Due Diligence Checklist
Summary: A word version of our Morgan Cradock comprehensive due-diligence framework for identifying the opportunities as well as the risks in making an acquisition.
Acquisition / Equity Proposal To The Investment Approvals Committee
Summary: A thorough contents list of what to include in a report / proposal when seeking approval for a major company investment or acquisition.
The Truce of Capital Raising
Summary: Playing off founders' against investors’ expectations can be a balancing act, stymied by misunderstandings and differing approaches. Michael Cradock lays out the ground rules in this article published in Fast Thinking magazine in Spring 2009.
Summary: Smaller exporters with initial success in overseas markets need to access the right kinds of support and expertise to grow their enterprises. In this article, Conor De Lion speaks to Michael Cradock and one of Morgan Cradock's client, MIRteq, about the risks and rewards of growing an export business. Featured in Dynamic Exporter December 2010.
The Secret Sauce
Summary: Michael Cradock examines what business angels and venture capitalists see as the ingredients of a compelling seed investment opportunity - the Secret Sauce! Featured in the Autumn 2009 edition of Fast Thinking Magazine.
Bucking the Trends
Summary: There's no shortage of bright ideas post-GFC, but there is a shortage of funds. Tim Mendham speaks to Michael Cradock and one of Morgan Cradock's clients, Keystone Medical, about how innovative companies must think outside the square if they hope to succeed. Featured in CPA's magazine, 'In the Black, April 2010.
How to Spot An Angel
Summary: In this article, Michael Cradock puts angel investors under the looking glass and examines how they differentiate themselves and what they have to offer. Published in the Summer 2008 edition of Fast Thinking magazine.
Don't Sail Solo
Summary: While entrepreneurs might enjoy the perceived glamour and excitement living on the edge alone,Toni Morgan shows there is much to be gained from hiring an ‘A-team’ to support you. Published in Fast Thinking magazine Autumn 2010.
Valuing Early-Stage Companies
Summary: Valuation of early-stage enterprises can be a black art to those outside of the business. In this article, published in the Hunter Business Review May 2009, Michael Cradock provides an educational overview of the methods, approaches and inherent risks of valuing early-stage ventures.