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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.

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

Well, I’m pleased to say we now have finalised the structure of a new Opportunity to invest in a business we understand - the sending of flowers from an airport in appreciation for services or favours provided.

This is a new company called Aeroflora Limited which sells flowers set at around $74 a large bunch – maybe a bit more than a bottle of wine but less costly than a fragrance. The owners have already registered the AEROFLORA name in New Zealand, the U.K. and Australia.

The Market

Many people buy a gift for someone when they fly. Research shows 85%, with 34% - 48% making the gift purchase at the airport - either on departure or arrival.

There are 2,000,000 monthly passenger movements at the three main airports of Christchurch - where the initial business will be set up – Auckland and Wellington.

Support for the development of this specialist flower breeding programme has been received from Callaghan Innovation, Crop and Food Research and Te Waka – the Waikato Regional Innovation Centre.

Scope also exists for international franchising. And an established brand has the potential to be as disruptive in the cut-flower/airport space - as Uber and Air BnB have been in their markets.

The Offer

The intention is for Aeroflora to open first in Christchurch. To do so the directors wish to raise up to $750,000 by the issue of shares in this new company which will be owned 50% by the promoter and 50% by the new investors.

The financial forecasts show in the 3rd year sales over the 3 main airports of 800,000 “boxes” of flowers producing revenues of $55 million in the third year with a gross margin of $25 million. Fixed cost are a similar figure

The investors would be entitled to 50% of the net income after expenses. The other 50% is payable to the promoter as the fee for running the business.

Details of the allocation of funds are in the Information Memorandum. A substantial investor would be invited to become a director.

Note there is also an option, on agreement by other investors, to structure the Offer as a Special Partnership which would allow initial tax losses to be offset against their other source income.

Reply to this newsletter for a copy of the Information Memorandum.

The above investment is not an offer of financial products that requires disclosure under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (Act) and is available only to wholesale investors as defined by that Act. It is intended for distribution only to selected people to whom, under the relevant laws, it can be lawfully distributed. It cannot be distributed in any other jurisdiction, or to any other people. It is not an offer 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 10,120 Albert Street
Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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