How it works
The process is very simple and we have many satisfied customers, as those familiar with the BrewDog Forum can testify.
You will pay considerably less buying from existing investors than from a BrewDog Share issue.
We sell exactly the same type of shares as those bought direct, and the same shareholder benefits. These include Bar and Online Shop Discounts, a Birthday Beer, an invitation to the AGM, and priority access to limited edition beers.
What you don’t get are the ‘boosted benefits’ which are only offered to investors from a particular direct share issue sale, such as certain beer club memberships, a signed book, or a laminated beer fridge.
We can also trade on the secure BrewDog Investors Forum for existing investors, which gives you more security so you are not just dealing with a general public website.
If you wish to find me on the Forum, I am @Neil_Fletcher (Share Trader).
In brief, this is what happens:
1) A price is agreed, and we email you an offer to sell to you, with full information and instructions.
2) You send us a copy of your ComputerShare account details, and make payment to us. If you do not have a ComputerShare Account, or are a new investor, we can sort that out for you too.
3) We confirm receipt of payment and on the day of the sale email you a scanned copy of the signed Stock Transfer Form (STF).
4) We complete the necessary hard copy paperwork, keeping you informed at every step of the way, until the shares are transferred to your ComputerShare Account.
We are Trusted Traders
We have sold over 50,000 shares, and have helped over 400 other Equity Punks to buy or sell their shares.
A quick search of the BrewDog Equity Punks Forum will provide you with plenty of information of our track record of helping our fellow investors.
For sales up to £1,000 the shares should be in your ComputerShare Account in 7 to 10 days from the Sale date.
For larger sales, we will take care of your Stamp Duty responsibilities, and the shares will take between 4 and 10 weeks to appear in your ComputerShare Account.
The reason for this is the time it takes HMRC to Stamp the STF.
They promise 3 weeks, but rarely meet this target.
It will not matter how many emails you send to me asking if the form is back yet, it will not come back from HMRC any quicker 😉
We are not equity brokers, so cannot buy and sell shares like Asset Match or other FCA registered companies.
We must first sell shares from our own family holdings, and then buy them back from other investors wishing to sell.
The photo of the ferret was taken in BrewDog Roma. It is here to break the monotony of so much text 😉
We welcome enquiries from existing BrewDog investors, and potential new Equity Punks!
If you are new to BrewDog UK and ComputerShare there will be an additional charge of £30.00. If there is a current BrewDog Equity Share sale, then we will ask you to purchase a share direct from BrewDog instead.
For this fee we will check your identity for compliance with Money Laundering regulations, and open an account with ComputerShare for you, where your shares will be held electronically.
We will also require you to confirm that you understand that you are buying an unlisted Private Equity, and that you are aware of your responsibilities.
If the registered address for your shares is not a UK address, there is an additional one off charge of £30.00 for your first purchase from us.
This is considerably less that would have been the case if you were required to appoint a third party international broker, as was required through Asset Match. This charge is waived for existing customers.
We are not employees of BrewDog, but Neil is an active participator on the BrewDog Investors Forum.
BrewDog are aware of our Trading, and we always ensure that the company is content with our trading activities.
As large volume shareholders ourselves, the long term success of the company is paramount in everything we do.