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Webinars provide investment ready blueprint for agribusinesses

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Monday, 10. February 2020 - 10:30

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is supporting a series of webinars to improve the investor readiness of Western Australian agribusiness, food and fisheries operators.

Three webinars will be offered from February to April this year as part of the department’s Investor Readiness Program and delivered in partnership with consulting firm BDO Australia.

Participants will discuss topics including the reasons for seeking external capital, means of maximising investor readiness and optimal investment legal structures and exit strategies.

Department Agribusiness Food and Trade investment lead Susan Hall said many members of primary industries needed to be investor ready to thrive in competitive markets.

“Gaining access to external capital is often critical to realising growth and seizing other business opportunities, yet small businesses in the agribusiness, food and fisheries sectors can lack the ability to overcome obstacles,” Ms Hall said.

“Participants in these webinars will have access to expert advice from the department and BDO Australia on what it takes to become investor ready.

“They will gain new tools to help ensure they don’t miss out on valuable business opportunities and can increase their chances of smooth and successful capital raising.

“The webinar series will be well-suited to those looking to increase their business value, continue their growth trajectories or put in place effective succession planning.”

The 2020 webinar series will consist of:

28 Februrary - Maximising investor readiness

13 March - Capital raising, existing strategies and legal structures

24 April – Case study

Interested parties can register to participate at

All sessions will be held from 11am to 12:30pm, Australian Western Standard Time.

The webinars will be accompanied by a forthcoming suite of published online resources and regional masterclasses providing more in-depth information on investment readiness.

Media contacts:

Jodie Thomson/Megan Broad, media liaison             +61 (0)8 9368 3937