Platinum Accounting joins Crowe Horwath in Burnie, Tasmania

Burnie, TAS – AUSTRALIA — 01 March, 2018 — Crowe Horwath, part of Findex, Australia’s largest privately-owned accountancy and financial advisory firm, today announced that Platinum Accounting, a strong and established firm in Burnie, has joined its network. As part of the union, all current Platinum Accounting employees have now joined the local Crowe Horwath team.

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SproutX launches first regional agtech hub in Mildura

Mildura, 28 February, 2018– SproutX, Australia’s national agtech innovation hub, has launched its first regional agtech centre in Mildura to ignite entrepreneurship across the Mallee region.

In partnership with Mildura Regional Development (MRD), SproutX will open a co-working space at The Mill, Mildura’s newly established innovation space, and will mobilise a community to support startups in the agricultural space in the region.

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Crowe Horwath Maintains Focus on the Medical Sector and Assists with Mundipharma Acquisition

Findex and Crowe Horwath are pleased to share a recent transaction delivered for Mundipharma.

Mundipharma Pty Limited has acquired Tolmar Australia Pty Limited, which is a company specialising in medicines and support for men in the advanced stages of prostate cancer. Crowe Horwath advised Mundipharma during the financial due diligence stage of this acquisition process.

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Findex Community Fund launches to support charities across Australia and New Zealand

The Findex Community Fund has selected the first six charities across Australia and New Zealand to receive support.

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — 7th February 2018 — Findex is proud to announce the launch of the Findex Community Fund — a brand new charity initiative founded to support programs focusing on Health, Education and Entrepreneurship. Findex and its subsidiaries have committed to a multi-year program to support organisations across Australia and New Zealand, demonstrating a long-term commitment to local community initiatives.

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SproutX nominated as agtech world leader, expands startup search to Asia

Australia’s leading agtech accelerator nominated in the Agfunder Innovation Awards and launches the Asia Pacific Agri-Food Organisation

Singapore, 29 January 2018 —  SproutX, Australia’s leading agtech accelerator has been recognised as a leader in agtech innovation, announcing its nomination in the Agfunder Innovation Awards as it sets its sights on Singapore, seeking local startups to fund while on an agtech delegation to Southeast Asian capital cities.

With more than 200 startups completing its programs and 11 teams receiving over $400,000 of early stage investment in 2017, SproutX has a target to double its investment portfolio into both traditional and new areas of cutting edge agriculture in 2018.

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Law firms financially resilient despite partner profit shedding

Average revenue per partner increased to $1.4m in FY17 while the earning gap between small and large firms continues to narrow.

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — 23 January 2018 — A  study of Australian law firms has found most are financially resilient and adapting well to an increasingly competitive market. The seventh annual  ALPMA Crowe Horwath Financial Performance Benchmarking Study, developed by Crowe Horwath and Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA), indicates law firm profitability remains strong despite increasing disruption.

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Dare to be different

 

We are in a rapidly changing business environment.

In 1965 the average lifespan of a Fortune 500 company was 60 years. Today it is less than 12 years!

Closer to home, 50 per cent of the Australian S&P 500 index will be replaced in 10 years. 20 per cent face delisting in the next five years. (Evan Shellshear, Innovation Tools 2016).

So, what does that mean for us as business owners? It means we need to make sure we are not only competitive but have a clear advantage over our competitors.

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