How do Capital Raisings work?

Capital Raisings are financial transactions that companies make to raise funds. Capital Raisings can take many forms, including listed and unlisted hybrids and bonds, initial public offerings (IPOs) and unlisted funds.

These are used to create opportunities for companies to secure the necessary capital for growth, operations or to reduce debt. If the use of the capital adds value, investors may benefit.

What we offer

We provide access to exclusive opportunities in equity and debt across listed and unlisted markets. Capital Raisings can offer attractive returns, especially when funds are used strategically to enhance a company’s value.

Benefit from the institutional weight of NAB to gain early access and allocations for a diverse range of new issues. 


Participate in emerging investment opportunities, from an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to listed and unlisted hybrids and bonds, as well as unlisted funds.

Access to new opportunities

Capital Raisings lets you invest in companies with growth potential, including start-ups and established firms. This allows you to diversify and enter new markets.

Early entry

Investors who participate in early raisings often secure positions at inception stage, which may lead to early share price appreciation as the company grows.

Diversify your portfolio

Capital Raisings allow investors to diversify their portfolios by adding different asset classes, industries or sectors, spreading risk and enhancing the potential for returns


Whilst Capital Raisings can offer opportunities for investors to participate in the growth of promising companies, they do carry risk. It’s important to understand these risks before investing.

Company-specific risk

The performance of the investment is tied to the success of the company. If the company fails to execute strategies or faces unexpected challenges, it can impact the value of the investment. 

Liquidity risk

Newly-issued securities may have limited liquidity, which makes it difficult to buy or sell shares quickly, especially if the company is not publicly traded.

Allocation dilution

Issuances that are oversubscribed can result in allocations being scaled back, meaning you may not receive the amount you applied for.  

Capital Raisings profile

Eligibility requirements

  • You must be a resident in Australia
  • Capital Raisings are only available to wholesale investors for the purposes of the Corporations Act 2001
  • Minimum investment is $50,000 or more (depending on issuance).

Investment type

  • Listed and unlisted hybrids and bonds
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Unlisted funds

Investment horizon

  • The investment term is varied and as such can be short, medium or long term depending on issuance.

Return profile

  • Income
  • Capital growth

To further explore Capital Raisings, you can contact your investment specialist or call our Investor Desk.

Understanding the basics of Capital Raisings

Entry to Capital Raisings is a chance to get in on the ground floor of an investment opportunity.

It can be a profitable way to experience capital growth, but like any investment there are risks, and understanding what the money is to be used for and any obstacles to success is vital.

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