Equity For Punks USA
What is Equity for Punks?
Equity for Punks is your opportunity to own a part of BrewDog USA. It’s a chance for the people who drink our beer to have a say in how our business is run. Anyone can be an Equity Punk no matter where they come from or what they do. If you love BrewDog and want to be a part of its growth and success, then you can join the 120,000+ people all over the world who own a piece of our business.
How do I buy shares?
That’s easy! Just hit up www.equityforpunksusa.com and click ‘INVEST NOW!’ from your smart phone or computer
How much do shares cost?
How can I pay?
Our website accepts credit/debit, wire transfer, ACH, and check! You can sign up online using any of those methods at www.equityforpunksusa.com
ARE THERE BENEFITS TO INVESTING?
Yes, lots! Check out our benefits page to see what perks come with a single share. We also have boosted benefits for those looking to acquire cool merch and limited beer with an increased investment in BrewDog USA!
WHEN DO I GET ALL THAT COOL STUFF FROM INVESTING?
Of course, you want to get your hands on these incredible perks! Your in-bar and online discounts begin as soon as your application is successful, even though your shares may not be legally in hand for up to four weeks. Your access to our investor section of BrewDog.com and the private online forum is also available upon completion of your request for shares!
Fulfillment of merchandise, experiences, and other perks will begin after EFPIII ends in June 2020. As for the beers...Drink Differently and our other barrel-aged/limited-edition beers will be released when they are ready. You can't rush amazing beer!
HOW DO I GET MY CAN OF DRINK DIFFERENTLY?
We will be aging this stout in Scottish whiskey and American bourbon barrels for at least six months and anticipate the beer being ready no earlier than December 2020. By that point, we should be able to get most folks a beer in hand!
When the beer is canned and able to be shipped, all investors outside of America will receive their can (or six-pack if they invested at $600) via the post, fulfilled out of our Ellon HQ. If you live in America and are in either a state where we distribute or a place where you can receive beer directly to your home, we’ll get that to your door! Otherwise, you can choose a non-alcoholic version using a similar recipe and aged on naked oak and maple barrels. Either way, you're getting an incredible once-in-a-lifetime beer!
I AM ALREADY AN EQUITY PUNK, CAN I BUY MORE SHARES?
Absolutely! Your US shares will accumulate from your earlier investment(s). However, benefits offered in this round coincide with your purchase during this raise. So your two shares from 2017 don’t count towards perk packages today.
I ALREADY MADE ONE PURCHASE, BUT WANT TO INVEST MORE. CAN I?
Yes! All your investments will accumulate for a grand total during the round. So you can buy one share now and 10 in two months for a total of 11 shares and the perks associated with that total.
DO MY PREVIOUS SHARES COUNT FOR BENEFITS IN THIS ROUND?
Sorry, but no. You have to invest the stated number in the brochure to get the perks offered. Each time we open Equity for Punks we offer new and exciting perks. That way Equity Punks new and returning are offered the same package! Your increased shares DO count towards bumping your bar discount to 10% / online shop discount to 20% if you reach 10+ shares.
I LIVE OUTSIDE THE US OF A! CAN I INVEST?
You sure can, as long as it’s legal in your country of residence. You should check on the legal restrictions of your country before signing up with us!
I PLAN TO PAY BY WIRE...WHAT WERE THOSE INSTRUCTIONS AGAIN?
If you selected to pay for your shares via a wire transfer, you need to send your funds using the instructions below or your shares will never be issued.
Here are the details for your wire transfer:
Bank Address: 949 South Coast Drive Third Floor Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Bank Name: Pacific Mercantile Bank
Bank Phone: 1 (702) 840-4000
Routing Number: 122242869
Swift Code: PMERUS66
Account Number: 45676358
Beneficiary Name: Prime Trust FBO PMB479096
Beneficiary Address: 330 S Rampart Blvd Suite 260 Las Vegas, NV 89145
Please be sure to include the reference code mentioned on your receipt so our broker-dealer can properly match up your payment with your application!
I PLAN TO PAY VIA CHECK...WHAT WERE THOSE INSTRUCTIONS AGAIN?
If you applied for shares and selected the "Pay by Check" option, you'll need to shoot us that check before your shares are released from escrow and become official!
Please make checks payable to Prime Trust FBO PMB479096 and include a note with your name, phone number, and email address in case we have any questions!
Mail your check to:
330 S. Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
I DON’T UNDERSTAND…IS THIS REALLY EQUITY? LIKE STOCK?
Equity for Punks USA is an offering of private equity approved by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). You are buying actual shares of BrewDog USA, giving you a voice in how we run our company. We are not yet publically traded, so you can’t purchase or sell on a stock exchange. However, once you own the share, you’re welcome to sell or gift it through a simple transfer process.
Since a bustling secondary market doesn’t yet exist for our shares, we offer amazing perks alongside the shares in a unique combination of crowdfunding and private equity.
CAN I SELL MY SHARES?
While selling your shares is allowed, you will have to find your own purchaser as BrewDog is not listed on a public stock exchange. Eventually, our goal is to have the shares publicly listed and tradable, but that may not happen for some time, if at all.
While we remain a private company, your shares are housed on KoreConX who also serves as our transfer agent. Once you have finalized your own sale, a simple transfer of shares via KoreConX moves your sold (or gifted) shares from your account to another person’s account. BrewDog does not buy back shares at this time.
HOW DO I SELL MY SHARES?
BrewDog is not listed on a public stock exchange, so any decision to sell means you’ll need to find your own purchaser. Examples of share sales can be found in our private investor online forum. Once you’ve worked out payment with your buyer, head to https://platform.koreconx.com/login#/ and login to your account.
Click into your Portfolio and again into your shares in BrewDog USA. From there, click “Start a New Transfer” to move your shares from your name to another person. You’ll need all the details from the form for your buyer/giftee.
CAN I BUY A SHARE AS A GIFT?
Absolutely! There is now a gifting option available on the application for shares in BrewDog USA.
Because private equity is heavily regulated, there are a few things you should know before making a gift purchase:
Shares will sit in escrow for up to four weeks, meaning your giftee won’t legally own them until they are released. Not to worry! You can use the gift certificate you receive at the end of the application in the meantime, which gives provides access to in-bar and online benefits during this limbo period.
When shares are released, both you and your giftee will get an email from us letting you know the gift has been delivered! Please note, the first release will occur on December 30, 2019 and then every three weeks following.
SOUNDS COMPLICATED. CAN YOU TAKE ME THROUGH GIFTING A SHARE, STEP BY STEP?
- You apply for a share, clicking the “gifting” box and entering in the information of your giftee.
- You receive an email confirmation that your gift is purchased and a pdf certificate which you can choose to fill-out for an in-hand present!
- Shares sit in escrow for up to four weeks while our broker-dealer performs SEC mandated checks. During this time your giftee can use the gift certificate as proof of Equity Punk status.
- Shares are released from escrow, triggering an email from us to you and to your giftee. At this point, an account on BrewDog.com will be created for your giftee.
CAN YOU BE SURE NOT TO NOTIFY MY GIFTEE BEFORE CHRISTMAS?
Not to worry! The first round of gifted shares will be released from escrow the week of December 30 which triggers account set-up. After that, we’ll release gifted shares every three weeks. Luckily, we shoot you a gift certificate when you buy a gift, which will allow your giftee to snag any in-bar and online discounts while the shares sit in escrow.