Posted 14 Dec 2016
Forsyth Barr is proud to announce their achievement as "Best Investment Bank – New Zealand" in the annual 2016 FinanceAsia Awards.
This award recognises Forsyth Barr's Investment Banking team's work on over 12 debt deals raising nearly $3b, six equity deals raising more than $500m and advice on public mergers and acquisitions totalling $1b.
The FinanceAsia judges commented, "A pure New Zealand player, Forsyth Barr captured our judges' attention for showing consistent growth in its league table rankings, and pursuing a comprehensive strategy across mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets and debt capital markets. We particularly liked its involvement in Vital Healthcare's NZ$160 million rights issue, subordinated note issues for IAG, ASB and Westpac, and a refinancing program for TrustPower. It also played a role in the IPO for Investore. We look forward to seeing where the firm takes its M&A advisory business in 2017."
This award follows on from our position as a joint recipient of the Best New Zealand Deal award for each of the last 5 years.