Projects } TBK Capital

New Zealand $100 million tea tree oil export supply agreement

As a reader of our “Opportunities” Newsletters you may recall in 2019 TBK Capital supported a Northland based business in raising the funds to install plant and machinery for tea tree oil extraction.

Therapeutic grade Manuka & Kanuka Oil natural Healthcare Products

Readers of our newsletters may recollect way back in April 2019 one about a New Zealand manuka & kanuka tea tree project in the Far-North. Much progress had been made since then.

Natural Plant Based Medicines

Medical Kiwi Limited is an early-stage company with a global view on the bright future emerging for the plant-derived treatments of disease and disease symptoms, including pain.

SiteSoft - Closing date extended

Looking back on my newsletters about Sitesoft I notice this was first sent to you last year, with a follow up late last month. This is a lot of exposure for one of our investment Offers.

SiteSoft - Final ASX Listing Offer

Subscribers to my News newsletter will have read the recent Update showing SiteSoft’s plans for listing on the ASX. The company is using a SAFE method of investing which limits the downside for the investor and allowing them to benefit on the upside.

Aeroflora - flowers at airports

Those of you who read my most recent Opportunities newsletter will have seen several investment Offers we have recently made available.

Business as usual - Offers now available

Sitting at home over the long weekend - and wondering whether some of the uncertainties of 2022 remain - I retired to my home office to reflect how businesses might feel going forward.

New Zealand business with Canadian subsidiary

Here’s an Offer we first mentioned in a Newsletter published late last year. It’s a New Zealand export business founded by a like-minded group of New Zealand farmers and businessmen, with Canadian partners.

International Ethical Food Business

KaiEtica means ethical nourishment. It’s a business founded with Canadian partners by a like-minded group of New Zealand farmers and businessmen. You may have seen it mentioned in my last Newsletter.

Pictor’s new product launch - here and in the U.S.

Further to my previous communications on Pictor, there have been some exciting developments across their human and animal health diagnostic products. 

Pre-IPO Offer Revisited

As a subscriber to our Opportunities newsletters you may recall late last year we published an offer entitled An Australasian Pre-IPO Offer which raised - through TBK Capital alone - $1.2 million; with an average investment of $76,000. Much has happened since then.

Pictor - New Product launches

Here’s a further update on one of the most popular Offers we have made at TBK Capital. Pictor is now announcing a $5 million extension for that original round which raised $9.1 million. This was news which hit the headlines in the media today. 

Pictor’s new product launch - here and in U.S.

Readers of my newsletters may recall the very successful Pictor Offer that was completed last year.

SkyCity Shakespeare Season – revised Timing and Terms

Further to my last newsletter, here’s an update showing a change in the timing as to when the Shakespeare Season Offer must close, and the amount required to proceed.

Invest in the Battery Goldrush – and get the Gold now!

Much has happened since we first introduced the Southland Silica Offer to subscribers of our newsletters. This is to raise up to $4,400,000 by the issue of ordinary shares in the two companies owning the mining and exploration permits for Silica and Gold.

A Shakespeare Season at SkyCity

Pop-up Globe is the name allocated to a combination of the world’s first full-scale working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre - the second Globe, and The Pop-up Globe Theatre Company - which produces and performs popular and critically acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s most popular masterworks.

Nobilo Wines – Double your money

Nick is now making a special Offer to readers of the TBK newsletters, which will assist in the marketing of his collection of this unique brandy. This is due to go live via website in the next few weeks.

Domestic and export dried food business

DryNZ Ltd has been operating for five years as a premium producer and supplier of dehydrated New Zealand fruit and vegetable pieces, powders and slices. The company’s vision is to be a global provider of sustainable, environmentally responsible, and nutritious New Zealand dried food products.

Icehouse Fund Update

Those of you who are subscribers to my Opportunities newsletters will have recently received an update on the very successful Technology Fund being offered by Icehouse.

Retirement Village Investment Opportunity

Those of you who have been readers of my newsletters for some years now, may recall my October 2018 Issue with the heading “Property has been, is now, and always will be the best investment.”

Pre-listing Offer

Wholesale Investor itself is a very successful company and I’ve already sent a couple of newsletters about the capital raise they are now undertaking for their own company. This includes an earlier Opportunities newsletter showing how you can participate in it.

Icehouse Technology Fund

TBK Capital has previously raised capital for Icehouse Ventures which is currently raising $30 million for their third flagship investment fund that supports early stage New Zealand technology companies.

Trans-Tasman Investment Opportunity

The Company has a highly regarded Board of Directors, including renowned Venture Investors (over 50+ technology companies) with listed company CEO experience. It also has an Advisory Board with deep knowledge, and expertise in Big Data, AI, Blockchain, and Investment Banking.

Sitesoft – Larger and to be Listed

Sitesoft is investment opportunity with the rare promise of a liquidity event for shareholders via a public stock exchange listing. This will be on the Australian ASX; a far larger public platform than the New Zealand equivalent.

International Urban Mass Transportation System

Metrino Global Projects Ltd (MPG) is a New Zealand company which owns the Intellectual Property and all rights to commercialise a unique modern form of urban mass transport with a global market.

SiteSoft – Pre-IPO Update

As a reader of my Opportunities newsletters you will have already received notice of an investment opportunity in SiteSoft Limited, a New Zealand business that’s been providing its customers a SaaS platform and app provider since 2017.

An Australasian Pre-IPO Offer

SiteSoft International Limited is an EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) business which has been providing its customers a New Zealand Cloud SaaS platform and app provider since 2017.

Late Stage Technology Fund

Icehouse Ventures’ began in 2003 with the formation of Ice Angels, a small group of passionate investors who saw the opportunity to band together and support Kiwi innovators to take on the world.

Pictor Offer - an update

Three weeks ago I wrote to the subscribers to my Newsletters who had shown interest in our Pictor Offer. In it I reminded them that the lockdown here shows us Covid19 is worldwide and has far from disappeared, even in New Zealand.

Pictor – International expansion

Last month we issued an Opportunities newsletter advising readers that demand for this investment has led to the Promoters making more shares in the business available to our readers.

Pictor Offer – new shares available

You may recall that the Pictor Offer, which was mentioned in my Opportunities Update newsletter last month, was heavily oversubscribed and the owners had decided to raise an additional $2,000,000 via a new share issue of ordinary shares priced at $1.25.

Invest in Affordable housing

Recent new initiatives from Government have made the opportunities for First Home Buyers to afford a house up to $700,000 even more attractive.

Essential Infrastructure Business

EPCM Limited is the result of an amalgamation of 4 separate New Zealand small companies that provide industrial electrical services to blue chip companies and government SOE’s such as Vector and Transpower. EPCM was deemed an essential business during Covid-19 lockdown.

Pictor - Market launch imminent

This Offer which we first presented on Boxing Day last year, and may have missed your attention, has had significant developments and is about to close.

Improving diagnosis of infectious diseases

Pictor’s diagnostic products address the need for improved diagnoses of infectious diseases, a global problem brought to everyone’s attention by Covid19. A threat, which by fortune of geography and prompt political and public health actions, New Zealand has managed to keep in check and, in a global sense, effectively avoid.

New share issue for expansion into China and beyond

TBK capital has been involved with the Waiuku-based company DryNZ Ltd for some years now, and has successfully raised capital for the company in the past. It is now seeking working capital to deliver a uniquely New Zealand-harvested and packaged product into the Chinese market; and for intentional expansion.

Simultaneous testing for multiple diseases

Pictor is a New Zealand biotechnology company which has developed a diagnostic platform that can be used for diagnosing multiple diseases, including COVID-19, from a single small blood sample. It will begin clinical trials of this patented diagnostic in USA, Europe and India in January

Essential Infrastructure Business

EPCM Limited is the result of an amalgamation of 4 separate commonly owned New Zealand companies that provide industrial electrical services to blue chip businesses, and government SOEs such as Vector and Transpower. EPCM was deemed an essential business during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Borrowing and Investment Opportunities

Having spent 4 weeks in hospital after a fall, and now already 2 weeks at home under lockdown, I’ve had plenty of time to read, and think, about a wide variety of topics including;

Luxury Home development – projected 40% return

Our client has an option to purchase a vacant elevated site atop a prized bay-side location known as ‘The Cliffs’ in Nelson. He is an experienced Property Investor and Developer, and intends to build a luxury home on the site for sale.

Property Investment

Those of you who read my last Newsletter – Investment in Property - may recall I said “Many years ago, when I was introduced to my first job in Investment Banking, I still remember the advice from the founder of the business saying “Property has been, is now, and always will be the best investment.”

High Growth Potential - IoT Industry

TBK Capital is excited to bring to the market a high growth innovative IoT company founded by an award-winning entrepreneur.

Established Funeral Business

Stonehaven Funerals & Memorials Limited operate a boutique funeral service business in Gisborne. The property holds a Resource Consent to operate a funeral home and crematorium and they now wish to build a new Funeral Home building.

Retirement villages – demand now proven

Readers of our newsletters will recall my passion for investment in the development of retirement villages, in which legislation provides shareholders tax free development profits and recurring annual incomes from the continuing resale of the Licenses to Occupy.

Interest rates and raising money

Recent discussions in the media show surprise that the Reserve Bank reduced the Official Cash Rate to 1%, a record low, and raise the question - how much further can this go? And what would be the implication of negative interest rates? Well I’m not going to go there!

Meeting the Demand for Affordable Housing

New Zealand faces a major housing shortage. There is a need to build more than one hundred thousand homes here over the next ten years. And more than half this demand is located within in the golden triangle of Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga.

Manuka Oil plantation – early investor sought

As a subscriber to my Opportunities newsletters, you may have read the one I sent a few weeks ago about the opportunity to invest in a fully grown 800+ Ha Manuka plantation in Northland.

Retirement Village Development – Equity Offer - FULLY SUBSCRIBED AND NOW CLOSED

Further to our recent newsletter about this investment opportunity, I’m pleased to advise the promoter is now in discussion with a potential first mortgage funder to provide the debt finance for the development of the 250 unit retirement village in Paeroa.

Invest in the Business of Providing Retirement Income - FULLY SUBSCRIBED AND NOW CLOSED

After only 8 years, KiwiSaver - New Zealand’s semi-compulsory national retirement savings scheme - has been hugely successful with over 2 million members. Over the next 15 years over half a million people will be eligible to leave the scheme with accumulated savings of $36 billion.

Imersia - Pre Offshore Capital Raise - FULLY SUBSCRIBED AND NOW CLOSED

In last month's Opportunities Update we briefly summarised a number of exciting projects now under way and which are seeking capital.


Just before Christmas I sent you an Opportunities Newsletter describing Living Green, a value added export business seeking capital. Following is a reminder of what is involved with the business and an update on the offer – including the participation of the government owned New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF).

Retirement Village and Aged Care Offer - FULLY SUBSCRIBED AND NOW CLOSED

The ageing of the New Zealand population will see the number of over 65s double over the next decades, providing a significant market opportunity for the retirement village sector.


Freeflow Pipes presented at an Investor Showcase Luncheon in Auckland last month. The feedback from interested parties shows conviction the business will revolutionise the industry here and in Australia, but they have a preference for share ownership from day one rather than the current offer of convertible notes.

Revolutionary Textile for Health & Athletics - FULLY SUBSCRIBED AND NOW CLOSED

Early last year Footfalls & Heartbeats raised equity investment from the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, Global from Day One Seed Investment Fund, and SparkBox Venture Group.

Property Management Rights - FULLY SUBCRIBED AND NOW CLOSED

Charta Income Fund Limited (CIFL) is in the business of managing a portfolio of over 800 residential properties predominately in greater Auckland. These include freestanding houses, townhouse complexes and multi-unit developments including high rise residential apartments and student accommodation.