source: Bessemer Venture Partners as of 14th Nov 2014

BVP has offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Boston, Bangalore and Herzliya and manages more than $4 billion of venture capital invested in over 130 companies around the world. BVP focuses investment activity around several well-developed thematic “roadmaps.

Keith Phillips concluded:  “What makes Qimono exceptional from an investor prospective is that we are a B2B service sitting in the vortex of a technology and market shift. We have already seen a shift occurring in our nearest market neighbour “Accountancy”. It is our belief that cloud advisory will be the next big thing.”

Contact: Keith.Phillips@qlbs.com

 

Kimberly-Clark Signs Contract with Relivit

8th December 2014

Kimberly-Clark Australia, maker of market leading Huggies® Nappies, has formalised its support for the Relivit project by signing up to Relivit’s service. Under the contract, manufacturing waste from Kimberly-Clark’s Huggies Nappy Mill in South-West Sydney will be sent to Relivit’s proposed plant for recycling, diverting it from landfill. In addition, an exclusive partnership with the Huggies brand will give consumers in the future the option to recycle their nappies and other absorbent hygiene waste for the first time in Australia.

Mark Dunn, Managing Director of Relivit, is excited about the new agreement saying, “To have a company like Kimberly-Clark get behind and partner with us is both a tremendous validation and support for what we are doing, particularly given the reach and influence of their market leading brands like Huggies. The contract helps further de-risk the project for investors, further demonstrates demand and underpins future cash flows. We now have almost two-thirds of our breakeven tonnage under contract, with the rest already under letters of intent. By the time the plant is commissioned, we expect to have double the breakeven tonnage ready to go” – a view supported by letters of intent obtained from Shellharbour, Kiama and Lake Macquarie councils, who want to trial Relivit’s service on its commencement.

“With Kimberly-Clark on-board, joining our other major partners such as Initial Hygiene and Bunzl Outsourcing Services, we’re looking forward to securing the final piece of funding so that we can start work adapting an existing facility for our needs. This will allow us to create 70 new, sustainable jobs, divert many tens of thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill and reclaim millions of dollars’ worth of materials. We will also make carbon savings equivalent to removing 5,625 cars from our roads, assuming each car was to drive 15,000 km a year”, Mr Dunn explained.

Relivit’s Australian-first business model, the technology and access to a suitable plant will allow over 95% of absorbent hygiene waste to be diverted away from landfill. This means used disposable nappies, female hygiene and adult incontinence aids will become almost completely recyclable.

According to Jacquie Fegent-McGeachie, Head of Sustainability & Corporate Affairs at Kimberly-Clark Australia & New Zealand, “for years we have been working hard to identify a waste processing option that would enable our Huggies Nappies, Poise® and Depend® adult care products, and our U by Kotex® female hygiene products to be recycled post use. To date, there has been no technology in Australia to recycle and recover the materials of these products. Therefore, we’re thrilled to be supporting Relivit in establishing Australia’s first absorbent hygiene waste facility”.

“We believe that Relivit’s business model, which makes recycling Absorbent Hygiene Waste cheaper than landfill will be a game changer for waste management in Australia. Relivit has the technology to recover the materials from absorbent hygiene products post-use and will help to address landfill. Therefore, partnering with Relivit makes both business and environmental sense,” says Fegent-McGeachie.

Once the targeted capital investment has been secured, Relivit’s first-of-a-kind plant in Australia will recover the paper fibre, plastic and super absorbent polymer (SAP) contained in absorbent hygiene waste to be used to manufacture new products such as park benches, building materials and more.

For more information on the investment opportunity, please contact:

  • Mark Dunn, Managing Director of Relivit on markd@relivit.com.au

Regards,
Mark Dunn
Managing Director, Relivit Holdings Ltd

Crowd Mobile Offer Closing Soon – More than 50% already committed

Crowd Mobile is pleased to announce that its offer is expected to come to a close soon, after more than half a million dollars (50%) was committed to the raise. Mr Domenic Carosa, CEO, confirmed that due to to significant interest received from Australian and International HNW’s and Micro cap funds the company is expected to list on 14th Jan 2015.

For information or to receive the company’s prospectus please click here.

Crowd Mobile is a pre-ASX listed profitable global mobile entertainment and micro job company. Crowd Mobile leverages its Knowledge Entry System (KES) technology platform and the power of mobile Apps and SMS to deliver compelling content to its customers across 10 countries.

Q Limited (ASX: QXQ), has signed a binding term sheet to acquire the 100% of the Crowd Mobile Australia Pty Ltd group of companies. The company financials in FY14 were $9.7m revenue and $2.2m EBITDA (unaudited management accounts). Crowd Mobile has recently executed a supply agreement with NTH AG to launch Crowd Mobile services into France, Belgium & Austria.

To view the companies latest investor presentation please click here.

LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Crowd Mobile appoints new Chairman and launches services into Italy and Hungary - click here

International technology entrepreneur Hans de Back appointed to Crowd Mobile Group board - click here

Crowd Mobile signs NTH for launch into France, Belgium & Austria - click here

Folkestone Maxim A-Reit Securities Fund November 2014 Monthly Report

Please find below a link to the Folkestone Maxim A-REIT Securities Fund monthly report – November 2014.

November 2014 Monthly Report

Kind regards

WINSTON SAMMUT
Managing Director

About Folkestone Maxim Asset Management

Folkestone Maxim Asset Management is a boutique investment manager, specialising in A-REIT securities and real estate debt.  It was founded in 2003 and acquired by Folkestone in 2014.  Folkestone A-REIT Securities Fund website

About Folkestone

Folkestone (ASX:FLK) is an ASX listed real estate funds manager and developer providing real estate wealth solutions. Folkestone’s funds management platform, with approximately $850 million under management, offers listed and unlisted real estate funds to private clients and select institutional investors, while its on balance sheet activities focus on value-add and opportunistic (development) real estate investments www.folkestone.com.au

Long Pipes Launches New Website

Long Pipes is pleased to launch its new website.

To view the website please click here.

Long Pipes objective is to develop and sell the Fluid HighwayTM; a seamless, continuous, composite pipeline, for offshore and onshore operations, over any terrain, over long distances – we call it the “Fluid Highway™” (FH).  Long Pipes business model is to produce and sell the Fluid Highway; or construct the FH and sell the fluid moving through the “FH” such as water oil or gas. The FH is a light, efficient and durable, impermeable, (does not leak gas), pipeline technology that is manufactured at a rapid rate in the field with no joints or welds required. The resulting composite pipe is strong, flexible and able to withstand extreme temperature variations and high pressure.

For over 100 years, industry has been using steel pipelines as their primary pipeline solution and this is considered the incumbent technology.  Industry and government have been looking for a replacement for the problems of steel pipe with its corrosion and joint failures for decades. You have seen the failures of steel pipe on the news most nights. Industry and government want a continuous (no joints), fully thermoplastic, lined, non-metallic pipeline that can be manufactured on site, in or beside the trench and yet attain high operating pressures of +100 Bar.

The Fluid HighwayTM is a demonstrated, cost-effective technology that has the potential to challenge the global steel, high density polyethylene (HDPE) and fibreglass pipeline industries and become the material of choice for oil, gas, water slurry and hydro transportation networks for coal and magnetite.

Tokelau selects Kacific to deliver high-speed broadband

Source: Yahoo! New Zealand News; Published: 5th December 2014

Teletok, the local telecommunications company of Tokelau and sole service provider, has selected Kacific to deliver its new generation of high-speed broadband across its territory and surrounding waters.

Tokelau, composed of three small atolls situated north of Samoa, is a Polynesian territory of New Zealand with a population of just 1,400. There is no airport in Tokelau, and a chartered vessel MV PB Matua, operated under an arrangement between New Zealand and Tokelau, is the only means of transport to and from the islands at present: the trip from Apia in Samoa takes over a day. Despite its small size and remoteness, Tokelau is committed to thriving in a digital world. Although connectivity is expensive, the country has seen a pattern of moderate internet usage in recent years and a rate of internet penetration comparable to other, more populous Pacific countries.

Fast, low cost broadband from Kacific will dramatically change the communication landscape of this territory. It will enable affordable, direct-to-premises access to e-Government applications. It will provide better access to online resources for knowledge management and connectivity of assets including energy generation systems and transportation. In particular it will provide high-speed broadband to passengers on-board the passenger vessels while en-route to and from Tokelau. The advent of affordable, resilient, high-rate connectivity will also improve the health, education and social wellbeing of Tokelauan communities. It will help improve monitoring of communicable diseases, enable remote diagnostics, and support training and e-health campaigns. Primary and secondary students and their teachers will be able to access distance learning and curriculum resources from New Zealand. Tokelauans will be able to communicate better with family members who have gone overseas to live. And, for the first time, all Tokelauans will be able to access television services.

T0 read the full article please click here.

Jetpack firm tips potential big investor

Source: The New Zealand Herald; Published: 5th December 2014

Christchurch-based Martin Aircraft Company has extended its IPO for two weeks.

Martin Aircraft Company has extended its IPO for two weeks as the firm negotiates with a potential investor that could become a cornerstone shareholder.

The Christchurch jetpack maker’s offer period was to close last Friday, but will now remain open until December 12.

Chief executive Peter Coker said the negotiations could result in a cornerstone shareholder coming on board before the planned ASX listing.

“We felt it better for the company and the potential shareholders to continue those discussions and that meant we had to extend the IPO for two weeks,” Coker says.

He says the company is confident it will raise the full A$25 million in growth capital it is seeking through the issue of 50 million shares at A50c apiece.

To read the full article please click here.

Castle Point Ranger Fund Update – November 2014

Dear Investors

The latest Ranger Fund monthly Fact Sheet is now available. Please click here to view or alternatively paste this link into your browser -  www.castlepointfunds.com/documents

During the month of November the Ranger Fund benefited from positive performance by Vista Group International, Corporate Travel Management and Tower. The performance of the Fund was hindered by positions in Paperlinx, Emeco Holdings, Boom Logistics, Wellcom Group and Swick Mining Services.

Should you wish to discuss or clarify any aspect of fund performance or positioning, please feel free to contact us (on info@castlepointfunds.com or 09 300 6060).

Kind regards

The Castle Point Team

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miRoamer to be available in new Skoda Fabia

4 December 2014, Melbourne, Australia: Connexion Media Limited (ASX:CXZ), an innovator in the connected car market, will see its miRoamer radio and music service app available as part of the launch of Volkswagen AG´s Czech Republic car manufacturer Skoda’s new Fabia model.

The Skoda Fabia comes with the MirrorLink v1.1 head unit and the miRoamer app will be available on all new MirrorLink-enabled Skoda vehicles, beginning with the Fabia.

The Fabia marks the first production release of a Skoda vehicle comprising the miRoamer technology and also includes the app’s data analytics engine.

“We are thrilled to see miRoamer rolling out in new Skoda vehicle production for the first time,” said Connexion Media CEO and managing director George Parthimos.

“Skoda is an internationally recognised automobile manufacturer and we appreciate the excellent publicity this opportunity creates for the miRoamer technology.”

The Fabia is a A0-class vehicle that has been in production since 1999 and the 2014 model was recently revealed at the Paris Motor Show attended by Connexion Media.

“The new Fabia is one of our most technologically advanced models yet,” said Skoda’s application development project leader Mathieu Plauchut. “Technology has developed to a point where internet radio is expected in new vehicles and we are at the forefront of this practice with the new Fabia.”

The MirrorLink device to be installed in the new Fabia model specialises in connectivity between smartphones and car infotainment systems with a simple cable connection providing drivers with access to phone applications such as miRoamer using a vehicle’s navigation screen and dashboard buttons.

The miRoamer radio and music service app aggregates global content providers including other aggregators, global AM/FM radio services, a platinum service featuring additional options such as genre-based content and virtual storage of music.

ŠKODA was founded in 1905 in the Czech Republic and today is one of Europe’s leading car manufacturers. The company is part of the Volkswagen Group, which also owns other car manufactures such as Audi and Porsche.

CONTACT
George Parthimos                     
CEO & Managing Director                      
Connexion Media Limited                       
george@miroamer.com

About Connexion Media
Connexion Media Ltd (ASX:CXZ) is a technology company specialising in developing and commercialising software apps and services for the web connected car, mobile device and connected consumer electronics markets. It is based in Melbourne Australia, with a sales office in Cambridge UK. 

About miRoamer
miRoamer is a category-leading digital media platform for vastly improved internet radio and music entertainment. It can be installed in a variety of consumer electronics including car radios, smart phones, gaming consoles, televisions and stereo systems. Users get media content from a common platform using as many electronic devices as they wish. miRoamer enables access to favourite content providers and stations as well as customising the access. miRoamer is licensed by some of the world’s big and prestigious automotive and consumer electronics companies.www.miroamer.com

Altech Chemicals Breakaway Research Report 2014

Altech Chemicals Limited is aiming to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of a high-value product, 99.99% (4N) high purity alumina (HPA) (Al2O3). HPA is the major source material for scratch-resistant artificial sapphire glass, which is used in the next generation of smartphones as well as a growing range of high performance electronic applications such as LED’s, semi-conductors, and phosphor TV screens. The global HPA market is approximately 19,040tpa and is expected to double over the coming decade.

Current HPA producers use an expensive and highly processed feedstock material such as aluminum metal to produce HPA. Altech has reported the ability to produce 4N HPA directly from an ore feedstock, such as aluminous clay. Altech employs a proven processing technology to extract HPA from its low-cost and low-impurity aluminous clay feedstock in Western Australia. The Company is now advancing a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) to develop a full-scale 3,000tpa production facility.

Key Points:

  • Ideally positioned to enter the rapidly expanding high purity alumina (“HPA”) market which is expected to grow at ~27% CAGR over the next 4 years to around 48,000tpa
  • Low cost acid leach process developed from well understood technology to treat high purity aluminous clay feedstock
  • Operating costs potentially up to 40% lower than current average industry cost, placing Altech as a first quartile producer
  • Feedstock source at Meckering in WA owned 100% by Altech
  • Proposed plant operations in southern Malaysia – low operating and capital cost environment
  • Board and Management with broad technical and financial experience in the alumina and chemicals industries, and significant holdings in the Company
  • Current 1 for 4 rights issue at 10c – closes December 15, 2014
  • Base case post rights issue valuation range of $0.13 to $0.36/share, this is a risked valuation to reflect project stage

To read the full research report please download the document below.

Vonex wins No.1 spot in the CRN Fast 50 Australia

CRN has just announced the 50 fastest-growing companies at our annual CRN Fast50 ceremony in Sydney.

I was delighted to celebrate our first-ever No.1 from Western Australia. With year-on-year growth hitting a startling 232.24 percent in the 2014 financial year to reach revenues of $3.7 million, Vonex was a worthy first-placer.

Read more: http://www.crn.com.au/News/398292,crn-reveals-the-2014-fast50.aspx#ixzz3Kms9rIgj

1. Vonex

Growth: 232.24%
2013-14 revenue: $3,741,000 

State: WA
Founded: 2009
Employees: 15
Key executive: Brydie McKee
Main activities: Carrier and telco solutions
In their own words: “Our culture is very much around innovation and scalable products and technology. We give the guys all the room to explore and expand. We’ve got a collaborative culture.”

Long Pipes Pty Ltd CEO Interview

Long Pipes objective is to develop and sell the Fluid HighwayTM; a seamless, continuous, composite pipeline, for offshore and onshore operations, over any terrain, over long distances – we call it the “Fluid Highway™” (FH).  Long Pipes business model is to produce and sell the Fluid Highway; or construct the FH and sell the fluid moving through the “FH” such as water oil or gas. The FH is a light, efficient and durable, impermeable, (does not leak gas), pipeline technology that is manufactured at a rapid rate in the field with no joints or welds required. The resulting composite pipe is strong, flexible and able to withstand extreme temperature variations and high pressure.

For over 100 years, industry has been using steel pipelines as their primary pipeline solution and this is considered the incumbent technology.  Industry and government have been looking for a replacement for the problems of steel pipe with its corrosion and joint failures for decades. You have seen the failures of steel pipe on the news most nights. Industry and government want a continuous (no joints), fully thermoplastic, lined, non-metallic pipeline that can be manufactured on site, in or beside the trench and yet attain high operating pressures of +100 Bar.

The Fluid HighwayTM is a demonstrated, cost-effective technology that has the potential to challenge the global steel, high density polyethylene (HDPE) and fibreglass pipeline industries and become the material of choice for oil, gas, water slurry and hydro transportation networks for coal and magnetite.

Please listen to Long Pipes Director, Mr Neil Graham.

Genetic Signatures: Diagnostic tests a signature for success

Source: The Australian; Published: 1st December 2014

John Melki says his share offer resonates with investors on more than commercial grounds. His diagnostic tests yield results in hours rather than days — a potential lifesaver.

One investor he met this month lost an uncle to a golden staph infection picked up in hospital. Another went in with a sprained ankle and ended up with a bug that kept him in hospital for almost two months.

“Viral infection is what closes down hospital wards, or makes a cruise very unpleasant when everybody starts getting diarrhoea,” said Dr Melki, a Sydney geneticist. “Knowing they’ve got a virus is very important for infection control — (hospitals can) isolate them or send them home. They don’t need to be in hospital. All they’re going to do is infect people.”

Dr Melki said his company, Genetic Signatures, is floating for commercial expansion rather than product development. Its initial public offering, which closes on December 12, is seeking between $12 million and $15m — an unusually small amount for a biotech firm, aimed primarily at expansion into Europe and the US.

To read the full article please click here.

Genetic Signatures Latest Media Releases

MEDIA/IN THE NEWS

Australian Financial Review – Chanticleer
Funds doyen Christ Abbott backs biotech push – Michael Smith
15 October 2014
http://www.afr.com/Page/Uuid/9091bc8a-5335-11e4-a926-2b8aedd80906

Australian Financial Review
Biotech investor sees opportunities for sector- Michael Smith
15 October 2014
http://www.afr.com/Page/Uuid/8f843712-5341-11e4-a926-2b8aedd80906

GENETIC SIGNATURES PRESS RELEASES 

Genetic Signatures Prepares for IPO: Champions Diagnostic Change
18th November 2014 

Genetic Signatures Ltd has launched its prospectus offering institutional and retail investors the opportunity to invest in the exciting growing global molecular diagnostics market prior to the Company’s listing on the Australian Stock Exchange on 23 December 2014.

To read the full release please download the document below.

Genetic Signatures expands its Board of Directors with the appointment of Pat Noland
30th October 2014

Genetic Signatures Ltd today announced the appointment of Pat Noland to its Board of Directors in the capacity of non-executive director.

To read the full release please download the document below.

Genetic Signatures EasyScreen™ Enteric Bacteria Detection Kit receives the CE-IVD Mark
25th September, 2014

Genetic Signatures has announced it has increased it’s suite of CE- marked IVD products with the registration of the EasyScreen™ Enteric Bacteria Detection Kit.

To read the full release please download the document below.

Genetic Signatures welcomes Mike Aicher as Executive Director – U.S. Operations
29th July, 2014

To read the full release please download the document below.

Carnegie Wins Two Innovation Awards

Source: ASX; Published: 1st December 2014

  • Pinnacle award for Innovation Excellence from Australian Institute of Management WA
  • Australian Water Association award for Program Innovation to Carnegie and MAK Water
  • Initial CETO 5 operation continues successfully. Second CETO 5 unit offshore installation and grid connection to follow in coming weeks

To read the full announcement please download the document below.

Connexion signs content agreement with Deezer streaming music service

1 December 2014, Melbourne, Australia: Connexion Media Limited (ASX:CXZ), an innovator in the connected car market, has reached agreement with digital music streaming service Deezer that will see it become a platinum partner to Connexion’s miRoamer platform.

miRoamer customers will be able to use Deezer both in-vehicle and on their mobile devices with the service to be integrated into the miRoamer platform from early 2015.

The deal will dramatically increase the audience size across the miRoamer network while providing users with legal access to over 35 million music tracks, 30,000 radio stations and 100 million shareable playlists.

Deezer is the first truly worldwide digital music streaming service with 16 million active unique users and over five million paid subscribers. Now available in more than 180 countries, 75% of Deezer users listen using a mobile device with an average listening time of 30-60 hours per month.

“Services such as Deezer are the way of the future as  more and more people understand the seamless experience they can get through music streaming,” said Connexion Media CEO and managing director George Parthimos.

“Deezer is one of the premier providers in the space and with this partnership we give our customers access to a music library once thought impossible.”

Julien Savy, DeezerBusiness Development Manager, said, “We’re delighted to be joining forces with Connexion Media in order to provide Deezer in-vehicle and on mobile through miRoamer. People love to listen to music whilst on the road and through Deezer in web connected cars they’ll be able to listen to whatever takes their fancy at any stage of the journey.”

The miRoamer radio and music service app aggregates global content providers including other aggregators, global AM/FM radio services, a platinum service featuring additional options such as genre-based content and virtual storage of music.

 

CONTACT
George Parthimos                     
CEO & Managing Director                      
Connexion Media Limited                          
george@miroamer.com

About Connexion Media

Connexion Media Ltd (ASX:CXZ) is a technology company specialising in developing and commercialising software apps and services for the web connected car, mobile device and connected consumer electronics markets. It is based in Melbourne Australia, with a sales office in Cambridge UK.

About miRoamer

miRoamer is a category-leading digital media platform for vastly improved internet radio and music entertainment. It can be installed in a variety of consumer electronics including car radios, smart phones, gaming consoles, televisions and stereo systems. Users get media content from a common platform using as many electronic devices as they wish. miRoamer enables access to favourite content providers and stations as well as customising the access. miRoamer is licensed by some of the world’s big and prestigious automotive and consumer electronics companies.www.miroamer.com

About Deezer

Deezer is the first truly worldwide digital music streaming service in over 180 countries, with 16 million monthly active users and 5 million paid subscribers worldwide. Deezer is at the forefront of a music revolution, allowing fans instant access to the largest music catalogue in the world, with more than 35 million songs and 30,000+ radio channels on any device. Combining the best of man and machine, Deezer’s global editorial team searches for the best music around the world and its algorithmic recommendations help fans discover music they will truly love.  Deezer is available on your favorite device, including smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop, home sound system, connected car or smart TV.

Launched in 2007, Deezer is a privately-held company, headquartered in Paris with offices in San Francisco and around the world.  Deezer is currently available as a free download for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices or on the web at deezer.com globally outside the US.

Connexion Media Limited to Undertake a Pro Rata Offer of Options to Shareholders

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Non–renounceable pro-rata offer of options to shareholders at an issue price of 1.5 cents per option.
  • Two options (2) for every three (3) shares held.
  • Options exercise price of 20 cents.
  • Option expiry date 31 August 2016.
  • Options exercised by 31 August 2015 will result in an issue of another option at an exercise price of 25 cents expiring August 31 2017 (Piggy Back Options).
  • Offer is fully underwritten.

Connexion Media Limited (ASX:CXZ) (Connexion) is pleased to announce that it intends to undertake a non-renounceable pro-rata entitlement issue of options to Connexion shareholders with registered addresses in Australia and New Zealand.

The Company proposes a non-renounceable issue of options, being two (2) options for every three (3) shares held, at an issue price of one and half (1.5) cents  per option, exercisable at twenty cents (20) per option before the expiry date of August 31 2016. Connexion have signed an agreement with Raven Holdings Pty Ltd to have any shortfall in respect of the offer fully underwritten.

Subject to the ASX Listing Rules, Connexion will apply to list the options on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

A copy of the prospectus relating to the offer of the options will be mailed to each shareholder registered on the Connexion share register as at the record date (to be announced) and also obtainable in hard copy from Connexion following lodgment with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC). The Company anticipates lodging a prospectus for the offer of the options with ASIC by the end of December 2014.

For further information, please contact:

George Karafotias
Company Secretary
(03) 9866 7889

Opportunity for Koolsee Pre-IPO offer

Koolsee has gained significant amount of investment and interest. Please make contact if you would like to participate in this Pre-IPO offer as the expectation for IPO lodgement and listing on ASX is in the near future.

Koolsee is a innovative technology company with CNY1.32B of software copyrights, over CNY34M in sales to date, and existing orders for over 100,000 Android Home Servers. Koolsee’s operationsa lso include Virtual Reality Devices, Intelligent Medical Treatment, Smart t Technology, Internet Media, and Mobile Payments Technology.

Koolsee is seeking to raise A$40M to expand its existing operations which includes three, recently commissioned, factories in China.

To receive more information regarding the offer please click here.

Folkestone Launches its Latest Real Estate Development Fund

Folkestone is pleased to announce that it has launched the latest in its series of real estate development funds, the Folkestone Truganina Development Fund (Fund).

Folkestone is seeking to raise $18.25 million to develop, in Joint Venture with ID Doherty’s, a circa 690 lot residential land subdivision and 3.1 hectare neighbourhood activity centre in Truganina, Melbourne (‘Project’). The Project, known as “Elements”, will be a carefully master planned community offering a selection of housing lot sizes to suit a range of buyers.

The key investment highlights of the Fund include:

  • Attractive Investment Returns – target equity IRR of 18% p.a. (post-fees, pre-tax) and a forecast return on investment of 77% (post-fees, pre-tax)
  • Strategic Location – approximately 20 kilometers west of the Melbourne CBD
  • Strong Demographics – located in one of Australia’s fastest growing local government areas
  • Efficient Acquisition Structure – the land is being acquired on deferred terms, with final payment due October 2016.
  • Relatively Low Debt – forecast peak Project debt is $16.3 million or 13.9% of forecast Total Project Costs
  • Site Readiness – development approved land with construction expected to commence in February 2015
  • Underwritten and Co-investment – Folkestone has underwritten the Offer and will co-invest 20% in the Fund ($3.65m)

The Fund has an expected term of 4.5 years.

For more information please click here.

Human trials begin in Brisbane, Melbourne for treatment of deadly brain tumours

Source: ABC News; Published: Tuesday, 25th November 2014

A world-first human trial set to begin in Brisbane and Melbourne has the potential to be one of the biggest breakthroughs in the treatment of brain cancer, researchers say.

Scientists are confident an antibody created to prolong the lives of people suffering from almost-always fatal Glioblastoma tumour may even offer a cure.

As part of the trial, 20 patients with the recurrent brain tumour will be treated at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Austin Hospital in Melbourne with the antibody that specifically targets a cancer protein on the surface of the tumour cells.

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute’s professor Andrew Boyd discovered that cancer protein, EphA3, more than 20 years ago.

He also developed the antibody that has been shown to specifically target cancer cells which express EphA3.

To read the full article please click here.

Second Patient In Human Cancer Trial Begins Treatment

Source: ASX; Published: 24 November 2014

PharmAust Limited (ASX:PAA & PAA)) is pleased to report that it has initiated treatment of the second patient on 21 November 2014 in its ‘First in Man’ trial with PPL-1. To date the drug appears safe and no adverse events have been observed. The patient will receive PPL-1 daily for 28 days. The patient is suffering from lung cancer with metastases to other organs.

PharmAust’s Executive Chairmna Dr Roger Aston said “In addition to the second patient referred above, a further two patients have entered screening and, subject to their suitability, will be recruited and also begin treatment on 2 and 9 December respectively’.

Please download the document below to view the full announcement.

Folkestone Announces $42m Equity Raising to Fund New Opportunities

Folkestone Limited (ASX: FLK) today announced a $42 million equity raising to increase is holding in FET and to also take advantage of a number of new development opportunities for its balance sheet and funds management platform.

Folkestone’s increased investment in FET further strengthens our alignment of interest with FET Unitholders and provides Folkestone with direct exposure to the rapidly growing early learning sector.

FLK is in exclusive due diligence on 6 development projects across the residential (land subdivision and apartment markets), mixed use and neighbourhood retail sectors. These projects have a combined end value of more than $715 million, of which FLK’s share would be approximately $332 million, and will provide the basis for FLK to either invest capital directly, launch new development funds and/or co-invest in its development funds. Some of these projects may also provide completed product for our unlisted real estate income series.

For a copy of the:

ASX Announcement click here.

ASX Presentation click here.

Kind regards
GREG PARAMOR

About Folkestone

Folkestone (ASX:FLK) is an ASX listed real estate funds manager and developer providing real estate wealth solutions. Folkestone’s funds management platform, with approximately $850 million under management, offers listed and unlisted real estate funds to private clients and select institutional investors, while its on balance sheet activities focus on value-add and opportunistic (development) real estate investments www.folkestone.com.au

Martin Jetpack Partners With Airborne First Responder, Avwatch

New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company (MACL) and US company, Avwatch are pleased to announce their partnership in developing airborne technology capabilities for the United States Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and other federal, state, and local agencies.

The two companies will work together on improving specific capabilities targeted at assisting the first responder sector, including search and rescue, security, police, ambulance, fire and natural disaster recovery through the purchase and supply of Martin Jetpacks and relevant products and services. Avwatch will utilise a number of Martin Jetpacks in the demonstration of potential capability to their customers. The package will also include a simulator for training and mission rehearsal and the necessary support of all the Jetpack flying. There is also an opportunity to grow the partnership to service much of the North America market.

Avwatch (www.avwatch.us) was founded by former Coast Guard Rescue Pilot, Chris Kluckhuhn in 2008 to develop new technologies and integration strategies to deliver real-time situational awareness data to responders and remote command centres. It has since grown to include many additional leaders in the first responder community and is a proven leader in tactical networking and advanced aerial reconnaissance. Its leaders have been nationally recognized for innovation and operational improvements by the Coast Guard, Navy, Government Computer News. Avwatch has quickly become a valued resource for rapid prototyping and innovation offices in the US Department of Defense (DoD) which has led to growth in similar non DoD offices and the private sector.

Chris Kluckhuhn said “The Martin Jetpack is a disruptive technology, much like the helicopter was when first developed, with substantial capabilities which will be very complementary to our solutions we can offer our customers. This is an exciting partnership that allows Avwatch and MACL to offer a unique and capability enhancing solution”.

The company recently helped the DoD’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) win a “Best of  What’s New” award from the Popular Science Magazine for their role in helping the Prescott Fire Department test and field state-of-the-art field communications equipment originally developed for the military.

“It is an honour to be working with Avwatch and together creating the increased value that the Martin Jetpack can bring to Avwatch and to their associated US Government customers” says Martin Aircraft CEO and Managing Director, Peter Coker.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

Reuben Buchanan – Axstra Capital
TEL: +61 2 8234 4409
EMAIL: info@axstra.com.au

About Martin Aircraft Company

Martin Aircraft Company is the maker of the world’s first practical jetpack set to revolutionise the industries of aviation, recreation and transportation. MACL is currently focused on developing the Martin Jetpack for use as a first responder vehicle and a heavy lift unmanned air vehicle. www.martinjetpack.com

Kacific Broadband Satellites CEO Interview

Kacific Broadband Satellites will offer high speed satellite broadband services to 40 million people in the Pacific. Many Internet users in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Pacific islands, New Zealand and PNG have no direct Internet service. Despite a willingness to pay in these markets, the vast distances separating pockets of population have made connectivity economically challenging.

Kacific will address the supply gap with a geostationary Ka-band satellite using state-of-the-art multi-beam high throughput communications, streaming direct to simple antenna terminals on end users’ premises.

The company already has multi-million dollar bandwidth presales agreements with telcos and governments of several nations. Kacific will launch two satellites in 2017.

Please to Kacific’s CEO, Mr Christian Patouraux to find out more.

Parrot Analytics Ltd – CEO Interview

Parrot Analytics is developing next-generation technology to help TV/film content producers, buyers, sellers and advertisers understand global demand for content and accurately predict future country-specific content performance. It does this with a unique technology platform that captures digital content consumption data from hundreds of millions of people (from 249 countries), and a data science platform that is introducing the industry’s first and only country-specific, demand rating for TV and film content prior to the content’s release.

Specifically, the company is working with global content buyers to help them discover the most in-demand content in their target territory (prior to the content’s release); enabling them to acquire the right content, negotiate the best prices, and subsequently maximize the monetization of the content via precise and effective programming and advertising. The applications extend to all types of content buyers across different segments, from Cable networks to PayTV and OTT platforms.

Parrot Analytics also work with content sellers to understand geographic-specific demand for their pre-release titles; allowing them to sell content for the highest prices in each country and accurately predict how successful each title will be in every country around the world. Again the applications here extend to all types of content sellers across different segments, from content producers to aggregators and distributors.

Being able to accurately predict future content performance around the world has a number of other multi-billion dollar applications. The company’s technology can also be applied to film, games, software, e-books and music content.

Please listen to Parrot Analytics CEO and Director, Mr Wared Seger to find out more.

CMB Advises Cognizant On Its Acquisition Of Odecee

12 November 2014

LEADING GLOBAL PROVIDER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, CONSULTING AND BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING SERVICES, COGNIZANT, HAS ACQUIRED ODECEE, AN AUSTRALIAN BASED SPECIALIST IN ENTERPRISE MOBILE, WEB AND CLOUD SERVICES, INCLUDING APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT/ENGINEERING, DEVOPS AND TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING.

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH; market capitalisation of US$32bn), the IT services giant, today announced the acquisition of Odecee, a leading provider of digital solutions to enterprises in the Australia and New Zealand region. CMB acted as Cognizant’s exclusive financial adviser on the transaction and followed a comprehensive yearlong search covering more than 35 leading Australian IT services firms.

Founded in 2007, Odecee delivers leading-edge enterprise mobility, web and cloud solutions to marquee clients in the financial services, insurance, healthcare, logistics, and communications industries. This acquisition further strengthens Cognizant’s digital business transformation expertise and expands its portfolio of tools and services to help clients create digital enterprises that capitalize on new business models, drive innovative products and services, enhance workforce productivity, and improve customer experience.

As part of this acquisition, approximately 150 digital specialists with expertise across enterprise mobile, web and cloud services will join Cognizant. This acquisition also brings to Cognizant intellectual property such as Velocedee, a platform that helps centralize highly secure mobile applications and enables rapid implementation of core business processes across a wide range of mobile devices.

“This strategic acquisition underscores our commitment to the local market and our focus on strengthening our digital capabilities,” said John Burgin, Regional Head for Australia and New Zealand, Cognizant. “Rapid consumerization of technology is driving business reinvention across industries and blurring the distinction between the physical and the digital worlds. As businesses become increasingly technology-intensive and physical processes get instrumented and digitized, our strong portfolio of services, coupled with our aggressive investments in SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) technologies, will help clients drive meaningful change and build ever more connected, collaborative, and real-time businesses. We welcome Odecee’s talented professionals to Cognizant and look forward to leveraging our combined strengths to empower clients to address the needs of the digital era.”

“This is a strategic step forward for us and opens up a significant growth opportunity for us across newer technologies and industries,” said Con Mouzouris, Co-founder and Managing Director of Odecee. “Becoming a part of Cognizant will enable us to expand our capabilities, services and exposure, while ensuring the long-term vitality and sustainability of the business. The remarkable success of Odecee, like Cognizant, is built on the foundation of customer satisfaction, deep expertise, exceptional talent, and the ability to deliver best-of-breed solutions. Expansion is critical for us to continue our strong growth, develop better solutions for our current and future customers, and provide greater opportunities for our employees. Our clients will now benefit from an expanded pool of specialized skills, global experience, and industry-acclaimed best practices.”

ABOUT CMB

Headquartered in Sydney, CMB is a corporate advisory and investment firm with specialist expertise in the TMET (telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology) industries. We bring years of board and management experience to our clients and investors. CMB is wholly focused on creating value for our investors across the current portfolio as well as helping our clients deal with the challenges of a competitive marketplace whether that is advising on transformational mergers and acquisitions, driving online strategies or managing the impact of innovation and market disruption.

Independent and highly client focused, CMB has become the advisor and investor of choice for online and digital media companies in the Australasian market. Since the Company’s formation in 2010, we have successfully advised leading Australian and international corporates including Cognizant, RP Data, Core Logic, MYOB and Open Universities to name a few. As an early stage investor, CMB is also building an exceptional and enviable track record, particularly in the areas of ad tech, entertainment, online marketplaces and online health. CMB enjoys C-level and board relationships with a majority of the leading and emerging TMET companies in the Australian market. We are rapidly growing an international reputation and network which we leverage for our clients and portfolio companies.

For more information about CMB, please visit www.cmbcapital.com.au.

Jardine Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd CEO Interview

There is a basic human desire to relieve pain and prolong life, which fuels the search for effective medications. Most drugs come from nature and more than half of the world’s population still rely entirely on plants for their medicines.

Oak is used traditionally for treatment of arthritis. Pharmaceutical efficacy is now achieved through a proprietary extraction process for oak, beating arthritis drugs. The TGA listed oak Polypill™ capsules will be launched through existing distribution networks (Q4 2014).

JP has the exclusive worldwide licence for modified polyphenol oak extracts in a complementary medicine format.

JP is raising capital to fund further product/market development and research.

Please listen to Founder and CEO, Mr Greg Jardine to find out more.

Fine Art Bourse places its first Round B shares

F.A.B. has placed its first parcel of shares after its launch of the Round B Growth Phase capital raise at the Wholesale Investor London Showcase on 10th October 2014.

Further Round B prospective investors are currently conducting due diligence.

New representative Consultant Specialists have been appointed by F.A.B. to act as agents in Hong Kong, Beijing, Santiago, Chile, Montevideo, Uruguay, Mexico City and San Francisco.

“We will go live with a truly global business”, founder and fine art auctioneer,Tim Goodman said. “This global presence will be unique to the on line art industry,” he added.

The F.A.B. board has the right to vary the price of shares in Round B. There is some speculation amongst observers as to what the market may be willing to pay for new shares after the business goes live in approximately 8 weeks time.

For more information please click here.

DomaCom Ltd CEO Interview

DomaCom Ltd is an Australian company which has started the first, and only, Regulated Fractional Property System in the country. We are all familiar with the concept of buying a fraction of a company in the form of shares through the stock market. Now it is now possible to buy a fraction of Australian residential, commercial and or industrial property.

This is not a typical property trust where the investors have no say as to which properties are being invested in. Instead, this system allows every investor to choose exactly which property, and bid for how much of the property, that they want to own.

DomaCom have the only Australian Financial Services Licence in Australia which allows them to also run a secondary market, allowing investors to re-sell part or all of their fractional property holdings to the secondary market, much like how traders buy and sell shares in the Stock market.

Please listen to CEO, Mr Arthur Naoumidis to find out more about DomaCom.

SelfWealth wins Sydney Banking ‘Start-up Showdown’ competition

Thursday, 13th November 2014

SelfWealth emerged as the winner of FST Media’s Start-up Showdown at the 9th annual Technology & Innovation – The Future of Banking & Financial Services. The exciting segment saw six tech-savvy entrepreneurs compete at Sydney’s largest banking and technology conference in front of senior decision makers from the financial services industry. The delegation voted via a live poll to determine the winner.

Winner: SelfWealth Ltd

Founder: Andrew Ward, MD & CEO, Accompanied by CTO Andrew Dick.

The Pitch: Ward has developed a social network for investors, which eliminates the need for expensive fund managers, financial planners and administration platforms and enables investors to be self-directed.

“SelfWealth was born out of significant frustration with underperformance and overpriced advice,” he told the delegation.

As an investor himself, and 20 years in the financial services industry, Ward said SelfWealth solves a gap in the market where a peer-to-peer based advisory community has not existed in the past.

SelfWealth provides a social platform and community to empower the investor. Using the platform, investors are able to follow each other, compare and share investing experiences and strategies with peers, professionals and the market, allowing members to make informed investment decisions based on the successful strategies of others.

“We have created a community of thousands of investors that outperform the market for a fraction of the cost,” said Ward. Through the company’s B2B deals, SelfWealth is also rapidly building the community.

Ward showcased the SelfWealth dashboard, which gives investors a full view of their shares, performance and returns at a glance. The platform offers a rich data source from the majority of brokers in Australia.

He pointed to the platform’s WealthCheck score as the feature creating a lot of interest in the industry, which enables investors to keep track of the portfolio’s ‘health’, create a target portfolio to test a strategy before implementing it, and access to research and investment tools.

He said WealthCheck was a first in bringing gamification into financial services. “There is only one reason as to why a game works… it is a sense of progress.”

What’s next: Ward announced the company aims to upload 20,000 portfolios by early next year, most of which will be self-managed super funds, and another 5,000 every month over the next two to three years.

SelfWealth will launch Australia’s most affordable online broking solution called ‘Voyager’ next year, as well as exploring partnerships with independent national financial planning and technology firms.

Ward’s aspirations for SelfWealth are expansion into overseas markets such as the UK and US, and is looking for technology firms with significant distribution to partner and collaborate with, while remaining product agnostic.

Ward is also looking to float SelfWealth on the stock market within the next 12 to 18 months, and is currently raising pre IPO capital.

Raw Global Alpha Fund – October 2014 Monthly Report

Dear All,

To borrow from Charles Dickens ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…”. October 2014 was, to say the least, a difficult month to navigate as an Investment Manager. The first half of the month can be characterised by global equity, commodity and high yield bond markets falling, and the US dollar and the VIX rising, often violently; whereas, during the second half of the month, markets shrugged off negative macro concerns, taking comfort from the US Federal reserve’s post QE “accommodative” stance, and the Bank of Japan significantly increasing its own QE programme. Against this backdrop of heighted volatility, and bipolar markets, all five of our Funds rose during the month; the RAW Cash Deposit Fund (+0.07%), the RAW UK Gilt Fund (+1.56%), the RAW UK Equity Fund (+1.37%), the RAW UK Balanced Fund (+1.19%) and the RAW Global Alpha Fund (+1.13%) respectively.

Richard Avery-Wright
Chief Executive Officer

Cash FundGilt FundBalanced FundEquity FundGlobal Alpha Fund

RAW Capital Partners Limited is an independent boutique asset management company incorporated and based in Guernsey. The co-founders, Richard Avery-Wright and Dennis Stoller, have a strong previous track record and share a combined experience in financial markets of over 40 years.

Investment strategies created by the founders are backed by sound logic with the emphasis on carefully analysing potential investment returns for a given unit of risk. Our mission is to maximise investment returns in both rising and falling markets via the application of consistent, repeatable and disciplined investment processes.
Disclaimer:
Past performance is not a guide to the future. The information contained in this email does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy an investment, not should it be construed as investment advice. It is recommended that potential investors take appropriate professional tax and / or investment advice before making any investment. Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be timely, secure, error or virus-free. The sender does not accept liability for any errors or omissions.

Richard Avery-Wright Rupert Williams RAW Capital Partners

Connexion announces new cloud-based connected vehicle management service

Melbourne, Australia: Connexion Media Limited (ASX:CXZ), an innovator in the connected car market, is launching a new cloud-based connected vehicle management service called Flex.

Flex provides users the ability to manage an entire fleet of vehicles from a central control point using cellular mobile connectivity. It provides tracking information to the control point so key performance indicators can be assessed including customised reporting.

Flex is able to track a range of real time and historical data including vehicle location, distance travelled, fuel consumption, battery life, engine performance and absolute and average speeds travelled. It is also able to monitor driver behaviour and instantly send notifications and alarms to vehicle owners and fleet managers.

The service is already being trialled in vehicles in Melbourne and Adelaide with Connexion planning to commence final BETA testing in the coming weeks. The system is expected to become commercially available Q1 2015.

Revenues will be generated immediately from Flex with customers charged on a subscription basis starting at $19.99 per vehicle per month on a 36 month contract, with 12 and 24 month contracts also available. This fee includes the hardware equipment, cellular communications fees, access to a dynamic web admin portal, and ongoing support.

Vehicles owners, fleet managers, and drivers will benefit from Flex in a number of ways including improving productivity, safety and vehicle management, as well as avoiding OH&S oversights.

The Flex hardware required for each vehicle is a small device that connects to the vehicle’s OBD-II port. This port is standard on most vehicles manufactured after 1996. The hardware then has direct access to the vehicle’s central computer system and can directly access a wide range of important vehicle data information instantly.

The data is sent to the Flex cloud service through a 3G network connection, where it is analysed and made available to the vehicle owner or fleet manager through the dynamic Flex web portal.

“Flex has the ability to substantially increase output and cost savings across a customer’s entire fleet,” said Connexion Media CEO and managing director George Parthimos.

“With all the benefits it provides we are confident Flex is going to become an essential tool for many vehicle owners and fleet managers.”

Connexion has also launched www.flexvs.com, the official Flex website, and is inviting prospective customers to register now to participate in the final BETA testing.

CONTACT
George Parthimos                                           Rudi Michelson
CEO & Managing Director                                  Monsoon Communications
Connexion Media Limited                                   (03) 9620 3333
0401 616 433                                                  rudim@monsoon.com.au
george@miroamer.com

About Connexion Media

Connexion Media Ltd (ASX:CXZ) is a technology company specialising in developing and commercialising software apps and services for the web connected car, mobile device and connected consumer electronics markets. It is based in Melbourne Australia, with a sales office in Cambridge UK.

About Flex

Flex is a cloud based, integrated vehicle management system that gives you control over your entire fleet of cars, trucks and other vehicles from a central point. It simultaneously tracks – in real time – all key performance indicators of your vehicles such as geo-location, fuel, distance, engine, and speed. It also helps improve productivity, driver behavior, and increase awareness of vehicle or fleet performance. www.flexvs.com

Nanuk Global Alpha Fund Monthly Report – October 2014

Hello,

The longer term outlook for industries addressing the global challenges of environmental sustainability and resource scarcity continues to improve.  In late October EU leaders agreed to a 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target of at least 40% from 1990 levels – up from the 2020 target of 20% which is now likely to be surpassed.  Renewable energy and energy savings targets of 27% were also set.   The EU agreement coincided with the release of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fifth assessment report which strengthened the message of earlier reports – human influence on the climate is clear and growing and if left unchecked presents severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems and well as developmental challenges and security threats, and significant steps need to be taken very soon if the outcomes are to be managed.  (A short summary of the report’s findings can be found at http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/docs/ar5/ar5_syr_headlines_en.pdf )
There was a significant and positive message also – that the tools and technologies already exist that can put the world on the right track, and with the right policies and institutions it is possible to transition to a low carbon economy with limited economic cost.  The message from the chair of the Panel was clear: all we need is the will to change.  That will will be tested next year as the UN seeks a global climate change agreement, but the prospects have been improved with the two largest economies and emitters of greenhouse gases, China and the US, announcing an historic deal on 12 November to cut emissions – with the US committing to cut its 2005 level of carbon emissions by 26-28% before the year 2025 and China committing to peak its carbon emissions by 2030 and will also aim to get 20% of its energy from zero-carbon emission sources by the same year.  As important as the policy headlines is the recognition by both governments and businesses that rapid technological improvements in the areas of energy and energy efficiency make these ambitions feasible.
And for the regular interest question:  Which US state has mandated its major utilities to implement energy storage solutions by 2020?  Read on to find out……..
Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any queries.
Thanks and regards,
Melanie De Cressac
Business Manager
A:  Level 15, Gold Fields House, 1 Alfred Street, Sydney  NSW  2000 Australia

Sementis Ltd – CEO Interview

Sementis is a biotech company developing vaccines for peanut allergy and chikungunya (like dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease spreading throughout the world). There is an early stage pipeline for vaccines for Ebola, Q Fever, Melanoma (skin Cancer) and prostate Cancer.

The vaccines use Sementis’ “SCV” backbone technology. This is a vaccinia virus (which is also a smallpox vaccine) genetically altered to prevent replication in human cells thus ensuring safety and, through further manipulation, able to increase its immune stimulating properties. The genes for antigens from diseases are added to the SCV, which, with vaccination, elicits an immune response to the disease state in the human body.

Sementis’ Non-executive Chairman, Maurice O’Shannassy spent 25 years in the financial services industry in Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia. His most recent role was that of CEO of BlackRock Investment Management in Australia. Prior to that he was the CEO and CIO of the Asian operations of BlackRock’s antecedents, Merrill Lynch Investment Management and Mercury Asset Management.

Please listen to Sementis’ Non-executive Chairman, Mr. Maurice O’Shannassy.

 

Samuel Terry Fund Performance Summary – October 31, 2014

Dear unitholders,

As usual, I attach the fund’s monthly report and fund summary, with $US versions in blue.

I also attach a copy of our annual letter, which forms part of the fund’s 2014 annual report.

So far this month, the fund is up 0.9% in $A and down 1.3% in $US.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

Regards,

Fred Woollard

Pie Funds Management wins the national award for fastest growing services business – Deloitte Fast 50

Source: Deloitte

Pie Funds Management

On the list at number 3 is the national winner of the Fastest Growing Services Business and their secret to success is to always ask “how can we make our client experience better?” Clearly their clients are happy with spectacular growth of 1269.04% It’s that innovative, boutique fund manager, who take care of small companies just like you - walking the red carpet – it’s Pie Funds!

www.piefunds.co.nz

https://www.facebook.com/piefunds

https://twitter.com/piefundsnz

http://www.youtube.com/user/piefunds?feature=watch

Samsung to feature miRoamer at San Francisco Developer Conference

10 November 2014, Melbourne, Australia: Connexion Media Limited (ASX:CXZ), an innovator in the connected car market, will see its miRoamer radio and music service app featured by Samsung at their Developer Conference in San Francisco this week.

The three day conference will include a stand dedicated to MirrorLink with Samsung demonstrating the miRoamer app to attendees on the MirrorLink system. Samsung is a strong supporter of MirrorLink and has already enabled it in the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge devices.

Samsung will showcase the miRoamer app in both their mobile devices as well as car stereo head units.

The Samsung Developer Conference over 11-13 November involves approximately 3,000 participants. It comprises a number of workshops, keynotes, technical and marketing sessions led by internationally renowned technology experts and engineers.

MirrorLink specialises in connectivity between smartphones and car infotainment systems with a simple cable connection providing drivers with access to phone applications using a vehicle’s navigation screen and dashboard buttons.

The miRoamer radio and music service app aggregates global content providers including other aggregators, global AM/FM radio services, a platinum service featuring additional options such as genre-based content and virtual storage of music.

CONTACT

George Parthimos                                  Rudi Michelson
CEO & Managing Director                        Monsoon Communications
Connexion Media Limited                         (03) 9620 3333
0401 616 433                                        rudim@monsoon.com.au
george@miroamer.com

About Connexion Media

Connexion Media Ltd (ASX:CXZ) is a technology company specialising in developing and commercialising software apps and services for the web connected car, mobile device and connected consumer electronics markets. It is based in Melbourne Australia, with a sales office in Cambridge UK.

About miRoamer

miRoamer is a category-leading digital media platform for vastly improved internet radio and music entertainment. It can be installed in a variety of consumer electronics including car radios, smart phones, gaming consoles, televisions and stereo systems. Users get media content from a common platform using as many electronic devices as they wish. miRoamer enables access to favourite content providers and stations as well as customising the access. miRoamer is licensed by some of the world’s big and prestigious automotive and consumer electronics companies.www.miroamer.com

Approval received to continue with Human Cancer Trial

PharmaAust Limited (“PharmaAust”) (ASX:PAA &PAAO) is pleased to report that further its announcement on the 21st of October 2014, it has now received formal approval from the Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Ethics Committee to continue with its trial with PPL-1 in late stage human cancer patients.

To read the full ASX release please click on the attachment below.

The West Winds Gin Capital Raising Update

The Tailor Made Spirits Company Limited Board has elected to extend the closing date for the current capital raising until the 30th of November 2014.

As of the 31st of October the Company had received a combination of committed funds and expressions of interest that the company believe indicate that they will be successful in closing their capital raising at a figure above their stated minimum of $400,000 by the extended date.

Through the capital raising process, the Board has been put in contact with 3 separate parties that may provide options for securing non-dilutive debt finance rather than equity.  Paul White, the  CEO of the company, says: “We are obtaining more information and terms around these options to determine if this is a viable option.  We intend to complete this evaluation during November in line with our extended capital raise timeline”.


Castle Point Ranger Fund Update October 2014

Dear Investors

The latest Ranger Fund monthly Fact Sheet is now available. Please click here to view or alternatively paste this link into your browser -  www.castlepointfunds.com/documents

During the month of October the Ranger Fund benefited from positive performance by Paperlinx, Corporate Travel Management, Vista Group International and Australian Vintage. The performance of the Fund was hindered by positions in Emeco Holdings, Boom Logistics and Tower.

Should you wish to discuss or clarify any aspect of fund performance or positioning, please feel free to contact us (on info@castlepointfunds.com or 09 300 6060).

Kind regards

The Castle Point Team

P:+64 9 300 6060
E: info@castlepointfunds.com
W: www.castlepointfunds.com
Level 4, 29-33 Shortland Street, Auckland1143, New Zealand

GWAAM World Fund – October 2014

Global equities experienced increased volatility in October triggered by a variety of factors including the implications of the end to ‘Quantitative Easing’ by the Federal Reserve Bank – again.

USA equities recovered to finish the month higher but Europe did not.  The European Central Bank remains unable, or reluctant, to emulate the Federal Reserve and ‘print money’.  On the last day of October, the Bank of Japan decided to do just that and the equity market rallied sharply.

Please see attached for the complete report and performance update from GWA Asset Management on our international equity fund.

If you wish to hear more about the fund, and the firm, please contact Robert Swift at GWAAM on 0419 120 708 or Glen Holding at Channel Capital on (07) 3259 7611

Regards

GWAAM Pty Ltd
Level 42, 120 Collins St,
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
www.gwaam.com.au

Singapore Capital Expo and Small Cap Showcase 2014

Wholesale Investor, Shareinvestor.com and the Business Times are proud to be hosting the Singapore Capital Expo tomorrow.

This is the largest event of its kind being held in the Southeast Asian Region and will feature 30 companies to over 1100 registered attendees.

Wholesale Investor has a proud history of Showcasing Innovative market, before they come to the attention of the market. With that, we have seen some stunning success stories. A recent example is Leaf Resources Ltd (ASX:LER) who in the last 3 months has seen a share price increase of over 450% as the company continue achieve milestones.

Below are the details of the companies being featured at the Singapore Capital Expo. We encourage you to contact the opportunities which interest you and learn more about their offering.

To register your interest in any of the presenting companies please click here.

Folkestone Ltd (ASX:FLK) – ASX listed specialist funds manager and developer – Over 80% share price increase in 18 months

Folkestone is an ASX listed (ASX code: FLK) real estate funds manager and developer. Folkestone pursues a diverse range of Australian real estate opportunities across investment types, capital structures and sectors. The company has two real estate businesses, funds management and on-balance sheet “direct” investments. In the last 18 months the company’s share price has risen over 82%.

Folkestone’s funds management platform offers income, value-add and opportunistic (development) funds, an A-REIT Securities fund and two listed A-REIT funds. As at 30 June 2014, Folkestone had more than $800m in funds under management and a market capitalisation of $115m. The company has had a net profit increase of 168% in FY14, a strong growth in funds under management of 29%, and an equity raising in December 2013 of $25 million was significantly oversubscribed.

Mortgage House Pty Ltd – Australia’s largest and most technically advanced major retail non-bank mortgage lender

The privately owned Mortgage House Group has originated over AUD10 billion of residential mortgages over the 28 years since its launch as a mortgage broker to become one of Australia’s largest and most technically advanced non-bank lenders. MH is a high profile long established trademarked brand with proprietary loan origination platform (e-mms).

The Group is seeking term debt funding (initially $20 million in maturities to 5 years) to support the expansion of its proprietary funding operations:

  • Term loans as part of the Group’s on balance sheet lending;
  • Investment in an SPV holding loans supported by 1st registered mortgages to 80% LVR
  • Investment in an SPV to fund secured loans originated in conjunction with 1st mortgage lending.
  • Investment in a special purpose trust structure holding securities issued by rated RMBS and shadow rated warehouse facilities.

DomaCom Ltd – Australia’s first Fractional Property Investment platform – Pre IPO offer

DomaCom Ltd is the first and only regulated Fractional Property System in the country. Through the DomaCom fund, self-managed super funds can purchase fractions of any property type. They can also trade their interest in a particular property on a secondary market without having to sell the property.

DomaCom is not a concept. It’s a proven business with a number of property settlements completed and a further $60m in the pipeline. They have over 100 financial planners approved to use their platform and are on track to have $100m FUM by June 2015, ahead of a planned stock exchange listing.

Investors Central Limited – High growth automotive lending funder with fixed interest returns

Investors Central was established to raise capital to fund the expansion of its automotive lending business, Finance One. Since 2010 the Company has specialised in lending to an industry sector which has up to 4 million Australian’s looking for credit. Investors Central has delivered consistent, steady growth in both revenue and profit, which has allowed them to continually attract new investors and pay them fixed interest returns from 9% to 16% through redeemable preference share issues.

The Company recently released an updated prospectus and the FY14 reporting highlights include:

  • Earned Income up 71% to $6.482M
  • Net profit before tax up 78% to $1.789M
  • Net Profit after tax up 78% to $1.230M
  • Total Equity up 104% to $2.447M
  • Loan Book Carrying Value grew from $11.82M to $19.10M

Macro Realty Developments Ltd – High yielding and experienced property investment group

Macro Realty Developments specialises in the creation of opportunities for property investors through careful identification and selection of sites, operation of an outstanding sales model, and use of a tried and tested systemic approach to property development.

Forming part of a property investment group, specialising in the syndication of residential and commercial projects in Australia, and providing a one-stop-shop to property investors of all levels. The MACRO team has facilitated over 40 development projects with a combined value of $700M+, and management of $90M of investor funds.

PDAC Ltd – Project management company specialising in property development and marketing with nearly 30 successful projects

The PDAC is a Project Management Company in Western Australia specialising in the development and marketing of real estate developments. Developments have been predominately in Western Australia but also in Victoria. The focus of the company to identify and execute Residential, Industrial and Office developments in the Perth Metropolitan area.

The company has expertise covering all faculties of the property industry including Developments, Hotel & Leisure, Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Strata and Marketing (throughout Australasia, Hong Kong, India, Dubia, Saudia Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia).

PDAC has professional affiliations and are members of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia. The company has been involved in nearly 30 projects.

Newground Property Group Ltd – Boutique residential development advisory firm listed in The BRW Fast 100

Newground Property is a boutique residential development advisory firm whose core business is project marketing specializing in de-risking projects via pre-sales. Founded in 2009, the team at Newground have over 45 years combined industry experience and with that have amassed an impressive track record of achieving profitable outcomes from their developer and investor clients. Currently averaging in excess of 300 sales per annum with over 350 agents in their network both in Australian and internationally, Newground Property have sold upwards of $400 million in residential development projects to date.

Due to the growth and activity in Brisbane market, Newground Property’s development advisory capability has evolved into the development of boutique residential projects in premium inner city locations in partnership with its top developer clients. In 2013 Newground Property was awarded a place in the Business Review Weekly’s Fast 100. The BRW Fast 100 is a list compiled annually of Australia’s 100 fastest growing start-up businesses.

Sterling First Ltd – Dedicated development trust with superior returns from controlled residential housing

The Sterling Residential Development Syndicates provide investors with superior returns from a controlled residential housing development environment.

Investment is via a special purpose syndicate company, which makes a secured loan to a dedicated development trust so it can acquire residential lots and existing residential houses, and convert them into multi key dwellings. The Residential Property Investment Trust has agreed to acquire all completed properties at an agreed price.

Investor returns are 20% pa fixed interest, paid quarterly, and has a minimum term of 12 months, with 6% bonus interest paid to investors who elect to rolling over for a further 12 months.

TFS Corporation Ltd (ASX:TFC) – Global leader and first mover in Indian Sandalwood

TFS is an ASX listed company and a member of the S&P / ASX 200 Index. TFS has been a leading performer over the last 12 months, its share price more than doubling since October 2013. A fully integrated sandalwood company, TFS is the world leader in sustainable Indian sandalwood plantation cultivation & management, processing and sales & distribution.

Indian sandalwood is one of the world’s oldest traded commodities, with critical supply shortages offering investors exceptional market fundamentals as evidenced by sharply rising prices in recent years. TFS owns and manages the world’s largest portfolio of sustainable Indian sandalwood plantations and has executed long term supply agreements for the end product that substantially reduce the exit risk for investors.
In addition to its own plantation assets, TFS manages plantation investments on behalf of over 3,000 retail investors and some of the globes leading institutional investors including one of the world’s largest Sovereign Wealth Funds, a “AAA” rated US university endowment and a significant UK institution.

Sementis Ltd – Revolutionary biotech company developing vaccines with “SCV” backbone technology targeting peanut allergy and chikungunya; early stage pipeline for vaccines for Ebola and Q Fever

Sementis is a biotech company developing vaccines for peanut allergy and chikungunya (like dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease spreading throughout the world). There is an early stage pipeline for vaccines for Ebola, Q Fever, Melanoma (skin Cancer) and prostate Cancer.

The vaccines use the Sementis’ “SCV” backbone technology. This is a vaccinia virus (which is also a smallpox vaccine) genetically altered to prevent replication in human cells thus ensuring safety and, through further manipulation, able to increase its immune stimulating properties. The genes for antigens from diseases are added to the SCV, which, with vaccination, elicits an immune response to the disease state in the human body.

Virax Holdings Limited (ASX:VHL) – ASX listed Australian clinical stage oncology company

Virax Holdings Limited (ASX:VHL) is an Australian clinical stage oncology company, focused on developing small molecule inhibitors of cancer signaling pathways. In June 2014 Virax licensed rights to GGTI-2418, a first in class inhibitor of the Ras signaling pathway for the treatment of multiple myeloma, breast and pancreatic cancer.

Pending shareholder approval Virax will also acquire AKTivate Therapeutics and its novel TCN-P cancer drug, a potent inhibitor of the AKT signaling pathway. TCN-P is currently in Phase 1b/2 clinical trials in breast cancer and ovarian cancer with a further leukemia trial to start in 2015. The transaction will transform Virax into having one of the deepest cancer pipelines on the ASX.

BioDiem Ltd – Commercially successful biotech company with vaccine licences in India and China

With rising global concern about “superbugs” and antibiotic resistance. BioDiem is well-positioned with its focus on commercialisation of infectious disease therapies. We have technologies targeting influenza and hard-to-treat infections, and have established flu vaccine licences already with commercial partners in India and China. Our revenue comes from licence fees and royalties on sales. The seasonal influenza vaccine Nasovac-S™ is marketed in India.

BDM-I, our patented antimicrobial compound targets treatment of serious human infections. We have benefited from studies on BDM-I conducted by major research institutions in the United States and locally. BDM-I is currently in the preclinical stage of development.

Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd – Current IPO on ASX – Innovative biological research and drug discovery company

Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (PILL) is an innovative biological research and drug discovery company specialising in the development of simple diagnostic tests for common diseases and the discovery of new therapeutic drugs to treat pain and infection. The Company, based in Perth, Western Australia, works across three units – diagnostics, therapeutics and analytical services.

The Company now seeks additional funding of $6 million to expand each business unit and accelerate commercialisation. It focuses on utilising the funds raised to commercialise the already-developed IP, and implement a measured programme for further compound discovery, whilst expanding existing revenues to underpin future efforts.

Jardine Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd – Life Extension Biotech company with an exclusive worldwide license and patent protected oak antioxidant processes

There is a basic human desire to relieve pain and prolong life, which fuels the search for effective medications. Most drugs come from nature and more than half of the world’s population rely entirely on plants for their medicines.

Oak is used traditionally for treatment of arthritis. Pharmaceutical efficacy is now achieved through a proprietary extraction process for oak, beating arthritis drugs. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), listed oak Polypill™ capsules will be launched through existing distribution networks (Q4 2014). JP has the exclusive worldwide licence for modified polyphenol oak extracts in a complementary medicine format. The company’s process dealing with a wide array of aging related diseases, are patent protected (PCT/WO2014071438 A1).

Lypanosys Ltd – Drug development company with a first-to-market safe and convenient Eczema treatment

Lypanosys is a drug development company, with the company’s lead compound, LYP-010, being a naturally derived, fatty acid based product, that is being developed as a safe, oral (capsule and oral suspension) product for the treatment of Eczema. The company’s Phase 2b study in adults has been agreed by the FDA and approved by a central ethics committee in the US.

There are currently no products available for convenient, safe and chronic treatment of Eczema and with around 10% of the US population suffering from the disease this is one of the largest unmet market opportunities in dermatology today. The market opportunity has been extensively and independently validated with primary research and peak sales in the US alone are estimated at more than $700m.

YPB Limited (ASX:YPB) – ASX listed leading anti-counterfeiting company

YPB Protects Brands with a great solution to a global US$1.7 trillion problem – COUNTERFEIT. YPB is a business based in Beijing, China that exists to make it simple and inexpensive for owners to protect their Brands against counterfeit. Our Patented technology is the ONLY one Certified by CTAAC that sells invisible tracers in China.

YPB sells tracer materials, scanners for Brand owners and is soon to launch a smartphone app aimed at the 500 million mobile internet users in China.

Since the company’s listing less than 2 months ago, the share price has grown by 100%.

DeClout Ltd (SGX:5UZ) – SGX listed next generation tech company providing leading IT Infrastructure Services and Vertical Domain Clouds

Led by a dynamic team of IT veterans, DeClout aims to be the leader in next generation technology driven services in Asia, delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions that will make us the partner of choice for leading companies across the region. Listed on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange in 2012, the Group operates two core business segments – IT Infrastructure Services and Vertical Domain Clouds (VDCs) – out of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, the Philippines, China, the United States and United Kingdom.

Drawing on the expertise and synergies gained from our array of complementary IT Infrastructure Services, the Group is capitalising on exciting opportunities through our VDCs – vibrant, self-contained and scalable ecosystems or communities – starting with the online games and e-commerce industries. Our vision is to create diverse VDCs that serve the needs and aspirations of different businesses and user communities.

8i Limited – Groundbreaking 3D media company with an award-winning board

8i breaks the main barriers to creating compelling 3D media content at scale – quality, time and cost. 8i holographic is a groundbreaking system for recording video and translating it into highly realistic, genuinely 3D digital content. The process is dramatically faster and an order of magnitude less expensive than computer animation.

8i is strongly positioned to meet growing demand for content for virtual reality (VR) display devices like the Oculus Rift. 8i holographic content can also be viewed on other 3D displays and conventional 2D computer monitors. We will commence production of 8i holographic content for clients by Jan 2015 and aim to release our software and distribution products in 2016. 8i team features Academy, Emmy and Edison Award-winning talent with decades of experience at the world’s leading studios.

Kacific Broadband Satellites – International wholesale broadband satellite venture with secured multi-million dollar deals

Kacific is a broadband satellite venture operated by veterans from the satellite / telco industry in Asia Pacific and Europe. The company is deploying a low-cost, high throughput, direct-to-premise broadband solution over South East Asia and the Pacific. The target markets have excellent demand and little infrastructure competition.

Kacific sells wholesale bandwidth to telecom and Internet providers and has already sold five multi-million dollar deals to telecom customers. Kacific is completing its series A round to guarantee its first fully insured in-orbit spacecraft delivery in 2017.

Yuuzoo Ltd (SGX:AFC) – SGX-listed mobile-optimisation and device agnostic developer targeted at social e-commerce networks

Yuuzoo (SGX:AFC) is a Singaporean listed company that combines social networking and e-commerce in a mobile-optimized, fully localized virtual shopping mall, where the consumer can access hundreds of targeted social networks, targeted shops and targeted entertainment through one single login.

The Company builds mobile-optimised and device agnostic targeted social e-commerce networks for businesses and consumers, either rolling them out on their own (“Yuu-Branded Networks”) or together with businesses or brands (“Client Branded Networks”).

CEO and Chairman Thomas Zilliacus, is a well-recognised innovator and leader in the mobile business space having spent a significant number of years working in senior management positions with global industry leaders.

Fusion Payments Pty Ltd – Globally expanding cloud-based payments service provider; Upcoming IPO on the ASX

Fusion Payments Limited (FPL) is providing an integrated suite of mobile banking, payment, recharge and security solutions to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). FPL white labels its cloud-based solutions via a “clip” model to partner MNOs. FPL offers a mobile authenticate, a secure checkout, mobile kiosk and direct recharge.

FPL systems are battle hardened servicing over 20m users and handling in excess of $500m recharge pa having provided solutions to Telstra for the last 10 years. With offices and clients in Australia, Asia and expanding into the Latin America and the Middle East. The company has successfully deployed Direct Recharge on the XL network, which has 60m customers.

Crowd Mobile Pty Ltd – Pre-ASX listed globally expanding mobile entertainment and micro job company with significant revenues and international supply agreements

Pre-ASX listed profitable global mobile entertainment and micro job company. Crowd Mobile leverages its Knowledge Entry System (KES) technology platform and the power of mobile Apps and SMS to deliver compelling content to its customers across 10 countries.

Q Limited (ASX: QXQ), has signed a binding term sheet to acquire the 100% of the Crowd Mobile Australia Pty Ltd group of companies. The company financials in FY14 were $9.7m revenue and $2.2m EBITDA (unaudited management accounts). Crowd Mobile has recently executed a supply agreement with NTH AG to launch Crowd Mobile services into France, Belgium & Austria.

Ice Express – State-of-the-art, remote cloud managed, purified ice and water vending stations with exclusive rights in Australia, SE-Asia and the South Pacific

Demand for convenient access to quality differentiated water and ice in Australia is a rapidly growing sector. Ice Express (IE) owns and operates a fleet of state-of-the-art, remote cloud managed PURIFIED ICE AND WATER VENDING STATIONS with exclusive rights in Australia, SE-Asia and the South Pacific.

IE has perfected its business model over the past 4 years, is experiencing rapid revenue and profit growth, and is now in an exciting expansion phase across Australia. Ahead of the roll out, IE is securing an extensive lease footprint of vending sites in convenient, high visibility, high traffic, forecourts, car parks and strategic-brand-name locations that meet stringent site selection criteria, to ensure placement will meet and exceed established benchmark performance levels.

Altech Chemicals Limited (ASX:AKA) – Chemical processing group and the world’s leading suppliers of a high-value product, 99.99% (4N) high purity alumina (HPA) (Al2O3)

Altech Chemicals Limited is aiming to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of a high-value product, 99.99% (4N) high purity alumina (HPA) (Al2O3). HPA is the major source material for scratch-resistant artificial sapphire glass, which is used in the next generation of smartphones as well as a growing range of high performance electronic applications such as LED’s, semi-conductors, and phosphor TV screens. The global HPA market is approximately 19,040tpa and is expected to double over the coming decade.

Current HPA producers use an expensive and highly processed feedstock material such as aluminum metal to produce HPA. Altech has reported the ability to produce 4N HPA directly from an ore feedstock, such as aluminous clay. Altech employs a proven processing technology to extract HPA from its low-cost and low-impurity aluminous clay feedstock in Western Australia. The Company is now advancing a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) to develop a full-scale 3,000tpa production facility.

Z-Filter Pty Ltd – Innovative filtration company with global implications

Filtration, separation, drying are the primary processes for the production of almost everything. Z-Filter filters using gravity, separates with just vibration and dries without heat or pressure.

These technologies are patented, low cost, simple, energy efficient and high volume. The results are dirty water, is cleaned; the solid waste separated and compacted:- for industrial, diary, piggery.

Great wealth can be produced from taking wastes; dirty, iron ore or coal cleaning it to produce high grade, clean, dry, ores for steel. The first product is the Z-300A filter with first deliveries to Europe.

Tellus Holdings Ltd – Unique Dual Revenue Infrastructure Development

Tellus Holdings Ltd (“Tellus”) is developing a globally proven dual revenue business model unique to the Asian region. Tellus will mine high grade impermeable salt and kaolin geologies for export to Asian customers, and dispose of high value waste materials in the created voids, permanently disposing of these materials from the biosphere.

Similar facilities are numerous across Nth America and EU and viewed as worlds best practice, permanently removing waste liabilities from balance sheets of Governments and multinationals operating in the oil/gas, resources, chemical, waste, and industrial sectors. Tellus boasts Australia’s only Class V intractable waste management team, and their flagship project was recently awarded ‘Major Project Status’ by the NT Government.

Westlake Funding Ltd – An established specialist wholesale funder of SME trade finance businesses

Westlake is a specialist wholesale funder of SME trade finance businesses. Westlake provides a unique opportunity to Wholesale and Professional Investors to receive a secured high yield return on a credit insured investment. Investors also have the opportunity to receive addition returns through a profit participation scheme over and above their fixed interest return together with a future equity participation option.

Westlake Funding Ltd is also currently providing established Australian businesses with access to the working capital they need and is currently looking to expand its operations in Australia and Asia.

Pie Funds Management Limited – An award winning boutique manager with an exclusive offer

Pie Funds is a boutique fund manager based in Auckland, New Zealand, managing close to $200m in assets that specialises in small companies. Their strategy is to focus on the most inefficient part of the equity markets where the potential is greatest for long term returns.

Pie Funds has won numerous awards as a business, including fastest growing services company in the Deloitte Fast50, 2014. In addition, Pie has carved out a niche as one of the best small cap mangers in Australasia with a number of 5 star rated funds. Pie has some limited capacity available for the right partner in its soft closed Australasian strategies as well as their Global Small cap Fund.

To register your interest in any of the presenting companies please click here.

ASX:TFC – Launch of Galderma’s new acne products

Source: ASX Release; Published: 3 November 2014

TFS Corporation Limited, the world’s largest owner and manager of commercial Indian sandalwood plantations, today reported that Galderma will launch Benzac Acne Solutions, containing Indian sandalwood oil, at the end of December 2014.

At a media launch in New York, Galderma announced that the new over-the-counter acne treatments are expected to hit store shelves in the USA on 29 December 2014 and be available online in the USA from 2 January 2015. The products feature a three-step regimen including foaming cleanser, spot treatment and blemish-clearing hydrator.

To read the full announcement please download the document below.

Sky Investment Strategy October 2014 Performance Update

Dear Investor,

During October the Sky Investment Strategy returned -2.0%. For the thirty months ended 31 October 2014 the strategy generated a 92.4% return. Please click the link below to view the update.
If you would like more information about the strategy please do not hesitate to contact me.
Regards,
Alex

Alex Shevelev

Sky Funds Management
Level 12, 32 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
PO Box R1329, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1225, Australia
E   alex.shevelev@skyfundsmanagement.com
W   skyfundsmanagement.com

Business centre fills a gap

Start-up businesses now have the choice to rent office space when they need it, rather than locking themselves into long-term contracts after the Headland Business Centre opened its doors in August.

The new centre, built by developer Macro Realty, will allow businesses and visiting professionals to rent office and boardroom spaces, as well as access secretarial, internet, video conferencing, scanning and other services.

Macro Realty owner Renee Smith said the centre acted like a business incubator allowing businesses to pay only for what they used.

To read the full article please download the document below.

Martin Aircraft IPO Offer Now Open

  • About Martin Aircraft & the Martin Jetpack
  • ASX Listing targeted for early December 2014
  • View IPO Offer Site, download Prospectus and apply for shares
  • Priority Offer to Wholesale Investor clients

Martin Aircraft is currently developing the Martin Jetpack, a practical jetpack with potential usage spanning search and rescue, military, recreational and commercial applications, both manned and unmanned (UAV).

The Martin Jetpack was initially conceived and developed by Glenn Martin. The current Jetpack has a flight time of up to 30 minutes, at a speed of up to 74 km/h and an altitude up to 1,000m.

Martin Aircraft is now on track for an IPO on the ASX in early December. Martin Aircraft first presented at a Wholesale Investor event back in November 2013 and over the last 12 months, the company has made significant progress including:

  • Successfully completing pre-IPO raising (through Axstra Capital)
  • Appointing John F Diddams to the board (former Director of Indoor Skydive – ASX:IDZ)
  • Moved into larger premises to allow for manufacturing of 500 Jetpacks annually
  • Recruited a highly skilled executive team to commercialise the Jetpack
  • Received significant media coverage – click here to view recent media
  • Appointed Ord Minnett as Lead Manager to the IPO Offer

KEY OFFER DETAILS

ASX Code: The proposed ASX code is MJP
Share Price: A$0.50 (NZ$0.55)
Minimum Investment Amount: $2,000 (NZ$ 2,200) for 4,000 shares and then in increments of 1,000 shares thereafter
Maximum to be Raised under Offer: A$25 million / 50 million shares
Indicative Market Cap (if fully subscribed): A$112.6 million / 225.28 million shares

KEY DATES

Lodgement of the Prospectus with ASIC            Monday 27th Oct 2014
Offer Opening Date                                                        Tuesday 4th Nov 2014
Offer Closing Date                                                           Friday 28th Nov 2014
Allotment of Shares (Completion of Offer)              Thursday 4th Dec 2014
Dispatch of Holding Statements                             Friday 5th Dec 2014
Normal Trading of Shares on ASX                        Monday 8th Dec 2014

Note: The above dates are indicative only and are subject to change. The Company reserves the right to vary the dates and times of the Offer, including to close the Offer early, extend the Offer or accept late Applications, without notifying any recipient of this Prospectus or any Applicants. Applicants are encouraged to submit their Applications and payment as early as possible.

APPLYING FOR SHARES UNDER WHOLESALE INVESTOR PRIORITY OFFER:
As you are part of the Wholesale Investor network, you are entitled to apply under the Priority Offer.
This means that in the case that the IPO is oversubscribed, your application will rank ahead those who apply under the General Offer.

How to Apply:

  1. Go to www.martinjetpack.com/offer and follow instructions to the Initial Public Offer page
  2. Download and read Prospectus
  3. Click on one of the Priority Offer Application buttons (note due to legal restrictions, only residents of Australia and NZ can apply)
  4. Enter Password: JETPACK2014
  5. Enter 4 Digit Pin: 1357
  6. Enter your investment details
  7. Enter the number of shares you wish to apply for
  8. Complete the application
  9. Follow instructions for payment

Note: You can use the same Password and Pin details above for applying under your various different investing entities (eg: spouse name, trust, company, etc).

Before investing, you must consider the Prospectus, including the risks that are outlined in that document, before applying for any shares under the IPO offer.  To apply for shares you must complete the online Application Form that accompanies the Prospectus.

Should you have any queries about this Offer, please email invest@martinaircraft.co.nz or phone 1800 095 654 (Aust), 0800 767 556 (NZ) or +61 1800 095 654 (Intl).

ABC News Interview with Duncan van der Merwe

Source: ABC News

As the mining boom fades, about 120 kilometres from Alice Springs, project development company Tellus Holdings is steadily progressing a new business for the red centre, mining salt and refilling the caverns with waste or even document archives. It is a proven model in Germany and North America, but a first in this region. The Tellus board signed off today on the business case after successful drilling, technical and commercial studies. Managing Director Duncan van der Merwe speaks to Ticky.

To watch the full interview please click here.

To view the Tellus Holdings Ltd corporate video please click on the video below.

Chandler Awarded Major Project Status

Key points:

  • Northern Territory Government grants Major Project Status to Chandler Project
  • Tellus and the government to sign a Project Facilitation Agreement
  • Acknowledges the significant community and economic benefits of the project
  • Provides whole-of-government facilitation to ensure timely regulatory approvals

The proposed Chandler salt mine project has been awarded Major Project Status by the Northern Territory Government.

Tellus Holdings and the NT Government will sign a Project Facilitation Agreement (PFA) that acknowledges the significant economic and community benefits of the project.

The agreement provides whole-of-government facilitation and support as Tellus moves through the regulatory stages of the project.

It commits both parties to working together to ensure the efficient and timely delivery of the project.

Under the agreement, Tellus also agrees to maximise the local benefits of the project, such as training, local employment, business opportunities and Indigenous development opportunities in Central Australia.

The proposed salt mine is near Titjikala, 120 kilometres from Alice Springs in Central Australia.

To read the full media release please download the document below.