Friday, August 23rd, 2013

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – On Friday 23rd, Australia’s leading private investment platform Wholesale Investor, in association with principal support partners PwC and Ashurst, will host the next Wholesale Showcase Lunch of 2013.

The Showcase will bring together up to 130 High Net Worth Investors, Brokers, Fund Manager and Industry participants with the opportunity to gain direct access Private and Pre-IPO companies.

“We are very proud to be hosting this event as it brings together leading Private and Pre-IPO companies from all over Australia” says Managing Director Steve Torso.

“The quality of companies presenting is a great testament to the strength of local innovation. These are the companies, which will be leading business innovation and potentially headlines for years to come in the Cleantech, Property, Consumer Goods and Technology/ICT.

3 of the Companies presenting at the Melbourne Investor Showcase are:

Leaf Energy Limited (ASX:LER)

Leaf Energy is an Australian company, focused on turning waste plant matter into biofuels, bioplastics and green chemicals.

It does this through the Glycerol Pretreatment Process, an innovative technology that uses an inexpensive, recyclable, reagent Glycerol, in a simple process, to break down plant matter into Lignin, Cellulose and Hemicellulose at low temperature and pressure. The Cellulose and Hemicellulose are then available for conversion to sugars which can then be converted to biofuels, bioplastics and green chemicals. Lignin is also a byproduct.

SmartWard Pty Ltd

SmartWard is a unique new system that delivers much-needed improvements in the efficiency of hospitals and aged care facilities while improving quality-of-care. SmartWard runs on computers at each patient bedside, and at all other points-of-care, providing up-to-date information on scheduled activities and patient alerts, and allows automatic, real time entry of treatment records.

SmartWard saves money, resources and lives in our hospitals by replacing paper records and will automate many tasks that take time away from patient care.

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe is a Universal Brand and market leader in Restaurants, Hotels and Casinos with 174 venues in over 54 countries. Hard Rock has been operating for 42 years, creating over 70 million customers a year with over 12 million logo merchandise items sold annually with more than $US 2 billion in system wide revenues.

The new Australian Franchisee is looking to build on the re-opening of the new Darling Harbour Sydney Cafe and the successful 17-year old Surfers Paradise Venue. F&B and high margin retail merchandise provide strong revenue across both venues and new Cafes are being planned on a joint venture basis across Australia.

Investors will receive strong dividend distributions and special Hard Rock VIP privileges. Darling Harbour HRC is ranked 1 in the franchise division of 75 franchise cafes and Number 6 worldwide.

Melbourne Showcase Lunch 2013 – Event Details


Date: Friday 23rd August 2013

Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Registration commences: 11.30pm

Venue: PwC Offices - Freshwater Place, Level 19, 2 Southbank Boulevard Southbank VIC 3006

Catering: Lunch and drinks will be supplied through the event

Cost: This is a free event for investors, stockbrokers and fund managers, Limited spaces!

To register for the Wholesale Investor Capital Showcase, click here

Principal Sponsors

PwC, Ashurst, AusBiotech

To register or to find out more about Melbourne Showcase Lunch, go to:

Steve Torso, Managing Director, Wholesale Investor

Ph: 1300 597 595

Other companies to feature at the Melbourne Investor Showcase include:


InScantech Limited is a high tech manufacturing technology business based in Hong Kong. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets advanced and cost-effective technology for optical inspection systems. This technology is used to enhance processes and yields for the printed circuit board (PCB) industry. The company also operates an R&D facility in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), China.

Spyre Group PL

Spyre Group is a specialist property company focused on residential development, managed property trusts and property advisory.

Spyre Group was founded in 2008 and has grown from a family based business into a successful and evolving development group backed by HNW investors. Services span the entire spectrum of property development from identifying and funding new opportunities to design and execution.

Aqua Guardian

Aqua Guardian Group Limited (AGG) is an Australian public unlisted company. Thanks to AquaArmour™ AGG develop large scale water efficiency solutions for the global mining & resources, urban water and agriculture sectors. AquaArmour™ is a modular evaporation and algal control system that prevents water evaporation by up to 88% and significantly reduces the risk of algal blooms.

AGG is expanding its operations internationally with contract orders being negotiated in North America (Oil Fracking), Chile (Mining) and Spain (Agriculture) and offices have been established in San Francisco. To support this expansion AGG is currently arranging to list in Canada on the TSX as a first stepping stone into the larger international markets and is seeking Pre IPO funds to facilitate this next step.

Armstrong Corporate Capital Limited (ACCL)

ACCL is an established motor vehicle investment scheme that provides strong returns for sophisticated investors seeking benchmark rates at a significant premium to current rates of return from superannuation funds. ACCL’s Motor Vehicle Investment Fund has more than $10M funds under management and focuses on alternative vehicle finance solutions. It has a growing portfolio of mid range vehicles valued between $30,000 to $50,000 purchased from wholesale commercial borrowers. The investment is offered as a 24 or 36 month debenture.

KFSU Pty Ltd

KFSU primarily sells natural dietary fibre branded Kfibre® to the global food industry. Kfibre® is produced from sugarcane, and is first to market from this natural crop that has many advantages over traditional fibres. With a low cost input with superior characteristics, Kfibre® has the potential to be a game changing fibre product.

KFSU has received a $2 Million Federal government grant to enable construction of the line, and is seeking additional funds of $2 Million to finalise the construction. Investors with suitable international networks to assist the globalisation of the business are sought.

Stronghold Westlink Green Trust No.1

Stronghold provides quality Real Estate Investment Management and Advisory Services. With over 60 years combined experience their executive has a complementary skill set that is unmatched in the industry. They are driven by quality first and foremost with a long term strategy for success.

Stronghold Westlink Green Trust No.1 is seeking to raise $4.9 million for the acquisition of an $11.25 million new commercial building pre-leased to two quality tenants. Projected cash distribution on completion is 10%. Currently accepting expressions of interest.

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Wholesale Investor

Wholesale Investor is Australia's leading private investment platform showcasing Private, Pre-IPO and Life Sciences ASX Listed Opportunities to over 8,600 High Net Worth, Professional and International investors.
Steve Torso, Managing Director, Wholesale Investor
P: 1300 597 595


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