FAQs

Where do you buy the wine?
From reliable winemakers in Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. We know what sells in our end markets, so we look for familiar varieties, well-known regions and attractive labels that will have wide appeal. All wine is taste-tested for quality.

Where do you sell the wine?
Wherever in the developing world there is strong demand from affluent consumers for imported wine. Our primary markets are the fast-growth economies of China, India and Brazil. Our buyers are typically large chains of supermarkets and convenience stores, hotels and restaurants.

How is the wine shipped?
The containers are shipped by sea. Our shipping partners are well-known shipping lines using the safest shipping routes.

How do you produce such high returns?
The level of demand from affluent consumers for well-known imported wines means that distributors are willing to pay premium prices to secure supply. Buying in high volumes allows us to negotiate favourable prices with wine producers and shipping companies and pass on these savings to our investors.

What investment options are available?
Quarter, half or whole container units are available. Part-container investments require additional investors to complete the unit. Only full containers will be shipped. Is there a minimum investment level? A quarter-container of wine is the minimum investment, which costs £7,000. Other investors will complete the unit. There is no maximum investment.

Who can invest?
Since this is a 'passive' investment that does not require management or judgement, it is suitable for any level of investment experience, and first-time investors in particular.

How much does it cost?
There are no management fees or additional costs. Capital is invested in full.

When will I get my money back?
This is a short-term investment strategy designed to deliver rapid profits. We aim to return capital with profits as quickly as possible: if not within months, then certainly within a year.

What are the risks?
Investments are written under contract, providing legal protection. Cargo may be damaged in transit or on arrival, in which case the loss of value would be covered by insurance. As shipping conditions, port entry and the time it takes for shipments to clear customs can all be unpredictable, on occasion it may take longer than usual to provide the expected return on investment. In very exceptional circumstances a shipment may not sell, in which case we would return capital to investors.

What documentation is provided?
Investors receive copies of all documents relating to their investment, including the official bill of lading when the ship sails and notification of its arrival in port when it reaches its destination.

Company details
Maxlane Limited trading as M2M. Registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 05352343. Registered address: Merchant to Merchant, 582 Devonshire House, Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1JS.