supercar maker Spyker N.V may have delayed its plans to enter India but has in
the meantime introduced first-of-its-kind investment opportunity to support
launch of its Spyker B6 Venator.
The company has created the Spyker Venator
Bond that will offer individual investors three redemption options, including
rolling up to one of the first produced Spyker B6 Venators. Never before has an
automaker offered an investment bond of this nature, according to a company
statement further noted that the Spyker B6 Venator Concept will begin
production in 2014 for key markets including Europe, the Middle East, Asia
Pacific and India, followed by the US in 2015.
may be recalled that Motown India had broken a story early 2013 saying that the
Spyker had plans to enter India with its models. Spyker N.V. Chief Commercial
Officer John Walton had told this correspondent that the company was planning
to launch the Spyker brand in India in the second half of 2013.
“For a number
of years we have studied the Indian car market, and short listed potential
dealer candidates. The C8 Aileron will be presented in New Delhi later this
year. With the B6 Venator Concept, which
was unveiled in Geneva last week, we will have a second automatic available,
but also a manual version for the more traditional driver ,” he was quoted
saying early 2013.
reasons not yet disclosed, Spyker apparently postponed its Indian entry, now
announcing that it is expected in 2014.
company has now announced an innovative corporate financing initiative to
support the introduction and production of its Spyker B6 Venator, Spyker's
compact, 2-door mid-engine sports car, and the Spyker B6 Venator Spyder.
is making 100 Spyker Venator Bonds available, at the per-bond subscription of
£100,000 (and Euro/US$ equivalent) (approximately Rs 1 crore). Each Spyker
Venator Bond will be issued with a unique Spyker B6 Venator chassis number,
ensuring the bond holder a first-edition car featuring a special exterior /
interior colour scheme and badging. Together with a second bond on offer, the
Spyker Bond, Spyker intends to raise up to £20 million (circa Euro 25 million)
(Rs 200 crore approximately) in capital
to fund production expansion primarily to meet the unexpectedly high demand for
the new Spyker B6 Venator.
Spyker Venator Bond and Spyker Bond are marketed and distributed by Central
Markets Investment Management Limited, part of the Central Markets Group.
Central Markets are a London-based financial services provider with a range of
services for high net worth individuals and corporations.
R. Muller, Chief Executive Officer of Spyker stated, "I wanted to give
like-minded drivers who demand the highest standards a new choice, one that
delivers a rare combination of heritage, design, performance and exclusivity.
That describes the Spyker B6 Venator perfectly. Now with the Spyker Venator
Bond, like-minded investors can take part in a first-of-its-kind financial opportunity
designed for them in the uniquely Spyker vein."
of Spyker B6 Venator concept/ pic courtesy
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