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

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

Why CFSG Ventures Invested In Need a Barista

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

Marketing Growth Engine – Why Your Start-Up Or Early-Stage Business Needs One

CFSG Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Concept Financial Services Group, focuses on investing in start-up and early-stage business to help them grow fast. Read More

Understanding Due Diligence In M&A Transactions.

In any merger & acquisition transaction, the prospective buyer is potentially exposing themselves to significant risks. If the target fails to perform as expected or yields unanticipated liabilities, the acquisition can do enormous financial and reputational damage. As a result, prior to completing any acquisition a prudent acquirer will ... Read More

Building A Best Practice Start-Up Financial Model

There is a school of thought that building a start-up financial model is a waste of time. The thinking goes that start-ups are so inherently uncertain that any financial model that aims to predict a company’s future performance is inevitably going to be so “out” that it will be useless. Read More

Financial Position: How To Tell Your Company’s Financial Story

If you are a business owner considering engaging with an investor or an acquirer, you need to be able to succinctly explain your company’s financial position – tell your business’ financial story. Read More

Managing An Unsolicited Acquisition Approach

Everyone who starts a company shares dreams of an unsolicited acquisition approach: that one day they are going to get a knock on the door and standing there will be a smiling Sergei Brin and Larry Page from Google with a giant cheque in their hands. Read More

M&A Case Study: Coca-Cola Acquisition of Costa Coffee

For those with an interest in the coffee industry beyond their morning latte, this M&A case study takes a look at one of the largest transactions within the global coffee industry in a very long time. Read More

CFSG’s Successful Process To Sell A Business

The decision to sell a business is always a significant one for the company’s owners and necessarily involves a large commitment of time and resources. That’s why we have developed a formal process for selling a business that achieves a successful outcome for owners whilst maintaining utmost confidentiality and minimising day-to-day busin... Read More

CFSG Case Study: Cross-Border M&A

A key part of CFSG’s standard business sales process is maximising competition for a client’s business. This necessarily involves identifying the largest pool of likely acquirers, including both industry players and financial buyers, and inviting them to bid for the business. Read More

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