Mark Lowndes was privileged to be Admitted to the Freedom of the City of London. The ceremony, which dates back to at least 1237 is largely of historical significance and enabled members to carry out their trade or craft in the Square Mile that is the City of London.
Lowndes’ Carbon Credit invested in NZ’s Future. Lowndes is proud to be part of a group of organisations helping carbon sequestration and encouraging improvements in biodiversity, water quality and erosion control in the area.
Sophie, year 12 student from Marist College, visits Lowndes for the day and finds it a rewarding experience.
VALUABLE ADVICE from Workshop 2 | Current Capital and Growth Opportunities, and How to Work Towards Realising Capital
Speakers at this Business Intelligence discussion were charged with identifying capital and growth options for SMEs, and the key issues for owners to consider. Among them, choosing between a public listing, seeking private equity or other financial investors, or trade sale.
In June 2018 Lowndes Community Contribution team collected donations of blankets, duvets and other winter warmers for Give a Kid a Blanket. When delivering the donated items, we had the privilege of meeting Donna Turtle Sarten & Bernie Harfleet. This amazing couple have run the Give a Kid a Blanket campaign since 2015 as part of their social-political art practice.
Jennifer Tunna, Principal at Lowndes, discusses the Government’s discussion paper which proposes a new regime for unravelling Ponzi-scheme-specific arm to New Zealand’s statutory insolvency regime.
VALUABLE ADVICE from Workshop 1 | Prioritising a Conscience – Why Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Matter to New Zealand Businesses
The first Business Intelligence Workshop for 2018 tackled these issues with surprising results. Not least of all for the candour with which speakers addressed corporate performance in this area.
We are very proud of our very own Kerri Dewe, Lowndes Principal, who has returned from Hawaii where she competed in the Kona Ironman World Championship.
Against the backdrop of an uncertain election outcome, it was inevitable that Workshop 4 would be dominated by concerns and speculation about the makeup of the next government. That said, each speaker was also clear about what business needs, regardless of who ends up in power, and they were more or less unanimous about the major issues.
Mergers & Acquisitions Update: Emerging Trends, NZ’s M&A Outlook and Opportunities | Valuable Advice from Business Intelligence Series Workshop 2
Reported surveys indicate that New Zealand’s M&A activity peaked in 2015, with a lower level of activity in 2016 and a slower start to 2017. However, New Zealand and Australian private equity is cashed up, financing is available, and there is a lot of money looking for high quality assets.