Blair Sutherland joined Forsyth Barr in 2000 from a legal background and has been involved in leading and advising on a wide range of equity and debt capital market transactions and mergers and acquisitions.
Recent experience includes leading public company takeover defense responses for Abano Healthcare and Hellaby Holdings, the IPOs of CBL Insurance and Evolve Education and acquisitions and associated capital raisings for Arvida and EBOS Group. Other roles include the IPOs of Summerset, Pacific Edge Biotechnology, SLI and ikeGPS and a range of capital market transactions for Metlifecare, PGG Wrightson, Contact Energy and Freightways.
Blair holds Bachelor degrees in both Law and Commerce from the University of Canterbury and is a member of the Institute of Finance Professionals NZ (INFINZ).
None of Forsyth Barr Limited or its related companies are registered banks.