Real Estate Your Way Market Update June 2016

Following on from the presentation at the recent Wholesale Investor Conference in Sydney, Real Estate Your Way is pleased to say it has received strong interest from some highly credible sources including some ASX listed companies.

Real Estate Your Way is currently working through the process and is quietly confident that a deal will be reached soon.

ABOUT REAL ESTATE YOUR WAY 

Real Estate Your Way is a prominent “digital disruptor” property advertising website that is at the leading edge of a new trend in real estate advertising in Australia. The business is fully operational, has considerable intellectual property assets including the website, registered trademarks, social media following as well as registered domains that would be suitable for international expansion.

The company has an established relationship with a large mortgage broking firm and is an excellent opportunity for any Australian or overseas media business, financial services provider, real estate business or business migrant to gain quick entry in the rapidly emerging “For Sale By Owner” property advertising market. The owner is retiring and wishes to sell a majority stake.

To register your interest or make further enquiries please click on the button below.

Altech Chemicals Presentation at the 3rd International Sapphire Expo

23rd June 2016, ASX Announcement

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) is pleased to provide a copy of the presentation that will be delivered by Company General Manager Operations, Mr Jingyaun Liu at the 3rd International Sapphire Industry Technology Exhibition (Sapphire Expo) in Shenzen, China on Thursday, 23 June 2016.

The Sapphire Expo is an annual trade show that is held over three days (22 – 24 June 2016) and attracts hundreds of sapphire industry participants from around the world. Participants include sapphire glass and wafer manufacturers, sapphire substrate producrers, high purity alumina suppliers, and importantly representatives from the LED lighting and lithium-ion battery manufacturing sectors.

To view the full presentation, please click on the button below.

BPS Investor Presentation Update June 2016

21st June 2016, ASX Announcement

BPS Technology Half year Highlights

  • Revenue of $25.1 million, exceeding prior corresponding period (H1FY15: $24.9 million)
  • EBITDA of $4.7 million, up  4% (H1FY15: $4.5 million)
  • Earnings per share of 6.0c, up 7.2% (HY15: 5.6c)
  • Interim dividend of 2.0 cents per share unfranked declared
  • New Sales Model resulted in 39% growth in new Merchants
  • Bartercard USA operations revenues up 124%
  • Acquisition of further 2 large franchises in Australia – over 70% of Members now managed by company owned sites
  • bucqi launched in 3 Queensland regional centres  with more than 200+ Merchants and 2,000+ Consumers participating
  • TESS delivered software to IRTA that saw record levels of trading recorded – highest ever achieved
  • Laid the foundation for growth for FY17
  • Executive directors and management team own 55% of issued shares
  • Well positioned to capitalise on various growth opportunities on our platforms

To view the full presentation, please click on the button below.

Universal Biosensors Business Update; Fast Revenue Growth, Unique Patent Protected Technology & New Product Development

21st June 2016, ASX Announcement

UBI: Investment Highlights:

  • Targeting the large and growing Point-of-Care Diagnostics market
  • Fast growth in revenues based on sale of disposable test strips
  • Validating the technology through partnering deals with LifeScan and Siemens
  • Unique patent protected technology with low cost manufacturing
  • Driving growth beyond the existing product platform via new product development

Strong revenue performance with record Quarterly Service Fees achieved 

  • Blood glucose monitoring : QSF generated from OneTouch® Verio® were $4.9m in Q1′FY16 (up 68% compared to pcp)
  • Blood coagulation monitoring : Xprecia Stride™ revenues were $183k in Q1′FY16 (up 154% compared to pcp)
  • Total FY15 revenues improved 76% compared to pcp to $16.8m

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

High Purity Alumina Demand Driven by Lithium-Ion Batteries

21st June 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • HPA demand for lithium-ion battery manufacture forecast to increase at 30% per year to 2025
  • Demand forecast to increase from ~1,000tpa in 2016 to ~15,000tpa in 2015
  • Equivalent to four (4) of Altech’s proposed HPA plants required to satisfy 2025 demand
  • Electric vehicle manufacturers requiring lithium-ion batteries HPA coated separators

Following its 3 June 2016 announcement regarding the strong interest shown in Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) as an emerging high purity alumina (HPA) producer during the 12th China International Battery Fair, the Company is pleased to present its 10-year forecast of global demand for HPA used in the lithium-ion battery manufacturing sector.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

Leaf Resources Investor Presentation June 2016

20th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Attached is the company’s new presentation detailing our proprietary Glycell™ process, the market opportunities for the process and projects we are currently developing.

Company Overview

Leaf Resources is a green chemical company that uses plant waste/biomass to create industrial chemicals to replace petrochemicals in manufacturing.

  • Patent pending Glycell™ process that converts plant biomass into industrial sugars (a key component used to create green/sustainable chemicals)
  • Large cost advantage over other processes that create industrial sugars
  • Glycell™ is well-suited for a low-carbon world as it is sustainable, carbon friendly and cuts carbon emissions

To view the full presentation, please click on the button below.

Invitation to Legado’s Private Capital Investments Early Stage Comment Round Table

New dates added for Sydney, Melbourne and now Brisbane. 

Legado invites you to attend an early comment forum with current and prospective investors.

This session is to provide you with an opportunity to gain insight into specific deals in our pipeline and share with us your perspective on the opportunities in front of us.

There are some very good private businesses for sale in Australia where you can buy them at much lower price than listed shares or large corporates. There are also some very good management teams who run these businesses, who need cash and resources to help with the transition for the current owner.

If you would like to attend one of our sessions please follow the below links to get your free ticket through Eventbrite.com. Spaces are limited to registering is esential.

Is Legado right for you? 

If you have investable funds of $500,000 or more, you invest for the long term, you seek outstanding returns of 20%+, and you have an understanding or an appreciation of business then you may be a good fit. Please contact our office for further information or to understand the investment options that Legado offers.

Canberra

Wednesday 20 July 2016,
4:00PM
Legado Office, Level 1,
113 Canberra Avenue, Griffith.

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Melbourne

Thursday 21 July 2016,
3:00PM & 5:00PM
Exchange Tower, 530 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

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Sydney

Wednesday 17 August 2016,
3:00PM & 5:00PM
Level 9, 55 Hunter Street, Sydney.

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Brisbane

Wednesday 21 September  2016,
3:00PM & 5:00PM
Brisbane CBD – venue to be confirmed.

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Tesserent Appoints Kurt Hansen as Head of Global Sales

20th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Cyber-security specialist Tesserent Limited (ASX:TNT) has appointed Kurt Hansen as Global Head of Sales. Kurt has been brought on board to grow Tesserent’s local and international Security-as-a-Service business. Kurt, whose career in the IT industry spans more than 20 years, has a proven track record of transforming sales teams and delivering significant business growth.

Most recently Kurt was Regional Managing Director for Check Point Software Technologies, where he was responsible for Cyber Security Sales and Services in Australia and New Zealand. Kurt was instrumental in building a high-performing sales culture within Check Point’s impressive growth in Australia & New Zealand.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

GlaxoSmithKline Extends Service Agreement with MedAdvisor

16th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights

  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia extends its services agreement with MedAdvisor for a further 12 months.
  • GSK will continue utilising MedAdvisor’s medication management platform to provide relevant information for patients prescribed three medicines within GSK Australia’s respiratory portfolio.
  • Agreement will generate Patient Engagement Program (PEP), formerly knows as Medication Training and Adherence Campaigns (MTAC), revenue for MedAdvisor.
  • Allows GKS Australia to leverage the MedAdvisor platform to support patients on the safe and effective use of these medicines.

MedAdvisor Limited (ASX: MDR, the Company), Australia’s leading digital medication adherence company, is pleased to announce that the Australian arm of leading global pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty (GSK) has extended its services agreement with MedAdvisor for a further 12 months.

Under the agreement, GSK Australia will continue providing tailored messages to patients prescribed medicines with GSK Australia’s respiratory portfolio.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

Take a Look at Legado Partners’ Pipeline

Today’s featured business is ‘Project Solution’.  A fast emerging niche service company.

Project Solution is an award winning business perfectly positioned to take advantage of the digital office revolution involving the majority of businesses from all industries.

This award winning business’ management team have been in place in excess of 10 years and have been heavily involved in planning and running the business historically.

Their customer base if highly diversified covering small and large private and public sector organisations.

Legado is highly impressed by the management team and the opportunities this company has created to date and their future outlook.

The Breakdown

Industry – Business Services
Revenue – $15 million (2015)
EBITDA – $2.5 million (2015)
Headline Price – $8 million

BioDiem Non-Renounceable Pro-Rata Entitlement Offer

14th June 2016, BioDiem

BioDiem announces a pro rata nonrenounceable Entitlement Offer to raise up to approximately $1,250,000 (before costs).

Funds will be used to progress the next phase of commercialization of BioDiem’s influenza vaccine (LAIV) licensing business; and its antimicrobial, BDM-I, in development for the treatment of infectious diseases through BioDiem’s subsidiary, Opal Biosciences Limited (“Opal Biosciences”).  BioDiem has commercial parties interested in new and extended LAIV licences.  BioDiem receives upfront, milestone and royalty payments from new licences to its technology.

A copy of the BioDiem Prospectus and a personalised entitlement and acceptance form, including BPay details will be mailed to shareholders.

The Prospectus is available on the BioDiem website.

DeClout Propose Increase in Shareholding in an Associated Company to a Subsidiary

14th June 2016 , DeClout Limited

The board of directors (the “Board” or “Directors”) of DeClout Limited (the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) refers to the Company’s announcement dated 4 June 2016 on the proposed increase in shareholding in an associated company to a subsidiary (“First Announcement”). Unless otherwise defined herein, all capitalised terms shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in the First Announcement.

As set out in paragraph 11 of the First Announcement, as the relative figured computed based on Rule 1006(b) of the Catalist Rules may not be meaningful for the Proposed Acquisition and the Proposed Subscription, the Sponsor will, on behalf of the Company, consult with the SGX-TX on the necessity to obtain the Company’s shareholders’ approval for the Proposal Acquisition and the Proposed Subscription.

To view the full article, please click on the button below.

BIG Un Ltd Continue Strong Growth with $1m in Cash Receipts

15th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights

  • Strong growth has continued in the current June quarter with $1 million in cash receipts expected from sales achieved during the two months to the end of May
  • Cash receipts from customers are expected to increase by at least 27% on the March quarter reaching a minimum of $1.5 million for the June quarter representing an annualised run rate of in excess of $6 million
  • Cash receipts from customers expected to exceed $3.7 million for the Financial Year 15/16
  • Ongoing growth demonstrates the high level of demand for the product and the success of sales initiatives
  • Growth expected to continue into the September quarter as the Company continues to invest in its technology  and global growth strategy

Big Un Limited (ASX: BIG, ‘BRTV’ or ‘the Company’) today provides an update on trading performance for the current June quarter.

The Company is pleased to report it has continued strong growth in the June quarter with $1 million in cash receipts expected from sales achieved during the two months to the end of May 2016.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

Alcidion Develops Data Acquisition Technology for NEDA

15th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Data Acquisition Technology developed for National Echo Database Australia.
  • Collates several million echocardiograms into national database.

Alcidion Group Limited (ASX: ALC) has developed a new technology in partnership with the National Echocardiography Database of Australia (NEDA). The technology extracts, normalises and amalgamates data from Echocardiography (“Echo”) studies performed around Australia into a single, centralised cloud hosted database server. NEDA is headed up by internationally renowned cardiologist, Professor David Playford and the CEO of the Pulmonary Hypertension Society Australia and New Zealand Inc, Associate Professor Geoff Strange.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

YuuZoo and Etisalat Sign an Agreement to Launches New E-Commerce Platform in Nigeria

13th June 2016, YuuZoo

  • YuuZoo and Etisalat, the largest mobile operator in Africa and the Middle East, have signed a new agreement that launches a new e-commerce platform in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest market
  • Move gives YuuZoo prime access to the booming e-commerce market in Nigeria, with a focus on the huge SME market
  • Partnership with the largest telco in Africa and the Middle East opens up the potential for further expansion in the region
  • Concurrently, YuuZoo has bought over all rights for Etisalat from its franchisee, who signed an earlier contract with Etisalat in 2014

Singapore-listed YuuZoo Corporation Limited (“YuuZoo SGX: AFC) has, in Africa’s largest market Nigeria, signed an agreement with Etisalat, the largest mobile operator in Africa and the Middle East, for the launch of a powerful new e-commerce platform targeting the country’s booming small and medium-sized enterprises (“SME”)  market.

The partnership between Etisalat and YuuZoo provides Nigerian SMEs with a broad-based new e-commerce platform, www.smearena.com.ng (“SME Arena”). The platform, built and managed by YuuZoo and marketed in Nigeria by Etisalat, is a portal through which SME’s can market and sell their products and services.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

SUDA Announces New Analyst Report

14th June 2016, ASX Announcement

SUDA LTD (ASX: SUD), a leader in oro-mucosal drug deliver, today announces that Alpha Deal Group, LLC has issued a new investment report on SUDA. The reports from Alpha Deal Group were commissioned by SUDA and are available on the Company’s website via the following link:

www.sudaltd.com.au/index.php/analyst-reports

Alpha Deal Group is a US-based buy-side advisory and equity intelligence firm focused on identifying uniquely positioned, event-driven, equity growth opportunities for asset managers, hedge funds and private equity firms on several global institutional platforms that include Thomson Reuters Eikon, S&P Capital IQ and FactSet.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

YPB Receives Fourth New Order in Four Months from Affyrmx Joint Venture

9th June 2016, ASX Announcement

YPB Group Limited (ASX: YPB) has secured its first high security vital record document order from one of Mexico’s largest states. With the initial supply of 395,000 documents this is an important step towards the goal of securing all of the state’s annual supply of an estimated 5 million documents.

As one of the most populous of the 32 federated states of Mexico, this is a particularly significant  target for YPB’s Government vital documents business.

This order is no the fourth state in four months to entrust the supply of its critical vital record documents to YPB’s joint venture (JV) with Affyrmx LLC. The early successes of the JV, subsequent to its February 2016 launch, encourage optimism that it can achieve the ambition of becoming the leading supplier of a comprehensive range of Government vital documents to the Federal and State Governments of Mexico and its 130 million citizens.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

Altech Secures Another Quality Cornerstone Investor

9th June 2016, ASX Announcement

 Highlights:

  • Altech secures Malaysian publicly listed MAA Group Berhand (MAAG) as cornerstone investor
  • MAAG is an insurance, investment, credit and finance group with total assets of RM1.45 billion
  • Placement of $1.0 million of March 2016 shortfall shares
  • A total of ~$5.0 million raised since March 2016

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech / the Company) (ASX: ATC) is pleased to announce that it has secured another quality cornerstone investor, MAA Group Berhad (MAAG), which will subscribe to $1.0 million of Altech shares (March 2016 placement shares).

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

 

Martin Aircraft Company Newsletter June 2016; P12.3 and P12.4 Jetpacks Receive Experimental Certification

9th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Welcome to our June 2016 Newsletter.

This month we’re excited to announce that our prototype P12.3 and P12.4 aircraft have achieved experimental status. For our enthusiasts we’ve included a graphic on basic Jetpack assembly, excluding sub-assemblies, and we introduce two key members of our team as we move to production and delivery.

Martin Aircraft P12.3 and P12.4 Jetpacks Receive Experimental  Certification 

We have previously announced that Martin Aircraft Company had made a decision to move away from our original microlight certification pathway towards type certification the Jetpack. Type certifying the Jetpack consists of three main stages

  • Experimental
  • Restricted
  • Full Type Certification

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

Proteomics PromarkerD Development Advances in China

14th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • PILL and its Chinese partner Newsummit Biopharma have secured funding towards development for an In vitro Diagnostic (IVD) kit for PromarkerD in China.
  • Chinese patent granted for PromarkerD as a predictive and diagnostic test for diabetic kidney disease.
  •  Initial tranche of funding under the PILL-NSB agreement will  support the first stage of PromarkerD IVD kit manufacture.
  • China is a key global market for PILL – WHO estimates 120m Chinese have diabetes and are at risk of kidney disease.

Life sciences company Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (ASX: PIQ) (the Company, PILL) is pleased to announce significant advances towards commercialisation of PromarkerD as an In vitrro Diagnostic (IVD) test in China, with the grant of a key patent and funds secured to initiate kit manufacture.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

OrionVM Partners with NEXTDC

8th June 2016, ARN By Holly Morgan

Australian Infrastructure-a-as-Service (IaaS) provider, OrionVM, has partnered with NEXTDC to expand the reach of its hyper-converged IaaS platform through NEXTDC’s national Datacentre network.

The platform is currently used by state and federal government departments such as the NSW Department of Industry as well as large-scale telcos.

According to OrionVM chief operating officer, Matt Ding, the company is currently navigating a period of high growth and wants to double the size of the business in 2017.

To view the full article, please click on the button below.

Altech Chemicals Chief Financial Officer Interviewed on Canary Networks

8th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX:ATC) advises that an interview with chief financial officer and company secretary, MR Shane Volk was recently conducted by Canary Networks and is now available for viewing.

In the interview Mr Volk discusses the Company’s proposed Malaysian high purity alumina project, project financing and the market opportunities for Altech’s 99.99% high purity alumina product in generla.

To view the interview, please click on the button below.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

Invitation to Legado’s Private Capital Investments Early Stage Comment Forum

Legado invites you to attend an early comment forum with current and prospective investors.

This session is to provide you with an opportunity to gain insight into specific deals in our pipeline and share with us your perspective on the opportunities in front of us.

There are some very good private businesses for sale in Australia where you can buy them at much lower price than listed shares or large corporates. There are also some very good management teams who run these businesses, who need cash and resources to help with the transition for the current owner.

Is Legado right for you? 

If you have investable funds of $500,000 or more, you invest for the long term, you seek outstanding returns of 20%+, and you have an understanding or an appreciation of business then you may be a good fit. Please contact our office for further information or to understand the investment options that Legado offers.

Event Details:

Canberra

Tuesday 21 June 2016,
4:00PM and
Wednesday 20 July 2016,
4:00PM
Legado Office, Level 1,
113 Canberra Ave, Griffith.
Register Here.

Sydney

Tuesday 14 June 2016,
4:00PM
The Westin, 1 Martin Place,
Sydney
Register Here.

Melbourne

Wednesday 15 June 2016,
4:00PM
The Westin, 205 Collins Street,
Melbourne
Register Here.

Actinogen Receives US FDA Feedback to Enhance Alzheimers Study

8th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Productive interaction with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Protocol enhancement will strengthen the value of the Phase II trial
  • Harmonising Australian and UK trial with US FDA increases potential global value
  • Fits into broader US strategy of medical publications slated for 2H16 and US investor campaign in 2H16

Actinogen Medical Limited (Actinogen Medical, ASX: ACW) is pleased to announce productive progress with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enhance the safety profile of XanADu, the Phrase II trial of its lead Alzheimer’s drug candidate, Xanamem™.

Good progress has been made with the Actinogen Medical team towards securing final US FDA approval under an Investigational New Drug (IND) for the Phase II study.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

Booodl CEO Interviewed on Sky News

8th June 2016, YouTube

Booodl went live on Sky News last week. It was a great opportunity to spread the Booodl message far and wide, and educate about Store Discovery Optimisation. The team truly believes SDO is the key to helping physical retailers defend against the impending Amazon crush, and they are taking it upon themselves to make sure they’re up to speed!

To watch the interview, please click on the button below.

Air Volution CEO Interview

Air Volution Ltd (AVL) is an Australian public company focussed on the manufacture and sale of a range of revolutionary, affordable, highly efficient and environmentally friendly air powered motor vehicles that are being developed in France by Motor Development International (MDI). Air Volution holds exclusive rights to MDI vehicle manufacturing factories in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region. The technologies designed and built by MDI have the potential to create valuable economic and environmental sustainability.

The core product is a compressed air engine that has multiple applications in the transport and energy arenas. The engine is also reversible and recompresses air into a built in carbon fibre storage tank. The lightweight engine offers a pathway towards freedom from fossil fuel reliance. The Company requires funding to establish the first of a suite of factories required to manufacture the initial range of MDI urban transport vehicles.

Please listen to John Mennega, CEO of Air Volution below.

BIG Un Limited Rights Issue Closes Oversubscribed Raising $2.64m

7th June 2016, ASX Announcement

  •  Successful completion of 1 for 4 rights issue closing significantly oversubscribed raising $2.64 million
  • Oversubscription reflects the strong support and interest from new and existing shareholders, which included participation from board and management
  • Fund to accelerate global marketing roll-out and major enhancement of interactive video platform to further progress SaaS strategy and incraese subscription revenue

BIG Un Limited (ASX: BIG or ‘the Company’) is pleased to announce its non-renounceable rights issue, announced 10 May 2016, has closed significantly oversubscribed and raised a total of $2,638,117 (before costs).

The 1 for 4 rights issue consisted of a free attaching option for every two  new shares subscribed for. As a result, a total of 21,984, 307 new shares and 10,992,154 new options with an exercise price of $0.25 and expiry on 31 December 2017 were issued.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

Charter Hall Prepares IPO of Long WALE REIT

7th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC) (Charter Hall or the Group) today announces that it is preparing to list on the ASX a new real estate investment trust, Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (Long WALE REIT or the REIT). It is intended that the REIT will be comprised of a geographically diversified portfolio of industrial, office and hospitality assets with a total value of greater than $1 billion and a weighted average lease expiry (WALE) in excess of 12 years.

Charter Hall’s Managing Director and Group CEO, David Harrison said: Given recent volatility across global equity and commodity markets, we expect quality property with secure cash flows to remain highly attractive to institutional and retail investors. The creation of Long WALE REIT is a further continuation of the Group’s strategy and we look forward to presenting investors with the opportunity during 2016″.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

SportsHero And YuuZoo Partnership Kicks Off, Bringing Fantasy Sports To Over 118 Million Users Across 164 Countries

6th June 2016, YuuZoo

Highlights:

  • SportsHero is Asia’s first real-time fantasy sports app; it secured US$2.4 million in Series A funding and is accelerating plans to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)
  • YuuZoo is the first social media company to be listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX); it was founded and is helmed by former Regional Head of Nokia Asia-Pacific, Thomas Zilliacus
  • Extends the sporting experience for fans and gamers to beyond the stadium bleachers, television screen and projectors to their mobile devices
  • Partnership taps a global e-sports market expected to surpass US$1.1 billion in revenues by 2019

SportsHero (SportsHero.mobi), Asia’s first real-time fantasy sports app and social prediction platform, has partnered with Singapore-based YuuZoo Corp (“YuuZoo“, SGX: AFC), one of the world’s fastest growing third generation social e-commerce networks. The two companies will jointly bring SportsHero to YuuZoo’s network of over 118 million consumers across 164 countries. YuuZoo’s users will leverage on SportsHero’s highly engaging, gamified social sports prediction platform, which includes daily, weekly, and monthly prizes – a new gaming experience for their registered users. At launch, daily average user engagement on SportsHero exceeds 10 minutes.

SportsHero is formed under Singapore’s MyHero, which also owns and develops TradeHero (TradeHero.mobi). TradeHero has been ranked the world’s #1 finance app in over 91 countries with over 8 million users (App Annie).

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

BPS Extends into China with $2m Distribution Agreement

6th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

BPS to facilitate the sale and distribution of Morlife Australian functional foods in China

BPS to earn a merchant transaction and marketing fee on all goods sold

Leading financial technology platform provider BPS Technology Limited (ASX: BPS, “the Company”) is pleased to announce it has executed a Merchant Agreement to facilitate the selling and distribution of Morlife health products into China’s market on Alibaba’s 1688.com, via its Master Merchant Agreement with SmartTrans Holdings Limited (ASX: SMA).

Morlife, Australia’s leading innovator in functional foods, is the first of BPS’ merchants to sell  through Alibaba’s sales channel via the landmark agreement BPS announced on 18 May 2016. The company is planning further arrangements for more BPS merchants to take advantage of this new sales channel, initially in the Health and Superfoods, Property, Travel and Education categories.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

Peppermint Solutions for Mobile Payments Presentation

6th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Vision Statement:

Our aim is to provide mobile payments, money services and remittances to anyone, anywhere in the world, especially those not currently linked to traditional banks.

Company Snapshot:

ASX listed Fintech company targeting the global mobile payments sector

Listed on the ASX in December 2015

Founded March 2015

What we do;

  • Operate an established and commercially deployed mobile phone banking, payments and remittance platform in the Philippines
  • Deliver mobile payment services to facilitate financial inclusion and consumer convenience
  • Improve business efficiency and derive revenue for commercial clients and agent networks

To view the full Presentation, please click on the button below.

Investor Research Report on Martin Aircraft Available

Stockmarket researcher Australia Small Cap Investigator recently released a report on former Axstra client Martin Aircraft (ASX:MJP) - download report here.

It is very comprehensive and covers some interesting points about MJP, uses for the Jetpack and potential future value scenarios.

If you are a shareholder of MJP, or interested in the stock, I encourage you to read this in full as it explains why the company has so much upside potential as it enters production (and revenue) for the first time.

Here are some quotes from the report:

  • The personal jetpack could be the ‘must have’ toy for billionaires in 2017
  • As first movers in an industry that they’re actually creating, they could see emergency personnel all over the world using their products for rapid response times
  • And if they can ramp up production, the share price could skyrocket…much like their customers
  • If they make and sell 1,000 jetpacks, they’d be looking at   revenues of $250 million. A P/E of 40 would see the market cap closer to $1 billion — that would be a 449% gain
  • The company also has no debt, $36 million in the bank and is on the cusp of delivering jetpacks to customers. At just 55.5 cents a share, the time to buy up Martin Aircraft stock is now!

SUDA June 2016 Investor Update; Negotiations to Licence Oro-Muscal Sprays Continue, Expansion of Business Development in China, ChinaBio Conference

7th June 2016, ASX Announcement

SUDA Ltd (ASX: SUD), a leader in oro-muscal drug delivery, notes the weakness in its share price and today provides an update on its activities. Negotiations with pharmaceutical companies to licence SUDA’s first-in-class oro-muscal sprays continue to advance towards final agreements. These discussions span various products and territories. Subject to successful contract negations, SUDA could finalise several agreements in the next few weeks and months.

SUDA has recently expanded its business development outreach in China and met with over 20 Chinese pharmaceutical companies at the ChinaBio conference in Suzhou on 18-19 May 2016. Some of these meetings have already advanced to full due diligence and discussions of terms.

To view the full announcement, please click on the button below.

Aeeris Investor Presentation at the Singapore Capital Expo & Small Cap Showcase June 2016

6th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Aeeris Overview

Aeeris Limited (ASX: AER) is an ASX listed geospatial data technology business focused on providing enterprise and government customers with information to managing risks and protect their people and assets from hazards and damage.

The Company was listed on the ASX in April 2015 via an IPO, following a successful equity capital raise of $3.5 million.

Aeeris is experiencing rapid growth in 2016 following the application of new resources to drive sales, customer acquisition, technology development, new products and services and global expansion opportunities.

To view the full Presentation, please click on the button below.

Leaf Resources Placement Raises $795,000

6th June 2016, ASX Announcement

Leaf Resources would like to advise that they have received commitments, principally through Lodge Partners from sophisticated investors for a placement of 7,250,00 ordinary shares at an issue price of $0.10 as well as a conversion of 700,00 options exercisable at $0.10 thereby raising a total of $795,000.

The placement price of $0.10 was the closest market price at the close of business on Wednesday 1st June 2016, when the company suspended its shares.

In addition to the funds from the placement, the company is expecting to receive a total of over $650,00 from Joint Venture research fees, the Export Market Development Grant program and the R & D Tax Rebate in the near future.

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Long Pipes Complete Capital Raise for $575K

Long Pipes have completed the capital raise for $575K this week on a con note for 15 cents.  Long Pipes are now working on the placement of funds for 15 cents for $1M to be completed immediately.  They have made a presentation at WI in Hong Kong that has resulted in a lot of interest and expect that the $1M will be filled promptly.

ABOUT LONG PIPES 

Long Pipes has developed, demonstrated and installed the Fluid Highway™ the “World’s first” continuous composite pipe made in the field without a joint for 1km or 1,000kms. It is the lowest cost, lightest, strongest, lowest CO2, lowest environmental impact, lowest labour and fastest to install fibre composite pipe globally.  The Fluid Highway ™ is unique it is tough, strong, flexible, designed to withstand extreme corrosion, erosion, temperature variations and pressures up to 130 Bar so far.

The Fluid Highway™ is globally unique; with strong IP, a disruptive technology in the disrupted market of fluid transportation, to replace steel, high density polyethylene and fibreglass for oil, gas, water slurry and hydro transportation. We have first contract and numerous other contracts in discussion with an addressable market of US$12-15B in the next 5 years.

Z-Filter to Improve the Standard of Living of Millions of Chinese

Z-Filter have just spent the last week in Beijing in discussions on the clean-up of China for water air and power and have placed a first proposal. This is massive and Z-Filter is perfectly suited to this task.

Z-Filter had a very worthwhile series of discussions with potential equity investors and strategic partners on the introduction of Z-Filter into the Chinese market.

As part of this they will receive $500K next week under a convertible note at 12 to 15 cents per share.

The Chinese market is great and the benefits that the Z-Filter technology can bring to the Chinese market/environment is immense and will improve the standard of living of millions of Chinese, with 12 billion and then Y64 billion overall attaching to it.

If the tests work in China Z-Filter will expand into India and the rest of Asia.

ABOUT Z-FILTER 

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.

Catcha Group Partner Bulletin June 2016; Wild Digital 2016, iflix Launch in Indonesia, Ensogo Adopts B2C Marketplace Model

SOUTHEAST ASIA’S LEADING INTERNET LEADERS TAKE THE STAGE AT WILD DIGITAL

Here are just some of the speakers who will be at Wild Digital. Click here to see the full list.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from the region’s Internet leaders – get your ticket here

MALAYSIA’S IFLIX GAINING SCREEN TIME ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA

Nikkei Asian Review
Malaysia’s iflix is aiming to be the leading online video streaming service in emerging markets and it has already gathered more than a milllion subscribers across Southeast Asia.
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SUDA Update on HC Berlin Pharma

3rd June 2016, ASX Announcement

SUDA Ltd (ASX: SUD), a leader in oro-mucosal drug delivery, today announces that it has received a Statement of Claim in relation to a lawsuit between the Company and HC Berlin Pharma AG (in liquidation).

A review by our legal advisors in Germany has identified that the Statement of Claim contains assertions that are not based on fact, therefore based on our legal advice, the Directors of SUDA believe that the claim is without significant merit and will be vigorously defended.

In 2008, HC Berlin Pharma entered into an agreement with SUDA (then Eastland Medical Systems Ltd) for certain manufacturing rights. The licence granted to HC Berlin Pharma was subject of an in-kind capital contribution and SUDA was issued with shares in the capital of HC Berlin Pharma in exchange for these rights.

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Alcidion’s Intelligent Cardiovascular Information System (iCVIS) to be Delivered to Sunshine Coast University Hospital Through FUJIFILM

3rd June 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights: 

  • Strengthening of the commercialisation of iCVIS through FUJIFILM.
  • Contract to deliver iCVIS to Sunshine Cost University Hospital.
  • Cardiovascular Information System market estimated to be $USD917m by 2020.

FUJIFILM Medical Systems, a division of FUJIFILM Australia Pty Ltd (FUJIFILM), has secured a contract to deliver a leading edge intelligent cardiovascular Information System (iCVIS) to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Queensland, Australia. iCVIS was developed by Alcidion for FUJIFILM and is built upon the Miya platform to address clinical rick, workflow and logistic issues that are encountered in cardiology labs. The terms of the transaction remain commercial-in-confidence.

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Altech Generates Interest at International Battery Fair

3rd June 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Interest generated by Altech as emerging HPA supplier for lithium-ion battery separators
  • Electric  vehicle manufacturers are demanding lithium-ion batteries with 99.99% HPA-coated separators
  • HPA-coated separators improve battery safety and stability
  • HPA supplied to China is priced in the range of US$27 to US$30 per kilogram
  • Altech’s bankable feasibility study HPA price assumption is US$23 per kilogram

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) is pleased to advise that it generated strong interest as an emerging high purity alumina (HPA) producer during its recent attendance at the 12th China International Battery Fair (CIBF) in Shenzen, China (May 24-26, 2016). The CIBF is held every two years and is significant event for the lithium-ion battery industry.

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Leaf Resources Investor Update: Australian Patent Lodged & Edision Research Report

2nd June 2016

Highlights of Australian Patent Lodged:
  • Provisional Australian patent application lodged which details a method for extracting silica from organic material including agricultural waste/biomass;
  • Some agricultural wastes, especially rice husk, contain an attractive source of silica;
  • Rice husk after silica extraction is potentially a new, large and economical biomass resource for Leaf Resources’ GlycellTM process;
  • Further testing is required to determine if the extracted silica can be used in microchip manufacturing – an industry estimated to be worth over US$300 billion a year;
  • Preliminary testing shows the GlycellTM process works well with rice husk and straw as an input.

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Edision Research Report: Value Creation through GlycellTM Commercialisation

Leaf Resources (ASX:LER) is taking steps to commercialise its GlycellTM technology. This produces sugars from biomass for processing to high-value bio chemicals at a much lower cost than alternative technologies, providing the foundation for new projects based on ‘advantaged’ biomass. GlycellTM has the potential to transform the economics of global renewable chemicals.

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Analyticas’ AutoStart Burette Listed Through Queensland Health Tender

3rd June 2016, ASX Announcement

Analytica (ASX: ALT) is pleased to announce that the AutoStart® infusion system product has been listed on the Queensland Health purchasing schedule. The product was listed by Medical Australia Ltd (ASX: MLA) the Australian sponsor of the device under their Tuta FirstFlow® brand name.

Inclusion in the schedule is a pre-requisite for all public Queensland health facilities to purchase medical devices and other health products. The listing will be reviewed in 2019.

Chairman Dr Michael Monsour said “The listing is another milestone achieved in the commercialisation of the AutoStart infusion system. It allows the product to be purchased by any Queensland Health hospital or health clinic and we aim to list in other states as tenders fall due.”

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YPB Group Ltd to Protect NZ Exports to China

2nd June 2016, Proactive Investors

YPB Group Ltd (ASX:YPB) will look to protect exports of New Zealand products to China under a new 3-year, $1.2 million supply contract signed with Comtech Solution.

The anti-counterfeiting technology provider YPB is part of brand protection solution that aims to combat the estimated $1.7 trillion global counterfeit market.

The New Zealand contract includes brand protection for Comtech’s clients which include one of New Zealand’s top fruit exporters, premium New Zealand Honey and New Zealand produced milk powders.

YPB will supply its anti-counterfeit technologies including secure QR codes containing forensic covert tracer, T2 scanners and YPB’s Brand Reporter platform.

YPB is building a franchise in anti-counterfeit, customer engagement and Government vital documents solutions.

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CropLogic Secures New Licence for Global Growth

2nd June 2016, Scoop

Precision agriculture firm CropLogic has signed an exclusive agreement with the New Zealand Institute of Plant & Food Research to expand the marketing of its patented technology to corn, wheat, soybean and cotton farmers in the United States.

The technology — developed over 30 years out of Plant & Food Research, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, and guided and shaped for international markets by IP investor Powerhouse Ventures — enables growers using the firm’s predictive modelling systems to pinpoint the best times to apply nutrients and to conserve precious water for maximum plant yields.

Under an earlier agreement relating to potatoes, CropLogic has successfully created a predictive decision support system that has attracted some of the world’s top potato growers and processors in the most demanding regions in the world. Initial trials of the technology in the US, NZ, China, and Australia have indicated yield improvements of over 6% and substantial improvements in crop profitability. For a top-tier Idaho potato farmer that can amount to a 90% profit improvement.

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Mentor Education Builds Out Board

1st June 2016, Indepenent Financial Adviser

One of Australia’s largest privately-owned financial services training companies, Mentor Education, has appointed a corporate strategist and educator to chair the group’s 10-person academic board.

David Lamond has had an international career as a senior adviser on corporate strategy, human resource management and executive development.

Mentor Education’s chairman, Jim Taggart, said: “Dr Lamond is joining a fantastic organisation aiming to deliver relevant education for financial planners who are keen to undertake the next generation of quality courses and degrees.”

Dr Lamond was the inaugural chair of Australia’s Financial Planning Education Council between 2011 and 2013. During his time at the council, he implemented the Australian higher education curriculum and accreditation framework for financial planning.

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Leaf Resources Lodge Australian Patent for Method for Extracting Silica

2nd June 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Provisional Australian patent application lodged which details a method for extracting silica from organic material including agricultural waste/biomass;
  • Some agricultural wastes, especially rice husk, contain an attractive source of silica
  • Rice husk after silica extraction is potentially a new, large and economical biomass resource for Leaf Resources’ Glycell™  process
  • Further testing is required to determine if the extracted silica can be used in microchip manufacturing – an industry estimated to be worth over US$300 billion a year;
  • Preliminary testing shows the Glycell™process works well with rice husk and straw as an input

Leaf Resources Ltd (ASX:LER), the ‘Company’) is pleased to advise that it has lodged an Australia provisional patent application (No. 2016901959) entitled “Method for extracting Silica”, which details a method for extrating silica from organic material, includig plant waste/biomass.

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QBiotics Presents its Veterinary Cancer Compound

1st June 2016, Life Scientist

Australian life sciences company QBiotics outlined the latest clinical developments in its cancer compound, EBC-46, to an audience of veterinary cancer experts last week.

Speaking at The World Veterinary Cancer Congress in Brazil, QBiotics CEO Dr Victoria Gordon and Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Stewart Lowden showcased the latest clinical research results from a range of studies. The trials underpin the efficacy of EBC-46 as an intratumoral treatment for cutaneous and subcutaneous mast cell tumours and soft tissue sarcomas in dogs.

EBC-46 is a natural product isolated from the seed of Australian rainforest shrub Fontainea picrosperma. A ready-to-use injectable solution, the drug works by initiating tumour necrosis directly and by tumour blood vessel destruction, followed by rapid wound healing.

“EBC-46 is a signalling molecule which turns on the animal’s own immune system to destroy the tumour,” explained Dr Gordon. “It also has the advantage of being easy to administer, causes minimal trauma to the animals during treatment and has no significant negative side effects.

“Tumour destruction is rapid [and] wounds heal without the need for intervention, such as antibiotics and lotions, and with minimal scarring.”

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MedAdvisor Signs Strategic Agreement with Arrow Pharmaceuticals

1st June 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • MedAdvisor has  sign a strategic agreement with Arrow Pharmaceuticals, one of Australia’s largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Arrows Pharmaceuticals’ 35 plus strong national sales teams to promote the MedAdvisor platform to its extensive first-line customer base of over 1,100 pharmacies from June 2016
  • Strong platform validation with MedAdvisor now partnered with Australia’s two largest generic companies: Apotex and Arrow Pharmaceuticals
  • Aligns with MedAdvisor’s strategy to substantially increase its referrer and patient customer base to drive revenue and growth

MedAdvisor Limied (ASX:MDR, the Company), Australia’s leading digital medication adherence company, is pleased to announce that it has signed  a binding strategic agreement with Arrow Pharmaceuticals, Australia’s second largetst generic pharmaceutical manufactures, following the announcement of its Memorandum of Understanding in March 2016.

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iSentric Expands Into Myanmar & Completes Two New Deals in Indonesia

1st June 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Building on its success in Indonesia and Malaysia, iSentric has entered the rapidly growing Myanmar market. The company will market and distribute Digital Media Services to Myanmar’s largest telco MPT, a business with a user base of 20 million
  • Continued launch of premium media content in Indonesia with the release of “THE FREAKS” album, which is being distributed broadly by KFC stores
  • Collaboration with VONVON, a Korean internet media company that creates viral content, to market exclusive artist content, to market exclusive artist content to 70 million Indosat Ooredoo and XL subscribers, with approximately 200,000 paying subscribers to date

In line with their growth strategy, iSentric Limited (“iSentric” or “The Company”) is successfully expanding in their target South East Asian markets, benefiting from the substantial opportunities to market premium digital media content in countries with large and growing numbers of internet users.
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Thinxtra is Going to Power the Future of IoT

31st May 2016, Business Insider Australia, By Josh Nicholas

The Internet of Things holds incredible promise – sensors embedded in everything from shipping pallets to cars and fridges, passing on data and making everything “smart”.

The data could be varied — temperature, location, condition and activity among them. The uses are innumerable. But for all of this potential to be realised, there has to be a way to connect it all.

A system to allow millions of little sensors to easily and cheaply network. This is the opportunity an Australian startup called Thinxtra is going after.

You can get a sense of the potential of IoT simply by looking at companies like The Yield, a Tasmanian startup bringing smart sensors to the Oyster industry and potentially saving millions in wasted time and product with precise monitoring.

In these kinds of closed environments, or at your home or office, the Internet of Things is already very powerful. You can just hook up your smart scale or thermometer to your wifi network. Instantly, your devices can talk to each other through automation services like If This Then That, or some other analytic or automation platform.

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TFS Unaudited Results; Cash EBITDA Up to $12.1million

31st May 2016, ASX Announcement

TFS Corporation Limited (“TFS”, ASX: TFC, “the Company”), the world’s largest owner and manager of commercial Indian sandalwood plantations, today reported its unaudited results for the nine months ended 31 March 2016.

Cash EBITDA, which removes the impact of non-cash revenues and unrealised foregin exchange movements, was $12.1 million, up 16% from $10.4 million in the previous corresponding period (“pcp”, being the nine months to 31 March 2015), due mainly to higher sale of new plantations to institutional investors.

Net profit after tax of $66.2 million was down on the pcp ($81.3 million) with lower foreign exchange gains for the period compared to to the pcp resulting in a smaller gain in the fair value TFS’s owned plantations.

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PANALITIX Announces Firm of NOW Roadshow for Accountant Development

24th May 2016, Business Wire

PANALITIX, the global leader of a subscription-based community for accountants and financial advisors, today announced the opportunity for accountants nationwide to grow and increase their business advisory capacities through learning at the PANALITIX 2016 Roadshow: Firm of NOW, a traveling conference program with upcoming U.S. dates throughout the summer and fall.

“Firms who have attended PANALITIX seminars in the past have had quick success, adding more than $100,000 in revenue within five months by implementing the tools and resources learned at the seminar,” said Rob Nixon, founder and CEO of PANALITIX. “Anyone involved in accounting can benefit from attending a Firm of NOW seminar.”

During the Firm of NOW roadshow, participants nationwide will have the opportunity to attend one-day seminars packed with information, tools and resources that can be used to implement immediate action plans to compel firm growth and profits and build client advisory services through keen business intelligence.

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John Kelly, Atomo Diagnostics’ Founder and CEO Interviewed on Switzer TV

25th May 2016, Swtizter

Atomo Diagnostics is making waves in the diagnostics technology space, and has even attracted the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. To look at the company’s innovations, CEO John Kelly joins the show (broadcast on Wednesday 25 May, 2016).

 About Atomo Diagnostics 

Atomo Diagnostics is a multi-award winning and rapidly growing medical device company that has developed and commercialised AtomoRapid™, the world’s first integrated device for blood based immunoassay rapid diagnostic testing (RDTs) in point of care settings.

Atomo launched its first test on the platform, AtomoRapid HIV, in 2014. Since launch, AtomoRapid tests have quickly established themselves as a “best in class” solution for professional use diagnostic screening.

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Innovative New Rapid Blood Test to Tackle Tropical Diseases from Atomo Diagnostics

30th May 2016, Atomo Diagnostics

Award-winning designer and manufacturer of diagnostic medical devices, Atomo Diagnostics today announced that it has been successful in securing $1.38 million in grant funding from the Australian Government to assist in the development and commercialisation of new rapid tests for the detection of dengue and chikungunya viruses.

Half the world’s population live in areas at risk of infection from these two viruses, which are leading causes of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics . Readily transmitted by mosquitoes, there are no vaccines to prevent infection so early detection and treatment is critical to limit the risk of complications and death.

Atomo’s Group CEO John Kelly said, “We are extremely grateful to the Australian government for its commitment to global health innovation and continued support of our company. This funding will help us deliver a much needed, easy-to-use solution for the rapid diagnosis of diseases which impact hundreds of millions of people.”

Atomo’s all-in-one integrated rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are recognised internationally for their excellent usability and performance. The company’s first product to market, AtomoRapid HIV, was awarded ‘Best in Show’ at the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Awards in New York in 2014.

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Omni Market Tide Holds Australia’s First Ever Virtual AGM

Listed digital engagement company Omni Market Tide (ASX:OMT) yesterday made history, holding Australia’s first ever virtual AGM with live streaming and real-time voting.

Using their multi-company app OmniLOOP, designed for investors so they can receive company information and participate in company AGMs from wherever they are in the world, shareholders were able to view the AGM’s agenda, stream the proceedings live and be able to vote in real time.

Proving to both shareholders and corporate Australia that this technology works, Omni Market Tide believes that it will change the future of AGMs in Australia by:

  • Reducing costs – Due to outdated regulations and practices, ASX listed companies are spending $200 million on share registry services, $120 million on AGM meetings and $350 million on shareholder engagement.AGM costs alone range from $250,000—$1,000,000 for ASX200 companies.
  • Increasing shareholder engagement –Mobile technology is believed to have boosted investor engagement in the US, driving voting participation up to three times higher. Further, the ability to vote through a mobile platform has seen a 70% increase in voting.
  • Bringing investor relations into the 21st century – The law currently required all companies to give shareholders notice of AGMs and other general meetings personally or by sendingnotice by post, unless the shareholder has elected to receive them electronically. However, this could soon change following a proposal from the Government to allow companies to send notifications using any universally or near-universally accepted channel as a default method, including the mobile phone.Currently 72% of Australian adults own a smartphone.

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MedAdvisor Signs Agreement with Novartis Pharmaceuticals to Deliver Patient Engagement & Education Program

30th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • MedAdvisor signs a 12 month agreement with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia to deliver patient engagement and education program via the MedAdvisor platform
  • Program will provide educational resources for patients, helping ensure they take their medications as prescribed to help improve patient adherence and quality use of medicines (QUMs)
  • The program is to commence in June 2016 with three products initially and will run for 12 months

MedAdvisor Limited (ASX:MDR, the Company), Australia’s leading digital medication adherence company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a 12 month agreement to collaborate with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia.

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APN Review May 2016: Not Shooting the Lights Out, The Olympics Won’t Save Japan, What Hong Kong’s Retail Slump Really Means

Not shooting the lights out

Returns are the meat and potatoes of the funds management industry. Generally, the higher the better. APN is different. We do not, in the lingua franca of the profession, aim to ‘shoot the lights out’.

We do however, offer something far more valuable.

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The Olympics won’t save Japan, but visas might

Tokyo, which hosts the 2020 Olympics, is hoping for the spike in tourism that host nations tend to experience. Whilst this is good news for investors in the APN Asian REIT Fund it is by no means the main story.

For that, we have to turn to something at once mundane and transformational.

Click here to read the full article.

What Hong Kong’s retail slump really means

Once upon a time customers would line up, sometimes for hours, along the ritzy shop windows of Louis Vuitton and Dior, waiting eagerly behind velvet ropes. Now the luxury boutiques that line Hong Kong’s Russell Street are eerily deserted.

What’s changed and does it affect the APN Asian REIT Fund?

Click here to read the full article.

Who is APN Property Group?

Learn a bit about who we are here at APN Property Group by watching our 90 second sketch video.

Click here to watch our sketch video.

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Gates Foundation’s Global Health Chief Joins Atomo Diagnostics

28th May 2016, The Australian By Sarah-Jane Tasker

The top lieutenant at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s ­global health fund is joining the board of Australia’s Atomo Diagnostics after the fund took an ­equity position in the medical ­device company.

Atomo, which has developed a rapid blood test for infectious and chronic diseases, had previously received a $US6 million ($8.3m) loan from the Global Health Investment Fund, set up by the Gates Foundation and JPMorgan. But the fund has now gone a step further with an equity stake and a board seat at the Sydney-based company.

“We believe this is a company that can have a major impact, and it will be something Australia will be extremely proud of,” said GHIF president Curt LaBelle, who will join Atomo board.

Atomo chief executive John Kelly said having the head of the GHIF on the board of a “relatively small” Australian company was a huge tick of confidence and credibility for Atomo.

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Chairman and Managing Director’s Address for Omni Market Tide 2016 AGM

30th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Introduction

  • Australia’s first digital AGM
  • Streaming to mobile devices via OmniLOOP
  • Voting on resolutions via OmniLOOP
  • Questions lodged via OmniLOOP

As the user guide provided within the notice of meeting detailed, OmniLOOP enables shareholders to be involved from the comfort of their own phone.

Attendance and Voting 

  • 92% of the votes available to be cast on the resolutions had been submitted through the OmniLOOP platform
  • 72% of our issued capital has participated in this meeting
  • More than 100% increase to average participation rates

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BPS Technology Expands Its Bartercard Operations in USA

27th May 2016, ASX Announcement

BPS Technology Limited (ASX: BPS) is pleased to announce that its Bartercard operations in North America has expanded its reach with the sale of three new franchises, covering Chattanooga in  Tennessee, Irvine in California, and North Georgia in the state of Georgia.

Mr Paul Bolte, President and Chief Executive of Bartercard USA, said of the new franchisees:

“Bartercard is very pleased to announce the continued expansion of its Northern American operations. The Bartercard business has, over a long period of time, proven it has the capacity to form strong relationships with experienced local business people who are capable of building strong businesses within an established franchiing system.”

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Martin Jetpack Investor Relations Presentation May 2016

26th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Our Story 

  • The Martin Jetpack is the result of founder Glenn Martin’s dream conceived as early as 1981 to build the world’s first practical jetpack.
  • Commercialisation of the Martin Jetpack began in 1988 with the founding of GNM Ltd, which became Martin Aircraft Company in 2008.
  • At the end of 2014, the company signed a cornerstone investment agreement with KuangChi Science Limited.
  • The company subsequently listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in February 2015.

Mission

To Build the world’s first practical jetpack

Innovation

One of TIME Magazine’s Top 50 Inventors for 2010

Design

Eloquent engineering backed by unparalleled high-power performance and robust aeronautics

Safety 

Dedicated safety systems including a ballistic parachute system that can safely recover the aircraft from a few metres above the ground

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APN Property Debt Refinance & Convenience Retail Property Fund Update

26th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Debt Facility Refinance 

APN Property Group Limited (APN) is pleased to advise that it has entered into a new $15.0 million debt facility agreement (Facility) with Macquarie Bank Limited.

This Facility will be used to replace the $10.0 million Corporate Facility which was due to mature in November 2016 and will enhance APN’s balance sheet flexibility. The key terms of this Facility are:

Amount: $15.0

Expiry: 31 May 2017

Security: Mortgage over specified assets

‘All in’ cost: ~5.35% (BBSW + Margin)

The Facility is subject to covenants customary of a facility of this nature, including a Loan to Value ratio and a Distribution Cover Ratio.

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Tesserent Completes Acquisition of Blue Reef Business

26th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Tesserent Limited (ASX: TNT) is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its acquisition of the business of the Blue Reef Pty. Ltd. (Blue Reef), a leading provider of cyber-security solutions in the education market, in accordance with the terms set out in its announcement to ASX dated 6 May 2016.

The acquisition strengthens Tesserent’s market position by adding more then 150 new clients to its existing customer base as well as boosting Tesserent’s sales, development, and operational capabilities. In addition to the expected increase in revenue and earnings, the acquisition delivers a strong pipeline of new business opportunities, both in Australia and internationally.

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Altech Receives $1.75 million Balance of Sales Proceeds

26th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) is pleased to confirm the receipt of $1.75 million, being the balance of proceeds from the sale of its Meckering exploration licence E70/3923 to Dana Shipping and trading S.A. (Dana). The funds will be applied towards finalising the detailed design of the Company’s proposed high purity alumina (HPA) plant at Johor, Malaysia for general working capital purposes.

As announced on 9 May 2016, Altech reached agreement with Dana for the sale of its Meckering exploration licence E70/3923 for $2.0 million cash.

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Altech Chemicals’s Managing Director Iggy Tan Interviewed on Finance Network News

25th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  •  Results of optimised bankable feasibility Study
  • Project Financing progress
  • Significance of the 100% off-take sales agreement with Mitsubishi
  • Recent capital raising

Altech chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX:ATC) advises that an interview by Finance Network News was recently conducted with Managing Director, Mr Iggy Tan and is now available for viewing.

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Omni Market Tide to Hold Australia’s First Virtual AGM with Real-Time Voting Through OmniLOOP

24th May, 2016

On Monday 30th May, corporate history will be made when Omni Market Tide (ASX: OMT) hosts Australia’s first ever virtual AGM with real-time voting, using the OmniLOOP mobile app.

OmniLOOP, designed by OMT, is Australasia’s only multi-company app for investors, allowing them to receive company information, stream AGMs, ask a question and participate in live voting from their mobile phone.  OMT’s AGM on Monday will be the first time shareholders will use OmniLOOP to participate in an AGM.

People interested in watching this historic event can download the OmniLOOP app now for free from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The AGM will be available to stream live at 10am on Monday 30th May.

Megan Boston, Managing Director Omni Market Tide said, “This is not only a fantastic achievement, but a watershed moment in corporate Australia which OMT shareholders have a chance to be a part of. OmniLOOP is positioned to set a new best practice benchmark in investor relations for listed companies, and we believe it will revolutionise company meetings and shareholder engagement.

“It’s often said that AGMs are symbolic of a how we used to do things – paper based, backward in focus, physical in their organisation and process. This could be the catalyst that finally takes the AGM, and shareholder engagement from the old model, to the way of the future.”

OmniLOOP offers investors both convenience and greater transparency in how their investment is performing, making information more accessible and removing barriers to event participation. It features a share price feed and allows shareholders to view key company dates and sync them with their phone’s calendar. Shareholders will also be able to view, save and share announcements in an easy to read format.

At the same time, OmniLOOP can save listed companies time and money while increasing shareholder engagement and providing better governance outcomes.

Currently ASX listed companies are spending $200 million on share registry services, $120 million on AGM meetings and $350 million on shareholder engagement. AGM costs alone range from $250,000—$1,000,000 for ASX200 companies. However, despite this investment, shareholder attendance is decreasing year by year. Only 5% of the top 200 companies are drawing more than 500 shareholders to their AGM.

There is a real opportunity now to harness technology and turn the tables by giving investors what they want – mobility, convenience and transparency. Smartphone and tablet technology are here to stay and companies that don’t adapt to the digital paradigm and interact with shareholders through their preferred channel risk fading away into the obsolete.

Presently, Australia lags behind other developed markets that have already embraced this technology. Virtual meetings have been common in the United States since 2009 and has been widely attributed with an increase in direct voting and New Zealand has followed suit recently. With OmniLOOP, OMT aims to make this happen in Australia, starting with its own AGM.

To download OmniLOOP now for free, visit the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

YPB Completes Oversubscribed A$4.5 million Institutional Placement

24th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Placement of 18.75 million new ordinary shares at $0.24 per share
  • Excellent demand for from new and existing shareholders
  • Six new institutions join the register
  • Capital raised to fund acceleration of business development and product R&D

Brand Protection and Customer Engagement solutions company YPB Group Limited (ASX code: YPB) has successfully undertaken an institutional placement of new fully paid ordinary shares to raise A$4.5 million.

The placement was strongly supported by new and existing investors, with the addition of six new institutions to the register.

Under the placement, YPB will issue 18.75 million new ordinary shares at a price of 0.24 per share.

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To view the Institutional Placement Presentation, please click on the button below.

Charter Hall Grows Funds Under Management by $600 million

24th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC) (Charter Hall or the Group) announces two transactions, increasing funds under management by $600 million.

Charter Hall’s Core Plus Office Fund (CPOF) has created a new wholesale trust with an investment vehicle sponsored by Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI), together acquiring 100% of One Shelley Street, Sydney for $525 million.

The Group has also underwritten the purchanse of an $82 million portfolio of assets which form the basis of the Charter Hall Direct Automotive Trust 2 (DAT2), the second DAT retail syndication trust by Charter Hall’s Direct Property business.

One Shelly Street, is a prominently prime-grade office building located directly adjacent to the south side of Barangaroo, and benefits from the improved accessibility to the Wynyard bus/rail interchange, and the revitalised retail and restaurant precinct in the area.

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Crowd-Funder DomaCom Re-Enters the Bidding Circle for Kidman Cattle Empire

3rd May 2016, ABC News By Clint Jasper

Crowd-funding property investment group DomaCom has partnered with Lloyd Business Brokers to re-enter a bid for S Kidman & Co.

Under the partnership, DomaCom, which offers investors the chance to buy small parcels of property, plans to buy Kidman’s land, while Lloyds seeks an investor willing to purchase the business.

The company has been given the opportunity to look at Kidman’s accounts, and plans to match the rejected offer made by a Chinese consortium, of between $360 million and $370 million.

DomaCom’s valuation of the land is $210 million, and the company is seeking an investment partner through Lloyds to make up the difference.

Chief executive Arthur Naoumidis said if the bid was successful, the new owners would seek to list the cattle empire on the Australian Stock Exchange.

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Folkestone Maxim A-REIT Securities Fund Rating Upgraded By Lonsec

Folkestone Maxim Asset Management is pleased to announce that the Folkestone Maxim A-REIT Securities Fund has had its rating upgraded to “Recommended” by research house Lonsec.

Lonsec said “the “Recommended” rating indicates Lonsec has strong conviction the financial product can generate risk adjusted returns in line with relevant objectives. The financial product is considered an appropriate entry point to this asset class or strategy”.

Lonsec believes the Fund benefits from an experienced property investment team implementing a differentiated, high conviction investment approach and noted that the Fund is relatively well placed to outperform versus some Lonsec peers who are currently managing much higher levels of FUM than Folkestone Maxim. Lonsec further noted that over the past three years the Fund has outperformed the Lonsec peer group considerably and recorded the lowest volatility of the Funds in the peer group.

Mr Winston Sammut, Portfolio Manager of the Folkestone Maxim Asset A-REIT Securities Fund, said “we are extremely pleased to be upgraded by Lonsec to “Recommended”. The new rating is timely given the current low interest rate environment continues to put the spotlight on the A-REIT sector as a source of yield”.

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Engender Technolgies A Finalist in Silicon Valley Tech Challenge

23rd May 2016, NZ Herald By Jamie Morton

An innovative Kiwi start-up company has been named as a finalist for a prestigious tech challenge to be held in California’s Silicon Valley next month.

Engender Technologies, which is commercialising cutting-edge photonics tech developed by Associate Professor Cather Simpson of the University of Auckland, will compete in the third annual World Cup Tech Challenge before major players in the world’s tech scene.

Start-ups accepted into the challenge are considered in a “pre-global” stage, meaning they have launched their products in their respective local markets and now ready for a global launch.

It comes soon after Engender Technologies was also named among the finalists of the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

Since Associate Professor Simpson founded the university’s Photon Factory six years ago, the facility has attracted more than $2 million in commercial contracts.

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9 Fat Reasons to Lend or Borrow Through ThinCats

It’s been a really exciting time for ThinCats over the last year completing over 20 loans valued at over $3m. In fact, with a significant growth in lenders (wholesale investors and eligible SMSFs) and a healthy pipeline of borrowers (corporate SMEs), ThinCats are well on their way to meet the target of $20m in loans over the next 12 months!!

ThinCats have during this time received some very positive feedback from our lenders and borrowers and based on this, have created a new look homepage for the website. This is also aligned with that of the partners of ThinCats UK and emphasises the 9 Fat Reasons to Lend or Borrow through ThinCats Australia.

Some key benefits of being a part of the ThinCats community are:

Lenders – Wholesale investors and eligible SMSF’s

Earn 11-16%*
√  Fixed interest rates with monthly payments of principal and interest
√  Dashboard to manage your loan portfolio
√  All loans secured by business assets and Directors guarantees
√  Diversify your personal and SMSF investments with fractional lending
√  Help Australian small business grow

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Altech Chemicals Meckering Mining Lease Granted

20th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Meckering mining lease M70/1334 granted
  • 250+ years kaolin feedstock for 4,000tpa Malaysian HPA plant
  • $1.75 million cash injection for Altech

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) is pleased to announce that its kaolin mining lease (ML) application M70/1334 at Meckering, Western Australia has been granted by the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP). The ML is estimated to contain ~11 million tonnes of kaolin mineral resources, representing over 250 years of feedstock supply of the Company’s proposed 4,000 tpa hugh purity alumina (HPA) plant at Johor, Malaysia.

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Proteomics Gaining Strong Traction in Analytical Services

20th May 2016, ASX Announcement

  • PILL has generated monthly revenues of $100,000 in each of March and April (a 60% uplift on the previous monthly average).
  • Several recent contract wins underscore ongoing activity.
  • Growth driven by biosimilars (generic protein drug) market as the sector seeks to replicate the multiple billion dollar blockbuster biopharmaceutical drugs that are coming off patent.
  • PILL has one of the few global ISO 17025 laboratories accredited to accurately analyse the make-up of biosimilar drugs as being like-for-like with the brand-name drugs they seek to replace.
  • Present growth substantiates business model as PILL seeks to become cash flow positive.

Life sciences company Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (ASX: PIQ) (the Company, PILL) is pleased to provide the following update on the growth of its analytical services operations.

PILL’s analytical services generate a regular ongoing revenue stream by providing a fee-for-service offering in proteomics, protein characterisation, biosimilars and biomarker diversity.

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Booodl: 3 Key Takeaways From the Total Retail & Payments Expo

George Freney (Co-Founder & CEO) and Peter Chapman (Head of Retail Strategy & Operations) attended the Total Retail event in Melbourne from 11–12 May.  There were lots of great discussions and insights across the board, and we wanted to share our three key takeaways.

First of all, we can’t not mention Doug Stephens – one of the world’s foremost retail and consumer futurists. He certainly is the Retail Prophet!

The first key idea is that a store is not just as a place that sells products, it’s another channel for shoppers to experience you – retailers need to use metrics to measure its effectiveness accordingly. This notion is 100% bang on the money.

82% of Millennials and 80% of Gen Z think it is important for brands to have a physical store. While sales might not come directly from within the walls of the shop, the shop influences those sales (much like how other media outlets influence sales).  If you want to get the most out of your store as a media channel, people need to be able to find it as easily as possible.  Is your store optimised for discovery?

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Mobotech US Update; Successful Demos Continue, Funding Round Remains Open

The US road trip is progressing well. See photos and updates at Mobotech Facebook Page.

Over the past two weeks, Mobotech have done three demos to companies along the way from Chicago to Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Saddle Creek Transport, a large 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Company in the US South East. They were impressed with the Mobots and are keen to progress with trials once units are available.
  • Bimbo Bakeries, Tennessee operation. They remain interested in discussing trials but from a National level. Magline will be leading the approach to this strategic customer.
  • Dollar General, a major discount retailer throughout the US. We visited their massive Virginia Distribution Centre (DC). They have issues hand loading their 53ft trailers and see value in the Mobot. Trials are now being scheduled with them.

From here Moobtech continue on to do three key potential customer demos with Coca-Cola in Charlotte,Pepsi cola in Georgia and Dean Foods in Texas. Magline, having seen the good customer feedback so far, are now developing their manufacturing and distribution plans in order to support these trails.

The recent funding round remains open with NZ$200K still available. Would dearly like to have this extra capital to bring on the resource to help me get Mobotech established here in the US.

Case Studies of Analytica’s PeriCoach Published in Peer Reviewed Urology Journal

19th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Analytica Ltd (ASX: ALT) manufacturer of the PeriCoach® System is pleased announce the publication of case studies describing pelvic floor training with Pericoach in the Urologic Nursing Journal of the US Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates.

Clinical support and publication in a leading peer review journal is a significant milestone for the Company and is a direct reflection of executing its strategy to obtain clinical evidence of PeriCoach.

The journal articles are authorised by US Nurse Practitioner (NP) Julie Starr and Physiotherapist (PT) Beth Shelley. The articles are based on two separate case studies which were conducted to demonstrate the efficacy and ease of the use of PeriCoach in the treatment of common pelvic floor dysfunctions such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, as well as the emotional and lifestyle benefits of restoring pelvic floor strength.

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YPB Issues Earnings Guidance for 2017; Pre-Tax Profit of 5m for 2017, Substantial Revenue Pipeline Established

19th May 2016, ASX Announcement

  • Substantial revenue pipeline established
  • Profit and cashflow breakeven by end of Q1 2017
  • Pre-tax profit of 5m for 2017

YPB Group is pleased to provide earnings guidance for the Company’s financial year commencing 1 January 2017.

Progress made since the early 2016 launch of YPB’s end-to-end solution suite has provided the Board with sufficient information to reasonably judge earnings prospects. Significant revenue growth is anticipated in 2016 and 2017, which together with diligent cost management is expected to result in breakeven being reached by the end of Q1 2017 and pre-tax profit of $5m being realised for 2017.

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Bulletproof’s Presentation for Morgan’s Technology Day

18th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Corporate Information – 17 May 2016 

ASX:BPF – listed 23 January 2014

Current share price: $0.38

Market cap – $60.3m

Background 

Founded in 2000

180 Staff, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Wellington & USA

Over 700 corporate, government and enterprise customers

Customers include Qantas, Amaysim, Sydney Airport and Crownbet

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BPS Signs Contract with Alibaba Partner SmartTrans

18th May 2018, ASX Announcement

  • BPS secures landmark B2B deal with Alibaba Partner, the ASX listed SmartTrans “SMA”, providing BPS’ Merchants access to China’s US$670 billion e-commerce market
  • Agreement gives BPA Australian merchants access to online giant Alibaba’s wholesale e-Commerce Platform – 1688.com
  • Partnership made possible through SMA’s established relationships with Alibaba and cross-border payments facility as well as the large BPA merchant base
  • Additional revenue stream for BPS via service fees, commissions on product sales and transaction fees

BPS Technology Limited (“BPS”) (ASX: BPS) is pleased to announce that it has today executed a Master Merchant Account with SmartTrans (ASX: SMA) to promote and sell products in China via Alibaba’s e-Commerce platform 1688.com.

BPS is committed to enhancing the services and distribution channels it provides to its 24,000 merchants and 50,000 cardholders and pleased to now have opened up access for its proprietary technology and merchant networks to the huge e-commerce sector in China, estimated to be worth US$670  billion and growing rapidly.

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Folkestone Appearing in New TV Show: No More Practise Investment Series

Folkestone has partnered with Evolution Media in its third season of the highly successful No More Practice: The Investment Series TV show and its consumer education portal.

The latest season of The Investment Series follows three everyday Australians as they take charge of their financial futures. With help from their advisers and fund managers like Folkestone, the investors learn about the philosophy that underpins their own financial decision-making, how this influences their approach to investing and how they can think like an investor should.

Greg Paramor, Folkestone’s Managing Director, will feature in Episodes 3 and 4 of the Series on Channel 9 on:

Dates:
Saturday 21 May 2016; and
Saturday 28 May 2016

Time:
12 Noon

Please click on links below to view videos extracted from the No More Practice: Investment Series.

Investment Philosophy

Greg Paramor talks about how he came into real estate and funds management, his investment philosophy and building teams.
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Keys For Successful Investing

Greg Paramor talks about the keys for successful investing in real estate.
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Our Approach To Investing

Adrian Harrington talks about Folkestone, leadership, and how Folkestone invests clients’ money into successful real estate funds.
View video

No More Practice – Education Website

Evolution Media have created a fantastic consumer website that provides the latest information on investing from Folkestone, Platinum Asset Management, Franklin Templeton and other leading fund managers. By partnering with Evolution Media, Folkestone and these other leading managers are determined to educate more Australians about their wealth potential.
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Prescient Therapeutics Secures $7.0M Capital Raising

18th May 2016, ASX Announcement

  • $7.0 M institutional placement
  • Rights issue on same terms to raise up to a further $3.4 M

Prescient Therapeutics Limited (ASX: PTX), a clinical stage oncology company, is pleased to advise the successful completion of of an institutional placement to raise $7.0 million.

The placement, largely to life-science focused Australian institutional investors, has been undertaken which will involve the issue of approximately 77.7 million shares at 9.0 cents per share with 1 attaching option for every 2 shares subscribed (exercisable at 18 cents; expiring 30 June 2018). The placement will be undertaken in two tranches. The first tranche of approximately 19.4 million shares will be unconditional, with shareholders to approve the second tranche (of approximately 58.3 million) and all attaching options.

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OncoSil Appoints Michael Warrener as Global Sales and Marketing Director

18th May 2016, ASX Announcement

OncoSil Medical Limited (ASX: OSL) (OncoSil Medical or the Company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Michael Warrener as Global Sales and Marketing Director. Mr Warrener will be responsible for implementing the Company’s commercialisation strategy and infrastructure.

Mr Warrener will be based in Sydney and will oversee the initial market launch in Europe, Australia and key Asian markets. Mr Warrener will commence his role on 1st of June and his appointment completes the Senior Leadership Team of the Company.

Mr Warrener has forged a highly successful career in the pharmaceutical and medical device sector over a period of more than 23 years, including eight years with Sirtex Medical Ltd (ASX: SRX). During his time with Sirtex he held a number of senior management roles including Sales and Marketing Director for Europe and Middle East where he helped introduce then drive adoption of the Sir-Spheres product in the Australian, European Union and Middle East markets.

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Investors Central Performance Report March 2016: Loan Book at $54.62 million

Investors Central have pleasure in presenting the Performance Report for the quarter ending March 2016.

Year to date Performance Highlights:

$10.03  million in new loans written
$1.78 million paid to Investors as interest
Broker network remains steady at 815
Loan book has grown to $54.62 million
Loan write off to written income ratio is 5.6%

The closing date for investments is the 25th of each month. To reserve your shares, please email your application as soon as possible.

Crowd Mobile Signs Australian First Legal Q&A App and a Soccer Star as Partner

17th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Crowd Mobile partners with leading national law firm Go To Court Lawyers to launch the first App in Australia that provides direct and immediate access to legal advice and lawyers across Australia
  • The Company signs partnership with Australian soccer star Archie Thompson allowing fans to directly access advice and information from one of Australia’s leading athlete’s
  • Two new partnerships with leading culinary experts have also been formed adding two new Q&A  Apps that provide users with immediate access to delicious recipes, cooking tips and nutrition advice
  • The Company continues to expand into the higher value professional services space adding legal advice to the recently launched financial and tax advice Q&A Apps.

Crowd Mobile Limited (ASX: CM8 & FWB-XETRA: CM3, Crowd Mobile, “the Company) is pleased to announce that it has expanded its range of Question and Answer (Q&A) Apps in Australia after signing four new partnerships. The partnerships include Australian national law firm Go To Court Lawyers, leading Australian soccer star Archie Thompson, and new culinary Apps from leading cooking teacher and author Tenina Holder and healthy whole food business Dineamic Australia Pty Ltd (Dineamic).

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YPB Sign MOU with Global Packaging Company Orora

17th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • YPB signs MOU with Global packaging company Orora (ASX: ORA)
  • YPB to provide full suite of products to Orora’s customers

YPB Group Ltd Group Ltd (ASX: YPB)  is delighted to announce the signing of a binding Memorandum of Understanding with Orora Ltd (ASX: ORA) to provide YPB’s full range of products, tools, processes data platforms and services to Orora. As a result of this agreement YPB and Orora will partner to take YPB’s product authentication and customer engagement solutions to Orora’s customers.

Orora, with a turnover exceeding $3.8bn, is an innovative, customers-focused and leading provider of packaging solutions to the manufacturers of beverages (including beer, wine, soft drink and spirits), fruits and vegetables, meat and seafood producers within Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and Mexico. Orora has 29 manufacturing plants and 83 distribution sites across seven countries and approximately 5,500 team members, it supplies packaging products and services to grocery, fast moving consumer goods and industrial markets.

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BIG Un Limited Appoints New Chairman & Updated Prospectus

16th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • BIG Review TV appoints Mr Hugh Massie as Independent Non-Executive Chairman, substantially strengthening the Company’s leadership team and corporate expertise
  • An experienced US technology entrepreneur and consultant to global corporations, Mr Massie brings over three decades of experience in corporate advisory services, corporate governance and the technology sector
  • Mr Massie’s global network is expected to accelerate the Company’s global expansion strategy as it enters new markets in the coming months
  • Appointment is further validation of the Company’s business model and increasing profile overseas and follows cash break-even position achieved in March 2016
  • Appointment forms part of the Company’s Corporate Governance Declaration to expand its access to Independent Directors as the nature of its operations grows

Big Un Limited (ASX: BIG, or ‘the Company’) is pleased to announce that leading US technology entrepreneur and behavioral finance strategist, Mr Hugh Massie has been appointed  as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Company, effective 16 May 2016.

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To view BIG Un Limited’s Prospectus, please click on the button below.

YPB – Chairman’s Address May 2016

13th May 2016, ASX Announcement

The Want – Direct Customer Engagement 

Mass Marketing is Dead

  • General demographic target
  • General geographic relevance
  • Expensive to maintain brand presence
  • Difficult to convert purchase intention
  • No way to qualify success of campaign
  • No individual customer feedback
  • No ongoing database

Intelligent Customer Engagement

  • Individual targeting
  • Location & time specific engagement
  • Very low cost of total operation
  • Intention can be converted immediately
  • Campaigns backed by complete analytics
  • Direct two-way dialogue with customers
  • Complete data accumulates over time

To view the presentation, please click on the button below.

Nevhouse: Media Coverage of Vanuatu Launch

Turning Plastic Waste into Housing

17th March 2016

Ahead of his “material transformation” presentation at the upcoming Green Cities conference, HASSELL principal Ken McBryde describes a novel solution to the waste and housing crises. Plastic is an amazing material. The first man-made plastic is considered to be “Parkesine”, patented by Alexander Parkes in the UK in 1856. Since then, Wikipedia tells me that more than 30 different forms of plastic have been developed, including PET, which was patented in 1941 – paving the way for all those plastic bottles – and polyethylene, used in plastic bags, which made their first appearance in the 1950s.

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Designer Nev Hyman Creating Flat-Pack, Cyclone-Proof Housing for Vulnerable Pacific Nations

25th April 2015

For decades, Australian surfboard shaper Nev Hyman shaped boards for world champions, but now he is shaping something quite different: affordable, cyclone-proof housing. After launching three surfboard brands — the first in 1973 — Mr Hyman initially invested in plastics recycling.

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Eradicating Plastic Waste One House At A Time

29th April 2016

IT’S a scene that often confronts avid surfers as they head to some of the most idyllic breaks in South-East Asia – rafts of plastic waste lapping at the shoreline around a busy harbour. For Gold Coast surfboard shaper and the founder of Firewire, Nev Hyman (pictured below), it was a call to action that led him to establish a social enterprise that only now is showing huge potential.  Nev House, a company that recycles plastic and wood into a sturdy composite building product for modern housing, has just launched its first project in Vanuatu.

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Disaster Housing Solution for Cyclone Ravaged Tanna

3rd May 2016

In an article published by the Vanuatu Daily on May 3rd 2016, Anita Roberts writes “Communities on Tanna that bore the brunt of cyclone Pam last year were the first in the south pacific to have been delivered with an innovative housing solution pioneered by Australia’s Nev House Company. Under agreement with the Vanuatu Government, the company has been constructing affordable, cyclone-proof houses to meet the lifestyle needs of the people, by replacing the semi- permanent buildings in any future cyclone.

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Minister of Health wants nurse in first Nevhouse Clinic 

4th May 2016

In an article published by the Vanuatu Daily on May 4th, it is claimed that the Minister of Health, Toara Daniel, has announced following his visit inside the house with the Director General, George Taleo, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trades, Commerce, Tourism and Industry, Joe Natuman, Minister of Infrastructure Jotham Napat, Minister of Internal Affairs Alfred Moah and other government dignities.

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Spread in The Vanuatu Independent About The Launch on ‎Tanna‬

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Universal Biosensors Annual Report 2016

May 12th, ASX Announcement

Chairman’s Letter 

“Our company is a proud developer of medical diagnostic systems that make a difference to people’s lives around the world every day. Through our efforts, the technology we have developed with our partners is helping people with diabetes who need to manage their blood glucose levels through LifeScan OneTouch® Verio®, one of the world’s most popular blood glucose monitoring devices. And since December 2014, patients managing their use of the blood thinning drug warfin with the Siemens Xprecia Stride™ are using test strips developed and made at our Rowville facility in Melbourne, Australia.

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Real Estate Your Way CEO Interview

www.realestateyourway.com.au is a prominent “digital disruptor” property advertising website that is at the leading edge of a new trend in real estate advertising in Australia.

The business is fully operational and has considerable intellectual property assets including the website, registered trademarks and social media following. It also has registered domains that would be suitable for international expansion

Excellent opportunity for any Australian or overseas media business or financial services or real estate business or business migrant to gain quick entry in the rapidly emerging “For Sale By Owner” property advertising market. The owner is retiring and wishes to sell a majority stake.

Please listen to Michael Forry, Founder & CEO of Real Estate Your Way below. 

YPB – Presentation to 121 Tech Investment Summit Hong Kong

11th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Right Place & Right Time 

YPB stands to profit from sweeping shifts in global trends.

  • Emerging pan-Asian middle class
    - China 350 million
    - India 267 million
    - ASEAN 190 million
    - Total 807 million
  • Massive decline of mass marketing
    - Audiences have shifted to personalised media intake
  • Rise of Customer Engagement
    - Emerging technologies allow engagement through personal devices.
    - Explosive growth in WeChat and Line
  • Rapid evolution in Government Vital Document
    - Need for new-generation protection technology

To view the presentation, please click on the button below.

BIG Strategic Partnership with E Learning Platform Velpic

11th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • BIG enters into strategic partnership agreement with leading cloud-based e-learning platform Velpic
  • Partnership will see Velpic subscribe to BIG for video content creation across its platform
  • Agreement to open up multiple cross-selling and cross-promotional opportunities and  expands BIG’s reach into new sectors
  • Further’s the Company’s expansion strategy to partner with leading corporates for promotion of services, continuing BIG’s strong growth and further expansion of revenue opportunities

BIG Un Limited (ASX:BIG or ‘the Company’) is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic partnership with Velpic, a leading cloud-based e-learning platform, as part of an agreement to co-create video content for the platform and jointly promote services.

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Folkestone Monthly Report: A-REIT Sector in Good Shape, Average Income Growth of 3%

10th May 2016, Folkestone

April 2016

The A-REIT sector is considered to be in good shape and continues to be supported with an average income growth of around 3%. Even though cap rates appear close to peak levels, assets continue to be in demand and we expect that A-REITs will persist in selling noncore assets with a view to funneling proceeds into higher yielding developments as opportunities arise.

The April 2016 Monthly Report provides a snapshot of the Fund and the A-REIT sector’s performance.

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A-REIT MONTHLY PERFORMANCE - APRIL 2016

A-REITs generated a total return of +2.8% in April underperforming equities (+3.3%) but significantly outperforming for the year: +15.6% vs. -4.7%.

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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PERFORMANCE – APRIL 2016

A summary of the latest investment performance for residential property according to the CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index – April 2016 Update.

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Global Property – A Stand-out Performer in a Low Interest Rate Environment

MSCI has just released its annual report - Global Property Performance: Trends and Insights from the 2015 IPD Annual Report Index. According to the Index, global direct property generated a total return of 10.7% in 2015, the sixth consecutive year of strong returns since the GFC, and the best performance since 2007.

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BIG Investor Presentation May 2016

10th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Rights Issue – May 2016

Eligible shareholders are now able to subscribe for 1 new share for every 4 existing shares they hold at an issue price of $0.12 per share, together with one free attaching option for every two new share subscribed for with an exercise price of $0.25 and term of 18 months.

The offer price represents a 25.8% discount to the volume weighted average trading price (VWAP) for the 5 days trading to the 6th May 2016.

  • 1 for 4 partially underwritten non-renounceable rights issue to raise up to $2.64 million
  • Offer underwritten by CPS Capital to $1.3 million
  • For every two new shares, shareholders will receive 1 free attaching listing option with excersise price of $0.25 and terms of 18 months

To view the full presentation, please click on the button below.

Altech Chemicals Limited – Release of Research Report

10th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) is pleased to announce that it is featured in a research report titled “Excellent Progress on the Finance and Offtake Front” by Breakaway Research, which has been released today and is available for viewing and dowload on the Company’s website.

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Wild Digital: Southeast Asia’s Largest Gathering of Internet Leaders – Less Than One Month To Go!

Wild Digital explores the growth in Southeast Asia with an in-depth look at the trends and strategies shaping the region. Come hear from Garena’s Nick Nash and Khazanah’s Tengku Dato’ Sri Azmil Zahruddin on the recent $170m investment deal, and Lazada’s Maximilian Bittner and Asia Pacific Internet Group’s Hanno Stegmann on the $1B investment stake recently made by Alibaba.

This year we feature exciting new speakers, sessions and workshops, with investor spotlights covering the region’s most compelling and hotly debated topics. What are you waiting for?

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YPB Group Recruits Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar to Help Indian Push

10th May 2016, AFR By Yolanda Redrup

Australian listed anti-counterfeit technology company YPB Group is expanding to India with the help of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

The company has signed a 10-year contract with one of the retired cricketer’s associated companies. It means Mr Tendulkar will act as a so-called brand ambassador for YPB Group’s consumer engagement platform YPB Connect and facilitate introductions to important contacts in the Indian market.

YPB Group chief executive John Houston said the decision to bring on a brand ambassador was a first for the company and was being tried in India because it was a difficult market to gain traction.

“Sachin is such a reputable and well-established treasure of India,” Mr Houston said.

“India is a totally new market and we’d only go into it with such a partner. Sachin’s endorsement is a quite unique, and it’s really a result of the relationship we’ve been able to built with him. He doesn’t do this often.”

YPB Group is mainly known for its anti-counterfeit software and app which lets consumers spot fake products, as well as its document verification technology, however Mr Tendulkar will be supporting its consumer engagement software.

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YPB Launches T3 Mini Scanner

9th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • First production run of T3 scanners and 100 unit sale to client
  • Existing T2 scanner to remain in production
  • Smallest, most cost effective invisible tracer/scanner technology

YPB Group has released its patent pending T3 mini scanner, with the same functionality as the T2 model but measuring a third the size it is less expensive to produce, allowing fro greater sales and higher margins.

The T3 scanner, the results of more than 12 months R&D provides the opportunity for much wider distribution of scanners, including retail stores and hospitality venues, allowing vendor to demonstrate authenticity of products to customers. The T3 also allows brand owners, financial institutions and Government agencies to deploy scanners more widely for quick and easy product authentication in supply chains, production lines and at retail outlets.

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Altech Sells Exploration Licence for $2.0 Million Cash

9th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Sale of surplus exploration license for $2 million
  • Dispute over termination of Kaolin Mining Rights Deed with Dana settled
  • Altech retains ownership of mining lease application M70/1334 for its Malaysian HPA project
  • Imminent grant of M70/1334

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) is pleased to announce that it has executed an agreement with Dana Shipping and Trading S.A. (Dana) for the sale of exploration license E70/3923 (excluding mining lease application M70/1334, owned by Altech) at Meckering, Western Australia for $2.0 million.

The exploration licence is surplus to Altech’s feedstock requirements for its proposed Malaysian high purity alumina (HPA) plant. Feedstock for the plant will be sources from within M70/1334 which contains estimated ~11 million tonnes of kaolin mineral resources, representing in excess of 250 years of supply for the HPA plant.

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Seera Accelerates its APAC Growth Roadmap

3rd May 2016, ARN By Hafizah Osman

Cloud-based talent management solution provider, Seera, has appointed Newport Capital to undertake a $10m A Round capital raising in support of its immediate plans for offshore growth.

The company said the new investment round will enable Australian-based Seera to further capitalise on its current position within the Cloud-based talent management solutions space, as well as accelerate its Asia-Pacific growth roadmap with the opening of its first international office in Singapore this year.

This move follows the company’s recent announcement of a new channel program launch and that it is seeking new partners to expand its local reach.

Seera CEO and founder, Bradley Birchall, said participation and backing from existing collaborative channel alliances, including Microsoft, are major contributors to Seera’s growth strategy.

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Seera: An “Innovative Leap Forward”

3rd May 2016, Startup Smart By Denham Sadler

It was when a 19-year-old Melbourne entrepreneur was working for Telstra in the 80s that he first came up with the concept for a million-dollar company.

Tasked with improving the telcos efficiency, Brad Birchall developed a way to automatically dispatch Telstra technicians based on their availability and skills.

Back in the days of the first version of Windows, it was “breakthrough stuff”.

More than 10 years later Birchall was a CIO at SEEK and the idea really began to consolidate.

“I was actually getting to see and understand the whole HR marketplace and the jobs marketplace,” Birchall tells StartupSmart.

“That was a breakthrough insight.”

The entrepreneur then began to develop the concept for a cloud-based talent management platform based around competency of employees and potential hirings.

Now, more than 15 years later, the idea has transformed into Seera, a startup turning over $1 million annually, with a $10 million Series A round in the works and a potential ASX-listing next year.

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HR Tech Startup Seera Seeks $100m Valuation Ahead of ASX IPO

3rd May 2016, AFR By Yolanda Redrup

The boom in Australian technology initial public offerings looks set to continue into 2017, with Seera, a cloud-based recruitment and staff management software company, poised to kick off a $10 million funding round ahead of an ASX listing.

The company, which was founded by former SEEK and Telstra executive Bradley Birchall in 2014, has taken on long-standing technology specialist investment firm Newport Capital to advise on its pre-IPO raising, with the funds earmarked for Seera’s Asia Pacific regional expansion plans. It intends to list on the ASX in 2017.

Its founder told The Australian Financial Review the company had mapped out an ambitious plan to use the ASX as a stepping stone to a $1 billion Nasdaq IPO by 2019.

ASX investors have warmly welcomed human resources technology listings from 1-Page and Reffind in recent times, only to begin selling out once concerns about immature revenue models began to kick in. Reffind’s shares have fallen more than 84 per cent in six months, and 1-Page shares, while still well above its October 2014 listing price, have fallen from a high of $5.69 last September, to sit at 97¢.

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Folkestone Blog: Investing In Unlisted Real Estate Funds – Key Things To Consider

PART 1

What To Look For In Investing In Unlisted Real Estate Funds

In the current low interest rate environment, the hunt for yield is a powerful force. In Part 1, of this two-part series on unlisted real estate funds, we show the characteristics of unlisted real estate funds, what to look for when assessing a fund and how the Net Tangible Asset number is calculated

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PART 2

How Do Unlisted Real Estate Income Funds Generate High Income Returns

In Part 2 of this two-part series on unlisted real estate funds, we look at gearing, how returns are generated, and the different types of exit strategies.

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Innovation Heroes: Toni Moyes, 8i

3rd May 2016, idealog By Jonathon Cotton

Stephen Henry (Kode Biotech), Dale Clareburt (Weirdly), Lisa King (Eat My Lunch), Glenn Martin (founder and inventor of Martin Jet Pack) and Toni Moyes (8i) will share their successes and failures for the benefit of us all, live and in person in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Today we talk to Toni Moyes, chief operating officer at 8i about start-up culture, raising money and the human side of VR.

You’ve been an advisor, analyst and solicitor. How did you end up COO of 8i?

Well, it was through my work in micro-economic policy. I became really fascinated with what kind firm could be really transformative to the New Zealand economy and raise productivity and, in that capacity, what could I do in my current job to help make more of that happen. And through that process I came to meet an entrepreneur named Linc Gasking and talked to him about all sorts of ideas that he had for companies. I became quite fascinated with his experience in start-up eco-systems. It was through getting to know Linc that, when he started 8i together with Eugene d’Eon, he invited me to come and spend time with him and really be a part of it. So I just had the opportunity when the company was first founded to kind of hang out and help. In fact Linc called me one night and said ‘Hey Toni, we’ve started this amazing VR company. Come over!’ At 10 pm on a Tuesday. And I said ‘Now?’ and he said ‘Yes, now!’ and I went.

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iFAST Enter Joint Venture With PC International (HK)

4th May 2016, iFast Corporation

The board of directors (the “Directors” or the “Board”) of iFAST Corporation Ltd. (the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) wishes to announce that the Company has entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with PC International (HK) Limited (“PC International”) for the purpose of incorporating a new private limited company in Singapore under the name “PC iFAST Holding (SG) Pte. Ltd.” (“JV Company”).

PC International is incorporated in Hong Kong. It is an affiliated company of Paochu Investment Advisory Ltd and PC Securities Ltd. Paochu Investment Advisory Ltd has Type 4 and Type 9 licences with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (“SFC”) which covers regulated activities relating to advising on securities and asset management respectively. PC Securities Ltd has Type 1 license with SFC which covers regulated activity for dealing in securities.

The Company will hold 25% equity interest in the JV Company while PC International holds the remaining 75% equity interest.

The Company expects the incorporation of a JV Company with PC International will enable the Group to increase business from offshore customers who wish to invest in the investment products distributed on its Singapore platforms.

The aforementioned transaction is not expected to have any material impact on the Group’s earnings per share and net tangible assets per share for the financial year ending 31 December 2016.

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Altech Secures Settlement for Mining Lease at Meckering

6th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Settlement with freehold landowners covering mining lease application M70/1334
  • Landowners objection to grant of mining lease lifted
  • Company proceeding to mining lease grant
  • Company to submit Mining Propsal (MP) and Mine Closure Plan (MCP)
  • 18 month option to purchase 94 ha of land covering mining lease
  • Guarantees mining accessibility

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech/the Company) (ASX: ATC) is pleased to announce that it has executed a settlement and option to purchase agreement for the freehold land that completely encompasses its mining lease application M70/1334 at Meckering, Western Australia. As reported previously, the landowners had objected to the application for grant of the mining lease and the objection was before the Warden’s Court (WA). Concurrently, the Company continued to negotiate a settlement with the landowners and a final settlement has now been reached.

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Catcha Group Investor Update May 2016: The Explosion of VC Funding in Asia & iflix CEO on CNBC

PATRICK GROVE: THE EXPLOSION OF VC FUNDING IN ASIA

During the past 12 months, the explosion of activity by venture capital firms has been greater than the preceding 14 years, notes Patrick Grove, founder & CEO of Catcha Group.
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IFLIX CEO: WE’RE FOCUSED ON EMERGING MARKETS

Mark Britt from iflix tells CNBC that the firm is focusing its energies on bringing iflix across the globe.
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WILD DIGITAL 2016 – JUNE 8 & 9, LE MERIDIEN KUALA LUMPUR

Exciting new speakers announced every week! Check out the full list or subscribe to event updates on www.wilddigital.com

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Martin Aircraft May Newsletter – Gears Up Production in Christchurch, Showcased at Airshow China & Test Vehicles Prove Robustness

5th May 2016, ASX Announcement

This months updates include a review of Martin Aircraft Company’s production status, a technical update on testing our Next Generation Jetpacks and a short report on the progress of the P14 manned vehicle.

Martin Aircraft Company Gears up for Production in Christchurch 

It is always an exciting moment for a company when it watches its first products roll off the commercial assembly line, especially when that product has taken more than 30 years to evolve from concept to reality. With just over a month to go before the formal production process of the Martin Jetpack begins at its headquarters in Wigram, Christchurch, the buzz of anticipation is already apparent as the Martin Aircraft Company Production Team  skillfully makes ready for this momentous occasion. Although the first aircraft will be the designated P14 aircraft – one before the first commercial model – having all the processes and procedures in place ready to be tested is a major milestone.

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TFS First Buy-back Offers Made to Acquire MIS Assets

6th May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Offers sent to growers to acquire their interests in the TFS2000 Project
  • Offers provide growers with significant returns, with the majority set to more than triple their invested capital
  • Results of the TFS2000 Project demonstrate the attractiveness of TFS’s MAnaged Investment Scheme projects
  • Indian sandalwood acquired by TFS will be harvested in June and supplied to TFS’s diverse end markets

TFS Corporation Ltd (“TFS”, “the Company”, ASX: TFC), the world’s largest owner and manager of commercial Indian sandalwood plantations, has launched the first of a seriees of plantation buy-backs, offering growers (Managed  Investment Scheme (“MIS”) investors) significant returns on their investments in sandalwood plantations.

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OncoSil Medical Presents at Asia BiotechInvest

4th May 2016, ASX Announcement

OncoDil Medical Limied (ASX: OSL) (OncoSil Medical or the Company) a late stage medical devices company focused on localised treatments for patients with pancreatic cancer and liver cancer, today announced that Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Kenny will present at the Asia Biotech Invest conference at the Hong Kong Convention Centre, Hong Kong on Thursday 5 May 2016.

The Asia Biotech Invest conference is hosted by AusBiotech as part of their Global Investment Event Series and runs from 5 to 6 May 2016 bringing together a number of institutional investors, partners and life sciences companies from across the Asia Pacific region.  Mr Kenny and Chief Financial Officer, Tom Milicevic will also participate in one-on-one meetings with Asian investors during and prior to the conference.

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Crowd Mobile Investor Presentation May 2016

4th May 2016, ASX Announcement

We are a profitable and global mobile first company

Building a leading m-payments & m-content company

  • Offices in Amsterdam (HQ) Budapest & Melbourne
  • Over 60 employees
  • Reach into 160 Telcos in 50+ countries
  • Growth into the America’s, EMEA & APAC

Corporate Snapshot

ASX Code: “CM8″ & FWB-XETRA: “CM3″

Ordinary Shares on Issue: 157.2m
Options @ Various (25cents to 39cents): 33.5m
Market Cap (@ 24c – $AUD)*:  $37.7m
Cash at Bank ($AUD) as at 30/4/16: $4.4m
Debt/Final Earn Out – as at 30/4/16: $21.0m
Debt Interest Cover: >4.5x
Enterprise Value (EV): $54.3m

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Charter Hall Presentation to Macquarie Australia Conference

4th May 2016, ASX Announcement

FY16 Outlook and Earnings Guidance 

Given volatility across global equity markets, the stable return characteristics of direct property have become increasingly compelling

Charter Hall continues to build its bench strength with the recent appointment of Sean McMahon as CIO, complementing our Leadership group which is driving momentum across all business activities

Charter Hall continues to focus on portfolio security by investing in assets with strong tenant covenants and tenant durations, delivering sustainable income and capital growth prospects

Our guidance is as follows:

Absent  unexpected events, Charter Hall’s earnings guidance for FY16 OEPS of 8-10% growth over FY15, is in line with the upgraded guidance provided in February 2016

The distribution payout ratio is expected to be between 85% and 95% of operating earnings per security

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DA for STARIN at Macquarie Park Approved

It’s with great pleasure to announce that the iconic Macquarie Park Project’s DA (Development Application) was approved by the City of Ryde Council end of April 2016. With architects Group GSA and urban planners JBA Urban, as well as an extended team of reputable specialists involved in the project, STARIN managed to successfully push the limits of Council Legislation to design a building that would go from being a height of 37 metres to a ground breaking 65 metres -the first of its height in the Macquarie Park Core under Ryde City Council’s Macquarie Park LEP incentive process.

Moving forward, we have received the tenders for evaluation and selection, with construction of early works set to begin mid-year. The design development is also steadily progressing with interior and exterior design elements of the structure being finalised. This is a very exciting and long awaited stage of the journey for STARIN which continues to welcome interested investors as well as nurture the confidence of existing investors.

Leaf Resources April Update: Industry Updates, Announcement & New Website Launch

Australian Securities Exchange Announcement

Shareholder Update

Leaf Resources has had a very busy and productive year to date, working around the world to deliver economical projects producing renewable chemicals from plant biomass based on our proprietary , award winning GlycellTM process.
Read the announcement here

Australia to invest a billion dollars into clean energy and fuels

Biofuels Digest reports on Australia’s Clean Energy Innovation Fund

The Federal Government announced that it is establishing a $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund to support emerging technologies make the leap from demonstration to commercial deployment.
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Al Gore: The case for optimism on climate change

Climate advocate Al Gore’s candid TED talk

Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change? In this spirited talk, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet and the solutions we’re designing to combat them.
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Big companies are driving the sustainability agenda

From packaging design, health, exercise these companies are making progress reports FoodBev Media

At the recent Tetra Pak sustainability round table in Lund, Sweden, it became clear that it is big business not governments that are driving environmental change with these big players all having their own sustainability agenda.
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Bioserie making child’s play of plant based plastic

Biobased World News takes a close look at the new generation of plastic toys

Bioserie are changing the landscape of toys by producing the first 100% USDA certified plant based toy.
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Leaf Resources New Website

Leaf has launched its new mobile friendly website.
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SUDA Investor Presentation May 2016

3rd May 2016, ASX Announcement

Overview 

SUDA (ASX: SUD) is a drug delivery company commercialising low-risk pharmaceuticals

Extensive proprietary technology, expertise and knowhow in formulating and manufacturing oral sprays

Multiple patent families covering approx. 300 widely-used drugs formulated into oral sprays

SUDA’s first-in-class oral sprays have demonstrated meaningful advantages vs. standard-of-care tablets in multiple clinical studies

Multiple oral sprays for large markets – insomnia, malaria, migraine, erectile dysfunction, chemo-induced nausea

Technology proven with 3 products on the market: NitroMist (Nitro-Glycerine), ZolpiMist and Meloxicam (Vet)

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Avenir Capital March 2016 Quarterly Investor Letter; Fund Up Roughly 3.5%

Equity markets in the first quarter of 2016 gave a hard-to-miss demonstration of the behaviour of Ben Graham’s overly emotional friend, “Mr Market”. In what was one of the worst starts to a year in many decades, U.S. markets fell by 9% in the first 12 trading days of 2016 with European markets down by 12%. By the time markets broadly bottomed in mid-February, the S&P 500 was down over 10% and European and Asian stocks down 13% from the beginning of the year. The U.S. Russell 2000, a small/mid cap index, was down over 15% and over 25% from the peak in June 2015.

From the low in mid-February, the markets staged a strong recovery to nudge slightly above breakeven for the S&P 500 and a couple of percent below where they began the year for the main European/Asian indices and the Russell 2000.

The Avenir Value Fund (the “Fund”) decreased 6.5%, net of fees and expenses, in the March 2016 quarter compared to the S&P 500 which increased 1.4% and the ASX All Ordinaries which decreased 2.4% for the quarter. After hitting a low in January, the Australian dollar surged strongly in the latter part of the quarter, ultimately detracting from our return by almost 2.5% for the period.

Almost all of the decline for us occurred in January, in the strong market down draft that occurred at the start of the year, with February flat and March recouping some of the decline being up 2.7%. April continued this trend with the Fund up roughly 3.5%.

While the market proved volatile and we ended the quarter down, the strong underlying operating performance of the companies we hold in the portfolio continued during the quarter and our view of intrinsic value remains much more stable than the market prices. This highlights the need to anchor investment decisions on our fundamental view of long term cash flows and asset value rather than short term market sentiment.

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YPB Secures 14 million Unit Reorder for VariSec Passport Solution

3rd May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Reorder of YPB’s VariSec technology for a major first world economy
  • Total gross revenue approximately A$500,00
  • YPB’s Government Vital Documents business rapid growth continues

YPB Group Ltd (ASX:YPB) is pleased to announce that it has received a further order for its proprietary VariSec technology to apply  to approximately 14 million ePassports in a deal that is expected to generate A$500,000 gross revenue.

The reorder of the technology is for a major first world economy which previously ordered VariSec technology in October 2015. It is estimated that these new passports will be issued in the next six months.

The reorder of VariSec from the major first world western economy highlights the reoccurring nature of the market for securing passports. YPB expects the country to place a third order for the technology in the latter months of 2016.

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TFS Share Purchase Plan Closes Heavily Oversubscribed

2nd May 2016, ASX Announcement

TFS Corporation Ltd (“TFS”, “the Company”, ASX: TFC) , the world’s largest owner and manager of commercial Indian sandalwood plantations, today announced it has successfully closed its Share Purchase Plan (SPP), receiving applications nearly three times the $5 million target.

TFS received applications totaling 14.2 million. In light of this strong demand, the Board of TFS has elected to increased the target to $8 million to allow shareholders to more fully participate in the offer.

A total of 1,460 shareholders participated in the SPP, 20.8% of total TFS holders.

All eligible SPP applications will scaled-back pro-rata to the amounts subscribed for, meaning eligible applicants will receive shares to the value of approximately 56% of their subscription amount.

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Leaf Resources Update: Potential Projects in USA Progressed, JV Progression, Excellent Results from EFB

2nd May 2016, ASX Announcement

Overview 

Leaf Resources has had a very busy and productive year to date, working around the world to deliver economical projects producing renewable chemicals from plant biomass based on our proprietary, award wining Glycell™ process.

Recent trips to the USA have progressed potential projects in the region as Leaf Resources’ personnel continue negotiations with several potential partners in addition to working on the previously announced JV with ZeaChem. In Europe the Joint Venture with Monaghan Bioscience has delivered excellent first stage results and has now progressed to the second stage.

In Asia, plans are being made to utilize the excellent results from the recent testing of Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) at Andritz’s demonstration plant at Springfield Ohio. The results were good enough for Andritz to state that Glycell™ is now a preferred process to convert this waste biomass into commercial sugars.

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Charter Hall Appoints Chief Investment Officer

2nd May 2016, ASX Announcement

Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC) (Charter Hall or the Group) today announced it has appointed Sean McMahon as Chief Investment Officer  (CIO); a newly created role identified as part of the Group’s recent organisation restructure announce on 1 February 2016.

Mr McMahon has over 25 years’ property and financial experience having held senior positions in major listed and private operations, most recently as CIO of Frasers Property Australia (formerly Asutraland), where he was also previously the Executive General Manager/Head of Commercial & Industrial. He brings great cross sector property experience having been responsible for office, industrial and neighborhood centre investment and has driven the development of corporate strategies, capital allocation and reinvestment programs, M&A and the management of key investor customer relationships.

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Altech Chemicals Quarterly Update: EBITDA US$55.7m, Mitsubishi Agreement Signed, $2m Capital Raising Update

2nd May 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights 

  • Altech improves financials of HPA project with BFS update
    - NPV3 US$358m (previously US$326m)
    - Payback 3.7 years (was 3.8 years)
    - IRR 33% (previously 30%)
    - Capex US$78.7m (was US$76.9m)
    - EBITDA US$55.7m p.a. (was US$59.4m)
  • Debt funding Update HPA project
    - HPA project will support ~US$60m of debt funding
    - German government-owned KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH mandated
    - Application for  ~US$40m of German government export credit agency (ECA) cover
  • Altech finalises agreement for HPA plant site – Johor, Malaysia
    - HPA plant site secured at the Tanjung Langsat Industrial Complex, Johor
    - 30 year lease, with option to extend for +30 years
    - Johor offer significant opex advantages
  • Altech signs off-take sales agreement with Mitsubishi for all HPA production
    - Off-take arrangement for first 10 years of HPA operations
    - Secures sales for 100% of Altech’s proposed 4,000tpa
  • DJ Carmichael ‘initial coverage’ report
    - Speculative Buy recomendation and a risked valuation of $0.41 a share in initial coverage report
  • $2 million capital raising update
    - $1.2m @ 8.6c/share via private share placement
    - $0.744m via share purchase plan (SPP)
    - Funds used to finalise detailed design, debt funding and working capital

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4Dx Presents at AusBio in Hong Kong and Singapore

4Dx will take part in the spotlight presentations to international investors as part of the AusBiotech Global Investment Event Series, with events taking place in Asia, the US and Australia.

Through a professional business-matching program 4Dx will connect with life science investors from across the globe to discuss investment and partnership opportunities.

The first will take place in Singapore, hosted by the SGX and Wholesale Investor on the 3rd of May.

The second event will be held at the Hong Kong Convention Centre on the 5th-6th May. Now in its fourth year, this event attracts over 150 qualified investors each year. Held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair this event provides the opportunity to explore potential future partnerships.

Cash Receipts from Customers Up 123% in Q1 for YPB Group

29th APril 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights

  • Q1 cash receipts from customers increased 123% vs Q4 in 2015
  • Affyrmx JV, established in Q1 2016, showing excellent early promise in the Government vital documents segment, receiving four orders since launch
  • Currently servicing 152 active customer accounts across the world
  • Strong business development pipeline in place with over 150 active projects

Overview 

Global anti-counterfeit and brand protection solution company YPB Group Limited (ASX: YPB) is pleased to report a strong quarter-on-quarter increase in cash receipts of 123% to A$775,00 in Q1 2016. As part of its Appendix 4C for the period ending 31 March 2016, following is an update on corporate activities.

YPB has built an outstanding launchpad from which to strongly grow revenue and move the  company into profitability in 2017.

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iFast Enters Into MOU To Sell A 5% Stake In iFast China Business

The  Board  of  Directors  (the  “Directors”  or  the  “Board”)  of  iFAST  Corporation  Ltd  (“iFAST”  or  the  “Company” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) wishes to announce that its wholly-owned  subsidiary,   FA   Corporate   &   Compliance   Consultancy   Pte.   Ltd.   (Company   Registration   No.  200722799G), which is intended to be renamed as iFAST China Holdings Pte. Ltd., (“iFAST China  Holdings”), had,  on 28 April  2016,  entered into  a  non-binding memorandum of understanding (the  “Memorandum”)  with  Caerulean  Limited  (BVI  Company  No.  1904290)  (“CL”)  with  its  registered  address at c/o Offshore Incorporations Limited, P.O. Box 957, Offshore Incorporations Centre, Road  Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (collectively, the “Parties” and each, a “Party”).

Pursuant  to  the  Memorandum,  (i)  CL  is  desirous  of  subscribing  for,  and  iFAST  China  Holdings  is  desirous  of  issuing  and  allotting,  such  number  of  newly  issued  ordinary  shares  in  iFAST  China  Holdings, representing 5% of the share capital of iFAST China Holdings on an enlarged basis, at a  cash  consideration  of  USD1.75  million  (the  “Proposed  Subscription”);  and  (ii)  the  Proposed  Subscription shall be completed by June 2016 (“Completion”). The consideration for the Proposed  Subscription was arrived at on a willing-seller and willing-buyer basis. Following Completion, CL will  hold a 5% shareholding interest in iFAST China Holdings on an enlarged basis.

CL is an investment-holding company which was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands in January  2016. Its directors are Mr Lim Wee Kiong and Mr Wong Tin Niam Jean Paul. Its shareholders include  Mr Wong Soon Shyan, Mr Lim Wee Kiong and Mr Wong Tin Niam Jean Paul. Mr Wong Soon Shyan,  Mr Lim Wee Kiong and Mr Wong Tin Niam Jean Paul are iFAST employees.

The Group will be undergoing some internal restructuring, such that post-restructuring, iFAST’s China  business  will  comprise  iFAST  China  Holdings  and  its  wholly-owned  subsidiary  in  China  (“iFAST  China Business”). Based on the unaudited financial results for the financial period ended 31 March  2016, the consolidated net asset value of iFAST China Business amounted to approximately S$2.53  million.  Upon  Completion  of  the  Proposed  Subscription,  the  Group  may  see  an  estimated  gain  of  S$2.12  million  based  on  the  financial  position  of  the  iFAST  China  Business  as  at  31  March  2016.  However, the gain is expected to be recognised in the reserves instead of the income statement of  the Group.

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SUDA Reports 3Q Increase in Receipts & Positive Net Operating Cash Flow

29th April 2016, ASX Announcement

SUDA LTD (ASX:SUD), a leader in oro-mucosal drug delivery, today released its Appendix 4C for the consolidated Group for the third quarter of FY2016. Receipts from customers for the period were $1.6 million, an increase of 7% quarter-on-quarter and up 8% from the same in FY2015. The Company generated a positive net operating cash flow of $0.5 million for the third quarter, compared to a loss of $0.8 million in the previous quarter.

The receipt of $0.7 million from the Australian Taxation Office under the R&D Tax Incentive and also $0.04 million under the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme boosted the operating cash flow for the third quarter. The cash position as at 31 March 2016 was $3.6 million.

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APN Review April 2016: Three Big Themes from Reporting Season, Japan’s Negative Rates Policy

Three BIG themes from reporting season

This was a good reporting season. 99.1% retail occupancy rate, rents are growing, valuations improving – looks like there is a lot to look forward to for the AREIT investor.

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Japan’s negative rates policy: The big winner

The Bank of Japan launched its negative interest rate policy in January which for many was cause for alarm. Where some see panic, we see opportunity.

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Tim Slattery talks half year results

Tim Slattery, Executive Director talks us through some of the best results APN has had in years.

Click here to watch the December 2015 half year results video.

APN Investor Presentation at The CEO Sessions

Tim Slattery, Executive Director at APN Property Group recently presented at The CEO Sessions as a part of the ASX Investor Series.

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Investment opportunities – register your interest

APN is currently working towards launching a number of new investment opportunities.

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Monthly performance updates

First Re-order for YPB in Mexico

28th April 2016, ASX Announcement

YPB Group Limited (ASX:YPB) has received its first reorder of high security vital record documents in Mexico, further validating the depth of potential business and revenue from the Affyrmx JV.

The recorder will see YPB provide an additional 200,00 high security vital record documents to the State of Jalisco, one of the largest of the 32 states in Mexico.

Announced in January 2016 and with a six year duration, the JV with Affyrmx LLC for the supply of government documents will initially focus on Mexico,l and includes (but is not limited to) visas, vital records, ID cards and financial instruments.

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Kacific First Service To Be Powered By Newtec Dialog® Multiservice VSAT Platform

28th April 2016, Military Technologies

Satellite operator will use Newtec’s multiservice platform to start its affordable connectivity service to public institutions, consumers and enterpriSES in the Pacific

Leading satellite operator Kacific Broadband Satellites and Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and Technologies for satellite communications, today announced they have agreed on a cooperation for powering Kacific’s interim services using Newtec Dialog® to be deployed and to provide affordable satellite broadband connectivity in the Pacific.

The multiservice platform will initially be used to deliver Internet connectivity to a number of schools in the Republic of Vanuatu. Kacific will be expanding its broadband service delivery to consumers, enterprises and other public institutions in places where Internet connectivity is lacking due to poor or non-available terrestrial infrastructure. The whole of South-East Asia and the Pacific, from Sumatra, Indonesia, to the French Polynesian archipelagos will ultimately benefit from the Kacific broadband service.

Kacific will provide interim Ku-band capacity to customers in the Pacific, ahead of the launch of its new Ka-band satellite.

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Altech Signs Off Take Agreement for 100% of HPA Production

27th April 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Altech signs off take sales arrangement with Mitsubishi for first ten years of HPA operations
  • Secures sales for 100% of Altech’s proposed 4,000tpa HPA production
  • Exclusive global distributor with well established global customer base
  • Mitsubishi Corporation is Japan’s largest global trading company

Altech Chemicals Limited (Altech the Company) (ASX:ATC) is pleased to announce that it has executed a 10 year off take sales arrangement (Agreement) with Mitsubishi Corporation’s Australian subsidiary, Mitsubishi Australia Ltd (Mitsubishi) for 100% of the high purity alumina (HPA) production from the Company’s proposed Malaysian HPA plant.

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Folkestone: A-REITs – Come of Age

26th April 2016, Folkestone

Are real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed on stock exchanges around the world just another part of the financials sub-sector of the equities market or their own legitimate sector?

According to Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the global keeper of the equity market classifications, known as the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), REITs are finally being recognised as their own sector. The GICS system seeks to offer an efficient investment tool to capture the breadth, depth and evolution of industry sectors listed on global stock exchanges.

Recently, it was announced by S&P that a new Real Estate Sector is being created, elevating its position (currently classified under the Financials Sector) to its own legitimate sector and bringing the number of global GICS Sectors to 11.

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Texus Fibre Update, Media Targets & Market Activity

Natural wool, science, and technology to improve human health, initially resulting in the worlds most breathable filter media for deployment in respiratory protection devices and appliances.

What Texus Fibre Does

  1. Creates filter media which can outperforms incumbent materials on performance, yet offer additional benefits to manufacturers and consumers.
  2. The performance advantage provides an enabling technology for device and appliance makers to gain significant competitive advantage.
  3. Deploys an ingredient brand for the filter media for global recognition.
  4. Has an end to end IP portfolio around the business.
  5. Creates value for its shareholders through sale of materials and licensing of its technology.

Texus Filter Media targets:

A range of filter media products specifically suited to :

  • Respiratory Filtration: For devices worn by people
    - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    - Anti Pollution masks (APM)
  • Living Space Filtration: For people inside living spaces.
    - Home air purifiers (HAP)
    - Vehicles
    - Offices

The products optimise the advantages of the functionality in natural proteins, and minimise the negative effects.

The resulting performance characteristics comply with standards, and yet provide a clearly differentiated and highly trusted ingredient.

Our Ingredient Brand

Texus presents an opportunity tell a compelling story, incorporating all levels of the supply chain.

The brand creates emotional connections associated with a high performance natural material solution.

Market Activity

  • Revenue streams with key clients in PPE including Fortune 500 customers, with a growing pipeline.
  • New US manufacturer targeting Asia for APM, establishing manufacturing capability in New Zealand in order to adopt Texus  and embed the story into their marketing
  • Global Strategy and Design company deploying Texus as a partner to develop opportunities using Texus media in global appliance makers HAP devices for Asia.

Proteomics March Update: PromarkerD Progress, Indian Biotech Market Expansion & Solid Quarter Results

26th April 2016, ASX Announcement

Life sciences company Proteomics International Laboratories Ltd (ASX:PIQ) (the Company, PILL)  is pleased to provide the following update on its business activities for the three month period to 31 March 2016.

Highlights 

  • PromarkerD progress: 500 patient follow-up validation study underway to further validate PromarkerD’s initial ground-breaking results.
  • IVD test kit for PromarkerD: Assessing development program to produce a clinical pathology In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) test kit for PromarkerD.
  • Therapeutic Drug Discovery Program: to discover new analgesic and antibiotics drug compounds.
  • Analytical Services operations: Solid quarter-on-quarter results.
  • Business Development: Company expands operations in massive Indian biotech market.

The March quarter delivered another period of sound performance for PILL. During the quarter, it embarked on a number of programs utilising its proprietary, disruptive technology platform. This included a development program, to produce a standard clinical pathology In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) test kit for PromarkerD.

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Aeeris Revenue Growth Continues, New Customers On-Boarded, Strong R&D Investment into New Technologies

14th April 2016

Financial Highlights 

  • Total cash receipts of $496,822
  • Cash receipts received from customers of $483,390, up 28.2% compared with the previous quarter of $377,047
  • Net decrease in cash held (cash burn) of $411,285
  • Expenses higher in the quarter with a big investment in R&D to build new products which are expected to open new markets and generate new revenues. No R&D Tax Rebate received during this quarter.
  • Cash position at end of quarter (31st March 2016) of $2.16 million (unaudited)

Business Highlights

  • Company continues strong quarter-to-quarter growth in business customer revenues
  • Addition of experienced and talented new executives in sales, project management and new customer solutions implementation
  • Rationalisation of some costs, while continuing strong investment in R&D
  • Safe@Work product has evolved into a broader product offering in response to customer demand – an integrated staff and contractor tracking and monitoring system for major employers, known as Security Access Management System (SAMs)
  • Movement away from consumer (B2C) services to focus on enterprise clients (B2B)
  • Discontinuing residential alerting services to Brisbane City Council (BCC) from July 2016, expected to result in productive redeployment of internal resources to potential large business and government customers with better economics
  • Company’s clear future direction lies in demand-driven, highly scalable annuity revenue streams derived from deploying geospatial data systems to large organisations.
  • Aeeris is rapidly evolving into an enterprise-level geospatial data company, and is less focused on marketing consumer weather-centric apps and services.

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SIGFOX Antennas Now Live on Top of Highest Buildings in Sydney and Melbourne

20th April 2016, Thinxtra

Thinxtra announced today that it has started the deployment of the live SIGFOX public network, with installations of base stations and antennas on top of the tallest buildings in Australia: Sydney Tower Eye and Melbourne Eureka Tower. These two prime locations together with just six other installations provide good initial SIGFOX coverage for the two cities’ CBDs.

Loic Barancourt, CEO of Thinxtra: “With these installations we have reached one of our first milestones for rolling out the nationwide public networks in Australia and New Zealand. We chose these 2 prime sites to showcase the fantastic range (20km ) you can get with SIGFOX. We will cover 85% of the population within the next 18 months, starting with covering 30% of the ANZ population by the end of 2016.”

Beyond setting up base stations on high location points, Thinxtra is already discussing deployment opportunities to support local Internet of Things projects with schools, universities and local councils in Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Barancourt says the IoT is already having a significant impact in many industries. “The solutions previously available are based on traditional telecommunications technology that has been adapted for IoT-type use. This works – but it is expensive to connect to and very power hungry. The SIGFOX technology Thinxtra is rolling out in New Zealand and Australia makes connecting to the IoT viable for a great many more applications.”

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Crowdfunding Campaign Aims to Buy Kidman

22nd April 2016, SMH By Kim Christian

A crowdfunding campaign is confident of trumping a Chinese-led bid for Australia’s largest landholder, S. Kidman and Co, as it taps home-grown sentiment.

Property crowdfunding business DomaCom has received $70 million in pledges as it looks to match or beat a $371 million bid for S. Kidman & Co.

China’s Dakang Australia Holdings plans to acquire 80 per cent of Kidman while Australian Rural Capital (ARC) Ltd is looking to take the remaining 20 per cent stake, subject to approval by the Foreign Investment Review Board.

DomaCom chief executive Arthur Naoumidis said almost 5000 investors had pledged between $2500 and $1 million as they looked to have a “social outcome” from their investments.

“They’re saying I do care about my super fund and my cash needs to give me a return, but I also care about the Australia I leave for my children and this is a transaction I want to be proud of,” Mr Naoumidis told AAP.

“Instead of sitting on the sidelines whingeing about foreigners, let’s put my money where my mouth is.”

Australians should consider whether Kidman would be run as a profitable commercial enterprise which paid taxes in Australia and did not need foreign investment approval, he said.

DomaCom is in talks to raise equity capital for a backdoor share market listing as it ramps up its crowdfunding campaign in the coming weeks.
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Developing Fintech Collaborations with Malaysia

13th April 2016, Austrade

Australia’s growing financial technology (fintech) capabilities were highlighted during a major industry conference in Kuala Lumpur in late March.

‘Malaysia: The Rise of Fintech Innovation and Disruption’ – a two-day event organised by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in collaboration with the New South Wales Government – outlined how Australia’s fintech capability aligns with Malaysia’s financial services sector ambitions.

Discussions centred on how fintech collaborations can be forged between the two nations.

Malaysia is one of the most tech savvy countries in South East Asia and has one of the largest e-commerce markets by value. In 2015, it was the first Asia Pacific country to legislate a legal framework for equity crowdsourcing.

Australia is home to more than a hundred leading fintech companies, many serving global markets. Customers come from across the finance sector, including banking, insurance, market technologies, payments, and wealth management.

The growth of the fintech industry in Australia has been driven by the size and strength of the country’s financial services market, which include a mature and innovative banking sector, sophisticated and diverse investment vehicles, and an insurance industry supported by world-leading technology.

Susan Kahwati, Austrade’s Senior Trade Commissioner for Malaysia, said that the growth of the fintech sector in Asia is being driven by new business models and the institution of financial market reforms.

‘The high level of digital adoption, well-developed regulatory environment, and the growing number of new e-commerce players in Malaysia make it an attractive market for Australia’s fintech sector to consider potential collaborations,’ Ms Kahwati said.

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Australian Financial Technology on Show in Malaysia

17th April 2016, Dynamic Report

Australia’s growing financial technology (fintech) capabilities were highlighted during a major industry conference in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year.

Malaysia: The Rise of Fintech Innovation and Disruption – a two-day event organised by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in collaboration with the NSW Government – outlined how Australia’s fintech capability aligns with Malaysia’s financial services sector ambitions.

Discussions centred on how fintech collaborations can be forged between the two nations.

Malaysia is one of the most tech savvy countries in South East Asia and has one of the largest e-commerce markets by value. Last year, it was the first Asia Pacific country to legislate a legal framework for equity crowdsourcing.

Australia is home to more than a hundred leading fintech companies, many serving global markets. Customers come from across the finance sector, including banking, insurance, market technologies, payments, and wealth management.

The growth of the fintech industry in Australia has been driven by the size and strength of the country’s financial services market, which include a mature and innovative banking sector, sophisticated and diverse investment vehicles, and an insurance industry supported by world-leading technology.

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Universal Biosensors Q1 2016 Results; Total Revenue Up 64%

21st April 2016, ASX Announcement

Universal Biosensors (ASX: UBI) today released its financial results for the first quarter of 2016.

When comparing the Q1 2016 results with Q1 2015:

  • Net loss is down 42%
  • Total revenue is up 64% to $5.09 million
  • Quarterly Service Fees are up 68% to $4.9 million
  • PT-INR test strip revenue is up 154%to $183,000

The net loss of $1.65 million for the period was an improvement on the net loss of $2.87 million at Q1 2015. Whilst UBI is of the view that it may again qualify for the research and development tax incentive income, it has not recorded such income for the quarter for the quarter as there is no certainty that thew aggregate turnover of the Company for the year ending 31 December 2016 will be less than $20 million. UBI will review its foretasted aggregate turnover on a quarterly basis to determine if the research and development tax incentive income should be captured as part of current year computation. If the research and development tax incentive income had been captured in the quarter, UBI would have generated a net profit of $0.6 million.

The total revenue increased to $5.09 million, up 64% when compared to Q1 2015. The major revenue driver was Quarterly Service Fees (QSFs) paid by LifeScan – the revenue generated by sales of blood glucose testing strips, which continued to show strong growth. QSFs were up 68% to $4.9 million when compared to Q1 2015.

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AirService Update; Australian and International Presence Grows, High Demand as Channel Partners and Integration Partners

Who is AirService?

AirService provides SaaS-model leading edge mobile ordering solutions for hospitality venues, with a strong focus on the enterprise market. Tailored solutions, hyperlocal marketing, and a deep understanding of customers through effective data analytics.

That’s a little heavy on the jargon.

In plain terms, everyone knows of MenuLog, Delivery Hero, Deliveroo etc. There are dozens of similar apps all fighting to be the go-to marketplace app to order takeout or home delivery. And if a venue is a standalone Thai restaurant, or Italian restaurant, or a cafe etc, then these marketplace apps provide a useful service.

But if you’re a chain, or a franchise, or a hotel, resort, casino, stadium, you don’t want to be lost in the noise in some marketplace app. You want to promote your own brand, and own the ordering experience and customer journey, as well as the data and the messaging.

That is where AirService comes in. We are differentiated from common marketplace apps by providing modular, branded mobile ordering solutions with a focus on enterprise-level clients.

Overview on how we’re doing

2015 was been a great year for AirService, and 2016 has continued where 2015 left off. Our Australian presence continues to grow, things are moving nicely overseas, and we are in high demand as channel partners and integration partners.

Recent successes

Recent highlights include:

  • AirService integrated into the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust app to power the mobile ordering within their existing app. The newly-integrated solution launched at the Rugby Sevens on 5 February, with a target of 100 transactions for the day. After 500 transactions in the first 1.5 hours, the app was throttled back as the staff were struggling to cope with the unexpected volume.
  • We launched our partnership with the Meter Maids in Surfers Paradise, and beachgoers can now order from surrounding restaurants using the Maid to Order app and have their orders delivered to them on the beach by the Meter Maids.
  • I had a very successful trip to Singapore, and we’re delighted to welcome Unlisted Collection to the AirService family, with 27 incredible restaurants and hotels around Singapore, Shanghai, London and Sydney.
  • While in Singapore, we were also successful in becoming a recommended partner of the Singapore Productivity Centre, which assists Singaporean hospitality venues with adopting technology to improve operational efficiency and to better serve their customers.
  • Our Promotions Engine has been a huge success, with clients coming up with some very clever and innovative ways of using it, far beyond what we anticipated.

Recent press

The launch with the Meter Maids proved to be controversial, and generated press in the Courier Mail, Gold Coast Bulletin, The Australian, News.com.au the Daily Mail in the UK, as well as 2UE, National Nine News and A Current Affair.

A sample includes:

Asks

Leads are always very welcome. At the moment AirService want to hear about any chains or franchises (established or emerging), or hotels, resorts etc that may be interested in AirService.

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APN Property: New Investment Mandate

21st April 2016, ASX Announcement

APN today announced that it has been appointed by Colonial First State Investments Limited (CFS) as the investment manager for a new Australian listed property securities mandate.

Mr Michael Doble, CEO Real Estate Securities, said “We are delighted to be partnering with Colonial First State to bring APN’s ‘Property for Income’ philosophy and real estate securities expertise to their clients. This appointment reflects our disciplined investment approach that has delivered investors strong and consistent risk adjusted returns over a number of years”.

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Seven West Media to Partner with Content Crowdsourcer Newzulu

20th April 2016, The Australian By David Swan

Seven West Media has taken a shine to ASX-listed content crowdsourcer Newzulu, signing a new partnership with the outlet as part of a $7 million capital raise.

The partnership will see the media giant take advantage of Newzulu’s crowd sourced content, and the start-up’s managing director Alexander Hartman said it’s a huge vote of confidence in the new media model.

“Newzulu is delighted to have completed this fundraising with the support of Australia’s leading media company in Seven West Media and a further investment from financial cornerstone Thorney,” Mr Hartman said.

“Newzulu is now in the exciting position to collaborate with Seven West on world leading crowd sourced content initiatives across Seven’s digital and traditional publishing and broadcasting assets.”

He said the funds raised will be used to grow sales revenues from Newzulu’s Technology, Content and Creative Services business units, with a particular focus on the US market.

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ABOUT NEWZULU 

Newzulu is a crowd-sourced media company that allows anybody, anywhere, with a mobile device and a story, to share news, get published and get paid. Newzulu provides Content and Technology solutions for publishers and broadcasters to crowd source content and engage with their audiences. Newzulu also provides its technology for brands and advertisers to connect with their customers.

Analytica Share Purchase Plan Results; Approximately $2.4m Raised

20th April 2016, Analytica Medical

Analytica Ltd (ASX: ALT), The Company is pleased to announce that the Share Purchase Plan was well supported by shareholders with $567,700 being received. 222,627,485 shares at $0.00255 will be allotted today. Following allotment of these shares ALT will have issued capital of 1,630,197,395 shares.

The SPP forms part of the Company’s current fund raising initiatives which are comprised of:

  • A private placement of $280k ($0.00255 cents per share) to non-related parties on the 21st March (previously announced).
  • A placement to the Chairman, Dr Michael Monsour, of $1m at $0.03 cents per share. This placement is subject to shareholder approval at an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on Friday 22nd April 2016 and
  • A placement of approximately $500k to a new cornerstone investor subject to shareholder approval of the placement to Dr Michael Monsour.

Following the completion of these fund raising initiatives the company will have raised approximately $2.4m.

These fund raisings, along with expenditure reduction initiatives announced on the 10th March 2016 has placed the Company on a solid foundation.

The Company wishes to thank shareholders for their support of the Company.

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BIG Experiences Strong Quarter Growth and New Empire Strategy to Continue to Drive Expansion

20th April 2016, ASX Announcement

Highlights:

  • Accelerated revenue growth with cash receipts for March 2016 quarter exceeding $1.18m – up over 80% on the prior quarter and 1,240% on the corresponding March 2015 quarter
  • Cash flow positive was achieved for the first time in March 2016, significantly ahead of pre-existing expectations
  • Company commenced the quarter with $2.2m at bank and ended  the quarter with $1.7m
  • Content viewership continues to rise, with over 2.9 million views achieved during the three-month period, increasing ability to attract further sponsorship and advertising opportunities
  • Pipeline of over 15,000 members set to drive ongoing growth, along with new enterprise partnerships and overseas expansion, as demand for video content increases globally

Big Un Limited (ASX: BIG, ‘BRTV’ or ‘the Company’) is pleased to provide a review of its activities for the three-month period, ended 31 March 2016.

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YPB Builds Momentum in Mexican Vital Record Documents

20th April 2016, ASX Announcement

YPB Group Limited (ASX: YPB) is pleased to announce the receipt of a further order of high security vital record documents in Mexico. The order, for the provision of 200,000 documents for the State of Campeche, is the third since the joint venture with Affyrmx was signed in February 2016.

The JV with Affyrmx is showing significant promise for YPB’s government business division, where we offer a full range of high security products and solutions, which are designed to assist governments in combating the growing security threat posed by counterfeiters.

As previously announced, whilst for security reasons the full terms of these orders are commercial in confidence, such vital record documents typically have an order value of $US0.10 to $US0.30 per unit to the Government.

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Nev Houses: Designer Nev Hyman Creating Flat-Pack, Cyclone-Proof Housing for Vulnerable Pacific Nations

20th April 2016, ABC News By Mark Solomons

Key points:

  • Hyman teams up with architect to design cheap homes for Vanuatu
  • Homes can withstand 300km/h winds and are easy to set up
  • Vanuatu Government want tens of thousands of houses for immediate use

For decades, Australian surfboard shaper Nev Hyman shaped boards for world champions, but now he is shaping something quite different: affordable, cyclone-proof housing.

 After launching three surfboard brands — the first in 1973 — Mr Hyman initially invested in plastics recycling.”Being in Bali in the late 70s and early 80s and seeing how fantastic [Bali] was, and then going back there and seeing more and more rubbish in the oceans … I ended up thinking I might as well invest in a plastics recycling company,” he told 7.30.

Then, four years ago, Mr Hyman teamed up with leading Sydney architect Ken McBryde to experiment using recycled plastic waste and wood-plastic composite to make cheap homes for Pacific nations that could be quickly set up by non-expert local labour.

The pair initially aimed their project, called The Nev House, at Papua New Guinea.

But following Cyclone Pam in March 2015, they redesigned the house to withstand 300 kilometre an hour winds and shifted their attention to Vanuatu.

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Singaporean Venture Capital Fund Seeks Tech, Fintech and MedTech Opportunities

A venture capital fund backed by the Singapore Government and with over $250M of AUM, is looking for investment opportunities from Australia and New Zealand.

The fund invests in startups from all over the world and at various stages of a startup’s lifecycle from ideation, acceleration and finally at the growth stages (seed funding, Series A, B, pre-IPO), which are looking to expand into Asia using Singapore as a springboard. Specific verticals of interest to the fund are Fintech, Media, MedTech, Cleantech, Smart Energy and Digital Manufacturing.

TARGET:

  • Verticals: Medtech, Cleantech, Smart Energy (companies with an underlying software as an enabler or central to the business)
  • Stage: Series A and later with plans to raise funds before the end of the year
  • Fund raising needs: $1M and above
  • Other: Startups must have a plan for expansion into Asia/South East Asia and consider Singapore as a base from which to do so.

If you are currently seeking capital and fit the criteria above, please click on the expression of interest button below and complete the form. 

MediKane: Two Products, Two Global Markets

Why you should invest in our growing business 

GLOBAL DEMAND: MediKane sells a proven natural product that addresses the growing global problem of diabetes.

We also sell a related product that helps solve one of healthcare’s most intractable problems – constipation.

The diabetes product, NutriKane D, was launched in 2014 and is now sold throughout Australia, New Zealand and China. A US distributor is being appointed and established medical distributors in Singapore, Thailand and other Asian countries are asking for distribution licences.

NutriKane D is available through pharmacies, vitamin and health food stores. It is now one of Caruso’s Vitamin World’s top sellers.

Two global natural product marketers have approached MediKane requesting NutriKane D to be incorporated in their own branded solutions that they market to consumers both in Australian and overseas.

NutiKane D’s advantage over pharmaceutical treatments is that it is a safe natural product with no adverse side-affects, and while drugs have to be increased in strength over a patient’s life, NutriKane D maintains a constant benefit.

Our other product, NutriKane +, has been clinical tested to demonstrate that it reduces constipation significantly. Constipation delays the discharge 60% of post-operative hospital patients. Its target market is hospitals, convalescence and Aged Care homes.

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BPS Presents at ASX’s The CEO Sessions

19th April 2016, ASX Announcement

BPS Technology presented at the ASX for The CEO Sessions. To view the presentation please scroll down to click on the button below.

Vision and Mission – BPS is gaining recognition 

  • The world’s number one in digital payments and reward platforms
  • Providing a captive market of motivated buyers and sellers using our leading digital payment and reward platforms
  • Disruptive Business Payment Platforms linking SMEs globally

About BPS Technology Limited (ASX: BPS)

BPS Technology Limited (ASX: BPS) provides technology and payment platforms centred on SME’s. It is a profitable business operates in eight countries, capitalising on a number of significant growth opportunities. BPS operates three highly complementary and scalable businesses – Bartercard, bucqi and TESS.

Bartercard operates the world’s largest trade exchange. It allows SME’s to conduct $600m of additional business without the use of cash. bucqi is a disruptive payment, loyalty & rewards platform that allows consumers to pay merchants via an app for goods and services without using a card or cash. TESS develops software for trade exchanges.  It is recognised and recommended as the preferred software by the global governing body of the industry.

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