News } TBK Capital

Finally - Some Post Election Action

In my newsletter earlier this month I hinted that in both TBK Capital and our sister company Tabak Business Sales we’re finally seeing some action.

Well maybe something is now starting to happen?

I’ve just been looking back at what’s been happening in the New Zealand economy/business sector since the last election. I expressed my thoughts at that time in my 30 October Newsletter, New Government – New Opportunities.

Finance Options Available

Over the years since we started TBK Capital I've written a series of newsletters about raising debt finance for property and business. The first was Bank and Other Funding Options which was published nearly 7 years ago.

Intellectual Property and Exit Strategies

My last newsletter just before Christmas predicted a smooth transition to the new Labour Government with confidence strong. While it’s still early in the new year, and we’re waiting for Parliament to resume on 30th January, this seems to be the case.

Uplift in Confidence Pre Christmas

My last newsletter, New Government – New Opportunities, written about a month ago, predicted a smooth transition from National to the Labour/NZ First coalition, and so far that has been the case.

New Government - New Opportunities

As a few of us stood around at our local watering hole awaiting Winston Peter’s announcement as to who he was to partner with in the new Government, there was a fair amount of apprehension as we predicted that he would partner with Labour.

Opportunities Update - Easter 2017

With a quarter of the calendar year already gone, and with Easter upon us, I thought it was a good time to look at some of the opportunities we have available. Here are 4 quite different ones.

New Unsecured Finance for Business

A year ago I wrote a newsletter entitled Debt Finance Options Available through TBK Capital.

Immigration the Key to Growth

I’d been thinking about it for some time – just how long can these low interest rates go on for?

Busy Year - Current Offers

I’m amazed how fast this year has gone and the surprises it has brought – I meant Donald Trump the next President of the United States! And John Key resigning as PM here! What next?

Investing in Property and Fixed Interest

It’s been a pretty busy few weeks, with Donald Trump elected U.S. president, Leonard Cohen's death, and then earthquakes in the South Island. Not that I’m saying any of these are related.

Baby Boomers, Interest Rates & Retirement

Interest rates are always a subject followed closely by borrowers and investors alike, so I thought it was about time I revisited this topic. In my January newsletter I noted that commentators at that time were concerned a rise in interest rates was fraught with risks, and that it was unlikely the world was going to quickly return to a high interest rate environment.

Social Change and Immigration

My guess is, like most of us here, the news that Great Britain was leaving the EU came as a bit of a shock. But in retrospect I now wonder why I might have even been surprised.

Intangible Assets & Intellectual Property

It was a recent article in the NZ Herald that made me think about the changes that have taken place in businesses since the1980s.

Raising Equity for Business and Property

Wow, my last newsletter - Debt Finance Options Available - certainly got some response. It’s been one of the best read newsletters since we started TBK Capital 5 years ago.

Debt Finance Options Available Through TBK Capital

A while back I wrote a series of newsletters about raising debt finance for property and business, the first of which – Choosing the Best Loan & lender – commenced with the statement “I’m constantly amazed how many bankable projects don’t get financed”.

Low Interest Rates, Business, and Property

Readers of my newsletters will know I’ve been a long-time fan of John Maudlin whose newsletters provide excellent commentary on the U.S. and international financial markets.

Recent Client and Investors Functions

We’ve now held 3 Client/Investor presentations at the excellent function room generously provided by NZX and Link Market Services Limited at Zurich House in Auckland. The first was in February this year, followed by one in October and the last a week ago.

Presentation Evening

A reminder that over the next month or so we will be hosting two presentations evenings.

Pacific Channel Offers - Follow Up Rounds

Further to my last newsletter, here’s a list of some of the investment opportunities being offered by Pacific Channel. Some of these you may have seen before, and now all 3 of them, Footfalls & Heartbeats, Engender, and D’Arcy Polychrome, are seeking their next capital rounds.

Business & Property - Both Looking Strong

The recent volatility in the global share markets that rippled through the business world as the China stock market plunged, and the global volatility prior to that, reminded me of the crash of 1987 and the Global Financial Crisis of 2007. So is there anything different for us here in New Zealand this time? What is the state of our economy? There is some negative comment around!

Opportunities Update - June 2015

In yesterday's Newsletter I talked about how the rise in house prices gives existing owners more equity in their house and therefore more collateral security when borrowing to purchase other assets. And I gave my view of the 3 major advantages of investing in businesses versus other asset classes like property, listed equities, or art and jewellery.

Re-distribution of Capital into Productive Assets

There’s been plenty of news recently about the rampant increase in Auckland house prices and plenty of discussion as to why. How far will it go? Is it a bubble and if so when will it burst? This sort of conversation is certainly not new news. We’ve seen it all before and we’ll see it all again.

From Rock Star to Goldilocks Economy

What an unbelievably good round of weather we’ve experienced in New Zealand since the start of the year. Even cyclone Pam lost strength before it hit here and kept respectfully East enough to really only affect the East coast up North and around Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.

Investor Presentation

It’s been an excellent summer and now that New Zealand finally seems to be back at work, TBK Capital will be hosting a presentation for investors and their advisers in Auckland from 4:30 – 6:30 pm on Tuesday 17 February 2015.

Raising Capital for SMEs

In my last Opportunities Update we observed that with the elections over – and the incumbent government achieving such resounding victory - everyone could breathe a sigh of relief that the uncertainty around other parties' policies have disappeared.

Opportunities Update - October 2014

Resounding Election Victory brings Renewed Confidence

Opportunities Update - 14 August 2014

In their 7 July media release, Motor Trade Association Dealer Service’s Manager Tony Everett said strong motor vehicle sales for the first half of the year across all sectors is a healthy indicator of a buoyant market, with strong consumer confidence.

Opportunities Update - June 2014

In our May newsletter - Confidence Continues in Capital Markets - I reported on how the Debt and Capital Markets here were experiencing a rejuvenation of confidence and how that had been confirmed by both lenders and investors becoming more active.

Confidence Continues in Capital Markets

In last January’s Capital Comment I observed how exciting it was to see and hear the confidence people have about the New Zealand economy this year.

Money for Business

Whether you’re looking to buy, start or expand a business you’ll need money. And the two broad ways in which this can be done is by raising loan or equity finance.

Choosing the Best Loan and Lender

I’m constantly amazed how many bankable projects don’t get financed.

Confident Start to 2014

As we come into the New Year - and now most people have returned from the great Kiwi Christmas break – it's exciting to see and hear the confidence people have about the economy this coming year.

Opportunities Update - 27 November 2013

In my last newsletter – Good Finish to the Year - I mentioned some of the investment opportunities we have available. So as we creep into December I thought I should highlight and update a few that are expected to close before Christmas.

Good Finish to theYear

Yes it’s November already and near the end of the year. And it’s been a pretty good year for New Zealand business.

Opportunities Update - September 2013

Here's our latest Opportunities Update. In it we preview upcoming Opportunities and update you on current projects.

Housing - Reserve Bank Moves

It’s amazing how quickly things happen. It was only a little over a year ago that I talked about the housing market recovering - Active Investment, Opportunities, Housing Market Recovers - then in November 2012 – Housing Up, Lenders Flush, Time to Borrow - and last April – Housing Strength Leads Business Confidence.

Opportunities Update - August 2013

Here's our latest Opportunities Update. In it we preview upcoming Opportunities and update you on current projects.

Finance and Gold

As most subscribers to our newsletters will know debt finance is a large part, in fact the majority, of the funds we arrange for clients. In last November’s Capital Comment News I reviewed the forms of debt finance available for property and business. The section on development finance for property was rather short as this has been difficult to obtain since the Global Financial Crisis.

Housing Strength Leads Business Confidence

As the end of another financial year passes, at TBK Capital we’re celebrating the end of our second year in business. Examples showing the range of fundraisng transactions we completedin the last financial year are given later in this newsletter. We are now looking forward to the current year in a far more positive economic environment.