Raising capital from existing investors and the public can be challenging, particularly when you are facing the numerous requirements of the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and related financial markets legislation. However, when done properly, the result can be massively successful for all involved. Cavell Leitch recently advised Shopping Centre Investments Limited (SCIL) with their public capital raise. SCIL owns ‘The Hub’ shopping mall in Hornby. The result was phenomenal with SCIL raising their target of nearly $14 million in less than 3 weeks on the market. This was achieved through great insight, planning and performance from the directors and their advisors.
"Sweeteners" are increasingly common in the current commercial property leasing environment, especially in Christchurch with the influx of space available. However, with the tax obligations they may not be as sweet as they first seem.