Alternative Capital for profitable Australian small to medium enterprises seeking to raise funds.
Alternative investment opportunities via debt or equity from $500K to $5 million for early-stage and growing companies.
Are you looking for non-bank and alternative channels of raising capital and funding for your business growth?
Then seek out alternative capital sources via peer-to-peer lending through debt / equity funding connecting with private lenders, professional investors and significant investment visa applicants.
Are you looking to diversify your SMSF through alternative secure investments with returns well-above current bank cash rates?
Then consider investing in established profitable Australian companies seeking alternative capital by purchasing fixed rate SME Bonds. Or invest in property development projects through experienced managers over the medium term by purchasing fixed rate secured RESI Bonds or promissory notes.
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For Australian SMEs
Alternative Capital and Investment Trends
- Innovation in new sources of alternative capital has emerged over the last decade in the wake of the GFC and tightening of bank lending to small business.
- Advances in technology and the universal development of mobile apps have enabled ‘Fintech’ origination have opened up global access to alternative capital.
- Global growth in entrepreneurship, its eco-systems and governments embracing innovation have seen a huge demand for startup capital.
- Companies are choosing to remain private longer before listing publicly. The global rise of the ‘unicorn’ where private VC-backed companies valued at $1 billion+.
- Private investors willing to take higher risks to secure higher returns. Online access to global markets and corporations allow a spread of risk.
- Marketplace lending offers a new wave of non-bank, tech focused short-term loans to business and consumers clients. Unsecured business loans, merchant cash advances and invoice trading have seen massive growth over the last decade.
- The fundamental driver has been a decline in bank lending to SME’s, triggered by the GFC and increased regulatory banking requirements to hold more cash.
- Global regulators have slowly ‘come around’ to meet the demand for new sources of alternative capital via online crowdfunding and marketplace platforms.
- Emerging markets such as China and India as new hubs for global venture capital and providers of online alternative capital. China is the world’s largest online alternative capital market, registering $101.7 billion (or RMB 638.79 billion) in 2015. This represents almost 99% of the total volume in the Asia Pacific region.
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