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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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

Publication

Protecting legal professional privilege in draft expert reports: time to sit on the fence?

16 September 2021

As experts, it sometimes seems that litigation lawyers come in two varieties: those who ensure that no documents (email or otherwise) are ever communicated between expert and lawyer other than a final report (seemingly to protect legal professional privilege)and those who believe it will all work out in the end, so don’t worry about it. There are rarely those who sit on the fence.

Blog

How changing work practices increase the risk of employee underpayment

9 September 2021

It is this perfect storm of flexible working, changing roles and rapidly diversifying business models that can unwittingly cause companies to find themselves underpaying employees.

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Keeping transformations on track

8 September 2021

Throughout the pandemic we have seen organisations adapting to disruption in different ways. Burning platforms have removed cultural and workforce blockers and enabled rapid implementation of transformation plans. Our experience tells us that in order for these transformation plans to be successful though, organisations must learn from the past and prevent old habits from returning.

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LockBit 2.0: The unprecedented power of Australia’s newest cyber threat

25 August 2021

With the release of LockBit 2.0 in mid-2021, cybercriminals have access to a more sophisticated and debilitating version of ransomware than previously seen. Its global proliferation heightens cyber risk and magnifies the need for organisations to revise their cybersecurity posture. Brendan Read shares his insights into the enhanced ‘double extortion’ threat of LockBit 2.0 and the often simple, yet crucial, measures organisations can take to mitigate risks and protect their assets.

News

Hot Tubbing – hot or not?

24 August 2021

KordaMentha and the Australian Bar Association are pleased to launch the Concurrent Evidence Practices Survey. The Survey has been designed to collect the opinions of those who give, examine or assess expert evidence, whether in litigation, arbitration or other hearings, to obtain benchmark information regarding current best practices for concurrent evidence in Australia.

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SMEs left struggling as options for survival reduce

23 August 2021

Hard lockdowns, Covid-19 testing and the vaccine rollout remain dominant features of 2021. With state-based approaches still evolving, businesses must keep pace in order to survive. While an array of strategies for managing these disruptions may be available, business survival is anything but equal. Restructuring expert Scott Langdon recently shared his insights with the Australian Financial Review’s Jennifer Hewitt.

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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.

Experience

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 is a major partner of the Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation, supporting the ultimate corporate bike challenge since 2007.

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