Lunch Money

Lunch Money

A weekly look at current Australian business finance issues and events, as seen through the eyes of corporate and commercial “special situations”, “workout” and industry experts. Nick Samios hosts a panel comprising Australia’s leading restructuring, capital raising and industry sector specialists for views and analysis from these practitioners who have “skin in the game” – either as hard currency or through their PI policies! Fund Manager Nick Samios is the Managing Director of Hermes Capital – a wholesale fund specialising in event driven funding. Lunch Money is streamed live on YouTube at lunch time every Friday and uploaded shortly thereafter as an audio podcast.

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March 8, 2022 43 min
The collapse of Probuild has once again turned the spotlight on sub-contractors and the issues they face in managing risk when tendering for work in a competitive industry and managing financial risk of after the project begins.   Lunch Money returns to 2022 with Mark Yum (Head of Construction + Projects Division at ERA Legal), and Mark Robinson (Corporate restructuring and insolvency expert at dVT Group).  
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As 2021 gallops to a close, we give you the inside running for when we are off to the races in the new year. With the latest credit data on the ATO, wind-ups and insolvencies, we answer the big questions: what lies ahead and how far ahead does it lie?

Lunch Money’s Christmas Special is joined by friends of the show, Daren Anderson (Managing Director at ERA Legal), Scott Langdon (Partner at KordaMentha) and Patrick Schweizer (Credi...

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Australia’s post-Covid economic revival is starting and won’t wait for anyone. The demand for fresh capital is increasing as money remains cheap and (thanks to near zero interest rates) abundant. Then why the deal resistance and difficulty raising capital? Our guests this week to help get you ahead of the curve are; Arthur Psaltis (Managing Director at VMG Capital) and; Andrew Clark, CLFP (Managing Director at CAFBA's Broker F...

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November 15, 2021 40 min

Supply chains dominate business conversations everywhere today. From central bankers around the world blaming supply chains for "transitory inflation" to local shopkeepers lamenting the scarcity of stock and builders in desperate need for materials.

 

What’s really going on? This week we go behind the curtain to speak with logistics and supply chain expert (and insider!), John Phillips (Logistics Manager ANZ at Kellogg’s)...

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November 1, 2021 46 min

After an interruption to our originally planned broadcast, we are happy to re-invite you on a wild ride in a rare Ferrari Lusso!

With liquidator Richard Rohrt and Auctioneer Ian Hyman, we take on legal chicanes of invalid PPSR registrations, hairpin turns of asset disclamation and reclamation and other twists and turns that saw that same Ferrari being auctioned and contested.

Don't miss this episode as Richard Rohrt (Partner ...

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October 22, 2021 8 min

Today's show is very brief! We are here with an announcement of a change in format for Lunch Money - plus a quick look at the Commissioner of Taxation's Annual Report for 2021 which was released this week. What are the latest stats on SME tax debt, how is the ATO managing that debt - and what does that mean for corporate restructuring in the near future?

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In a marathon to determine which industries will outrun Covid impacts, and which are more vulnerable to succumbing, Lunch Money takes a dive into the recent data and statistics to give you an expert guide. We are very privileged to host two Partners from KPMG; Gayle Dickerson (Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency) and Ryan Eagle (Deal Advisory, Re-Structuring and Turnaround). With Gayle and Ryan’s deep knowledge and experienc...

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October 8, 2021 38 min

With restrictions easing in South East Australia, what do SMEs and its owners need to do to get back to square? To talk us through, we were joined by Mark Robinson who is a corporate restructuring and personal insolvency expert and Partner at dVT Group. He helped air out the mess left behind by lockdowns and delivered a guide in minimising the damage and maximising the opportunities. Lunch Money is YOUR social media home for work...

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October 1, 2021 38 min

We took the temperature of the property market in Australia PLUS diagnosed the health and childcare sectors. We were joined by special guests: distressed property expert Luke Egan (Director at Aster Alliance) and; child and healthcare sector specialist Josh Twelftree (Director at Essentia Property). Lunch Money is YOUR social media home for work-outs, capital raising and special situations professionals!

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Get your boarding passes, check in and join us in the Lunch Money Business Lounge, as we take a look at Australia's travel industry from an insiders perspective. We are asking the industry hit hardest by the pandemic, what are their plans to get us back in the air - face to face with business colleagues in Australia and around the world? What government and banking measures are working, and how can they work better? What are t...

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The Stockdale Paradox, a learning from the Vietnam War, beckons the question – who survives and who succumbs? The answer lies in the harsh realities that blind faith often dismisses. To talk more on this, we were joined by Mike House, who applied these learnings to leaders and business owners looking to navigate a 21st Century Pandemic in Australia. Mike is a trusted 20 year veteran of survival instruction and change management. ...

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An impromptu change of topic and guests has given way for an erudite discussion into the corporate restructuring industry with familiar faces.

We were joined by Daren Anderson (Managing Director at ERA Legal) and Sule Arnautovic (Partner at Hall Chadwick) who have guided us through changes in the industry and what to look out for.

Lunch Money is THE social media home for special situations, work-outs, and capital raising professi...

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Stephen Moulton joins Lunch Money with fresh hands-on experience with the IPO of Silk Logistics Holdings Ltd (ASX:SLH). Stephen and the firm he chairs, DanaherMoulton, is also busy on both the buy and sell sides in an M&A market that is breaking records globally in 2021. Stephen is the Corporate Advisory and Mergers & Acquisitions partner at his firm and will share insights from his recent deals, built on 30 years speciali...

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What inspires a legal or accounting firm partner to pack-up their briefcase and hang out their own shingle – particularly in overwhelming times like these? To answer that question, Lunch Money was joined by Tean Kerr (Corporate Restructuring and Commercial Litigation Partner) and Simon Cathro (Managing Partner at Cathro & Partners). With a breadth of experience at big name companies under their belt, Tean and Simon talked us ...

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In a world where "post-uncertainty" and predictability remain fictional concepts, it is important, now more than ever, for teams to embrace not knowing what's around the corner. To talk us through how you and your team can embrace uncertainty, whilst not compromising cohesion to ensure winning efforts are maintained, we were joined by Bernard Desmidt. Bernard is an accomplished coach, facilitator, trainer, speaker and...

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Corporate and personal insolvency, secured creditor enforcement and commercial litigation state by state: Four insolvency partners from law firm Hall & Wilcox joined us with insights and perspectives based on types of work currently crossing their desks. Scott Butler (Brisbane), Mark Petrucco (Sydney), David Dickens (Melbourne) and Hector West (Perth) check in to share their local intel and unique capital city perspectives. L...

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The financial forecast - done honestly - reflects, in many ways, what a business is good at, what it can do better, and how well it understands the challenges and opportunities its market presents. To coach us through these challenges, we are joined by Michael Ford, CEO at Castaway Forecasting. Michael shared his insights not only as a master of forecasting, but as an entrepreneur who has taken his own business on a journey from s...

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Construction industry subbies around Australia are finding their job pipelines and margins under increasing pressure. In addition to the triple whammy of tighter lending, defect fiascos, and now Covid, in some lockdowns, they can't even get on site! What do subbies need to do to stay out of the red and to keep their cash flowing in these times? To walk us through the answers is Anthony Igra, Founder and Director of Contractor...

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It's one thing to know what the objectives of a capital raise are, and how they fit in with the goals of the business. But, knowing where you are starting from in the midst of a storm is something else. This episode on Lunch Money our guest is Andrew Way, Director at Semper. We combined data analysis with a little educated soothsaying to help special situations, work-outs and capital raising professionals find their bearings! ...

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Fraud has recently hit headlines again causing quite a stir, with sums reaching the hundreds of millions. Our guest this week is Wayne Gilbert, Principal at PKF Integrity Services, who is an expert in workplace investigation, fraud and corruption prevention and whistleblower hotlines. We will be talking about the folly of substituting the controls and safeguards that keep your money secure for the sentiment of “trust”. Catch us t...

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