Thursday, October 25th, 2012 - Wholesale Investor
Former CEO of REA Group Ltd (realestate.com.au) Simon Baker and Wholesale Investor have teamed up for a one-off series of Investor Evenings.

Simon Baker is recognised as one of the most successful CEOs in Australia when he turned around the REA Group (realestate.com.au) between 2001 and 2008. Not only did he take the market cap from $8m to a high of over $900m within 7 years, but he also built an equity stake worth in excess of $15m.

Since departing in late 2008, he has become a global entrepreneur and investor in 12 different online businesses through his company CAV Investment Holdings.

Wholesale Investor and CAV Investment Holdings Investor Evening

The Simon Baker lead CAV Investment Holdings along with Wholesale Investor will be holding a one-off series of investor evenings in Sydney and Melbourne this week. During the evening, CEO’s from 4 of Simon’s investee companies will be presenting.

“This is a unique opportunity for sophisticated and professional investors to learn about and potentially invest alongside one of Australia’s most successful CEO’sâ€. says Steve Torso, Managing Director of Wholesale Investor. “Simon is an active investor who is very specific about the criteria he looks for prior to investing. Participants have the opportunity to take advantage of that.â€

“The online space and in particular real estate are areas that I know very well and I am very keen to use that knowledge in a variety of markets,†says Baker.

“When I invest in a business through CAV Investment Holdings I like the business to have done something already. “I like them to already have customers, and revenue, have some level of funding and a strong growth path,†he says.

The Investor Evening will take place across 2 evening in Melbourne and Sydney on the 23rd and 24th of October.

4 COMPANIES FEATURED ON THE NIGHT

Below is an outline of the 4 companies, which will be presenting on the night.

Real Estate Investar

REI is the “online home for property investorsâ€. With a target market of 2 million investors across Australia and New Zealand, REI provides online tools that save time, minimise risk and improve property investment decisions. REI is profitable and has strategic partnerships with Domain and APM in Australia, PropertyIQ in New Zealand and iProperty in Singapore and Malaysia.

CarAdvice

CarAdvice (“CAâ€) is about empowering new car buyers & enthusiasts. Since its inception in 2006, CA has grown rapidly to an audience above 1 million visits per month and has derived revenue via display advertising, premium classified listings and new car sales. CA is the largest independent player in the online automotive space and was ranked #5 auto site according to Nielsen Market Intelligence.

ListGlobally

ListGlobally allows any real estate agent or developer to syndicate their listings to a global network of property portals through a simple “all-you-can-eat†subscription. There are currently 20 portals in the distribution network with plans to increase this to 100 over the next 18 months. ListGlobally is currently the only provider of a global real estate syndication network with a high advantage of simple business model, experienced team, established business and strong relationships with property portals around the world.

ArtsHub

ArtsHub is an online cultural publisher operating leading sites –artshub.com.au, artshub.co.uk and screenhub.com.au in Australia as well as in New Zealand and the UK. These sites provide readers with news, jobs, reviews, and special offers covering different segments of the arts. These sites publish to over 100,000 paid and free subscribers with generated revenues of $1.9m in FY 2012 mainly coming from classified ads, display advertising and subscriptions.

SIMON BAKER PRESENTING:

Simon will be discussing his investment approach for CAV Investment Holdings, growth potential and exit strategies for each investee company.

MELBOURNE EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Tuesday 23rd October 2012

Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Registration commences: 6.00pm

Venue: The Rydges Hotel, 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, 3000 Victoria

Cost: This is a free event

Who should attend: Sophisticated Investors, stockbrokers, fund managers

To register for the Melbourne Evening - Click here

SYDNEY EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Tuesday 24th October 2012

Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Registration commences: 6.00pm

Venue: The Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney, 2000 NSW

Cost: This is a free event

Who should attend: Sophisticated Investors, stockbrokers, fund managers

To register for the Sydney Evening - Click here

SEATING IS STRICTLY LIMITED:

Seating is strictly limited to only 100 people per event. These events will not be repeated.

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