Die neue Ardara Distillery, die Sliabh Liag Distillers in Donegal in Irland planen, braucht eine Anschubfinanzierung von 1.5 Millionen Euro. Man hat sich entschieden, diese Finanzierung nicht über große Investoren zu erlangen, sondern (wir berichteten bereits im Juli darüber) es über Crowdfunding zu versuchen.
Nächste Woche ist es dann soweit: Das Crowdfunding startet und bietet allen, die sich an einer irischen Destillerie beteiligen wollen, die Möglichkeit dazu. Die Vorregistrierung für eine Beteiligung ist nun möglich, alles Wissenswerte dazu finden Sie in der nachfolgenden Information (darunter auch genaue rechtliche Informationen zu den Anteilen), die uns Sliabh Liag Distillers für Sie hat zukommen lassen:
Irish Whiskey Distillery LAUNCHES €1.5m crowdfund for next phase of growth
- Award winning Sliabh Liag Distillers to build new distillery as sales grow 50% YoY
- Product range expanding, including new whiskeys, super-premium gins and craft vodka
- Donegal’s place on the fast-growing Irish whiskey market to emulate Islay’s in Scotland
DONEGAL, 18/08/20: Sliabh Liag Distillers, (pronounced Sleeve League, meaning ‘mountain of flagstones’) today announces it is seeking €1.5m in investment via crowdfunding to fuel the next phase of its expansion. The Crowdcube campaign will launch on Wednesday 26th August and run for four weeks, pre-registration is now open at www.sliabhliagdistillers.com/crowdfunding.
This fundraising round will allow Sliabh Liag Distillers’s growing band of followers to join a select group including a drinks industry multinational (Asahi), sophisticated investors and Donegal locals as investors in a sector that has doubled in size over the last decade. The investment will be eligible for EIS tax relief in the UK (EIIS tax relief in Ireland) and will come with a range of rewards from having your name etched on a copper still for all time to receiving a bespoke Donegal ‘Silkie’ fishing fly. The opportunity is set to attract many sophisticated investors from amongst the Irish diaspora, drinks enthusiasts and others looking for interesting long-term investments.
Sliabh Liag Distillers was founded by two Irish ‘scatterlings’ (returnees) with a simple aim: to reclaim the distilling heritage of Donegal and recreate the rich authentic spirits of the area from a time before the industrial revolution. Its husband and wife founders, James and Moira Doherty, want to make the Sliabh Liag peninsula to Irish whiskey what Islay is to Scotch.
Since inception, Sliabh Liag Distillers has grown from strength-to-strength, meeting demands from the international premium drinks sector for a better selection of authentic Irish whiskeys. The sector has been dominated by a handful of mainstream brands for a century, but in the last decade, a renaissance of unique, small-batch spirits, has seen it double in size.
Sliabh Liag Distillers is creating a new area of growth with its distinctive tasting products that are gaining cachet among Ireland’s most renowned food critics, chefs and restaurateurs, alongside a sizable social media following and international press coverage.
It is this hard-earned prestige and following that will, by Autumn 2021, see Sliabh Liag Distillers commence its phased move to Ardara, its new headquarters and future home of its current five exciting brands, and many new ones to come. Work on the site is already underway, and will increase the Company’s production capacity to 500,000 litres of alcohol per annum with room for expansion, as it anticipates growing international demand.
Accompanying the renaissance of Irish whiskey has been a resurgence of whiskey tourism. In time, the site at Ardara will feature tiered levels of tours that will take visitors through the distillery, the distilling process, the history of whiskey and local poitín-making, alongside the heritage of the area.
Shares are priced at £75.00. Total valuation of Sliabh Liag Distillers is £14,988,300.
The share class offered to investors on Crowdcube are A Ordinary Shares with pre-emption and voting rights. The shares will be issued to Crowdcube Nominees Limited to hold the shares on behalf of investors. Five share classes exist:
Founder Ordinary, two votes per share, pre-emption rights over all classes of shares
A Ordinary, one vote per share, pre-emption rights within own class
B Ordinary, no votes, pre-emption rights within own class, put call agreement
C Ordinary, no votes, pre-emption rights within own class
5% Cumulative Redeemable Preference Shares
Specific advice should be sought prior to making any investment in Sliabh Liag Distillers DAC, based on the particular circumstances of a prospective investor. This is not a regulated investment and investment is only appropriate for investors who have a high attitude to risk. For investors in Ireland this is not an offering for the purposes of Section 68 of the Companies Act 2014.