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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?

That summer seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Ya I'd always want to be there
Those were the best days of my life

Bryan Adams Summer of 69 live at Wembly 1996

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?

One other surprise I’ve had, is the strong response to the short mention about interest income in my last newsletter - Investing in Property and Fixed Interest

It’s been thought-provoking to notice how over the last few years there’s been more attention from investors to interest bearing investments.  Without being too analytical, my guess it’s been a combination of low inflation, concern over residential property prices (effecting return and risk), and baby boomers looking for regular income.

There’s plenty of information about these types of investments - just Google “fixed interest investments NZ” or something like that - and you’ll get plenty of options. This one I thought was quite good as you can compare the rates from most bank and non-bank companies that advertise.

But there are other opportunities for fixed interest returns that sit under the radar as they are “private offers”, which for regulatory or other reasons are not advertised. In the old days solicitor nominee funds were a good example of these, but for a number of reasons, now seem to be in the decline.

The various regulatory requirements for fixed interest investments differ according to the type and the regulations which govern them. And I’m not going to go into that here, enough to say we do not give investment advice - see statement at the bottom of this newsletter.

But we do have access to these types of opportunities that arise from time to time. Some are offering secured debt investments at up to 12% interest. And some are not strictly fixed interest debt instruments but property investment “funds” that offer a yield. Many of the latter have a Product Disclosure Statement so are open to all investors. I've got one of these coming up in a week or so.

If you’d like to know more about these interest bearing investments you should register your interest with us so we can contact you as these opportunities arise.

To do so simply reply to this email, or give me a call. Only one of these interest bearing types of investment is listed below. There are more.

Current Offers

Talking to business partner Alex Smith this week we both remarked on how much business is around at the moment - for both TBK Capital and our sister company Tabak Business Sales - and the rush we’ve all had before the Christmas break.

So here’s a list of Offers that are available now or coming up – in alphabetical order.

Cass Offshore Minerals Exploration. See our website. Latest news - a Melbourne broker is offering to list Cass on the ASX before Easter. They have guaranteed required spread and a contribution of A$750,000 towards the A$2,000,000 capital raise. There's an opportunity for A$150,000 investment from New Zealand. Detailed IM available now describing the business. Reply to this email if you're interested.

Driedfresh Expansion – New Capital Raise. See our website for a summary of the offer. They're ideally seeking an investor who will take some form of active role in the business. The IM is now available.

Gratia Social Travel App – New Capital Raise. See our website. Much has happened since the original IM was released. This is probably the last opportunity to invest prior to the next capital raise in the U.S. The IM is available.

Manuka Bonds – 8% Return + Bonus Interest. See our website for a summary of the Offer. The IM is available.

Payport – Online Shipping & Payment Portal. See our website. Just been ranked 170th in this year's Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 index. It recently completed a small funding round and is looking at raising another round in the New Year. Exit strategy – trade sale. IM now being updated. Reply to this email if you're interested.

Skin Alive – Continuing Capital Raise. See our website. TBK Capital first became involved in assisting to raise capital for this business in 2012. It’s a recognised Sunscreen business here and in the U.S. now looking to continue its expansion offshore. Latest IM available now.

Christmas Break

Our office is closed from 21 December to 16 January 2017 but I’m always happy to hear from you during that time if you’d like to comment on the matters raised in this newsletter – or of course if you’re looking to raise debt or equity for business or property.

Looking forward to a great summer. As an old surfer I can tell you the signs are there. The best way to keep in contact is email. Or you can phone me anytime on +64 9 307 3257 or +64 21 902 901.


The above investments are not offers of financial products that require disclosure under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (Act) and are available only to wholesale investors as defined in Schedule 1 of that Act (other than any person who is only a "wholesale investor" under clause 3(3)(b)(i) or (ii) of Schedule 1 of that Act). They are intended for distribution only to selected people to whom, under the relevant laws, they can be lawfully distributed. They cannot be distributed in any other jurisdiction, or to any other people. They are not offers or solicitations in any jurisdiction in which such offers or solicitations are not authorised, or in which the person making such offers or solicitations are not qualified to do so, or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such offers or solicitations. Any representation to the contrary would be unlawful. No action has been taken by any person that would permit a public offering in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose would be required.



John Paine B.Sc., Dip BIA
TBK Capital Limited
Level 10, BDO Building
120 Albert Street
Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone +64 9 307 3257
Fax +64 9 309 4519
Mobile +64 21 902 901


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