There's money in meat - and the Mad Butcher is about to find out how much.
The company has been acquired by Veritas Investments and will go to the market for capital raising next year.
Business correspondent Roger Kerr says exciting new companies are discovering the stock exchange is a good place to go to seek new capital for investors.
"The new listings we have had over the last 18 months have rewarded shareholders very well.
"Companies like Summerset, TradeMe, Moa Beer, and recently the Fonterra units."
Roger Kerr says well known household names have helped raise capital, and the Mad Butcher could follow the success of TradeMe.