The raise is done and the dust is settled! So what can you do with your piece of cake?
Please note the information below is provided as a guide only.
Where do I find my share certificate and share holding?
The company you invested into (The 'Issuer') will have nominated an Online Share Registry through which they will manage new shareholders acquired through CSF (equity crowdfunding). You should have received an email from the online Share Registry when you received your share certificate. If you can't find your registry via the button below, contact the Issuer to find out more:
How long do I have to keep my shares for?
Offers to sell shares that have been issued under CSF offers are not covered by the CSF regime. Investors are not able to sell shares acquired under a CSF offer within 12 months of their issue without a prospectus or other disclosure document, unless an exemption in s708 applies (e.g. sales to sophisticated or professional investors) or unless ASIC gives relief.
To find out more, head to ASIC RG 261, or find specific answers to your queries in the Offer Document and company constitution prepared by the Issuer.
How do I get informed about the performance of the company?
In our terms and conditions with companies, at a minimum we require our companies to provide twice yearly updates to shareholders on the performance of the company.
However, we do send regular notifications to the Directors of the company to update shareholders (and all Birchal followers). If you believe you've missed an update or believe the company is not meeting our twice yearly requirements - please let us know by emailing [email protected]
How do I make a return on investment (ROI) or Sell My Shares?
Investing in private and unlisted companies is typically a medium to long-term investment, and shares in these companies are not trade-able through public exchanges (ie. ASX). Due to this, shares are considered to be 'illiquid', so returns are usually gained if an Issuer ‘exits’ through a trade sale, proceeds with an Initial Public Offering (IPO), organises a share buyback or pays shareholder dividends. This means you are unlikely to be able to sell your shares quickly or at all if you need the money or decide that this investment is not right for you.
For information on dividends, exit opportunities, selling of your shares and further ROIs associated with specific deals, please refer to the Offer Document and company constitution prepared by the Issuer.