Proactiveinvestors Australia - Investment Funds & Companies RSS feed Proactiveinvestors Australia - Investment Funds & Companies feed en Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:22:36 +1100 Genera CMS First Growth Funds to seek Blockchain investments Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:28:00 +1100 JustKapital pounces on personal injury litigation asset Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:04:00 +1100 JustKapital set to expand Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +1000 Frontier Capital Group's shares in pre-open Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +1100 Rex Bionics confirms £1mln investment from Maxhealth Medicine Sat, 06 Aug 2016 01:36:00 +1000 European Wealth unveils director changes Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:11:00 +1000 Proxama to raise funds as proximity marketing expands Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:13:00 +1000 GLI Finance set for rapid payback from corporate moves Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:30:00 +1000 Rex Bionics updates on fundraising after China delay Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:52:00 +1000 JustKapital Litigation Partners Ltd granted ASX trading halt JustKapital Litigation Partners Ltd (ASX:JKL) has been granted a trading halt by the ASX, with its shares placed in pre-open.

The company requested the halt pending details in relation to a proposed convertible bond raising.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Monday 11th July 2016, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.


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Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:00:00 +1000
Rex Bionics to bring in £2.3mln to realise its technology's potential Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:23:00 +1000 Market chaos after Brexit vote boosts Plus500 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:00:00 +1000 Proxama raises £2mln as digital payment sales talks continue Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:55:00 +1000 European Wealth saw sharp rise in FUM in 2015 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:18:00 +1000 JustKapital Litigation Partners Ltd takes on bigger case load Litigation funder JustKapital Litigation Partners Ltd (ASX:JKL) will up the ante with the acquisition of a private company with a portfolio of 5 Supreme and Federal Court cases with a gross claim value of $230 million.

Litigation funding firms provide finance to corporate and individual plaintiffs without the resources to pursue claims in court.

Australia is becoming a hot spot for funding plaintiff cases providing competition from JustKapital to market leader IMF Bentham (ASX:IMF) a $237 million capped company.

The disbursement funding portion of the overall litigation funding market in Australia is estimated to be in excess of $1 billion.

In 2015, a joint venture between JustKapital and U.S.-based Longford Capital was announced that provided additional funding power to JustKapital.

If all of the cases in the portfolio move to defended trial, JustKapital would need to spend about $8 million in legal and other costs to pursue the cases.

Should they be successful, returns are on average between 30% and 40% of the settlement or judgement amount plus costs.

These returns would be shared on a pro rata basis with former investors who have already spent $2.6 million on these cases.

The undisclosed purchase price for the private company will be paid using a combination of cash and shares in JustKapital to be issued at $0.30 each.

Earlier this year, JustKapital completed a $19.3 million acquisition of Macquarie Medico Legal, a company with a portfolio of 9000 cases.

JustKapital had a cash balance of $4.3 million as at 31 March 2016 and generated $1.57 million in receipts for the March 2016 quarter.


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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:30:00 +1000
Amedeo looks ahead to delivery of newly built rig Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:44:00 +1000 Esure mulls Gocompare demerger Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:59:00 +1000 ASF Group Ltd receives full loan repayment from Rey Resources Wed, 18 May 2016 17:30:00 +1000 GLI to simplify its structure Mon, 16 May 2016 22:18:00 +1000 Proxama deploys its technology across London buses Thu, 05 May 2016 01:06:00 +1000 ASF Group Ltd consortium shortlisted for Royal Docks, Albert Island tender Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:00:00 +1000 Yellow Brick Road Holdings Ltd enhances digital presence through Brightday acquisition Yellow Brick Road Holdings Ltd (ASX:YBR), a full service wealth management company announced the acquisition of digital investment platform Brightday.

Brightday is a provider of online digital tools for investment management and selecting superannuation plans.

With investors moving towards online platforms, YBR’s acquisition of Brightday is part of its strategy to launch an online direct investment tool in FY17.

YBR is a ‘non-bank’ financial services provider of home loans, financial planning, insurance, superannuation, and investments.

Brightday and YBR’s wealth products both utilise OneVue, which is an independent investment software platform providing customised online wealth management interface for clients.

YBR’s plan for 2020 is to reach out to customers using their preferred channel – face-to-face support at branch, online digital platform or a blend of both.


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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:00:00 +1100
Rex Bionics PLC sales on track; short term focus to be US and China Wed, 16 Mar 2016 18:58:00 +1100 Rex Bionics PLC inks US Army deal Sat, 12 Mar 2016 03:14:00 +1100 Proxama PLC's Chrome-plated opportunity Thu, 10 Mar 2016 22:50:00 +1100 Proxama PLC teams up with Google in London bus project Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:25:00 +1100 Plus500 recovers after UK watchdog intervention ends Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:01:00 +1100 ASF Group extends repayment date for loan to Rey Resources Sino-Australian investment and trading house ASF Group (ASX:AFA) has extended the date of repayment for a loan of $2 million made to Rey Resources (ASX:REY) to 30 June 2016.

The facility has been fully drawn down by Rey. ASF holds a 18.3% shareholding in the Western Australian energy developer.

Rey has oil and gas exploration in two key basins, the Canning (Fitzroy Blocks and Derby Block) and Perth (EP437).

Two wells have been drilled in the Fitzroy Blocks with a good reservoir found in the Victory-1 with a flow test to be performed at a later date.

Rey also has coal interests at Duchess Paradise.

In December, by mutual agreement managing director Kevin Wilson announced his resignation, effective 31 May 2016.

In early February 2016, Rey raised $1 million by way of a placement of 33,333,333 fully paid ordinary shares at an issue price of $0.03 per share to an existing shareholder, Ms Wanyan Liu, a sophisticated investor qualifying under the Corporations Act.

ASF Group held $2.4 million in cash reserves in December 2015.


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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:30:00 +1100
Frontier Capital Group bets on gaming and hospitality in Philippines Frontier Capital Group (ASX:FCG) has relisted as a gaming and hotel business after the acquisition of Stotsenberg Leisure & Hotel Corp. in the Philippines.

The company was suspended on 21 January 2016 pending shareholder approval and re-compliance with listing rules.

The acquired assets consist of the Stotsenberg Hotel and Casablanca Casino, both located at the Clark Freeport Zone.

Intriguingly, Frontier was able to negotiate and complete the acquisition using its shares as consideration as well as gaining a $25 million profit guarantee over five years from E!xcite Gaming and Entertainment Inc the managers appointed to operate the business. 

The expansion of the Passenger Terminal expansion project at Clark International Airport, which is forecast to double the number of passengers to 8 million in 2017, is the catalyst for the expected growth.

A total of US$1.5 billion is due to be spent on the passenger terminal expansion, which is less than 2 kilometres from the hotel and casino.


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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:30:00 +1100
First Growth Funds shares halted First Growth Funds (ASX:FGF) has been granted a trading halt by the ASX, pending details in relation to the current acquisition of Public-Democracy Pty Ltd.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Wednesday 10th February 2016, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.


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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:30:00 +1100
Investor Paul Johnson expecting fireworks in the resources space Investor Paul Johnson caught up with Proactive's Andrew Scott to chat through where he's seeing opportunities and value in fintech and mining.

''The resources space has never really fired-up over the last few years - it's one of the few spaces across the world where we are undervalued'', Johnson says.

''The resources space is chronically undervalued … we're going to see some fireworks. I suspect December is going to be exciting, I think next week is going to be stunning for a lot of companies''.

''Next year is going to be fantastic and you guys are going to have companies coming in with big smiles on their faces because their share prices are going to be so much higher''.

To hear Paul speak on a particular company check out the times below:

00:41 - Kryptonite 1 Plc (NEX:KR1)
00:56 - Coinsilium Ltd (LON:COIN)
01:37 - Lionsgold Ltd (LON:LION)
04:10 - Thor Mining PLC (LON:THR)
08:49 - MetalNRG Plc (NEX:MNRG)
12:21 - Metal Tiger Plc (LON:MTR)
15:08 - Connemara Mining Plc (LON:CON)
17:56 - Papua Mining PLC (LON:PML)
18:41 - Spitfire Oil (LON:SRO)
19:50 - ECR Minerals PLC (LON:ECR)
20:13 - Red Emperor Resources (LON:RMP, ASX:RMP)

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:10:00 +1100
The Fidelity Select Gold Portfolio 'a one-stop shop' for investors ''The Fidelity Select Gold Portfolio is run for those investors looking to get gold asset class in their risk-tolerant Portfolio'', tells Joe Wickwire, Portfolio manager at Fidelity Investment, to Proactive Investors.

''We like to think about it as one-stop shopping where we are able to invest in gold bullion, silver bullion and gold equities and companies that are involved in the gold production process, development and exploration.''

Wickwire adds: ''We're running the fund for long-term orientated investors.''

''The role of the gold asset class in a risk-tolerant portfolio is really to provide diversification … but importantly to provide protection against inflation or the inability of financial assets to maintain your store of global purchasing power … it's a financial asset insurance policy''.

With regards to the Brexit vote in the UK and the recent election of Donald Trump as President, Wickwire says: ''At first blush all of the heightened volatility has created an opportunity for me as a long-term orientated investor to take action where the market tends to get chronically short-sighted and maybe react in a shape and form that's advantageous for my shareholders in the longer term, so while geopolitical always gets a lot of press coverage and a lot of discussion … it really takes a backseat to the macro-economic imbalances which are the most important thing'''.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:26:00 +1100
Every portfolio should have a silver lining, according to WAY Charteris The WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals fund has been the UK top performing fund for the past 12 months. The fund’s stock-picker, Ian Williams, explains why the fund’s assets have risen by 117% over the last year.

Modestly, he notes that seven out of 10 of the best performing funds this year have been gold and precious metals-focused, so it has been the sector that has been the star.

“Our fund just happens to be at the top of the sector,” Williams said, before explaining why that is: “70% of our fund is in silver miners, as opposed to gold miners”.

“Silver’s gone up much more than gold’s gone up this year, and silver miners have gone up much more than gold miners,” Williams noted.

So, every fund should have a silver lining it seems, especially in a rampaging bull market.

“It happens in every bull market. Silver has twice the volatility of gold in an upswing, and twice the volatility in a downswing, so we say to investors: look, if you want exposure to precious metals, you should buy silver over gold all day long; if you don’t want exposure to precious metals, you don’t buy either silver or gold,” Williams opined.

“There’s no real argument for buying gold over silver if you are bullish about precious metals,” he added.

If you do not want the hassle of picking your own silver stocks, and you subscribe to Williams’s view that silver is the precious metal to back rather than gold, then his fund is the one to pick, as it has far more exposure to silver than other precious metals funds.

Williams thinks there is still plenty of juice left in the silver rally. Working on a ten-year cycle, silver is not only half-way through an up-cycle but it has also recovered about hallway from the low-point of the cycle to the previous high point.

In other words, silver is only halfway through its upward journey, in Williams’s view.

Most of the fund's silver investments are in Canadian companies, and most of those are mining in Mexico.

He lists a few of his favourite Canadian silver stocks and also a few Canadian gold companies that he likes the look of.

“We’ve sort of been drawn to the Canadian companies; 80% of the fund is in Canadian quoted companies, and the next highest is in UK companies, which only account for about 15,” the fund manager explained.

After Brexit and the Trump election win, Williams believes the deflation/inflation cycle is turning.  

“This is going to be the big theme for 2017. The problem is, 70% of the average pension fund is in bonds and fixed interest, which are deflation proof assets, and about 1% is in gold and silver assets, which are inflation proof, and maybe 5-8% in property, so there’s a big mismatch as the cycle turns,” in Williams’s view.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:30:00 +1100