Investment Co. (Pty) Ltd
O Box 586
: (011) 802-1167
: (011) 802-7060
Fax to email: 0866 724 456 (confidential)
do we offer?
Invest in Forestry. Invest in the Future. Invest in
your own future, the future of others and the future of planet earth!
By investing a minimum lump sum of R 200,000.00 into a Paulownia Forest you will:
a return of 5 to 7 times this amount every 7 to 8 years (at harvest) for
between 3 and 5 harvest cycles. This is a 30 to 50 year investment!
Jobs for Impoverished Rural Communities!
do we do?
SA Paulownia Investment Company (Pty) Ltd, created an investment opportunity that
can act as a medium to long term investment. This investment makes financial
generate an ever increasing return over the long term;
not dependent on political risks or decisions;
an element of off- shore returns, but is not part of your allowance to export
A Paulownia Investment Company
offers an investment that:
– by generating a significant return on an ongoing basis, and not just once
off, for you;
– every tree planted positively impacts Planet Earth, your investment is not
only for you but also an investment in the future of the Earth;
– employment is created in the rural communities where it is needed most
leaving, not only yourself but, others better off through your investment
What are you investing in?
tree, the Paulownia Megafolia tree has been called a “wonder plant”; it is
a “miracle tree” that cleans up the environment, and a super fast grower.
It is that and much more. The
tree is the fastest growing hardwood developed by man.
It is a hybrid plant that will re-grow from the stump within seven to
eight years, and will repeat this cycle for between five to eight times. In
terms of return, this is a once off investment that will generate on-going
returns, over the next fifty years.
Paulownia Megafolia Tree, is a highly sought after, fast growing,
environmentally friendly, hard wood which grows extremely fast, creates tons
of clean air, and is great for the environment.
The lumber that is cultivated from this beautifully tree, is sought out
all over the world, and the market will pay a very handsome rate for the
lumber when it is harvested. The
tree will be planted in a number of stable African countries, where it will
provide work, profit and security for the local population to help bring this
crop to the market.
SA Paulownia Investment Company (Pty) Ltd, through its association in
Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia and a number of other stable countries, has a
forward sale agreement from International lumber buyers, which will provide
guaranteed prices for their investors to create a medium to long term
investment that will generate as much as 28% return annually.
This investment will not generate a once off single lump sum amount,
the tree will re-grow again and again to generate a similar return seven to
eight years later, and will repeat the cycle every seven years for as many as
fifty or more years. Each harvest cycle generates an additional return to
There will always be a wood shortage, and demand has outstripped production as far as man can remember. The final sale price, which determines our profit or loss, can be pre-sold, or only sold when the price is right. Each block of shareholders will have the right to make this decision on their own.
meticulous research, spanning more than 24 months and based on international
trendsetters (successful Australian and US investment models), the SA
Paulownia Investment Company (Pty) Ltd has taken advantage of a number of
trends in the market (including);
Declining Lumber Supply;
o Natural finished wood products.
Encompassing Product Offering
Lumber farming will fill a much-needed shortfall that the world market has
been unable to fulfill. And will provide much needed products for the current
market. With this business model a lucrative investment opportunity is NOW
available to discerning South African investors.
the local investment model with international investments, currently not
available in this sector, products, such as packaging materials, boxes,
crates, boat building, fine furniture more, will answer the rising demand for
cost-effective lumber. The unique combination of these products and the
extremely fast growing cycle of the tree will place the investment into a very
demanding and profitable market.
risky is this investment?
investment is without RISK – not even your money in the bank. But the good
news is that RISK CAN BE MANAGED AND CONTROLLED. You do need to consider the
– this investment is an agricultural one, you will own shares in a Forestry
Holding Company. The growth in your shares is dependent on the ongoing
management and growth of the Plantations. Your investment is broken down into
components that cover:
Purchase of the seedling trees;
Labour Cost – including professional consultants and services;
Insurances – against fire, loss etc;
Basic Infrastructure – to ensure that the Forest can be properly
– in Africa the fear is the loss or damage to the Forests due to labour
disturbance of disruption. This factor is mitigated by the following factors:
The local population is employed to work in the forests – by
destroying or damaging the forests they will be damaging their own livelihood;
A portion of each Plantation is held in Trust for the local community
– this ensures “buy in” by the local community – the people who work
in the Forests;
The local communities therefore provides the labour, are the watchdogs
against theft or malicious damage and will profit in a number of various ways,
as long as the trees are cultivated to final harvest.
Your investment is placed into an the SA Paulownia Trust account
(administered by Tayfin Chartered Accountants). Funds can only be released
from this account at clearly identified and monitored milestones;
The Operational roll out and management of each Forestry Investment
Project will be managed by The SA Paulownia Investment Company
– a company with local representation in each of the countries where forests
will be planted.
Each Forestry Investment Project is situated in stable regions and
SA Paulownia Investment Company work with locally based consultants and
ensure good relationships with local authorities
investment is transferable, renewable, can be passed onto your children.
can you invest & how can you protect yourselves?
Paulownia Investment Company (Pty) Ltd has created an investment opportunity
to enable small investors to pool their resources into a private company,
Honeylane Trading (Pty) Ltd, to enable investors to participate in major
decisions regarding their investments and to determine each and influence
everyone's investment performance. The SA Paulownia Investment Company (Pty) Ltd, has secured the availability of the land, the right
to plant and distribute our wonder tree, and has created the mechanism to
enable people to pool their funds to create a workable forest that will
generate a very stable crop of lumber.
funds are facilitated through the SA Paulownia Trust Account (administered by
Tayfin Chartered Accountants) with funds being released into the project only
at clearly defined and monitored milestones. Shareholders in each holding
company are required to nominate directors to make crucial decisions on their
What is the legal entity that you will be investing in?
private holding company will be formed for each block of 100 hectares of land,
in this case Honeylane Trading (Pty) Ltd.
The local Tribal Trust will always own the land with a ninety-nine year
leased back to The SA Paulownia Investment Company
This gives the shareholders the right to utilize the land, water and to
grow, cultivate, and use the land for the sole purpose of growing Paulownia
Tree for both lumber and any additional cash crop that will be developed on
the section of land allocated.
No more than a maximum of 50 shareholders per block of land will be offered, less may be encouraged. A minimum of one and a maximum of five directors will be nominated in each company to run the project in the normal manner of a South African registered company. The pre-nominated auditor is Tayfin Auditors, who is responsible for the Trust accounts, auditing on an annual basis, transfer of funds both local and trans border, financial and tax controls.
How legal is it?
certificates in Honeylane Trading (Pty) Ltd, will be issued to shareholders in
South Africa. Shareholding in the
South African based company is subject to TAX laws of South Africa, and
individual tax according to the tax laws prevailing at the time of sale. All
registration, investment, marketing and controls will be subject to the FICA
requirements at all times. All companies, that own a block of the registered
forest will be managed based on recognized principles of business control with
an annual audit, taxes paid when required, and have a legal entity body to
ensure that no shareholder rights are compromised.
Are the investments protected from unscrupulous operators?
incoming investments are placed in an the SA Paulownia Trust Account to be
strictly controlled by an accredited and qualified professional Auditor,
Tayfin Audiors. Shareholding and business structures will be initiated once
50% of each block has been sold. Exporting
of these investments will only be done within the rules of and controls of
current exchange controls. All
bank accounts, audited financials, declaration of dividends, and sale of
harvested timber will always be at the discretion and decision of
shareholders, controlled in a proper business manner.
You may sell your share or a portion of your share at any time along the process. This shareholding will be offered to existing investors first, and then if not taken up will be offered to the open market. The price or value of your shares will be determined by open market value or perceived value of the lumber and determined by the forward sales contracts in place. Prices in the early stages of tree growth will always be lower than at a stage closer to the harvesting of the lumber. Your share may be used within South Africa as collateral against a loan, and you will be taxed within South Africa as and when the share has a value or generates income or withdrawals.
much money can we make?
is obviously the CRUNCH QUESTION. Each Forestry Investment Project generates a
range of income streams – the CORE of which is the sale of lumber at harvest
(every seven or eight years).
projections are based on:
A 25% harvest – that allows significant margin for generating shorter
term income streams (fencing and packaging markets) and for loss;
A harvest-selling price of US$ 200. This market is generally priced in US
Dollars and current prices are over double this price. We use this low price to
provide minimum projected margins in securing a forward contract on the lumber.
Forestry Investment Project: Investment Returns Projection
hectares/R 10,000,000.00 raised
Value Generated (Yrs 1 to 7)
+ Capital Value)
3. This equates to a return of over 28% per annum (conservatively)
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