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CapBridge Offers Investors Access to Private Equity Investments At Smaller Ticket Sizes; Partners Wholesale Investor To Launch "Preferred Access" And Expand Regional Network

2019-02-11 14:26
  • Individual accredited and expert investors can now invest in private co-investment opportunities led by professional investors at a smaller ticket size
  • CapBridge has partnered Australasia's leading Investment Platform Wholesale Investor to launch "Preferred Access"

SINGAPORE, Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore-based global private syndication platform, CapBridge Pte Ltd ("CapBridge") announced on Feb. 8 an innovative investment product that will enable individual accredited and expert investors to access private equity investment opportunities at a smaller ticket size. Named "Preferred Access", this investment product is designed for investors looking at investing in unlisted private companies for potential above-market returns.

Johnson Chen - Founder and CEO of CapBridge said, "In recent years, we have seen demand from individual accredited investors for private investment opportunities. However, these private equity investments are typically exclusive and only available for investing at a large quantum. With Preferred Access, we want to bring such opportunities to the discerning individual accredited investor, at a ticket size that suit individual allocation preferences."

The partnership with Wholesale Investor Pty Ltd ("Wholesale Investor") significantly boosts the global scalability of "Preferred Access", providing instant access to key markets across Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Australia.

Steve Torso, Co-founder and Managing Director of Wholesale Investor, said, "Wholesale Investor and CapBridge share the similar goal of creating a simple, efficient and convenient ecosystem that empowers investors, innovators and entrepreneurs alike. We are pleased to partner CapBridge and introduce more private market opportunities to our network."

The Wholesale Investor platform has over 21,500 investors in its global network. As launch partner, Wholesale Investor will collaborate with CapBridge on marketing, distribution, and outreach, as well as identify opportunities to further expand the private markets eco-system together. 

More about "Preferred Access"

Through CapBridge's "Preferred Access", individual accredited investors are now able to directly discover and access private equity opportunities. The "Preferred Access" product gives investors the ability to invest in multiple private deals at smaller ticket sizes, which has the added effect of diversifying their investment portfolios.

Available to accredited investors, all investment opportunities in the "Preferred Access" programme are led by experienced professional investors who are committing their own funds and performing due diligence on the investment.

"Preferred Access" participants will be able to view all available investment deals on the CapBridge platform. These deals have been negotiated and invested in by professional investors. Participants can select the opportunity in which they wish to co-invest and pledge their desired investment amount.

When the target interest amount as set by the company raising capital is achieved, the investment in the company will be executed. Investors receive returns directly upon a liquidity event such as an Initial Public Offering ("IPO").

Private companies can also use the "Preferred Access" programme as part of their capital raising exercise. With the CapBridge platform, growth companies can access global private capital in an intelligent and cost-efficient manner, while remaining privately-held. 

One of the first few companies to participate in the "Preferred Access" programme is a highly innovative healthcare equipment company based in the US.

About CapBridge Pte Ltd

CapBridge is a global investment syndication platform for private opportunities. The CapBridge co-investment syndication platform serves mid-to-late stage growth companies and the funds that focus on them. Our co-investment model is built with investors in mind. We first bring opportunities to lead investors, who leverage their specific industry knowledge to conduct due diligence, negotiate value adding investment structures, and manage their portfolio positions to the desired exit.

We then open up the same opportunities to co-investors as they leverage on the lead investors' expertise in specific industry fields and diligence work. Co-investors sign with the same terms as the lead investors and realize better risk-adjusted returns and a more likely exit. Companies benefit from working with lead investors who understand their sector well and can directly value-add, as well as broadening the shareholder base with co-investors who can add network connectivity and assist towards a more successful listing further down the road.

The co-investment process is conducted electronically on our intelligent platform, which works ceaselessly to match deals with investors and facilitate the deal process.

CapBridge has a Capital Markets Services License and is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Singapore Exchange (SGX) is a strategic partner and shareholder. For more information on the CapBridge co-investment platform, visit www.capbridge.sg.

CapBridge's associate entity 1exchange ("1X") is a regulated private securities exchange that provides investors with a unique trading platform to buy and sell private securities in a regulated, centralized and transparent manner. 1X has a Recognised Market Operator License and is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, with SGX as a strategic partner and shareholder. For more information on 1X, visit www.1x.exchange

About Wholesale Investor

Since its inception in 2008, Wholesale Investor has held the idea of connecting Australian and Asian markets, close to its foundations. The platform has grown rapidly in the last 18 months, adding 5000+ professional and high net worth investors to its global and active network of 21,500+ investors since June 2018.

The platform is comprised of all corners of the investment ecosystem including: High Net Worth, Professional and Sophisticated investors, Angel Investors, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Funds, Crypto and Blockchain Funds, Family Offices, Institutional Investors and Investment Banks. 

For more information, visit https://wholesaleinvestor.com.au

Source: CapBridge Pte Ltd
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