Acuity Funding opens new International Desk

Acuity Funding has entered a new chapter in its journey as a global funding organisation with the announcement it has opened a new, Internal Global Desk. “As a member of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), Acuity is now perfectly positioned to deliver major funding across borders for new and existing clients ‘faster, … Read more

Public Private Partnership Pros and Cons

The idea of a corporation partnering with a government agency to build major public infrastructure is no longer new and it can result in excellent outcomes for the partners and end users but there are also some pitfalls to be aware of. By Ranjit Thambyrajah Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) may also be referred to as … Read more

Short-term is short sighted

Short-term is short sighted High inflation and rising interest rates may be dominating economic news headlines at the moment but they shouldn’t dominate your thinking when choosing the best way to finance a large-scale project. Inflation and interest rates do both undoubtedly have an impact on both the cost of borrowing and the cost of … Read more

How to finance a $50 million-plus project

Taking a big picture approach to how you fund a major project can give you greater awareness and control of your finances and lead you to think more creatively and effectively about how you use your resources. There are literally thousands of investors, organisations, funds and financiers willing to fund projects valued at $50 million … Read more

An exciting time for infrastructure

An exciting time for infrastructure? Nation building, a return to local manufacturing and infrastructure renewal are all part of the federal election campaign chatter dominating the headlines right now. Announcements have included the perennial building of a high-speed rail network between Sydney and Newcastle by both the incumbent Liberal-National Party and the Opposition Labor Party. … Read more

Agriculture funding

Visionary projects need more than government grants I read an article recently about a young farmer in NSW who is successfully breeding crickets (yes, insects) from which he makes protein powder for smoothies, protein balls, pasta, corn chips and other trending food products. He currently breeds about 25,000 crickets per cycle, but according to the … Read more