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  • It Is Better to Give Than to Receive

    We were intrigued by an article in this month’s Harvard Business Review by Roger L. Martin on the importance of mutual benefit within M&A transactions. Mr Martin suggests that buyers who provide something to the target company that will make the target more competitive will reap the rewards. By contrast, if...

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  • John Crossland joins InterFinancial

    John Crossland has been appointed Director Debt Advisory at InterFinancial Corporate Finance Limited. He has over 30 years of experience in debt and equity funding, with a particular emphasis on financial restructuring. John was previously the Director Corporate Lending for GE Capital and a Senior Manager at Westpac in both...

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  • SMES: get into shape for growth or ‘exit’

    InterFinancial managing director Sharon Doyle has a word of advice for SME leaders struggling to make headway: it's never too late to get your act together. Business Acumen - SD Interview

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  • M&A as a strategic game changer

    23 November 2015 Last night InterFinancial hosted M&A Insiders – a group discussion on current M&A issues. The discussion centred around the topic of using mergers and acquisitions to enable a strategic change in a business. We had the pleasure of having Peter Birtles, Group Managing Director and CEO of...

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  • Ag in the Asian Century

    During September we attended the “Ag in the Asian Century” conference in Toowoomba. Facilitated by Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE), the conference aims to deliver practical knowledge to participants on innovation and export opportunities in the Food & Agribusiness sector. For us, a few key themes emerged from the...

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  • Social Enterprise Funding – both financial and social returns

    Last year InterFinancial provided financial support to Foresters Community Finance Limited.  As part of that we bought 50% of the fund management arm – Social Investments Australia.  We also support Foresters by helping them raise funds.  We do not receive any payment for that.  Basically, we have simply decided to...

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  • To Impair or not to Impair

    Mining Explores the end of year accounts dilemma As many companies are finalising their end of year accounts the inevitable discussion with the auditors starts. It has been a difficult period for the resources sector and while we all know the commodities sector is cyclical the accounting standards don’t. An...

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  • Takeover Activity

    We have reviewed some research that we conducted 18 months ago on takeovers and takeover premia. The number of takeover offers during the period are shown in the following chart. Total activity has diminished considerably. Is this a function of the global lack of confidence we see permeating business? Mining...

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  • Maximising the Value of your Business

    What you need to know What a lot of business owners and shareholders do not understand is that while value creation could eventuate through a sale, it also comes through a better organised, controlled and integrated operating business. The outcomes that maximise value are aligned with maximising earnings and effective...

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  • Thinking of Selling your Business?

    Securing a strategic premium The goal of any sale process is to maximise shareholder value, both financial and non-financial. A successfully executed sale is best achieved by detailed research, planning, timely communication, a well-managed process and, most importantly, appointing an experienced sale advisor and planning well prior to the actual...

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