Northington Partners Limited

Reliable Foundations Limited

Residential Development

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Transaction Size
NZD 15,000,000.00
Share Price
Minimum Investment
NZD 100,000.00
Issue Type
Residential Development

Northington Partners has secured the opportunity to invest in Reliable Foundations (“RFL” or the “Company”), NZ’s leading slab foundations provider. RFL is the largest, and only nationwide, supplier of slab foundations for residential and light commercial markets. The Company is highly profitable and is well-positioned to continue to grow its core business and capture additional value through new adjacent product and market opportunities.

A new Limited Partnership (“Partnership”) will raise approximately $15m of new equity for the acquisition of RFL (the “Transaction”) and co-invest alongside the existing shareholders. This opportunity is only available to wholesale investors. Details about the Transaction and RFL are provided below and in the attached Investment Flyer.

 Investment Highlights:

  •  Leading Building Sector Business – RFL is the market leader in slab foundations for residential and light commercial applications in NZ.
  • Market-leading Client Base – RFL has well-established relationships with its key clients, operating under preferred supplier arrangements with a number of Group Home Building (“GHB”) companies.
  • Supportive Industry Dynamics – Significant pipeline of new building activity, supported by builders outsourcing specialist trades such as foundations and GHB’s preference for nationwide suppliers with critical access to building materials.
  • Strong Financial Track Record and Outlook – RFL has a consistent track-record of generating attractive operating profits and has significant scope to leverage its market position to continue to grow both market share and earnings.
  • Attractive Growth Opportunity – Now established as the market leader in foundations, RFL aims to continue to build market share in its core operation and capture attractive adjacent opportunities (eg, driveways and retaining walls) to grow the business and generate attractive investment returns.
  • Proven Management Team - The current owners will continue to manage RFL and will re-invest in the new Company, owning ~30%.
  • Attractive Returns for Shareholders – RFL is being acquired at an attractive entry price and is well-positioned to continue to deliver strong profits and growth. Efficient capital structure and dividend policy expected to deliver dividend yields >14% for FY2023, paid quarterly.

An Investor Presentation will be made available to interested parties containing further detail on the Transaction and the Company on confirmation of interest.

RFL - Investment Flyer (February 2022) (1)
February 24, 2022

Northington Partners Limited

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