Dear Reader,

Welcome to the July/August 2018 edition of Funding Strategies Connect!

As we move through winter, we see that investor confidence remains high as the “ASX rallies to fresh 10-year highs” and the number of new stock exchange listings is strong.  More than 30 companies are listed in the  “upcoming floats and listings” (see  

In the private markets we also see demand from investors, for good companies looking for expansion capital.  

We are also seeing an increase in clients looking for finance solutions to expand their businesses or for acquisitions.  

This level of activity is good for business and good for the economy.  We find many businesses looking for finance need assistance with funding strategies, getting investor ready, investment documentation and investor marketing.  These continue to be core services for us.  

Please contact, us whether you are a potential investor or company looking for funding, to see how our team can help.

In this edition of our newsletter I have included:

As always, I invite you download our updated deal list from our website (log-in required, membership is free).   

For more information please contact us

Mark Rainbird

Managing Director 

Funding Strategies


 Funding Strategies

Funding Strategies is a capital markets firm providing strategic advice, venture equity capital and finance services to small business and companies seeking capital for growth and expansion in the unlisted, pre-IPO and listed capital markets. We specialise in creating and implementing successful funding and capital raising strategies. 

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

  • Corporate Advisory
  • Funding Strategies and Investor Ready Services
  • Equity and Debt Capital Raisings
  • Small Scale Offerings and Venture Capital
  • Grant Funding
  • Special Private Placements
  • Stock Exchange Listings
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestments
  • Strategic Trade Sales
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Real Estate Debt and Equity Financing and Restructuring
  • Providing Opportunities for Investors
  • Director and business advisory services
  • Migration Investment SIV 132A, 132B and 188E
  • Fund Management / Venture Funds


Introducing  Project Aeris

Project Aeris is an Australian mineral exploration and development company with a Chilean focus that was formed in 2011/12 to acquire a group of high potential mineral exploration projects (copper, base metal, gold and silver) assembled by a very experienced field geologist who had been operating in Chile for 25 years.

Some of the key attributes of Project Aeris:

  • Proven portfolio with a successful JV already completed.
  • Strong assets on the balance sheet.
  • Long term secure tenure over the gold and copper assets within the asset portfolio.
  • A successful, well experienced and capable board.
  • A public listing is within sight.
  • Chile produces 25% of world copper from deposits 50%-80% larger than elsewhere.
  • Chile has 7 of the top 10 world copper mines, 5 of these are porphyry systems like Copiapina.
  • Copper supply is forecast to be in deficit up to 6m tonnes p.a. starting in 2020. Price increases are forecast up to 50% (+US$10,000 per tonne)

To find out more about Project Aeris, please contact us

 Walker Capital 

Walker Capital Features 

in Mergermarket news

"Walker Capital gears for UK, EU market entry 

ahead of potential three-five year exit - MD

Walker Capital, an Australian investment and financial technology company (fintech), is gearing up to enter the UK and EU as it scales its platform, said Managing Director and majority shareholder Michael Walker. The company has a three-five year exit plan via IPO or trade sale but could attract buyers prior to that and would consider offers, he said. 

The Sydney-based company provides a managed discretionary account (MDA) with its primary focus on rule-based trading and derivatives for private and wholesale investors, incorporated bodies and trustees including self-managed super funds, Walker said. 

Walker Capital plans to incorporate a wholly-owned subsidiary in the UK in the next 12 months and has retained a UK-based law firm to provide support and ensure the UK firm has a compliant body-corporate design and structure, Walker said."


 Guarda Group Holdings 

'Guarda Systems to launch revolutionary new Concrete Saw at "World of Concrete" Trade Show in Jan 2019

Our new Edge Powercutter will be launched at the world's largest trade show for the concrete industry early in 2019. The World of Concrete (WOC) is based in Las Vegas every January and attracts 1500 exhibitors and 60,000 attendees. The WOC is the show to get your new products noticed and this is why we have elected to launch the Edge Powercutter there."

Image above: Edge Powercutter


Image above: WoC logo

Since our June newsletter, Guarda's Managing Director has also commented on recent media regarding Silicosisa life threatening illness that has been dubbed 'Australia's new Asbestos crisis' and that 'thousands of tradies are at risk of developing'. Guarda's products protect tradies from the 'killer dust' in the concrete cutting and wall chasing markets where silica dust is also a hazard.

Guarda develops, manufactures and sells concrete cutting saws and related equipment. The Company also offers safer wall chasing services to domestic builders via the Enviro Chasing brand. 

Most importantly, Guarda's products mitigate 

deadly Carbon Monoxide(CO) and Crystalline Silica Dust 

that saw operators are exposed to. 

"Silicosis is a deadly, incurable disease caused by inhaling dust containing silica. It is being called the next asbestosis but could be much larger in scope than asbestos because many more people are potentially exposed to it. Silica Dust is released into the air when concrete, brick and stone materials are cut.  The segment on the Project focussed on cutting artificial stone for bench tops because these material have very high silica levels."


Picture Wealth Pty Ltd 

"PictureWealth passes 

important milestone

To our valued stakeholders,

It has been a productive few months and we have passed an important milestone last week in reaching our first $25 million in funds under management, and we continue to increase our recurring revenue. Our clients obtain significant benefit from the PictureWealth member experience and continue to offer positive feedback on the platform which guides and improves our product."


Australia China Business Council 

We hope you will join 

our team member at the 

upcoming ACBC events in Brisbane:

24 August:

Brisbane: "How to Effectively Engage the Australian Government"

18 September:

Gold Coast: "Winning Strategies for the Future of Australian International Education in China" Business Briefing Luncheon with ACBC's National President, the Hon John Brumby AO. 

BlueMount Capital news 

Walker Capital releases 

exclusive BlueMount Capital offer

Walker Consulting (Australia) Pty Ltd, trading as Walker Capital,  offers a managed discretionary account (MDA) service, specialising in rules based trading of derivatives. Walker Capital develops and manages sophisticated currency related trading models suitable for private investors, institutional investors, incorporated bodies and trustees; including Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs).

Walker Capital has released an exclusive offer to the BlueMount Capital network. Please click on the button below to find out more. 

Funding Strategies Pty Ltd
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Level 5, 15 Astor Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000
Telephone +61 7 3160 2840

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