Cash Flow

Unlock cash with capital working days

Working capital, also known as cash flow, is the lifeblood of every business, yet many businesses fail to understand and track it. Michael Fingland, CEO of Vantage Performance, says as a business grows, the amount of working capital increases. He explains the need to calculate working capital days, for example, capturing the period from purchasing …

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A perfect storm for the agricultural industry

Farmers across Australia—as well as other parts of the world—are facing a multitude of challenges, including a glut of supply, a surge in production costs, financing and debt issues, inflation, and weather events. Cashflow is being hit hard, and many will still be facing headwinds for another 12 months or so.

Why all Turnarounds must start with aggressive Working Capital Management

Working capital management is critical in any business, but it becomes even more crucial in a turnaround situation. When a business is facing financial difficulties, it needs to address the immediate need for cash to keep its operations going. Working capital management is the process of managing the company’s short-term assets and liabilities to ensure …

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Your financier is not your enemy

Open and candid communication with financiers is crucial in a turnaround situation. However the majority of businesses fear their financiers reaction so they stop communicating. When a company is struggling financially, it is natural for financiers to become concerned about the company’s ability to repay its debts. If communication breaks down or becomes opaque, financiers …

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Chasing the White Knight

White knight is defined by Merriam-Webster as one who comes to the rescue of another. In business, fresh capital is too often assumed to be the white knight, and yet it is not. What you do with that capital is. Chasing the white knight A high proportion of our clients come to us having run …

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