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The offer to wholesale investors of 1,300 units in Rākete Orchards Limited Partnership at an issue price of $10,000/Unit, was initially made in November 2017. The minimum investment is $100,000 (10 units), and thereafter can be increased as desired in multiples of one unit ($10,000). A deposit of $2,000/Unit applied for was required with application on 15 December 2017 with two further calls of funds as follows: - $5,000/Unit applied for on 20 April 2018 and the balance of $3,000/Unit applied for on 1 November 2019.
Further disclosure is made in the attached Material Event Disclosure document, dated 21 August 2019 prepared by the Rakete Orchards GP Limited Board and MyFarm Business team, and should be read in conjunction with the Information Memorandum of November 2017.
This is a proportionate ownership scheme and investors funds are pooled together to invest in leasing land and developing 55 Planted Ha of RockitTM apple orchards (the Orchards). The leased land is in four separate blocks: two are in the Puketapu area inland from Napier (estimated 29 Planted Ha), and the other two are in Havelock North (estimated 26 Planted Ha). An estimated 41.5 Planted Ha of the land will be planted in RockitTM apple trees next year (2018) and the remaining 13.5 Planted Ha will be planted in 2018.
The Orchards will be developed and operated by the Rockit Group pursuant to orchard development and management agreements. The Rockit Group will also pack, distribute and market apples produced on the Orchards pursuant to grower licence and supply agreements. They will also supply the trees for the initial plantings.
The Orchard lease agreements are for an initial term of 18 years from June - September 2017, with two rights of renewal of five years each. The initial average rental is $3,983/Planted Ha, with annual rental adjustments tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), and four yearly rent reviews based on bare land value. A ratchet provision prevents the annual rental from dropping.
Establishing the Orchards is expected to cost a total of $217,287/Planted Ha. Of this amount, $141,987/Planted Ha is to cover capital costs and $75,300/Planted Ha is to cover orchard operating losses in the first three years before fruit production reaches a profitable level.
The Partnership will lease the land and develop the Orchards using $13.0 million of contributed capital to be raised in this Offer.
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