Corporate Ventures

AC&E enters into joint ventures and value creation arrangements in the following areas:
 
  • Technology and software commercialisation and distribution
  • Property development (real estate)
  • Product innovation
  • Trade facilitation
As a venture partner, AC&E is willing to enter into a variety of commercial models including establishing a new business entity, equity deals, revenue or profit share, commission and joint venture arrangements.


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AC&E works with technology innovators and vendors to distribute their software and hardware solutions.  This includes:

  • Commercialisation of early stage technology solutions
  • Distribution of mature solutions in the Australia and Asian markets
  • Distribution to corporate and government/public sectors
AC&E has also launched a domain management service which is a managed service for owners of large domain portfolios which are either parked or underperforming.  The service is provided as a software as a service solution (SaaS), and distinctively works on a revenue share basis to monetise domains (rather than a fee for service basis).  The service is a highly sophisticated domain management solution that uses proprietary technology, monetisation strategies and feeds to rapidly optimise and monetise domains, not only by attracting traffic but also by creating repeat visitors to websites and digital properties.  The service offers a specific value proposition by transforming underperforming domains (which are usually parked domains, or one-click CPC pages with little or no direct traffic) into rich and contextually relevant websites.
 

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AC&E works with property developments as a joint venture partner, including:
 
  • Pre-Development Application (DA) stage 
  • Planning stage
  • Development stage
  • Distressed properties and developments
AC&E brings property planning and development expertise, property law, equity, debt finance and joint venture development partners to these types of property development opportunities — we are able to work collaboratively with investors, developers, takeout parties, vendors and funders with these types of property deals.
 

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AC&E works with inventors of new products, and organizations spinning-off a product, to go to market and deliver a new innovation.  The product innovation will generally be a disruptive offering, or one that has significant potential to redefine an existing market, or to address a new or emerging market.

AC&E is able to work in collaboration with the inventor or product owner to develop the go to market strategy, business structure and business model to launch, along with the required funding.
 

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AC&E is able to assist buyers and sellers in commodity and resource trade transactions, whilst working with their mandates and intermediaries to manage commission payments and trade finance.  There are a range of commodities and resources that AC&E is generally able to source for a buyer (subject to supply availability), including:
  • Cement
  • Diesel (D2 and D0), Mazut (M100) and Jet Fuel (JP54)
  • Steel (used rail and scrap metal)
  • Coal
  • Iron Ore
AC&E generally works on the buy side to assist with sourcing commodities and resources through its international supply network, and is able to provide commercial, legal, documentary and finance assistance to facilitate the trade between buyers and sellers.


AC&E Lazarus Ventures


AC&E and Lazarus Capital Partners operate a specialised joint venture with a principal focus on private equity and corporate venture investments, using a combination of proprietary and co-investment capital — the joint venture is known as AC&E Lazarus Ventures. The key sectors that AC&E Lazarus Ventures invest in include:

  • Real estate
  • Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy and Resources

Further information about AC&E Lazarus Ventures can be found here.

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