Invest in Meli
We’re growing and we want you to be part of it.
Pre-register to get priority access and own shares in our business.
Capital At Risk.
A Note From Our Founders
We’re crowdfunding and we’d love for you to join us.
We want to offer our customers and everyone who loves our business the opportunity to share in our future success. Whether you would like to invest £10 or £100,000 you can now register your interest in becoming an investor.
Why you should invest
Great tasting cakes with 5* customer ratings across the board
Supply chain established and proven
Endorsement and interest from major shopping centre owners LandSec, Intu and British Land
Multi-disciplined and experienced team in place
How to invest
You can invest by visiting Crowdcube.com/meli-patisserie or by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.
You will be asked to create an account with Crowdcube, where you can manage your investments.
This is required because Crowdcube are acting as the legal portal through which your investment can be made, allowing us to issue you your shares and rewards once our investment round is closed.
You will be asked to prove who you are by providing proof of identification when you make your
investment. This is due to anti money laundering laws here in the UK and protects you and your investment.
You will also be asked to provide payment details which will allow us to process your investment. Money will not be deducted until our campaign is complete, and you will be given a notification via email, 7 days before this happens.
Your Questions, Answered
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding allows us to receive investment from our customers as well as institutional investors via a dedicated online portal. Our crowdfunding campaign is part of a larger funding round and gives our customers and community the opportunity to invest on the same terms as institutional investors and share in our future success.
Meli Patisserie will be listed on Crowdcube and will be open to investment in a few weeks time.
By investing in us you will own shares in our business.
Do I get shares in the company?
Yes, every investor will receive shares in Meli Patisserie Limited. The number of shares you receive will be proportionate to the amount that you invest. The final number of shares issued will be dependent upon the final number of investors and amount of money raised.
Are there rewards?
Yes, as well as shares in our company, investors may also be entitled to a selection of rewards as an additional perk for investing. Please see our campaign for more details.
When will your crowdfunding campaign go live?
Our campaign will be available for customers only in a few weeks time - please register your interest in investing via the 'Register Your Interest' button above.
How long will the campaign last for?
The campaign will last for up to 30 days, or whenever we reach or target. If we hit our target sooner than 30 days, then we are likely to choose to ‘overfund’, meaning that you can continue to invest.
What will you do with the money?
Please see the business plan available on our Crowdcube page for more details, but this , growing our team and investing in marketing so that we can reach more customers.
Overfunding – what will you do with the additional investment?
Overfunding will simply allow us to reach our growth targets faster.
What happens if you raise more than your target?
If we are fortunate to raise more than our target then we will be able to use this investment to grow the company even more quickly than we currently plan to. If we raise investment above the target level, this simply means that we will have more shareholders and be ‘giving away’ a larger % of our company, it will not mean that the initial crowdfunding investors are affected in any way.
When will the payment for my investment be taken?
Initially, your investment in our campaign will be recorded as a pledge, meaning no money leaves your bank account at this stage. Following the successful completion of the campaign, Crowdcube will contact you to confirm the date that the money will be deducted from your bank account. You will be given a minimum of seven days notice before money is taken from your account. This allows you to make funds available or gives you a final opportunity to opt out of the investment.
When will I receive my shares?
Crowdcube will issue shares following the successful completion of the campaign, and after your investment has been processed. The completion of the round and the paperwork takes a few weeks to draw up, but typically you can expect to receive your Share Certificate around 4 weeks after the campaign has ended. We’ll contact you with instructions on how to redeem your rewards within 2 weeks of share certificates being issued.
Can the shares I buy be traded / can I sell my shares at a later date?
We are a private limited company, and in common with all such companies, at present there is no public forum for buying and selling shares in the company. Shares may be bought and sold by private arrangement, however, you must first offer them to other shareholders before transferring them to a single third party at your own expense.
Are you likely to have a future share buyback scheme?
This is a possibility, and it is a circumstance in which you could sell your shares.
What rewards are available to me as an investor?
There are a range of rewards available to all investors, starting from investments of £10 and up. The rewards vary according to level of investment, and include exclusive investor products, experiences and more. Please see our Crowdcube campaign page for full details.
When will I get my shareholder rewards?
We’ll email you with instructions on how to redeem your rewards 4-6 weeks after the end of the campaign once your share certificate has been issued.
Do you have a business plan?
Yes we have a business plan available for download on our Crowdcube campaign page with a financial overview included. If, after reading it, you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact us on the details supplied in the pack, and we will be happy to answer any questions or supply additional information.
How did you arrive at your valuation?
Our valuation was negotiated with the our existing investors who are also investing in this round. We feel it represents a fair valuation for a company of our size, turnover and future potential.
How will I make a return on my investment?
This is a long term investment in a growing company. We anticipate that the value of your investment will increase over time, giving you capital growth.
The main way that can you can make money from your investment is by selling your share for more than you paid for it.
We are a private limited company, and our shares are therefore not publicly traded at present. In the event of a future sale of the company you would be able to sell your shares at that stage to the acquiring company. Alternatively, if the business grows to a point where the company management/further institutional investors offer to buy back, you are also likely to be able to sell your shares.
Is SEIS/EIS available?
MELI Patisserie is eligible for both SEIS and EIS tax relief on investments.
This means that you may be able to claim up to 50% of your investment back from HMRC in income tax relief, as well as benefit from 0% inheritance tax and 0% capital gains tax on any profits made.
To find out more we recommend you read this helpful article from Crowdcube here www.crowdcube.com/pg/eis-seis-tax-relief-overview
Become a Meli Investor
Disclaimer – Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital as well as potential rewards.
*This is not an investment commitment at this stage - once you have registered your interest, we’ll be in touch via email when our campaign is open for investment.
Risk Warning & Important Information
Capital At Risk.
Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital so please invest aware. Meli Patisserie’s pitch is approved as a financial promotion by Crowdcube Capital Ltd. authorised and regulated by the FCA (No. 650205)
Most countries in the world including the UK and the rest of Europe are embracing equity crowdfunding as a progressive way of allowing individuals to invest in the businesses they believe in and thus support innovative companies to grow.