NexusCrowd Closes First Ever Online Investment Offering
Retail Mall Development raises $500K with Online Investment Platform
TORONTO, ONTARIO - October 27, 2015 - NexusCrowd Inc. today announced that it has closed Canada's first online investment offering for commercial real estate. The issue was quickly sold out with significant investor demand across the country and internationally. The project provided accredited investors with the opportunity to participate in the development of a $100 million retail mall in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
NexusCrowd is the first investment platform in Canada to provide accredited investors with exclusive access to co-invest alongside institutional investors in deals that have reached at least 50% of their funding target. It also provides private equity institutions with a "frictionless" way to access additional capital.
"We are pleased with the strong investor interest in this initial project," said Hitesh Rathod, co-founder and CEO of NexusCrowd. "This deal demonstrates the efficiency of our platform, and we look forward to providing investors with exclusive access to many more high-quality investment opportunities, that were previously inaccessible to them."
About the Initial Real Estate Transaction
NexusCrowd's first investment opportunity enabled investors to participate in the development of a $100 million retail mall located on a 5.7 acre site in Mississauga, Ontario. The institutional partner, Terracap Investments Inc., has over 30 years of commercial real estate development experience across North America and expects to finish construction of the project by the end of 2017. The 238,000 square foot two-storey mall will be anchored by a tier 1 bank and a large supermarket.
"As experienced private equity investors and managers, we believe in the potential for equity crowdfunding to offer a solution to a problem that all private capital managers have - how to access new sources of capital cost-effectively and efficiently," said Wayne Humphries, Chief Investment Officer of Terracap Investments. "Our partnership with NexusCrowd allows us to solve this problem without changing our business model or incurring additional costs. We see this benefit as a historic innovation in private capital markets and believe it will accelerate our capital-raising capabilities," added Mr. Humphries.
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About NexusCrowd Inc.
NexusCrowd is the first investment platform in Canada that provides accredited investors with exclusive access to co-invest alongside institutional investors in deals that have reached at least 50% of the funding target.
NexusCrowd is led by a team with expertise in financial services, technology and institutional finance. It's the only investment platform in Canada with an exempt market dealer license that uniquely partners with institutions on equity and debt investments. Combined with proprietary investment and fundraising technology, NexusCrowd provides a simple, transparent process for accredited investors, and a frictionless way for private equity partners to raise new capital. For further information, visit www.nexuscrowd.com.
This communication is not an offer to sell, or solicitation to buy, securities. Offers to sell, or the solicitations of offers to buy, any security can only be made through official offering documents that contain important information about risks, fees and expenses. Investors should conduct their own due diligence and should consult with a financial advisor, lawyer, accountant, and any other professional that can assist with understanding and assessing the risks associated with any investment opportunity.
NexusCrowd Inc. is a registered Exempt Market Dealer in the Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. NexusCrowd Inc. operates an online investment platform intended for Canadian investors who qualify under available exemptions pursuant to Canadian National Instrument 45-106. All offerings presented on the site are considered to be highly speculative and, as such, are suitable only for purchasers who are prepared to risk the loss of their entire investment.