Director, Investment Banking
Craigs Investment Partners
March 2003 - August 2010 (7 years)
I joined Craigs Investment Partners in 2003 from ABN AMRO’s investment banking team to head its Mergers and Acquisitions business. In this role I was responsible for leading teams of professionals originating and executing mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and IPO’s, placements and capital raisings with a range of NZSX listed and unlisted businesses. In the course of conducting these transactions, or as a precursor to a transaction, I often provided commercial or strategic advice. During the course of transactions I had extensive interaction with directors and senior management of client companies.
Prior joining Craigs Investment Partners, the company had not been active in the mergers and acquisitions and corporate advice market, and did not have an investment banking team based in Auckland. I was responsible for developing the company’s presence and reputation in this market, and recruiting investment banking team members.
I advised clients undertaking a range of transactions across a wide variety of sectors including health, FMCG, energy, property, infrastructure, air travel, genetics.
Highlights included advising Bacardi - Martini on its takeover offer for NZSX listed company 42 Below, advising the board of King Country Energy in respect of a takeover offer from Todd Energy, advising ABANO Healthcare in respect of takeover offers from Masthead and Crescent Capital, advising Wellington City Council in respect of a number of matters relating to its minority shareholding in Wellington International Airport and its relationship with majority shareholder Infratil and executing the placement of 20% of ABANO Healthcare for Crescent Capital.