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Allegro Autumn Newsletter

ALLEGRO NEWS: Autumn edition
Chester and Adrian

Welcome to the Autumn edition of our Allegro 2021 newsletter. It’s been a busy start to the year. Our first completely virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on the 2nd of March. We have two deals in the advanced stages of review. We completed the sale of Ngahuia Group Ltd (Ngahuia) to the management buyout team, resulting in a distribution to our Fund III investors. This is in addition to a distribution paid to investors earlier in the year from one of our portfolio companies. Finally, we continue to progress the Best & Less Group (BLG) towards an exit this year.

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Allegro Funds Sells Investment in Ngahuia Group

Allegro is pleased to announce that Allegro Fund III has completed the sale of its investment in Ngahuia Group Ltd (“Ngahuia”) to Tahua Partners (“Tahua”). Tahua is part owned by Ngahuia’s minority shareholders and CEO, Roger Harper and former co-CEO, John Elliott.

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Pizza Hut Announcement

Last month, one of our key portfolio companies, Pizza Hut Australia was widely featured across The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age celebrating its latest move into service stations.

Allegro and Pizza Hut Australia announced that it had partnered with Euro Garages Australia and opened its second Pizza Hut kiosk in a Liverpool based service station in New South Wales, with a third planned to open in early 2021. The move was part of the initial transformation strategy to return Pizza Hut Australia back to the number one position. To read more about the story visit the article on The Age here.

Pizza Hut and Allegro also featured in Switzer Daily, QSR Media and Executive Franchise Business publications too.

Allegro Summer Newsletter

ALLEGRO NEWS: Summer edition
Chester and Adrian

Merry Christmas and welcome to the summer edition of our Allegro 2020 newsletter. We have had many exciting activities on the go such as our annual strategy offsite, driving value in portfolio companies and getting exit ready in this post COVID period.

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Allegro Spring Newsletter

ALLEGRO NEWS: Spring edition
Chester and Adrian

Welcome to the Spring edition of the Allegro newsletter. Our year so far has been busy in a very different way. We’re excited to share with you what we’ve been up to during this time, and our general view on the market going forward.

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Successfully Recapitalising Businesses from a Private Equity Perspective

10 Essential tips from one of Australia’s most experienced distressed business investors
Adrian Loader, Founding Partner, Allegro Funds

What an amazing two months it has been. The world imploded and by mid-March many insolvency practitioners thought there was going to be a wave of insolvencies starting in April. This did not occur because the government changed the insolvency laws and pumped the economy with over $200 billion.

Consequently, the immediate insolvency crisis has been replaced by a liquidity crisis that will face many Australian businesses over the next six months.

Many practitioners will have clients who will need to address this liquidity problem and will seek to raise capital from a private equity sponsor.

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