Grow. Protect. Recover.

We are an advisory and investment firm who help clients throughout their lifecycle, by growing and maximising value, protecting against loss and reputational damage and recovering value in tough times.

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Grow. Protect. Recover.

We help businesses experiencing growing pains, reducing the burdens of overstretched teams allowing them to pursue business-as-usual activities and pursuing growth objectives.

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Grow. Protect. Recover.

We help businesses protect against fraud and corruption as well as operational inefficiencies and inadequate management of business risk.

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Grow. Protect. Recover.

We help businesses recover from financial loss that may be the result of cashflow issues, management blind spots and market dynamics that can land good businesses in financial distress.

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Expertise

KordaMentha is an advisory and investment firm that has a range of services to help clients grow, protect and recover value.

Corporate

KordaMentha Corporate are specialists in organisation turnaround and transformation.

  • Turnaround and transformation
  • People and organisation design
  • Financial management and controls
  • Performance improvement and cost out
  • Interim and crisis management

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Forensic

KordaMentha Forensic uncover, analyse and clarify facts at the centre of disputes, frauds and other sensitive commercial matters.

  • Forensic accounting disputes
  • Data analytics
  • Digital Forensic, cyber and eDiscovery
  • Fraud, corruption and investigations

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Investments

KordaMentha Investments establish, manage, capitalise and co-invest in Australian direct and special situations real estate products, private enterprise and listed mid-cap clients.

  • Real estate investment
  • Private equity and special situations investment

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Real Estate

KordaMentha Real Estate assists clients to grow, protect and recover value in their real estate portfolios.

  • Real estate advisory
  • Asset management
  • Transaction management
  • Real estate funds management
  • Development management

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Restructuring

KordaMentha Restructuring works with organisations in financial distress to restructure and to stabilise the business or to recover value on behalf of stakeholders.

  • Turnaround and restructuring
  • Independent business reviews
  • Receiverships, administrations and liquidations

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Latest insights

Podcast

Cyber security - Behind Business Podcast

25 February 2021

Our first episode of Behind Business for 2021 discusses one of the most serious issues facing businesses and individuals today – cyber security. Featuring cyber and digital forensic expert and partner at KordaMentha, Brendan Read and cyber risk and claims adviser from HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Andrew Miers, the episode will discuss the current threats facing organisations and what they can do to avoid becoming the next cyber-attack victim.

Blog

Corporate Australia still blinkered to cyber security threats

9 February 2021

Following several reports of recent sophisticated cyber attacks, Forensic Partner Brendan Read shares his insights about whether organisations are sufficiently prepared. Along with updating technology, Brendan discusses the imperative to adopt incident response plans informed by the appropriate specialist expertise.

News

Evolution or revolution for expert evidence in arbitration?

27 January 2021

Forensic expert Owain Stone was recently featured on the newly re-launched Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Australia website discussing the innovation challenges facing courts and arbitrations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In this article, Owain notes that while this has been a steady evolution for the historically more innovation-friendly arbitrations, the recent changes are revolutionary for some courts.

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Technology and the value of expert evidence in arbitration

11 January 2021

Forensic experts Ruby Lee and David Van Homrigh recently shared their insights in the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration’s (ACICA) publication, ACICA Review. Discussing the value of expert evidence in the arbitral process, Ruby and David highlighted best practice principles and the efficiencies gained with the use of technology and the virtual environment.

Publication

Property exposures update - September quarter 2020

22 December 2020

Our September quarter update is released as Australia emerges from its first recession in almost 30 years. A record surge in consumption drove a 3.3% rise in GDP over the three months to September, after plunging a record 7.0% in the June quarter.

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Construction - Behind Business Podcast

4 December 2020

In this episode of Behind Business, Paul Mirams and Ted Fitzgerald from KordaMentha’s Real Estate team, join Sean Aylmer to discuss the history, present and the future of commercial construction in Australia.

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Experience

Central Adelaide Health Network

KordaMentha was engaged to undertake a diagnostic review of South Australia’s largest public healthcare network, CALHN, a circa $2 billion organisation with five main hospitals.

The review uncovered a broken organisation facing systemic financial, operational and cultural issues. Forecasts indicated the funded position would be exceeded by $274 million.

In response, KordaMentha developed a three-year Organisational and Financial Recovery Plan and were engaged as Administrators to implement the Plan. The Plan was designed to reposition CALHN as a modern, high-functioning network, delivering sustainable care for the community.

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Network Ten

Network Ten took steps to restructure the business and improve profitability. Ten’s inability to finalise restructured content agreements led to KordaMentha’s appointment as Voluntary Administrators.

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KordaMentha took operational control of Network Ten and restructured the working capital profile of the business, which improved working capital funding by circa $40 million over the forecast period. KordaMentha went on to conduct a sale/recapitalisation process resulting in a successful transaction with the US Studio, CBS.

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Charity Partners

Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation

KordaMentha has been a major corporate partner of the Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation from the beginning. Since 2007, in excess of $29 million has been raised for more than 60 children's charities across Australia.

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