FERNCREST HOLDINGS LTD

ESTABLISHED 1994 

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Laguna Island

Since it’s founding Ferncrest ..

has evolved into a small responsive firm that has built long standing and personal relationships with a range of domestic and international firms; from small startups to large multi-nationals. Ferncrest maintains close working relations with professional teams in capital raising, engineering, intellectual property, medicine, construction, international trade, architecture, law and accounting.

It is a New Zealand based..

private limited liability company, with Larry Stenswick as its principle and majority shareholder. It operates in three key areas—Investment, management and governance, and professional and project consulting.

INVESTMENT

Ferncrest invests in companies including start-ups  that have bold solutions to meet critical unmet needs.  investments include:

  • a pharmaceutical company developing a drug to prevent migraine headaches based on a botanical extract.
  • a company with New Zealand and US patents that designs and constructs resilient foundation systems to protect light weight structures from earthquake and liquefaction. This investment grew out of the devastating destruction caused by the Christchurch earthquake.
  • a company utilizing patented electro biochemical methodology to rapidly test for biological oxygen demand (BOD5),  to measure effluent from industrial processes, and to detect toxic environmental discharges.
  • a residential construction company that builds energy efficient homes rapidly by utilizing advanced engineering design principles.
  • A construction group that creates innovative systems that are both energy efficient and cost effective. It then sources components internationally and delivers component packages to the site.  
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MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE

MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE

Ferncrest provides CEO and senior management services on short and medium term basis, and provides governance through Director appointment to the Boards of companies. Contract examples:

  • Provided a CEO and Director services to turn around an engineering company  facing serious financial, direction and governance difficulties
  • Provided CEO services to a start-up pharmaceutical company involved in a public capital raising
  • Provided Director strategic advisory services to the Board of a medical device company in order to resolve conflicts between directors and two shareholder blocs.

MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE

Ferncrest provides CEO and senior management services on short and medium term basis, and provides governance through Director appointment to the Boards of companies. Contract examples:

  • Provided a CEO and Director services to turn around an engineering company  facing serious financial, direction and governance difficulties
  • Provided CEO services to a start-up pharmaceutical company involved in a public capital raising
  • Provided Director strategic advisory services to the Board of a medical device company in order to resolve conflicts between directors and two shareholder blocs.

PROFESSIONAL AND PROJECT CONSULTING

Ferncrest assists companies by providing teams or individuals who efficiently define needs and provide necessary technical or professional advice. Recent projects:

  • Developed business case including financial modelling, market feasibility and technical assessment for construction of a large scale plant to convert rendering waste into high value products with only emissions being clean air and pure water.
  • Contracted with firm to negotiate a complex international funding arrangement that included public companies in Japan and Brazil, banks in New Zealand and Brazilian and signoffs by government departments in three countries.
  • Advised on structure and operating requirements between two international companies who wished to establish formal trading ties in building materials.

Founder Larry Stenswick

“Ferncrest was established to invest in and work with innovative companies that can significantly enhance the lives of this generation and the next.”

Larry Stenswick

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