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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.

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.

Uniquest’s SARII system delivers the efficient validation of student’s and graduate’s academic credentials while applying for a job, entry into another university, obtaining student and graduate privileges, or immigration requirements.

It also delivers certainty to validation seekers such as employers, HR firms, universities, government agencies or any other body wishing to validate an applicant’s credentials. SARII does this at no cost to the validation seeker and in almost real-time vs the present days or weeks.

SARII’s revenue comes from a membership fee paid by the student while at university and a lifetime membership after graduating. Both fees are less than one certified validation under present methods.

The Market

Higher education is amongst the world’s largest and fastest growing economic sectors. It is worth €1.6 trillion, and student numbers are projected to grow by 10% + each year for the next 10 years.

The increasing need for Uniquest’s solutions is due to this growth, the increase of cross-border movement of international students, employees, and that of academic credential fraud. Only a global system can address this need and none presently exists. Therefore, Uniquest has a first mover advantage. Uniquest’s objective is to become the benchmark go-to solution and to dominate the market.

410 million validation requests are presently made globally each year. Almost all full validation processes involve making payments, proof of identity procedures, signing privacy waivers, and all involve manual intervention resulting in delays of several days to weeks and even months. The result can be confusing and inadequate if it lacks an explanation of degree structures and of the terms used, or is in foreign language. SARII addresses all these issues, does this in almost real time, and at no cost to the validation seeker. The market size at the time of system delivery is estimated at 818,000,000.  While Uniquest has adopted a conservative approach to its membership projections - experts in the field have suggested that universities may well make SARII membership compulsory.

The SARII system is supported by Uniquest’s International University Calendar system.  This delivers definitive information on past and present university courses worldwide plus information on pre-requisites, fees, university facilities.

Its users include higher educational institutions, government departments, and HR firms for administrative purposes plus libraries and individuals servicing those looking for institutions at which to study.  The IUC delivers increased efficiencies and cost savings.  The revenue model is based on yearly licence subscriptions.

Uniquest’ International University Calendar market is principally institutional and business, numbers 4.2 million plus and will pay a yearly subscription fee for access to system.

Projected Incomes

Conservative projections based on market surveys places sales income from both these systems at over €711 million (NZ$1.15 billion) by 2021-22.

European Investment

Uniquest has recently executed a conditional investment agreement for €9.77 million (NZ$15.82 million) with a European investor which will fund the next stage of development and facilitate the subsequent global run-out of Uniquest’s systems.

The Offer

The Uniquest venture was initially developed in New Zealand. Uniquest NZ Ltd (UNZ) was incorporated here to hold 12.5% of the shares in the global operating company Uniquest Global, which will to be head-quartered in Geneva, Switzerland with offices in the USA, Singapore and New Zealand.

Uniquest NZ wishes to raise up to $1.62 million in New Zealand by the issue of dividend bearing shares to fulfil the achievable conditions required by the European investor and those of other interested parties.

The offer terms recognise the earlier stage nature of this investment and Uniquest’s desire to capitalise on the present opportunities, and get on with the job.  Therefore, it is based on a valuation of Uniquest NZ of NZ$10 million which is 84% below the valuation of NZ$502 million applied to the next stage European investment.

New Zealand Investors will receive:

  • A share price of NZ$100.00 vs NZ$627.32 were the shares priced at valuation.
  • 16.25% of Uniquest NZ’s dividend bearing shares.
  • For every 10 shares held, one free option to purchase further shares at a 50% discount at a time close to the global run-out of Uniquest’s systems.

This is a ground floor investment for those who wish to invest in a company and market that is global, has high growth potential, and has major offshore investment capital lined up to achieve its objectives.

Want to Know More?

If you’d like to know more about the this Offer and receive a copy of the Information Memorandum, email or give me a call on +64 21 902 901 or +64 9 307 3257.


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, BDO Building
120 Albert Street
Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone +64 9 307 3257
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