Wingate Group and J.P.Morgan’s Global Special Opportunities Group have provided a $42.5 million mezzanine finance facility to part-fund Plenary Group’s 50 percent acquisition of the South Wharf Retail Precinct in Melbourne.
AUI opens priority rights offer for Diversified Property Fund
Australian Unity Investments (AUI) has opened a limited priority rights offer for investors in its Diversified Property Fund at a 7.5 percent discount to the security price*, with a view to raising up to $40 million.
Tips on getting your voice heard
The financial services industry has traditionally been good at using public relations. Most companies in the area understand the importance and value of communication with clients and influencers, and make a commitment to public relations in their marketing budget.
Tyndall moves forward with new appointment
A week after being acquired by Nikko Asset Management, Tyndall Investments has initiated a program to further strengthen its business with the promotion of Mr Andrew Julius to head of retail. This follows the earlier confirmation of Mr Craig Hobart as managing director of Tyndall.
Surveys show benefit of strong client relationships
Results of some interesting surveys looking at attitudes to financial planners were released in recent weeks which, together, tell a story of interest to all personal services businesses.
Brand damage can be mitigated with good communications
With more media coverage this week following a directional hearing on the sexual harassment charges against David Jones and its former chief executive, I’m wondering just how much the issue will harm the David Jones brand?
Don’t sacrifice clarity by trying to sound authoritative
We’ve all had the experience of talking with executives who are clearly very intelligent and know their stuff very well, but who are pretty much incomprehensible because they insist on using big words mixed with jargon.
Public relations does not mean “spin doctoring”
It annoys me that, over the years, the term “spin doctoring” has become synonymous with public relations. The thing that rankles is that to most people, “spin” means the art of misleading or even deceiving – especially in a political context.
Don’t underestimate the importance of attention to detail
I was talking to a journalist the other day who was disparaging about a media release he’d received from someone else, because of poor grammar in a couple of spots and careless spelling mistakes
Shadow Minister at 2010 Pritchitt Partners reception
Luke Hartsuyker, shadow minister for financial services, superannuation, corporate law and consumer affairs, was guest of honour at the Pritchitt Partners 2010 annual reception. A