EOS raising confirms investor appetite for manufacturing

By Peter Roberts Defence, space and communications group Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) has raised $85 million from investors and shareholders, confirming investor appetite for progressive manufacturers. The company announced it had raised $17 million – $10 million more than initially sought – in a share purchase plan from existing shareholders. This came on top…

A once in a generation funding opportunity: monetary policies open doors to global funding opportunities

Treasurer Josh Frydenburg’s message to business is “to back yourself and use your balance sheet to invest and grow.” Whilst we may not agree with all his policies, it is clear there is a significant need to invest in R&D, innovation and ways to enhance productivity, whether that’s through new technologies or processes to improve performance.

Second plant-based meat maker gains funding

A second plant-based meat food business, Fable, has attracted capital as factory-made meats take off. Fable raised $1.5 million from Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes, Blackbird Ventures and angel investors, according to a report in Channel 9 media. Fable’s plant-based meat product launched at Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner restaurant in Melbourne on Tuesday is said to have…

Four predictions for 2020

It’s the beginning of December, meaning it’s time for news websites and others to look back and make sense of the year that’s nearly through, or to speculate about the one coming up. We have the same access to a functioning crystal ball as anybody else, but will take a punt on four developments for 2020.