A word from our founder
The 2008 financial crisis and most recent acute global economic and political events have reshaped the landscape of investing in Australia and international markets. The investment community has become increasingly hypersensitive to headline and perceived risk across asset classes and geographies, particularly in the context of an uncertain and rather grim outlook for global economic growth.
Events drove market sentiment has also challenged the conventional investment paradigm and has forced investors to re-engineer, reshuffle, consolidate or shed assets in an effort to be more risk-averse.
Today’s Australian, emerging market investors and asset managers face a contoured investment landscape, one that favours strategic, focused, and adaptive growth strategies that optimise expenditure maximize efficiency and embrace the long-term intrinsic growth prospects of communities, businesses, and countries.
The most forward-thinking investors and managers are teaming up with specialised advisors, establishing local partnerships, and creating bespoke, executable regional and sub-regional strategies that account for the full spectrum of variables – economic, political, and social alike. Success from now on will largely be driven by partnerships, expertise, and disciplined navigation. This strategy is delicately woven into the fabric of our company’s history and has been integral to our growth since our inception.
At HLG Australia, resolve amid turbulence, dexterity in the face of opportunity, and far-reaching market expertise is at the core of our business. The stability and consistency of services despite an evolving global economic landscape have cemented our firm as a strategic partner of choice for Australian market investments and business services.
The recent shift in the Australian and global investment landscape has prompted HLG Australia to adapt, refocus our core competencies, and position the company to better capitalize on market opportunities spawned from an evolving global economy. As such, HLG Australia had re-restructured and developed a new strategic direction to focus on the following market segments and sectors:
- Agribusiness & Food
- Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
- Resources & Energy
- Property & Real Estate
- Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
- Consumer & Retail
- Private Equity
- TMT and Services (Business and Investment Related Services)
This corporate adaptation was designed and executed by the board to better suit the ambitions of our financial backers and to position the firm to better capitalize on opportunities in the market. It is our belief that participating in these sectors will drive material growth across our business and give rise to new blue-sky growth opportunities. HLG Australia is now equipped with a platform that operates harmoniously: Five business units that are synchronized for maximum value added to our investors and stakeholders and optimized to meet the current demands of the market.
- HLG Investments and Capital Partners (HICP): The group’s financial arm that identifies opportunities, conduct due diligence, provides advisory and business-related services, structures, and funds transactions across high growth sectors.
- HLG Services (HS) : Provides a wide range of business, investment and management services to a substantial and diversified client base.
- HLG Property & Asset Management (HPAM): The group’s dedicated asset management division that focus on identifying property and real estate opportunities in Australia, provides buyer advisor services (BAS), provides property and real estate services (RES) and conduct efficient real estate operations (REO) which allows us to optimise the performance and returns of our assets, as well as the services we provide to our customers with consistent reporting standards and processes.
- HLG Retail, Resources & Energy(HRRE): Consumer Goods, Commodities, Petrochemicals and Mining with a focus on targeting investment opportunities across geographies.
- HLG Ventures(HV): Specialist service division to focus on identifying business opportunities and invests in private, high growth, game-changing engineering and technologies companies or ventures accelerating innovation, efficiency, marketing, and high productivity across the entire industry and business spectrum.
At HLG Australia, we believe in the Australian and Asia-Pacific market’s growth and are both enthusiastic about the opportunities and humbled by the challenges that they present. Our unrivaled ability to adapt and navigate the ever-changing landscape of these markets is a testament to our management’s capability, deep expertise, strategic partnerships, global presence, and our financial ability to invest in opportunities and manage our assets. These attributes equip HLG Australia with the latitude to execute on a wide range of opportunities without being at the mercy of liquidity.We are steadfast in our mission to source, vet, and invest in Australia and selected emerging market countries with the intent to build a truly global business and contribute to the growth and development of Australia and markets where we invest.
Guiding Business Principles
Integrity and honesty are at the heart of our business
We believe in profit with honor and uphold good governance and the highest moral and ethical standards. Also, we expect our people and partners to maintain high ethical standards in everything they do, both in their work for the company and their personal lives.
Passion for success
As we strive for excellence, we remain proactive and entrepreneurial and pursue our projects with a sense of urgency and total dedication to sustainable results.
Explore new opportunities
We proactively explore new opportunities, living our values with transparency and consistency. We honor the trust placed in us by the clients we serve, investors, partners, service providers, and staff, endeavoring to manage all our resources transparently, reflecting our mission. We aim to do what is right and doing what we say we will do.
Deliver superior returns to our shareholders
Our clients’ interests always come first.
Our experience shows that if we serve our clients well, our success will follow.
Preserve our assets
Our assets are our people, capital, and reputation. If any of these is ever diminished, the last is the most difficult to restore. We are dedicated to complying fully with the letter and spirit of the laws, rules, and ethical principles that govern us. Our success depends upon unswerving adherence to this standard.
We strive for value creation and profitability
Profitability is critical to achieving superior, long-term returns to our shareholders.
We take great pride in the professional quality and outcome of our work. We have an uncompromising determination to achieve excellence in everything we undertake. Though we may be involved in a wide variety and heavy volume of activity, we would, if it came to a choice, rather be best than biggest.
We drive change
We stress creativity and imagination in everything we do. While recognizing that the old way may still produce results, we continuously strive to find a better solution to challenging problems.
We work with the best
We make an unusual effort to identify and work the very best professionals and companies. Although our activities are measured in millions of dollars, we select our people and partners one by one. In a service and investment business, we know that without the best people and partnerships, we cannot be the best company.
Diversity and Inclusion
For us to be successful, our people must reflect the diversity of the communities and cultures in which we operate. That means we must attract, retain, and motivate people from many backgrounds and perspectives. We believe in the future where everyone feels included, no matter where they work or live, and diversity is embraced because we believe a future of inclusion is a better future for all. Being diverse is, therefore, not optional; it is what we must be.
We’re lean, agile and flexible
We consider our size an asset that we try hard to preserve. We want to be big enough to undertake the largest project that any of our clients could contemplate, yet small enough to maintain the loyalty, the intimacy, and the esprit de corps that we all treasure and that contribute significantly to our success.
We’re proactive and pursue a creative approach
We continuously strive to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our clients and to develop new services to meet those needs. We know that the world of investing will not stand still and that complacency can lead to catastrophic results and extinction.
Trust & Respect
We act with integrity, consistency, and honesty in all that we do. We value a culture of openness and inclusion in which everyone is treated fairly and where everyone has an opportunity to contribute.
By operating profitably and with integrity, we provide customers with best-value innovation and a competitive edge in their markets; enable employees to work in a safe, ethical environment, with a highly attractive and competitive mix of pay and benefits, and the ability to further share in the company’s success; reward investors with increasing shareholder value; conduct business lawfully and ethically with our suppliers, and help to strengthen communities in Australia and abroad
Security, Safety & Wellbeing
We value human life and well-being above all else and take action accordingly. We are personally accountable for our safety and collectively responsible for the safety of our teammates and workplaces, our products and services, and the customers who depend on them.
Confidentiality and Discretion
We protect the confidentiality of information to which we have access in conducting our business, in accordance with applicable laws and contractual agreements. This information includes but is not limited to products, transactions, business and investment matters, confidential personnel information as well as other information concerning our clients, partners, investors and shareholders.
Fairness and Competitiveness
Our business is highly competitive, and we aggressively seek to expand our client relationships and results. We’re fair competitors and never denigrate other companies or institutions.