Coffee couple loses Vic Park lease fight

A Perth couple with a struggling coffee franchise has learnt a tough business lesson after they took legal action that involved property developer Finbar Group, listed engineering company Monadelphous and commercial property agent Knight Frank.


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Has corporate governace been upheld this case? Is the sub let of space leased to John Ribino's daughter been set at Markets rates and is there arms lenght in this dealing? Otherwise shareholders are footing the bill for his daughters profits.

It is simply another case of people in power favouring their own. Would the 'level 3 coffee service' have been established if the owner was not the chairmans daughter?

I think Monadelphous need to inform their shareholders of the exact nature of the business arrangements it has with John Ribino's daughter and her coffee service. I also think property agent Frank Knight should have been aware of this other coffee service before they signed up Caffissimo.

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Finbar Group (FRI)

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BN30 Index

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Total Shareholder Return as at 29/06/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
304thFinbar Group27%2%
512thJoyce Corporation-7%39%
579thPacific Energy-15%13%
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38th↑Finbar Group$125.8m
44th↑Joyce Corporation$81.1m
48th↑Pacific Energy$58.0m
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Remuneration from Finbar Group

72ndDarren Pateman$876k
95thJohn Chan$751k
276thRonald Chan$416k
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