KordaMentha KordaMentha is an Australian advisory and investment firm that provides specialist forensic, real estate, turnaround / restructuring and investment management services. The business was formed in April 2002 by Mark Korda and Mark Mentha. Located at
Level 24, 333 Collins Street, Victoria, Australia.
Phone: +61 3 8623 3333

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Ensuring the survival of a key community business

KordaMentha Partner Robert Hutson reflects on the appointment to and sale of the Proserpine Sugar Mill, one of the cornerstone businesses in the community of Proserpine, Queensland. ...read more


Survival strategies for McColl's Transport

Following the appointment of receivers to transport company Pure Logistics in 2008, creditors to its subsidiary McColl’s Transport, chose to pursue a turnaround strategy rather than opt for a liquidation of the company’s assets, aware of significant unmet potential in the struggling organisation. Corporate was engaged to realise this value and implement a range of measures designed to improve McColl’s operational efficiency and ensure the long-term financial health of the business....read more


Facilitating the resolution of an intellectual property dispute

KordaMentha Partner Nigel Carson reflects on the electronic evidence identified by our Forensic Technology team that facilitated the resolution of a significant intellectual property ('IP') dispute between two large mining companies in the Federal Court of Australia....read more


Maximising returns in a complex environment

KordaMentha Partner, Martin Madden, reflects on the successful Receiver’s sale of the Connector Motorways Group ('Connector') resulting in a higher than expected return for the secured lender. Throughout the advisory and receivership phases of this project the KordaMentha team bought their depth of experience and skills to the table to drive the successful result....read more


Delivering innovative solutions for a distressed property

KordaMentha Partners, Scott Langdon and Tom Davis, reveal an innovative and unrivalled approach undertaken to complete and transact property assets in the face of legal and commercial obstacles and the onset of the Global Financial Crisis....read more


The power of data analytics

KordaMentha’s Data Analytics team was engaged to apply our specialist data analysis techniques to agency commission payments for a confidential client. The company was prompted to appoint us when a senior sales manager walked off the job following a major strategic announcement by the company. Executive Director Andre Menezes recalls how the engagement unfolded and the impact of our data analysis techniques on the final outcome....read more


Saving the olive and almond plantations

KordaMentha Partner, Andrew Malarkey, reflects on the administration of the Timbercorp Group, when a sense of creative agility and determination allowed the KordaMentha team to negotiate challenging obstacles to achieve a series of innovative outcomes for the client....read more


The battle to save Ansett

KordaMentha Executive Director Sebastian Hams discusses the administration of The Ansett Group - the largest and most complex administration in Australian corporate history. Over ten years, KordaMentha tackled the adversity of the collapse with determined commitment to a long-term strategy that would achieve the best possible financial outcome for all stakeholders....read more


The largest product recall in Australian history

KordaMentha Partner, Owain Stone, who is the leader of KordaMentha’s Forensics practice, reflects on the role that he and his team has played in respect of the recall of the Pan Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd ('Pan') products from April 2003 and, most recently the class action between various customers of Pan Pharmaceuticals (and others) against the Therapeutical Goods Authority ('TGA') and others....read more


Multiphase debt restructuring of Alinta Finance Australia

KordaMentha Partner, Janna Robertson, reflects on the multiphase debt restructuring of Alinta Finance Australia Pty Ltd ('Alinta'). KordaMentha provided independent advice to the Bank Syndicate over a two year period. KordaMentha worked closely with a team of advisors to develop innovative and flexible strategies to avoid value diminution resulting in Australia’s first take private debt to equity swap via a scheme of arrangement. ...read more


Detection of serious non compliance

A mining operation in a developing country was concerned with the cost, quality and an apparent over supply of reagents (a substance used in a chemical reaction). The stated cost of reagents delivered to its site was in the millions of dollars. This information had been communicated to the company by an employee, using the company’s whistleblowing service. Forensics Executive Director Rob Cockerell, recounts how our Forensic Investigation uncovered significant fraud and prevented losses running into the millions of dollars....read more


Delivering revenue through turnaround and interim management

A poorly executed response to an external market shock can adversely impact a business for years. Partner Chris Martin, outlines how KordaMentha Corporate undertook a high-level review of this fashion wholesaling business and implemented a number of measures to dramatically improve their revenue and ongoing growth....read more


Contract analysis saves a business over $1 million

Contractor arrangements can be a challenge for businesses to monitor and they don't necessarily offer a superior value proposition when compared with owner-operator programs. In the resources sector, specialists with the required industry knowledge to identify poor contractor performance can help to deliver substantial cost savings. Corporate Partner Chris Martin, recounts how our recommendations from a contract analysis helped save a gold mine operator over $1 million....read more


Shrinking to prosperity

Addressing unnecessary complexity across product lines and business divisions is a crucial early step in many successful corporate turnarounds. Partner Chris Martin, discusses our work with a struggling industrial products manufacturer and distributor and provides a clear example of how channel analysis and customer segmentation can deliver immediate results....read more

   
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