In appointing Kerri Dewe as a director, Lowndes is delighted to be making this appointment from within our own ranks. The promotion recognises Kerri’s talent, accomplishments, and dedication to clients and the firm. The Lowndes directors are pleased to welcome Kerri Dewe to the board and congratulate her on this achievement.
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.
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.
RAINING, POURING, AND TOURING
2017 was the last year of this iconic seven day challenge, and Lowndes was so pleased be involved once again.
“Investors will consider a number of key aspects, such as potential health and safety risks [and the seriousness of them], tidy tax and financial records, long-term client relationships backed by strong contacts and whether there are any corruption issues” – Kerri Dewe
The 2016 Business Intelligence Series workshops kicked off in June and once again, Lowndes is proudly hosting. Here are notes from Workshop 1, which focused on threats and opportunities arising from new technologies and innovation.
Despite being small and physically remote, NZ is a sophisticated country engaged with the rest of the world, and party to a large number of free trade agreements. NZ topped the 2016 World Bank Doing Business report (ranking 189 economies) for ease of starting a business, protecting minority investors, getting credit and registering property. NZ was listed first in Forbes’ 2016 Best Countries for Business for monetary freedom, investor protection and (lack of) red tape, and second overall. New Zealand is ranked fourth on Transparency International’s Global Corruption Perceptions Index.
We’re so proud to once again be a part of this wonderful event! The BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge, or W2A, is a great event challenging individuals and teams to ride 13 stages in 7 days and over 800 kilometres, departing from the main street in Lower Hutt and finishing in Pukekohe.
Chaired by Kerri Dewe, Corporate and Commercial Principal at Lowndes, the sold out workshop was led by three speakers: Michael Staissny, Senior Partner of KordaMentha; Murray Schnuriger, Corporate Finance Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Ross George, Managing Director of Direct Capital.