Working Capital

Working capital management: what it is, and why it’s essential for mid-market firms to understand

Access to funding in the moment it is needed can fast become a critical success factor for mid-market businesses. Yet turning on a funding tap is increasingly complicated by regulations that have constrained the ability of traditional lenders to provide liquidity at an affordable cost, complicated lender risk management strategies,...

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Saltire Capital Partners Insight Series: Six common pitfalls on the path to an IPO

Australian start-ups often face a particular funding conundrum. Locally, there aren’t huge capital reserves for early-stage companies to access as there are in other places, such as Silicon Valley. The Australian venture capital market is still emerging and populated by generalist firms, who shy away from specialist investment opportunities. Banks...

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Energy Transition

Saltire Capital Partners Insight Series: As Australia’s energy sector heats up, change brings opportunity

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said There is nothing permanent except change. This maxim holds true 2,500 years after his death. In our present century, technology is changing how we live, work, and play at an accelerating rate. Population growth and spread are driving changes to urbanisation, infrastructure, and transport. Climate change...

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Venture Capital

Saltire Capital Partners Insight Series: 3 criteria venture capitalists use to make investment choices

It’s typical for early-stage businesses to face a time when the ability to commercialise and scale its offering becomes critical for longer-term success. Commercialisation and scale span multiple business considerations, from manufacturing, distribution, sales, and marketing to hiring talent, buying technology, and investing in capital equipment. To do it well...

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