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Interview with Robin Armstrong,
Non-executive Chairman,
Zodiac Capital Limited.
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Q :
What exactly does your company do?
ROBIN ARMSTRONG: Zodiac Capital Ltd is
a small boutique listed investment company that takes
cornerstone positions, pre-IPO (Initial public offering),
and works to develop those investments on behalf of its
shareholders, so the shareholders can realise substantial
rewards as these companies are listed on various stock
exchanges. In most cases Zodiac shareholders will hold
about 30 per cent of the equity as these companies go Robin Armstrong.
to listing so they benefit from their own direct investment
and also from their investment in Zodiac, therefore
its all about giving our shareholders the opportunity
Q :
What current projects is it handling?
ARMSTRONG: Zodiac’s current projects are:
to participate at an early stage in selected projects a) World class Iron Sands project in the Philippines IPO
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that Zodiac has undertaken to develop and ultimately last quater 2009 or first quater 2010;
become a successful IPO. b) Zocapharma – a range of 27 natural phyto
pharmaceuticals world marketing rights;
c) Joint venture with Stirling Products Ltd; and
d) Dynamic Agriculture – a fully automated indoor
growing system for both food and fodder.
Q :
What does your company offer that is
special, different or unique in terms of
project management for the investor?
ARMSTRONG: Zodiac offers the investor a hands on
approach. With all our projects we are directly involved
at both management and board level so our own
infrastructure supports each of the companies which
allows us to keep the corporate overheads to a minimum.
Q :
What areas are particularly strong for
investing right now – what are the hot
sectors?
ARMSTRONG: The strong sectors currently are
resources (gold is above US$900/oz currently),
biotechnology, food, energy, oil & gas.
Q :
in terms of foreign investment
and bilateral projects between
countries, what do you think Australia
has to offer?
ARMSTRONG: Australia has a lot to offer foreign
nations, particularly emerging economies. We have a very
stable and well managed political system and we are at
the cutting edge of the mining industry (the worlds largest
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