Why invest in New Zealand technology companies?
Pacific Channel believes that New Zealand technology companies offer an excellent opportunity to yield substantial returns for investors. New Zealand has world leading technology yet there is a lack of available investment funding. Company valuations are relatively low from a global perspective.
A significant advantage is enjoyed by New Zealand scientific research due to low research costs and time and cost efficient early-stage clinical studies.
New Zealand has a high per capita population of scientists and industrial engineers. This has resulted in an integrated workforce capable of the manufacture of products resulting from life sciences research.
New Zealand has a long history of investment into research and development in academic laboratories and in the country’s government owned Crown Research Institutes.
Development and manufacturing costs are expected to be significantly lower than in most developed countries, with the Government establishing supportive policies and regulations to promote industry growth.
New Zealand is ranked number 2 out of 134 countries surveyed by Forbes to identify “Best Countries for doing Business”.
New Zealand is ranked as one of the world’s least corrupt countries by Transparency International
Why invest through Pacific Channel?
We have unparalleled access to high-quality investment opportunities: Pacific Channel places funds into more start-up and early-stage life-science, clean-tech and engineering companies than anyone else in New Zealand.
Pacific Channel has access to significant ‘deal flow’ in New Zealand as a result of its linkages with leading academic and commercial research centres.
Pacific Channel has an extensive network of co-investors in early stage ventures including wealthy individuals, angel investment groups and NZVIF’s SCIF fund. Our team has technical, commercial and investment skills to perform in-depth due diligence and all of our investment opportunities are carefully vetted.
Pacific Channel has global links and affiliates. Prospective investments will be managed and reviewed by a team of global experts based in New Zealand, Australia Europe and the United States. The team has direct experience in the formation, growth, management and value enhancement of early stage companies.
Investors are assured that investments will be in companies where Pacific Channel anticipates playing an active role in the corporate development process and has invested itself.
Pacific Channel will provide a global perspective, access to the North American, European and East Asian markets and follow-on investors for portfolio companies.