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Globalisation is now a reality for organisations across a diverse range of industries. For many, it seems geography is no longer the barrier it once was to reaching international markets, thanks largely to exponential advancements in technology. The success of high-profile entities such as Google and YouTube provides ample evidence that technology is pivotal in any strategy to capture or enter the global marketplace.
However, when it comes to navigating highly regulated environments, technology alone is often not enough. In the case of issuers seeking investment from the world's financial markets, access to local expertise that can negotiate the nuances of local market infrastructure also plays a critical role in ensuring success.
The battle for capital
The advent of globalisation has meant that all issuers, regardless of size, must be very deliberate in their efforts to attract and retain capital from both local and international investors. In the Australian context, there has been measurable growth in the …