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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MACEDONIA • IMPORTING BOTANICAL AND PLANT-DERIVED PRODUCTS FROM AFRICA (INT/FRB) Contact +2782 583 4851

 

Business Profile :

 
Main Business Activity: INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY MACEDONIA • IMPORTING BOTANICAL AND PLANT-DERIVED PRODUCTS FROM AFRICA (INT/FRB) Contact +2782 583 4851
 
FBi Reference Number: Imp1096
   
Industry: Importing & Distribution to Retail & Wholesale Markets
   
Description: INTRODUCTION,OFFERING AND USE OF FUNDS:
• This investment proposal is to invest in a new company registered in Macedonia, to import and sell Botanical and Plant-Derived Products sourced from Africa.
• The investment will suit either an Entrepreneurial Private Investor, or a consortium Private Equity.
• The total amount of investment required is an amount of EUR175 000 (i.e. approximately ZAR2 625 000) for a 25% equity stake, payable in Macedonia and shall be based on the ruling exchange rate at the time - See the summary below:


• The funds invested as additional seed capital, will be applied for the following purposes:
• To fund the establishment costs of operations in Skopje, Macedonia, as far as - funding a salary for the first few months to assist with setting up and establishing the company; funding airfares and small salaries for founding partners to travel to Skopje to ensure that systems are in place to address the risks inherent in a business, and
• To establish supply lines and supply agreements with customers; funding setting up costs of the premises and infrastructure; to purchase the fixed assets required for the project; providing working capital to fund imports and associated costs; and to fund the operational costs of the company until it is able to attain profitability.
• There is small provision allowed in the required investment amount to fund limited delays in performance (although it is assumed in the projections that little trading takes place in the first 5 months of the first year of projections); and allow for some stock build up to provide for quicker deliveries when traction is achieved in the order book.

• The shareholder/s loan funding component is subordinated debt which bears no interest and has no fixed term for the repayment thereof. Notwithstanding the aforegoing, the Company shall use its best endeavours to -
• Pay interest at the Macedonian prime overdraft lending rate (multiplied by 1,2); and
• Repay all shareholders loans over a period of 12 months commencing from month 13.
• All payments shall be monthly in arrears and Interest shall accrue monthly, or shall be compounded monthly if not paid; and shall be paid monthly in arrears on the last day of each month.
• DIVIDENDS ARE PROJECTED TO COMMENCE DISTRIBUTION DURING OR AT THE END OF THE 2ND YEAR OF TRADING - SEE BELOW UNDER BREAKDOWN FEASIBILITY - PROJECTIONS.
   
 

Location:

 
Province / Country: International Opportunity - Macedonia
 
City / Town: SKOPIA
 
Location / Area: Business area
 
 

Asking Price:

 
Currency: Euros
 
Asking Price: 175,000
   
Inventory 0 (included)
   
Flexibility:
• The founding members have funded the company set-up costs in Macedonia, as well as the associated research of the products and the market.
• The new funding is required to commence trading in any big way, purchase and operating assets; create a trading base in Macedonia and attend to contractual rental commitments in respect of premises and other rental/hire of assets and services; attend to permanent staffing appointments and outsourcing functions.
• Fortunately, Macedonia is a very cheap country and any requirements in the establishment could be funded from the seed capital and the detailed financial projections give a relatively detailed overview of the initial budget.
   

Financial Information

 
Turnover: 120,988 per month
   
Profit: 86,846 per annum
   
ROI: 49.63% per annum
 
 
 

Other Information :

 
Total Number of staff: 8
 
Year Established: 2016 - Registered 2017
 
Ownership: Pty Ltd (LLC)
 
Potential to relocate: Low
 
Other Information: DISCLAIMER REGARDING INFORMATION:
• No representation or warranty, express or implied, is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this profile.
• The only representations and warranties that will be made are those that may eventually be included in a definitive agreement to the proposed sale of the vendors interests in the business.
• Neither this profile nor any of the information contained in it shall form the basis of any contract for such sale, nor does it constitute an offer, invitation or inducement to purchase or acquire any shares in the business or any interest in it.

INTRODUCTION:
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE POTENTIAL INVESTOR/S KNOW THAT:
• One of the 3 founders grew up in Macedonia and has an intricate knowledge of the country and infrastructure;
• He also traded in botanical products while busy putting himself through University;
• In addition, he also spent 6 weeks in the Balkans in Dec 2016/Jan 2017, so as to establish contacts and get interest for products from Africa;
• Another partner joined the project in April 2015,even though the company was only formed in April 2017;
• The third partner spent a lot of cash on developing the project - it is not brought into the company as a loan, but is reflected as equity in the Company.

THE PRODUCTS:
• The Company plans to import botanicals and plant derived materials from Africa, in bulk as well as in processed format.
THE TRADING PRODUCTS PRESENTING THE OPPORTUNITY WILL INITIALLY COMPRISE OF:
• Bulk plant derivative materials both indigenous and derived from exotic plants, which are readily available in South Africa and from the Southern African region, such as fruit powders, seed oils, leaf powders, leaf juice extracts and teas.
• Finished goods products, .

MARKETS:
• processed and packaged, initially available from Southern Africa, such as cosmetic creams, soaps, oils, capsules, powders, teas, shakes, nutritional energy bars and supplements, essential oils, tea bags, jamsProducts will be marketed locally in the market of Macedonia and at the same time into Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, the CEFTA member states, because of the free trade agreement. CEFTA countries have a population of 18,3 million people in total.
• The next target markets are the rest of the Balkan states, where a market has a population of 123,7million; and supported by cross-border agreements.
• The third layer of the market will be Slavic speaking countries, including The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland (a market with 76,3 million people). Later on also Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, with 190 million people in total. At the same time, also Hungary (with a population of 9,8 million, which although not a Slavic speaking nation is located directly north of Croatia and Serbia.

FEASIBILITY - PROJECTIONS:
• The financial data is recorded in EUROS - (Gross Revenue and EBITDA) reflected above, is based on the average two years projections ending May 2018 and 2019, and the profit above and return illustrates on the Investor/s 25% equity in the Company.
• Detailed financial projections (Income Statements, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow forecasts) will be made available by the Vendors to approved Investors on application.
• An extract from the projections reflect the following salient results:



• Supplier margins are attractive, making the project viable and a detailed financial model has been prepared, which sets out the capital requirement; and supports the value proposition for investment into the company.
• The feasibility of the project indicates a strong cash generative business, underpinned by strong profitability.

RISK REDUCTION:
• The founders have set out to prove the demand for the products referred to in this document by commencing trade with their own limited funds, having invested close to R600 000 in cash to date in exploring various avenues for trading in botanicals and much more in time and effort and personal expenses.
• The objective of the initial trades are to demonstrate that the administrative risks in the importation and trading of products are ironed out and that the investor will not be subject to an unnecessary learning curve in the international trading of those products.

PROOF OF FUNDING REQUIREMENT:
• Interested parties MUST be able to demonstrate that they have access to the required funds to finance a the full transaction.
• In terms of the signed Broker mandate, the Principals will not entertain any discussions, or consent to provide any details or documentation; or accept any offer unless the potential Investor can first meet this criteria.
• The Potential Investor will need to provide proof of these financial requirements in your initial enquiry.

FULL DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE APPOINTED INTERMEDIARY SUBJECT TO SIGNING A CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT (NDA).

 
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