Investments

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Graham Lusty Trailers (GLT) is a premium trailer builder specialising in aluminium end tippers, side tippers, walking floors, horizontal belt discharge, bottom dump, belly tankers and race car transporters.

Research and development is a key element to GLT's business strategy, with close to $1 million per year invested in refining and expanding the product range. New markets have been entered, including race car transporters and walking floor trailers. Manufacturing and servicing facilities are located in Brisbane and Melbourne. 

The Chairman, Graham Lusty, is the founder of the business and is enjoying expanding operations with the help of Teaminvest Private. Teaminvest Private invested in GLT in 2012.

With Teaminvest Private's involvement:

  • Established a second factory in Melbourne.
  • Further enhanced its comparative design advantages.
  • Improved marketing activities resulting in significant sales increases.
  • Succession planning to allow Graham Lusty to step back and James Yerbury to be his successor.
  • Appointed further management to guide the company towards an IPO. 

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Whites Diesels Australia (WDA) are European bus and truck specialists who minimise vehicle downtime by providing quality parts and proactive customer service. Established for over 25 years, WDA strives to cover more models and stock more parts lines for European trucks and buses than any other Australian company. With seven branch locations and advanced logistics arrangements, WDA delivers nationwide across Australia, to New Zealand and across the Pacific region. Teaminvest Private invested in WDA in 2013.
 

With Teaminvest Private's involvement:

  • Expanded its product range from predominantly Mercedes Benz to all major European truck and bus brands.
  • Commenced the process of examining distribution arrangements with select non-European brands.
  • Opened new branches in Townsville, Adelaide and Newcastle paving the way for further expansion.

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DecoGlaze Glass Splashbacks (DecoGlaze) is the premier supplier of glass splashback products in New South Wales. Products are primarily used in bathrooms, kitchens and commercial offices and are manufactured in Sydney. The Chairman, Jason Hedges, is the founder of the business and is excited about expanding nationwide with the help of Teaminvest Private. Teaminvest Private invested in DecoGlaze in 2013.
 

With Teaminvest Private's involvement:

  • Expanded its offering to service commercial as well as residential customers. 
  • Hired a CEO to enable Jason to focus on growing the business.
  • Acquired a custom built, world leading, digital glass printing machine to enable seamless production of unique designs. 
  • Developed a transport solution to enable geographic expansion outside NSW. 
  • Invested in information systems to generate further production efficiencies.
  • Invested in new production equipment to increase capacity and productivity.

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Found Beverages (Found) is a carbon neutral manufacturer and distributor of premium sparkling infused waters. All products are entirely natural and contain no preservatives, concentrates or GMOs. The Founders, Mark De Luca and Onur Kece, are working with Teaminvest Private to accelerate the next stage of their international expansion. Teaminvest Private invested in Found in 2014.

With Teaminvest Private's involvement:

  • Increased its market reach from 250 locations in 2 countries to 2,000 locations in 5 countries.
  • Acquired key clients, including The Fresh Market, Hilton Hotels, Caffe Bene, W Hotel, Soho House, The Standard & Walgreens.
  • Concluded a second round of capital raising to fund further expansion. 

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East Coast Traffic Control (ECT) is a Queensland based provider of traffic control solutions to the government and construction industry. Teaminvest Private invested in ECT in 2014 in partnership with the founder, and have since recruited new management and rebranded the organisation. ECT continues to offer the 'gold standard' in reliability and service in Queensland. With new management, ECT has grown geographically and implemented the latest in traffic control technology. 

With Teaminvest Private's involvement:

  • Further expanded their North Queensland footprint with new depots established.
  • Undertaken significant enhancements to the reporting and tendering process to enable more efficient operation.
  • Improved business processes.
  • Introduced market leading traffic control technology.

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Automation Group (AG) is one of Australia's leading experts in SCADA and telemetry products for use in the water, energy and mining sectors. In addition to supplying sate-of-the-art remote industrial monitoring and control technology, they provide comprehensive support and technical services to contractors, integrators and end users. Orgininally founded by Ken and Sue Nisbet, Automation Group has been led by their sons Adrian and Graham since 2006. Teaminvest Private has partnered with Adrian and Graham to help expand the business nationally as well as realise value for their parents. Teaminvest Private invested in AG in 2014.

With Teaminvest Private's involvement:

  • Rationalized its corporate structure to enable management to focus on key goals. 
  • Commenced mentoring Adrian and Graham Nisbet as they work to expand the business.

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Coastal Energy is one of Queensland’s leading electrical contracting companies that specialises in the construction of Overhead and Underground electrical powerlines.

Our services are utilised by private developers, consulting engineers, councils and government bodies, for the supply and installation of electrical reticulation and street lighting for new subdivisions. Work is performed for residential, industrial and large customer connections. We are very proud of our excellent safety record and hold the highest possible quality management rating with  Energex, Ergon Energy and Essential Energy. At present we employ 62 staff at our two locations on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane. The founders of the company Greg Doolan and Glenn Williams partnered with Teaminvest Private in 2014.

With Teaminvest Private's involvement:
  • Appointed a Chief Operating Officer to allow the Executive Chairman to spend more time developing new business and increasing sales.
  • Upgraded online employment methods to recruit staff more closely aligned with the company's culture.
  • Implemented a Learning and Development program to ensure that Leading Hands have the training and skills to guide and develop new recruits.
  • Invested in new specialised equipment for work on the overhead electrical network, minimising the need for subcontractors.
  • Provided ongoing support through the involvement of experienced board directors.

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Kitome is one of Australia's leading designer and suppliers of kit homes. Kitome specialises in custom designing kit homes for customers, with the range of options limited only by their imagination. Kitome can supply timber, brick steel or weatherboard homes anywhere in Australia. Kitome was founded by Dean and Direlle Neville, who continue to drive the business. Teaminvest Private invested in Kitome in 2014.

With Teaminvest Private's involvement:
  • Appointed a dedicated national sales manager.
  • Expanded the sales agent network.
  • Now has sales offices in all states except NT.
  • Grown the sales pipeline 25% higher than any previous period.

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Icon Metal was founded in 1996 to service the construction industry with architectural metalwork on major building projects. Over the last 20 years, the company has also developed an expertise with glass incorporated in glass balustrades and awnings. Icon Metal has worked on landmark projects including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Olympic Stadium, Circular Quay Waterfront and Sydney Opera House.  Teaminvest Private invested in Icon Metal in 2016.

With Teaminvest Private's involvement: 
  • Began corporatisation of the company to make it more robust.
  • Put strategies and structures in place for future growth.
  • Expanded into new and related areas.
  • Developed an experienced and valuable board.
  • Substantially increased the pipeline of works.

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Colour Capital is a franchise management business focused on businesses looking to scale their operations. Colour Capital operates the NSW and WA Master Franchises for GJ Gardner Homes, and owns the Raw Energy Cafe franchise business.

With Teaminvest Private's involvement: 
  • Colour Capital is looking to expand its existing operations nationally and add new franchise brands
  • Colour Capital has developed systems and reporting to reduce risk and improve long term profits