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Not going to go hunting for the thread, but this was discussed here maybe a couple or so years ago, when Watson, a far more shrewed operator than Ngai Tahu, unloaded the bee side of his business onto

Why is it that bull#### bluster and bumf is believed every time but when someone like me tell the truth everyone seems to think I'm lying or have a hidden agenda .Ngai Tahu should take note that you c

******** ...... the way I read it Oha made a deficit of 63 mil on the honey business .    I'd say we at the end of the road beyond the black stump are lucky to be alive then ! Ten year contracts are p

47 minutes ago, Alastair said:

Not going to go hunting for the thread, but this was discussed here maybe a couple or so years ago, when Watson, a far more shrewed operator than Ngai Tahu, unloaded the bee side of his business onto Ngai Tahu, and kept ownership of the processing side, the only part with any long term prospect of making money.

 

At the time, the consensus here was that Watson saw Ngai Tahu coming, took them for a ride, and ran laughing to the bank. It was blatantly obvious that future earnings were not going to be what Ngai Tahu thought they would be.

 

And to tie themselves into 10 year contracts right when the boom was at it's peak, what a bunch of wallies. 😳

 

I have heard though that the S&P agreement had earn out provisions, ie the payout to Watson was based upon how the business went, and when it didn't go well he didn't get those pay-outs.  By then Ngai Tahu had concerns with his conduct, and they retained the honey business while he took the medical manuka business.  As it was related to me he came out of it really badly.

 

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Oh that's interesting Craig. At the time, seemed to me that unloading the hives was a good move, and retaining the medical manuka processing business was also a good move. 

 

Anyhow, i didn't know that payment was peformance related. There have been mixed messages since on how things have been going for the good Mr. Watson.

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12 hours ago, Alastair said:

Not going to go hunting for the thread, but this was discussed here maybe a couple or so years ago, when Watson, a far more shrewed operator than Ngai Tahu, unloaded the bee side of his business onto Ngai Tahu, and kept ownership of the processing side, the only part with any long term prospect of making money.

 

At the time, the consensus here was that Watson saw Ngai Tahu coming, took them for a ride, and ran laughing to the bank. It was blatantly obvious that future earnings were not going to be what Ngai Tahu thought they would be.

 

And to tie themselves into 10 year contracts right when the boom was at it's peak, what a bunch of wallies. 😳

it's fascinating eh, ngai tahu/tront in general have done incredibly well in their investment decisions - wonder who knew who to allow snake oil to overcome due diligence

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