Company Introduction: tZERO, A Leader in Financial Innovation & Liquidity for Private Companies
tZERO offers institutional-grade solutions for issuers looking to digitize their capital table and investors who are seeking to invest and trade private securities on a SEC regulated platform, the tZERO alternative trading system (tZERO ATS). tZERO is the solution to enhancing flexibility and broadening investor access to the private markets.
tZERO enables mainstream investors to invest in and trade shares of private companies (e.g. real estate, funds, operating companies) as easily and efficiently as they invest and trade shares of any publicly traded company. The value of the ecosystem is becoming increasingly relevant as companies remain private longer, while their investors have limited options for secondary liquidity.
tZERO ATS is an organized and automated marketplace, which transacts hundreds of thousands of shares per month and is growing rapidly. While this volume may be a fraction of what is transacted in the traditional world, it is a major and positive trend in this growing ecosystem. tZERO’s platform allows retail investors the ability to invest in these securities and offers issuers the opportunity to provide valuable liquidity to their existing shareholders.
In Q3 2020, tZERO ATS recorded $39M of digital security trade volume, nearly a 20x increase compared to the $2M achieved in Q3 2019. tZERO ATS also accounted for roughly 99% of all digital security volume last quarter. In addition, the digital securities traded on the tZERO ATS represent 85% of all digital security value.
tZERO has recently announced multiple partnerships, which will continue to revolutionize the illiquid and private security market:
- St. Regis Aspen Resort – $20 Million of Equity – A security representing ownership in the St. Regis Aspen Resort, a five-star, 179-room luxury hotel that is located in Aspen, Colorado, commenced trading on the tZERO ATS in August 2020. The issuer of the digital security, Elevated Returns, intends to tokenize roughly $1 billion of real estate projects in the future.
- Alliance Investments – $640 Million of Assets – Alliance Investments, one the largest developers in Northern UK, intends to digitize at least $25 million of the value of River Plaza, a 180-unit multifamily development located in Manchester, UK. River Plaza is the UK’s first real estate-backed digital security offering and the first project of Alliance Investments’ real estate digitization plan to tokenize approximately $640 million of real estate projects across the UK over the next several years.
- Tynton Capital – $300 Million Fund – Tynton Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm, intends to digitize and trade its planned $300 million data infrastructure technology fund on the tZERO ATS, following its offering and any applicable regulatory holding periods and confirmatory due diligence.
Family offices can benefit from the tZERO ecosystem by accessing a liquidity platform for private investments or being an active investor and trading securities on the platform.
tZERO Group, Inc. and its broker-dealer subsidiaries (tZERO) provide an innovative liquidity platform for private companies and assets. We offer institutional-grade solutions for issuers looking to digitize their capital table through blockchain technology, and trade on a regulated alternative trading system. tZERO democratizes access to private assets by providing a simple, automated, and efficient trading venue to broker-dealers, institutions, and investors. For more information on tZERO, please visit https://www.tzero.com/.
tZERO is not a registered broker-dealer, funding portal, underwriter, investment bank, investment adviser or investment manager, and is not providing brokerage, investment banking or underwriting services, recommendations or investment advice to any person, and does not provide any brokerage services. tZERO takes no part in the negotiation or execution of secondary market transactions for the purchase or sale of securities and, at no time, has possession of investor funds or securities in connection with such transactions.
About tZERO ATS
tZERO ATS, LLC is a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and a member of FINRA and SIPC. More information about tZERO ATS may be found at www.finra.org. Digital securities that trade on tZERO ATS are conventional uncertificated securities. Ownership of such securities is reflected on the traditional books and records of regulated market participants. The term “digital” refers to the blockchain technology elements of a security that are intended to enhance investor experience through added transparency.
This release contains forward-looking statements. In addition, from time to time, tZERO, its subsidiaries, or its representatives may make forward-looking statements orally or in writing. These forward-looking statements are based on expectations and projections about future events, which is derived from currently available information. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, including financial performance and projections; growth in revenue and earnings; and business prospects and opportunities. You can identify forward-looking statements by those that are not historical in nature, particularly those that use terminology such as “may,” “should,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “contemplates,” “estimates,” “believes,” “plans,” “projected,” “predicts,” “potential,” or “hopes” or the negative of these or similar terms. In evaluating these forward-looking statements, you should consider various factors, including, without limitation: the ability of tZERO and its subsidiaries to change the direction; tZERO’s ability to keep pace with new technology and changing market needs; and competition. These and other factors may cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements are only predictions. The forward-looking events discussed in this release and other statements made from time to time by tZERO, its subsidiaries or their respective representatives, may not occur, and actual events and results may differ materially and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. tZERO, its subsidiaries, and its representatives are not obligated to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in this release and other statements made from time to time by tZERO, its subsidiaries or its representatives might not occur.