• Waste Management and Recycling Changes and Opportunities
    July 12, 2021 By :Dan Sunderland, Emma Wright & Gerry Gimenez

    Waste Management and Recycling Changes and Opportunities

    Regulatory pressures and sustainability trends will disrupt the waste management industry, but will also present opportunities across the entire value chain. New regulations are expected to impact the industry significantly and pose challenges for companies in the sector. In a significant move, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has banned the export of waste plastic, […]

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  • Creating Value From Demergers
    July 12, 2021 By :Shane McEwen & Ian Gordon

    Creating Value From Demergers

    In the pursuit of sustainable growth and value creation, an organisation窶冱 corporate portfolio strategy is much like a fine balancing act. It requires focus on both diversifying into new sectors, geographies and capabilities to accelerate growth and maximise synergies, while also maintaining and growing core competencies and business units. Investing too much time and capital […]

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  • Sustainable Development of Ports in Australia
    July 12, 2021 By :Maurice Argento & Shane McEwen

    Sustainable Development of Ports in Australia

    With the high demand for intercontinental shipping, driven by the growth of world trade and Australia窶冱 almost total reliance on shipping as an enabler of all imports and exports, there is a constant need for new port development projects. When this is coupled with the increased scrutiny of climate change influences,  the environment will become […]

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  • Is M&A Creating or Destroying Your Value?
    July 12, 2021 By :Gerard Moody & Stephen D'Alessandro

    Is M&A Creating or Destroying Your Value?

    Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, mergers and acquisition (M&A) levels have rapidly escalated in Australia. According to the AFR, FY2020 M&A activity was up 50% on FY2019. The challenges resulting from COVID-19 have resulted in hardship for many companies, yet the crisis has also incentivised companies to reset strategically. M&A is one such […]

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  • Energy Transition Changing Australia窶冱 Export Commodity Mix
    July 12, 2021 By :Anant Narsey & James Mecca

    Energy Transition Changing Australia窶冱 Export Commodity Mix

    The global energy transition from fossil-based fuel to zero-carbon energy is driving significant change in Australia窶冱 mining sector and more specifically, Australia窶冱 export commodity mix. This transition is underpinned by the commitment (or at least the intention to commit) to net zero emissions by 2050 by many countries across the world. The energy transition is […]

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  • Mainsheet welcomes new Graduates
    June 11, 2021 By :Maurice Argento

    Mainsheet welcomes new Graduates

    We are pleased to introduce our future leaders in Bec, Hazel, Neel and Gillian who have joined us over the past year. This is a great addition of talent to our team with diverse backgrounds in engineering, marketing, finance and psychology. The Mainsheet team has grown rapidly over the past year and is looking forward […]

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  • Finding the Optimal Capital Structure
    April 13, 2021 By :Anant Narsey & Emma Wright

    Finding the Optimal Capital Structure

    Finding and maintaining the right capital structure is critical to minimising the organisation窶冱 cost of capital and maximising its value creation potential. Striking the right balance between debt and equity funding can be a challenge for many businesses, particularly in capital intensive and/or cyclical industries where revenues, earnings and cash flows can have a high […]

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  • Preparing for Change Following the Royal Commission into Aged Care
    April 13, 2021 By :Ian Gordon & Dan Sunderland

    Preparing for Change Following the Royal Commission into Aged Care

    Since Mainsheet窶冱 inception, our team has worked closely with aged care providers to navigate the constantly evolving regulatory and operating environment. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, along with its 148 recommendations for the industry, proves that the only constant in the aged care industry is change. The primary theme of the […]

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  • Responding to the Sustainability Imperative
    April 13, 2021 By :Stephen D'Alessandro & Maurice Argento

    Responding to the Sustainability Imperative

    Government agencies and many large corporates across all industries are striving to improve the environmental and social performance of their own operations, and increasingly also of their suppliers, to meet their Corporate Social Responsibility objectives. Below is a sample of some of the initiatives that government and non-government entities are implementing to improve the sustainability […]

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  • Data-Driven Decision Making in the Water Sector
    April 13, 2021 By :Dan Sunderland & Gerard Moody

    Data-Driven Decision Making in the Water Sector

    Australia experienced perhaps its most severe period of drought in hundreds of years from 2017 to early 2020, resulting in devastating bushfires and major water supply issues. Despite coming out of this drought, many water authorities continue to face long-term challenges of water security in the context of: Climate change, resulting in more frequent and […]

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  • Capitalising on a rapidly changing energy and carbon landscape
    April 13, 2021 By :James Mecca & Shane McEwen

    Capitalising on a rapidly changing energy and carbon landscape

    窶弃ut a big, fat price on carbon!窶 These were some of the final words of the outgoing Secretary-General of the OECD Mr テ]gel Gurrテュa, in his final address in February 2021. This coincided with the passing of a resolution for a WTO-compatible EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) in February 2021. This resolution aims to […]

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  • Value Creation Challenges in Construction & Engineering
    April 13, 2021 By :Shane McEwen & Bill Bent

    Value Creation Challenges in Construction & Engineering

    Mainsheet regularly tracks the economic profitability of companies across a range of sectors. At the time of our analysis in 2019, we noted that there had been an increase in activity in construction and engineering after a prolonged period of value creation challenges. However, in 2020 activity slowed down again due to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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  • M&A Performance in Australia
    March 5, 2021 By :Gerard Moody

    M&A Performance in Australia

    How do you maximise value from mergers and acquisitions? Conclusions we have drawn from reviewing 387 Australian transactions completed in the last 3 years are supplemented by our learnings from strategy, M&A and integration client projects. Following our January 2020 report on Australian M&A performance, we reviewed the one-year performance post-deal for 178 acquisitions completed […]

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  • Plant-Based Meat Substitutes on a Growth Trajectory
    December 7, 2020 By :Shane McEwen & Stephen D'Alessandro

    Plant-Based Meat Substitutes on a Growth Trajectory

    A growing number of plant-based meat style products have been hitting the shelves over the last two years, including those from global brands such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Burger, long-time vegetarian brands like Vegie Delights and Tofurky, house brands like Coles窶 Herb & Sons, and more recent Australian brands like Made With Plants and […]

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  • Increasing Consciousness within the Personal Care and Hygiene Industry
    December 7, 2020 By :Stephen D'Alessandro & Dan Sunderland

    Increasing Consciousness within the Personal Care and Hygiene Industry

    窶弩hat is really in the products I consume and use, and how did it get here?窶 This question is being increasingly asked by consumers, with growing concerns about the naturalness and sustainability of the products we use every day. Historically, this has applied more specifically to food products, with consideration around the value of organic […]

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  • Future Scenario Planning
    December 7, 2020 By :Gerard Moody & Dan Sunderland

    Future Scenario Planning

    Scenario planning would be so simple if it wasn窶冲 about the future! But it is. The global pandemic has jolted many companies into realising that thinking beyond their annual plans and considering longer term planning and sources of strategic risk is non-negotiable. In addition to a 3-5 year strategy, scenario planning is critical to enable […]

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  • Mining 窶 Recent Growth Strategy Observations
    December 7, 2020 By :Shane McEwen & Maurice Argento

    Mining 窶 Recent Growth Strategy Observations

    2020 was dominated by managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial impact on the mining sector was a tightening of the equity markets between February and May which led to some distressed equity raisings and a number of our clients investigating specialist debt funding options for refinancing. Interestingly this highlighted the availability of […]

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  • The Importance Culture and Organisation Design Plays in Delivering Strategy
    December 7, 2020 By :Gerard Moody & Ian Gordon

    The Importance Culture and Organisation Design Plays in Delivering Strategy

    Mainsheet has helped a number of organisations recently across a range of industries, including several government agencies, to design their organisational structure and develop their organisational cultures. As part of our recent work with various government enterprises and departments, we have identified a number of key areas that are critical to the success of organisational […]

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  • Commercial Due Diligence 窶 Understanding Value in an Investment
    December 7, 2020 By :Bill Bent & Anant Narsey

    Commercial Due Diligence 窶 Understanding Value in an Investment

    Commercial due diligence is typically commissioned by an equity or debt investor during the execution phase of an acquisition transaction or debt funding process. Together with financial, legal and tax due diligence, commercial due diligence forms an integral part of evaluating the target company and investment rationale. While each type of due diligence is important […]

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  • Mainsheet – Supporting our Local Manufacturing Industry
    September 17, 2020 By :Gerard Moody

    Mainsheet – Supporting our Local Manufacturing Industry

    Mainsheet is often in a privileged position to assist a company in its strategy development, review of operations or operating model to impact purpose and increase shareholder returns. Then there are the times when a small practical action has an impact beyond a plan. Today was one of those times when Mainsheet introduced Glide, Australia’s […]

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  • M&A Performance in Australia
    June 26, 2020 By :Gerard Moody

    M&A Performance in Australia

    Why is there consistent underperformance post-acquisition? Following our June 2019 report on the performance of M&A in Australia, we have reviewed 149 acquisitions throughout Australia that were completed during CY2018. We review transaction performance a year post-deal. We found that 72% of acquirers underperformed the benchmark, (ASX300), one year from the closing date of their […]

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  • Merger Announcement
    June 4, 2020 By :Maurice Argento

    Merger Announcement

    Mainsheet Capital is pleased to have advised on and supported the merger of Baptistcare and Global Care in Western Australia. The merger will provide increased market share and diversified services for Baptistcare, access to Baptistcare窶冱 expertise in aged care for Global Care residents, retirees and clients, and growth opportunities for Global Care staff.  This was […]

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  • COVID-19 Prompting Digital Transformation
    April 28, 2020 By :Dan Sunderland

    COVID-19 Prompting Digital Transformation

    One thing to have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is that governments, businesses and individuals are being forced to realise more of what窶冱 possible with digital. Particularly in areas such as remote working, providing digital service to customers, and business models involving home servicing and delivery. Zoom窶冱 daily active users jumped from 10 million […]

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  • Lessons from recent Mainsheet Operational Change & Transformation Projects
    April 14, 2020 By :Gerard Moody

    Lessons from recent Mainsheet Operational Change & Transformation Projects

    Mainsheet Capital has worked on several operational change and transformation projects for clients in varying industries, specifically business integration projects of for mid and large cap companies across Australia in the last 12 months.  Our review of these projects identified five lessons 窶 irrespective of the clients窶 industry or the nature of the change 窶 […]

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  • Are B2B companies capturing the value of digital?
    March 13, 2020 By :Dan Sunderland

    Are B2B companies capturing the value of digital?

    Many B2B companies are coming to realise that digital, rather than a cost or just for B2C, can capture major benefits and efficiencies for businesses and their customers, and unlock significant value creation. As consumers, our expectations of good interactions are being driven by modern digital services that bypass the need for traditional assets and […]

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  • Value Creation Challenges
    October 21, 2019 By :Shane McEwen & Stephen D'Alessandro

    Value Creation Challenges

    in engineering, construction, mining and oil & gas services sectors The increased activity in the engineering, mining services and oil & gas services sectors over the past six months is very welcome as analysis of the value creation performance over the past few years clearly shows that these sectors have been experiencing value creation challenges. […]

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  • Positioning for Growth
    October 21, 2019 By :Shane McEwen & Stephen D'Alessandro

    Positioning for Growth

    in engineering, construction, mining and oil & gas services Since the peak of activity 2012 / 2013 many engineering, mining and oil & gas services firms have experienced a significant reduction in market demand. This has caused many firms to have to substantially reduced staff numbers and narrowed capabilities and radically reduce their costs base. […]

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  • Economic Performance and Value Creation Analysis
    October 21, 2019 By :Shane McEwen & Stephen D'Alessandro

    Economic Performance and Value Creation Analysis

    Performance analysis of a sample of listed companies in construction, engineering, mining services and oil & gas services can be access through the links below

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  • Recent M&A success – Exploring the impact of strategic rationale, relative size and frequency of deals
    July 29, 2019 By :Gerard Moody

    Recent M&A success – Exploring the impact of strategic rationale, relative size and frequency of deals

    Following our March report on the performance of M&A in Western Australia, we have reviewed 93 acquisitions throughout Australia that were completed during FY2018.  We found that 58% of acquirers underperformed the benchmark, the ASX300, one year from the closing date of their respective acquisition, which is consistent with the findings reported in our previous study.   […]

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  • Mainsheet Capital successfully advises Aurecon on its acquisition of Quartile One
    July 25, 2019 By :Shane McEwen & Stephen D'Alessandro

    Mainsheet Capital successfully advises Aurecon on its acquisition of Quartile One

    Mainsheet Capital was Aurecon’s corporate advisor and led the acquisition search and transaction process Aurecon is a leading engineering, management, planning, project management and consulting company operating across Australia, NZ, Asia & Africa Quartile One provides advice to mining companies about how to make best use of their capital equipment using sensors that deliver real-time […]

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  • M&A Integration Model
    May 23, 2019 By :Gerard Moody

    M&A Integration Model

    Our article earlier this year analysing 2017 acquisitions showed that the old adage “~70% of acquisitions fail to add value” still proves true today. Yet when done right it can transform businesses and add shareholder value.  Will your next acquisition be part of that 70%? What can you can you do to make sure you’re […]

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  • Scenario Planning
    March 27, 2019 By :Gerard Moody

    Scenario Planning

    Businesses renew their strategy every few years, some more often. The purpose is to align the team to a set of objectives..

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  • Underperformance of recent market acquisitions highlights strategy and integration needs
    March 27, 2019 By :Gerard Moody

    Underperformance of recent market acquisitions highlights strategy and integration needs

    Mainsheet Capital analysed 16 ASX listed, industrial companies headquartered in Western Australia..

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  • Welcome to Gerard Moody
    January 15, 2019 By :Maurice Argento

    Welcome to Gerard Moody

    It is with great pleasure that Mainsheet Capital announces the appointment of a new Director in the Perth practice. Gerard Moody joins Mainsheet to continue to drive the growth of our Consulting practice, which focuses on strategic planning, operational improvement and transactions advisory services. Gerard was one of the original Mainsheet Directors back in the […]

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  • Mainsheet successfully leads the sale of MPC Group
    September 18, 2017 By :Shane McEwen & Stephen D'Alessandro

    Mainsheet successfully leads the sale of MPC Group

    Mainsheet Capital was the corporate advisor to the Australian founding shareholders of MPC Group and successfully led the sale process and the complex three-way negotiations between the buyers, the Australian founding shareholders and their UK based JV partner (J. Murphy & Sons). MPC Group is a leading provider of pipeline, civil construction and specialist well […]

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  • Mainsheet successfully advises Calibre Group on its acquisition of Diona
    November 16, 2015 By :Shane McEwen & Stephen D'Alessandro

    Mainsheet successfully advises Calibre Group on its acquisition of Diona

    Mainsheet Capital was the corporate advisor to Calibre Group in their recently announced $90m acquisition of Diona Pty Ltd. Mainsheet Capital assisted the Calibre senior management team and the board to develop a new diversification and growth strategy.  Mainsheet then worked in conjunction with the Calibre M&A team to screen potential acquisition targets and to […]

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