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Category: Transport

Capital raising in a post Royal Commission world

How does a start-up business raise money against used trucks in a post Royal Commission environment?

The owner of a transport business passed away and the deceased estate could find no more a suitable buyer than the business’ general manager (GM).

The GM set up a new entity for the purpose of completing the acquisition. As such, it was deemed a “new business” and was the first deterrent for traditional lenders, despite the fact that cash flow forecasts demonstrated a capacity to service.

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Side venture mishap costs regional transport business

This month’s case study highlights a special situations case where a transport company was depleted of its cash resources after the directors invested in a pub.

The cash burn on the pub venture led to ATO arrears in the transport business, ultimately making it impossible to fund the business through traditional means.

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$1.8m Capital Raising – A team of Professionals Approach

A regional transport business encountered a shortage of cashflow after they discovered that their accountant had not been correctly accounting to the ATO.

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Locked in an unprofitable contract? Build a “runway”

A transport business was locked into an unprofitable long term contract with one of its larger customers. They had made a mistake in agreeing to the terms in the first place to be sure, and the financial outcomes were noted unfavourably by the client’s bank.

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