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Great ideas for technology and innovation require capital in order to come to fruition. Funding is crucial to help you research your idea or provide you with the financial wherewithal to acquire the rights to use compatible technology developed by others.

Most of our clients, whatever their size, require regular injections of capital to take their ideas further and, ultimately, commercialise their IP or market their products. Our long experience in this field allows us to guide you through the risks and benefits associated with different sources of funding and the drivers behind each.

We can advise you on a broad range of options to raise capital for your business or research project, whether through credit, listing, share offer, venture capital, private equity or partnership. We have extensive networks of trusted industry partners, venture capitalist, private equity funds and consultants who understand and are committed to your particular industry sector.

Numerous Commonwealth and State departments and agencies may provide you with opportunities for the funding you need. Our long experience working for and alongside government can help you apply for and negotiate funding agreements that balance commercial, policy and public considerations, allowing you to progress your research and innovation activities sooner.

We can advise you on the following types of funding:

  • Capital Raising
  • IPO
  • Government grants (State and Commonwealth)
  • Angel & Sophisticated Investors
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Licensing
Significant matters

Benitec Biopharma (ASX:BLT): Benitec is a leading ASX-listed gene silencing company developing novel treatments for chronic and life threatening conditions. FAL advised Benitec on a successful $8 million raising.

On behalf of Brown Coal Innovation Australia. FAL negotiated a highly complex Research Funding Agreement with Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development (ANLEC R&D)

FAL advised a major Medical research institution on participation in a state-funded research centre, including negotiations with the Department of Health over the millions of dollars in funding, philanthropic monies, rights as Committee of Management and establishment of various therapeutic centres.