In early 2018, Garry Pesochinsky and John Sader became equal owners of Investments Squared Pty Ltd. Shortly after, Lion Property Group was incorporated and designated as the Project Manager for the assets owned by Investments Squared.
In mid-2019, Investments Squared was renamed to Lion Private Equity Pty Ltd to facilitate its new role as the Promoter of the Lion Private Equity Trust.
The transition from Investments Squared brought with it a foundation of 130 active investors, close to $30 million in managed funds, and 13 active projects with a gross realisation value of $130 million.
By the end of the first year operating as these new brands, those figures had grown to over 200 active investors, $38 million in managed funds, two completed projects, and sixteen active projects with a gross realisation value of $157 million. Over $1.1 million in returns was paid out to investors in that first year.
Lion Private Equity and the LPE Trust Fund represent the future of our business. It is the natural evolution of the model that made Investments Squared and Lion Property Group so successful. LPE will benefit from the experience, knowledge, and insight that management and the team have gained through years of experience and operating these related businesses.
Most importantly, this past experience is a springboard that will be used to excel Lion Private Equity, and our investors, to new heights
Lion Private Equity is the Promoter of the LPE Trust Fund and is responsible for raising capital to be invested into the Fund, as well as marketing the Fund, identifying suitable B2C and B2B opportunities, and maintaining investor relations.
Lion Property Group is a sister company of Lion Private Equity that undertakes property development projects. Lion Property Group will be one of the borrowers of the LPE Trust Fund, as a percentage of LPG’s property development projects will be funded by the LPE Trust Fund in compliance with the Fund’s lending criteria.
Mane Property Group is a sister company of Lion Private Equity that oversees the sales and/or renting of the properties that are developed by Lion Property Group. Mane Property Group will also be a borrower of the LPE Trust Fund, utilising Fund capital to acquire and further improve rent rolls.