Projects } TBK Capital

Manuka Oil Production – Third Plantation

Tairawhiti Pharmaceuticals Limited has been processing manuka oil on the East Cape of New Zealand for the last 15 years. The oil has powerful anti-bacterial properties, and the research conducted into the effectiveness and properties of the oil have become more widely recognised. It is used in the treatment of MRSA and in other natural skin care products.

Established N.Z. Business – U.S. Expansion

Eagle Protect supplies food safety disposable clothing and gloves. It was founded 12 years ago and in New Zealand now supplies about 80% of the major food processors, and 20% of the dental market.

Nootropics – Boost your Brain Power

Nootropics - also known as smart drugs and cognitive enhancers - improve cognitive function, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation, in healthy individuals.

Retirement Village Development – Equity Offer

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.

Air Hull Update

In my last newsletter I mentioned a change in company strategy to partner with major international marine companies and volume manufacture the Consumer Recreation version of Air Hull offshore.

Moola - Proven to be a fast growing business success

We were delighted to hear our client FinTech Company, Moola, came second in the recent 2017 Deloitte Fast 50 Awards with a growth rate of 1013% in just 3 years.

A Revolution in Online Supermarket Shopping

2UGrocer is a revolutionary business that enables its customers to complete a one stop grocery shop online. The advantages of higher quality produce, lower prices and more convenience come from the lean supply chain leveraging smart and proven technology.

Bishop Warden – Over $3 million signed up already this year

In less than a year from when the business started they signed up $3 million for collection of which $1 million was in little more than a week. Bishop Warden is well on track to meet and exceed its financial forecasts.

Residential Development - JV Opportunity

Our client wishes to seek a Joint Venture partner or partners to join them in a 12 house subdivision and build in Torbay, Auckland. It is being undertaken by two experienced and accomplished builders and developers.

New Global Information System for Higher Education

Uniquest Global is a new international business that has developed two information systems that will revolutionise how academic credentials are checked and validated throughout the world.

Central Waikato Retirement Village

Last month we sent a Newsletter offering a substantial investor the opportunity to join an experienced developer as an equity participant in the construction of a 68 Unit Retirement Village. It has the resource consent to build License to Occupy units.

FunCarts - Supermarket Shopping Made Easier

Aisleworx is an existing export business that’s been providing electronic shopping carts to supermarkets here in New Zealand, Australia and the U.S. for the last 9 years. Their U.S. market is now by far the largest with over 90% of its sales taking place there.

ReGen Software - Pasture Management for Farmers

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research reports that the Dairy sector contributes $7.8 billion (3.5%) to New Zealand’s GDP, and remains our largest export sector.

Driedfresh - Capital Raise for Expansion

Consumers are increasingly looking for high quality, healthy food products - such as New Zealand natural, organic, raw, paleo and medicinal - in different formats including dried powders and pieces.

Some Opportunities for 2017

Having spent Christmas at home in Auckland - as it seems so did a surprising number of our friends – I’m pleased to say you don’t have to leave home to have a very enjoyable time during the Christmas and New Year break.

Established Business - Capital Update

Skin Alive is a New Zealand business first launched in 2008 by Grant Lawrie to develop a new range of specialised sun protection skincare products, designed and manufactured in New Zealand, for the UV intense New Zealand market. See their New Zealand website.

Payport - Online Shipping & Payment Portal

As online shopping continue to boom, shipping goods out to customer efficiently and getting paid remains a challenge. Payport addresses these problems with two products that can be standalone or integrated together.

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.