We offer strategic advice to our clients on how best to create value for their business, through informed decisions about managing capital and transactions.
This includes strategies on how and where to raise, capital, invest cash and optimise and preserve working capital.
Our goal is to partner with you, to achieve the ultimate capital performance, deliver value to stakeholders and meet strategic corporate objectives of your business.
Foundation Management, is one of Australia’s leading venture capital investors, and has two key objectives:
- to invest long term equity capital in private companies with strong growth prospects and enterprising management
- to add value by actively partnering with entrepreneurs to build stronger, more profitable companies.
Foundation was awarded WA’s very first Innovation Investment Fund license by the Federal Government. As a result, $35 million was made available to invest specifically in early stage investments.
Foundation has administered as much as $75 million of funds under management, across three funds, and routinely invested between $1 million and $10 million in opportunities from early stage to pre-IPO, in small and medium sized businesses. While this will not be the core part of the business going forward, Foundation Management, will look for investment opportunities where it can partner with existing management, by providing strategic management and support through:-
Acting as a business partner dedicated to maximising value.
Assisting with organisation change. Negotiation with JV partners and external financiers.
Depth of commercial experience and financial expertise.
Foundation can meet a range of funding requirements.
Areas of Investment
Foundation Management’s investment criteria qualifies companies that:
- Are Australian based
- Show potential for high growth – through expansion interstate or overseas
- Have enterprising management with proven experience
- Have a market niche and/or a sustainable competitive advantage
Our due diligence and assessment process is rigorous and requires that the company has; a business plan, financials, projections and identified markets.
Foundation Management’s objective is to create a balanced portfolio of investments across a range of industries including:
- Information and communication technologies
- Industrial manufacturing
- Marine industries
- Industrial chemicals and other specialist manufacturing including value added processing to the resources sector
- Medical/health products and biotechnology
In the event of a business or investment’s underperformance, Foundation Management can provide hands-on commercial advisory, results driven initiatives, executive coaching, and the knowledge to drive high impact, sustainable change.
In order to have a clearer understanding of the financial performance and prospects of a particular party, Foundation can provide assessments and key recommendations based on historical and financial forecasts, strength of key management, market assessment and the current status of funding options.