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Who we are

Methone Capital Partners

Methone Capital Partners is a private equity firm based in Australia. We invest in founding teams from day zero, in every type of technology ranging from enterprise service, education, healthcare and internet. We provide venture capital investments to support Australian start-up companies in their development and growth. We also assist our real estate investors to qualify potential real estate investment opportunities and diversify their portfolios.

Methone Capital Partners do more than invest: we take companies to the crucial next stage by collaborating with entrepreneurs, demonstrating the value of their technology, thereby creating value for these passionate leaders, their teams and our investors.

What We Do
VENTURE CAPITAL

Our years of experience, expertise, operational and executional excellence combine to accelerate start up companies’ growth.

DEBT FINANCING

We may aid a firm raise funds for working capital or capital expenditures, by selling debt instruments to individuals and/or institutional investors.

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Clients’ success is furthered beyond shares and traditional property investments, by diversifying their portfolio with commercial real estate.

TRANSACTION ADVISORY

Companies’ unique situations and needs are met, with pin-pointed and multidisciplinary advice.

Insights

$3 billion in venture capital in Australia in 2018 and growing

The VC investments in Australia reached A$3.1 billion across 161 deals over the 2018 calendar year, with an average deal size of A$20 million. This is more than double the value of VC investment in 2017 of A$1.4 billion across 183 deals, with an average deals size of A$7.5 million.
Some of the top Australian transactions in 2018 included: Deputy – A Sydney based workforce management software company which recently raised US$81 million (A$111 million) in one of Australia’s largest Series B round; Clinical Genomics – A US based bio-technology company specialising in colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosis raised A$33 million in series B round - essentially in convertible notes.
When it comes to accessing funding, the type and source of capital depends upon various factors relevant to the individual requirements of each lender type – including stage of business, amount of funding required, expected rate of return, outlook of the business and other things such as the value-add of lender experience. The report also discussed the preferred exit strategies for VC investors. Selling out the investment to another public company was at the top of the list, followed by selling to a private company and IPOs. “Experience shows us that investors want a clear exit plan. Private business owners need to ensure succession planning is worked out at the beginning of their contract.”

Non-banks home loans surge as banks’ growth sags

Cheap wholesale funding and inconsistent bank credit policies have helped to put a rocket under non-bank lenders, which are grabbing a bigger share of the crucial $1.8 trillion mortgage market. While overall housing credit growth of 3.3 per cent in the year to July was the slowest on record, recent company results and industry-wide figures highlight the double-digit home loan growth being experienced by non-bank lenders.
While non-bank lenders are subject to responsible lending laws enforced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, they are not authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs), which are regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.
A Canstar analysis of official data showed owner-occupied home loan approvals for lenders that are non-ADIs had jumped by more than 20 per cent in the last three years, while ADIs have seen new loan approvals fall 8 per ent over the same period. "The funding equation has turned around for non-ADIs, with markets that dried up during the GFC now allowing for funding at favourable margins," Canstar finance expert Steve Mickenbecker said.

Rising high: Increasing demand for commercial real estate

The Commercial Real Estate Agents industry has grown significantly over the past five years. Demand for office property has risen on the back of positive business confidence,
increasing demand and prices for commercial real estate. Low interest rates, which have reduced the cost of servicing a loan on commercial property, have further boosted activity in the commercial property market. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 8.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $1.9 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 0.4% in the current year, as a weakening property market reduces commercial property sales. Industry profitability has increased marginally over the past five years, with strong demand and revenue growth enabling agents to raise their margins.
Continued demand for diversified investment portfolios is expected to support the commercial property market over the next five years. Office property is anticipated to be an ongoing source of revenue growth, as services-based businesses increase as a share of total businesses in Australia. Industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 1.0% over the five years through 2023-24, to total $2.0 billion.

OUR APPROACH

Seed

We invest early - our initial investment into a business often taking place at the Pre-Seed, Seed, or Series A stages.

Follow-on

We then follow-on strongly and continue to deploy greater amounts of capital as the business matures. One case saw us successfully supporting a business by participating inSEVEN independent financing rounds.

Investment Process

Private equity investment takes time - anything from two to twelve months from first contact to the close of the first financing – and we commit to the process, providing clear feedback to entrepreneurs as we evaluate each new opportunity.

Mentoring Role

Methone Capital Partners takes an active role in assisting the management teams of portfolio companies. This usually involves holding a board seat and actively participating in the company’s strategic, operational and financial planning.

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