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Corporate advisors, Asia and Australia.
Family businesses are a critical part of the Australian economy. According to Family Business Australia, family owned and managed businesses account for around 70% of all Australian businesses, employing 50% of the workforce.
In Asia, the recent Credit Suisse "Emerging Market Research Institute – Asian Family Businesses Report 2011", family businesses in the region equate to 34% of the nominal GDP. There is a higher concentration of family businesses in South Asia, which makes up 65% of the total number of listed companies.
Family business is different from other enterprises as typically management and full or majority ownership rests with one or more family members of the one family.
AFG Venture Group understands the dynamic of family business and assists such businesses in the following ways:
AFG Venture Group believes that succession planning is critical to not only creating a valuable exit for the current owners, but is a key part of running and growing a successful family business. Wealth management and wealth preservation for family members underpin much of the work AFG Venture Group undertakes.
We focus on partnering our clients to achieve the best outcomes possible.
Apr 1 2011 — Australia’s Small Medium Size Enterprise Threat
Dipen is a leading authority on trade and investment within the Australia-India corridor. Previously he established, a boutique consultancy which worked with public and private sector organisations.
Dipen is also the Chair of the Australian India Business Council. Dipen has worked with the Government of NSW, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade. Dipen works with all manner of private and family businesses including those in mining, education, services and technology sectors.[more...]
Faisal Badroen has over 20 years experience in senior leadership positions at a number of Indonesia's most prestigious financial institutions and education facilities, including the role of Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the State Islamic University. More recently Faisal has focused on corporate advisory activities relating to financial and corporate restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. These activities have allowed Faisal to utilise his extensive network of contacts throughout the government, financial services and education sectors. [more...]
Lindley Edwards is a specialist adviser in merger, acquisition, divestments, fund raising, strategic consulting and licensing for growth in public and private companies.
She has a track record of successful advising to private and public companies. Previously Lindley was a State Manager (Vice-President) with Citibank. Prior to this position she spent nine years with Macquarie Bank and was an Associate Director with the Corporate Banking Division. Lindley has also worked on a secondment basis for Boston Consulting Group and for the Victorian State Government Project.
She is an accountant and a Senior Fellow of FINSIA. Lindley holds two undergraduate degrees, one in Accounting and the other in Banking and Finance. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Governance of ASX List [more...]
Glen Robinson has spent the last 21 years focussing on the establishment and development of cross border alliances, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the manufacturing, processing and distribution areas, and particularly targeted to Asia.
These corporate advisory activities are based on more than 20 years' experience in management consultancy, and he has worked with a wide range of industries from agriculture, government through to manufacturing, distribution and service industries. He initially gained his Asian experience as chief executive officer for the Asian subsidiaries and joint ventures of a major international manufacturing and marketing organisation.[more...]
Jan 16 2017 — Portfolio Investment in Asia 2017
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Jun 16 2016 — Investing In An Emerging Market In Asia