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Timber Frame lodges business seeks £200k
Designer of timberframe 4/5 star lodges to premium resorts and the portable holiday home market seeks £200k of early stage funding. Growing market. The business has an initial order for £507,000 for six lodges. In addition they have £8m worth of orders subject to planning. Each manufactured unit meets both the BS Building Regulations for permanent homes and BS3632 for park homes. Experienced management team. Headed by a Chairman who has turned around and exited a service plc. An initial injection of £125k to fund the first lodges is sought with the remainder for marketing. It is expected that the company will become cash flow positive in month 10 and profitable in month 14 with a forecast operating profit of £1.74m on a T/O of £9.7m in year four. We believe the company to be EIS eligible. South East based.
Supplier of forklift trucks, on a sale or hire-basis, and provider of services, maintenance, parts and refurbishment. Seeking £400k of funding. The business is an expert in the niche VNA (Very Narrow Aisle) market. A market-leading supplier of hired VNA equipment in Britain. The company is looking to make further acquisitions after purchasing a small loss-making business six months ago. Strong reputation and management. Ready to attract more significant clients. The management includes the MD, Service Manager, Technical Manager and the recently appointed Sales Manager with VNA expertise. Steady growth. 2009 profits are expected to reach over £300,000 on a turnover of £2m. Funding from The Royal Bank of Scotland is already in place, and, the bank has indicated, will increase to support further growth.
A new media business is organising an annual global media campaign for a charitable client that will involve all media – TV, radio, print, web, mobile, retail and live events. The business has a ten-year contract with this client to manage and produce the campaign and its media products. The firm plans to seek a trade sale or IPO in year 4. The yearly campaign will attract an audience of 9 million in the first year and will grow to 30 million in the tenth year. Previous large global media events undertaken by the producing team had an audience of 400m-600m. The business is seeking an investment of US$35m, $15m of equity and $20m of short-term debt. The investment would provide a 49% shareholding in the business.
A leading advanced materials technology group that specialises in the manufacture of Aluminum Matrix Composites, which provide 60% savings in comparison to Steel, yet is twice as strong as Aluminum Alloys. This is leading technology in a UK Government priority classified area.
The business is at the commercialisation stage. A NPBT of £4.1m is expected in Year 5. 2/3 year exit strategy of AIM listing or trade sale. A joint venture with a large relevant established business partner would be considered. Seeking an injection of £2.5m.
Prepainted steel business seeks £5m
Pre-painted steel business with substantial asset backing in the form of £14m worth of freehold land is seeking a capital injection of £5m in order to become the leading independent producer of Organic Coated Sheet more commonly known as pre-painted steel. More details on request.
This business designs and develops mobile phones for niche. For instance, it sold Vodafone a youth branded phone by Disney. Private branded handsets account for 5% of the UK market and the market is growing at 10% pa. The business has a strong management team with the founder having spent 11 years at Motorola rising to senior VP New Product Development. The chief operating officer has 17 years of global telecoms experience covering mobile, fixed and internet. The company has a profitable track record on the back of strong sales growth. 2010 revenues are expected to amount to £17.9m, gross profit reaching 15% levels, with net profit amounting to £440,000. An additional investment of £850,000 is required help expand the team, product development and licensing for existing sales opportunities and contracts. Location: South of England.
Financial Software business wants to raise £1.5m
Financial Software business is looking to raise some £1.5m via a private placement. The business has developed spreadbetting software for the financial markets for over 5 years. 3 products are currently in use. Commission rebate income is rising and is on target as set out in the business plan. The owner may be available to advise on future business development.
Interactive mobile media applications business looking for £1m capital injection.
This business, established in 2006, has developed a proprietary platform for deploying interactive mobile video applications, with a new focus on the CCTV-security industry. The revenue streams are platform license sales and hosted services, with an additional revenue providing custom development and support services. A significant CCTV/security customer contract was won in December 2007. The projected turnover by year-end 2011 is £5m, generating PBT of £2.2m. The business is seeking an injection of £1m, which will be used to increase sales, marketing and continue development of the firm’s platform and technologies.
This business is developing a mini global tracking device, which is capable of reporting its position from anywhere in the world. The device solves Airlines' problems in locating Unit Load Devices and duty-free trolleys. IATA's committee is seeking a tracking solution to become the new standard across the sector. The company is the prime candidate. The company is to undergo trials with some of the leading airlines in the second half of 2009, which may become the first customers. Forecasted profits will reach £1.5m within 5 years on a turnover of £9m. The company requires £450k for funding, which will be used for commercialisation and R&D.
Operators of an on-line marketplace where the quickly growing subscriber base can watch films; meet fellow filmmakers; advertise; buy training; access directory resources; present films to ones peers; and compete. The six revenue streams include: ad-funded consumption of video; paid for consumption of video; sponsorship of the RDTV site and content packages; subscription to RDTV services; premium paid for services which are designed to target the users / film makers who are participating in the network, in-page advertising; e-commerce to include sales of RDTV training and DVD’s; and auctions. The projected turnover in year 3 is £4.1m with margins of 40%. The overall funding requirement is £1.65m to accelerate growth of the business. Business angels have already committed £0.5m+.
Golf brand franchise seeking £400k
The business has created a successful and established golf brand franchise. It holds the exclusive rights to an ultrasonic golf club cleaning machine, which, amongst others, has been used at St Andrews for over 7 years. Franchise licenses have already been sold in the UK, Ireland, Spain and contracts are about to be signed in Australia. The business has existing contracts with 100 courses in the UK. The company had a turnover of £793k in its first year with a PBT of £269k, and has no debt. Strong balance sheet. Seeking an investment of £400k.
A WiMAX network operator in its early stage. Delivering high value mobile and fixed data services to local government, businesses and niche verticals for cost reduction and service improvement. An Executive member of the Mobile WiMAX Acceleration Group where it is demonstrating proof of concept with Britain’s first 2.5GHz Mobile WiMAX network. Seeking an injection of £2.5m in order to establish its presence.
We are a Property and Land Investment company based in Barbican, City of
London. We offer a list of products and services to build all of our clients wealth
All of our portfolio managers work closely with our research and development
team to offer our clients the highest ROI in the market. Our speciality lies in using our expertise to build our clients a long term portfolio which best suits their needs. We do this by placing the most stringent selection criteria on all
developments we consider before offering them to our clients.
The best way we have found (after years of collective trial and error
experience) is direct response marketing.
Web banners, newspaper ads and bulk email campaigns are simply too
scattergun in their approach – additionally they are costly and offer
nothing close to a guarantee when it comes to results.
On the other hand direct response marketing gives consistent results
provided one follows a specific formula.
We have developed some of the best contacts in the industry when it comes to
the acquisition of high-end data – which is key!
We can acquire data that is absolutely specific to our requirements, for
example we can specify that we want x 1000’s of records of male only
prospects who are either widowed, divorced or bachelors – they would have a
pre determined net worth as well as an approximate amount of immediately
Additionally we can request to know what type of investment history they
have and whether or not they are cautious or speculative in their investment
All this information is gleaned by our tried trusted research team, to whom
we sub contract to conduct financial lifestyle surveys on initially raw
How It Works
It is estimated that to acquire just 5000 records of the calibre mentioned
above, that 45,000 to 50,000 calls would have to have been made!
The good thing is that the quality of that data is excellent and we can also
request that these people are pre-framed to receive a call from an associate
marketing company to hear about some opportunity within the sphere of
alternative investments, and in particular land and property!
Returning to the opportunity to hand, we are seeking the involvement of a
finite number of clients to participate in a rollover-marketing program.
Typically we would be prepared to offer over a period of 3 months a return
of 20% on monies entered into a program conducting types of marketing
activities mentioned above.
Someone participating with £50k would receive back £60k after a three-month
period, this could be done as £3,333 at the end of month one, £3,333 at the
end of month two and £53,333 at the end of month three.
After the successful conclusion of a program the opportunity to roll out
again may be available. Obviously the company makes a substantial profit from the exercise and that is why we are happy to afford this opportunity in the first place –
conversely, you the client get to participate in something extremely short
term which offers a healthy profit and probably far outweighs anything you
may receive for the same type of funds on short term deposit etc.
For more information please contact Ashley at ashlee(at)primeacquisitions.net
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