Private investors eye slice of lucrative SME market

International institutional investors are eyeing the lucrative Australian small to medium-sized enterprise business lending space, seeking relatively higher returns than in the more developed US market. Small and medium-sized business lending has been growing at the...

Entrepreneurs take out loan rather than hit up VCs

Brisbane-based real estate technology group Rex Labs has sealed a $3.5 million loan from recently established local start-up debt funding specialist Leap Capital, in a deal the company says will let it invest in expanding its app portfolio without diluting the stake...

Cover Genius scores $15m on the back of eBay, Shopee deals

Insurance tech company Cover Genius has scored $15 million in fresh funding from King River Capital and Leap Capital as it looks to win more global deals. The Sydney-based start-up, which was founded in 2014 by Angus McDonald and Chris Bayley, specialises in providing...

Last mile delivery outfit Parcelpoint hunts strategic partner

Canaccord Genuity is packaging up a new deal. Street Talk understands last mile delivery company Parcelpoint has drafted in Canaccord’s dealmakers for a strategic review, with a view to help the ten year-old company find a strategic partner/investor. Sources said a...

Private debt continues to offer attractive risk-adjusted returns

According to specialist asset ratings firm, Evergreen Ratings, run by Angela Ashton, who also operates the growing investment consultancy business, Evergreen Consulting, private debt markets continue to offer “one of the most attractive risk-adjusted return profiles”...