AQSE Growth Market
The Company will look to identify investment opportunities in the wellness sector within the UK and Europe. The Company plans to add value by applying capital and expertise to the business operations and strategic plans of investee companies. The experience and operational skills of the Board are intended to act as an accelerator to small brands that have an established but sub-scale market presence, strong foundations and platforms but lack skills and capital to maximise their profit opportunity. The main objectives will be to scale the individual brands through a review of product proposition, marketing channels, supply chain economics and financing, as well as to cross-fertilise opportunities between investee companies, and to scale the individual entities and look for synergistic collaborations with third-parties, and ultimately assessing potential exit opportunities to maximise returns for shareholders. The Board considers the valuations of companies at this stage of their development in the targeted sectors to be extremely favourable, and believe that scaling can create significant value creation for all stakeholders. S-Ventures initially expects to complete investments in up to 3 acquisitions per year at enterprise values between approximately £1,000,000 to £10,000,000 and intend to seek larger opportunities as the business grows. The Company intends to acquire significant stakes in investee companies using shares in S-Ventures that confer either direct majority control or significant influence through a shareholder agreement, as well as providing development capital through S-Venture’s own resources and introduced banking relationships.