Record Point Blog

Valuation considerations in the current environment

Around this time last year, we released a thought piece on valuation titled “what is the right value?”. Since then, COVID-19 has had a material impact on the economies of the world with implications for the approach to company valuation. While the pandemic may not have changed the fundamental concepts of valuation, there are a […]

December 10th, 2020

IPO activity surges, pre-IPO capital emerges to bridge to next year’s listings

Global IPO market The onset of COVID-19 created a period of uncertainty in capital markets and amongst investors globally at the beginning of 2020, impacting IPO activity for the first half of the year. Whilst COVID-19 has continued to impact economies worldwide, global investor activity has rebounded strongly with several large IPOs coming to market […]

November 15th, 2020

Navigating cyber risks during COVID-19

COVID-19’s arrival has marked a dramatic change for the world, giving rise to a humanitarian crisis and volatile conditions for financial markets and economies globally.  Further uncertainty lies ahead with countries bracing for further waves, whilst juggling difficult policy decisions that typically have opposite effects on the health crisis vs economic crisis. COVID’s impact has […]

June 30th, 2020

Financial modelling in a COVID-19 environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the most uncertain and unpredictable economic environment in memory for businesses in Australia and around the world.  As a business owner or manager, irrespective of the size of your organisation, proactively dealing with operational issues, heightened tracking, scrutinising of the financial position and performance of the business has become an […]

May 28th, 2020

Pursuing M&A in a challenging COVID-19 market

2019 was a strong year for M&A, and with supportive equity markets, low interest rates and significant amounts of investable capital, many expected that 2020 would be even better. However, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world dramatically and brought with it the end of the longest bull market run in history. […]

April 30th, 2020

COVID-19 – Messages to Business owners

Whether it is the latest news, the empty shelves in supermarkets, the eerily quiet streets across major cities or the work-from-home and home-schooling arrangements, the daily lives of people around the world have been indiscriminately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Similarly, the bullish sentiment of global financial markets that we have long been familiar with […]

March 28th, 2020

Australian Markets – What’s in store for 2020?

Following a busy 2019, the Record Point team is looking forward to more of the same this year. Before we look at what’s in store for 2002, let’s take a quick look at how the markets shaped up in 2019. M&A Market In 2019, the public M&A market was healthy notwithstanding ongoing geopolitical and economic […]

February 27th, 2020

Finding the right Partner for your Business

Successful business owners are regularly on the look-out for opportunities to partner with high quality, sophisticated investors to help achieve their business objectives for growth and expansion. With the local IPO market experiencing a period of instability (see our October blog), businesses can increasingly benefit from exploring and evaluating private capital options to fund growth […]

January 6th, 2020

What is the right value?

Whether you are a long-term business owner, entrepreneur, company director, private equity professional or any other shareholder you will no doubt have to visit the question of “what is your business worth?” at some stage.  In particular, at the time of a merger, acquisition or other capital activity this can be one of, if not […]

November 19th, 2019

A quick look at the Australian IPO market

There has been a lot of recent commentary about the Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) of Latitude Financial Group (“Latitude”). By way of background, Latitude was previously the Australian lending operation of GE Money which was acquired in 2015 by a consortium of private equity investors. In an environment where terms like “fintech” and “buy now, […]

October 30th, 2019

The three most common mistakes in preparing to sell your company

Welcome to the first Record Point website blog. Going forward, we will be sharing our thoughts on topics which we think are relevant to anyone with an interest in the world of Mergers & Acquisitions. Whether you are a founder, shareholder, investor, manager or adviser, we hope that you will find these posts interesting and […]

August 29th, 2019