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Forsyth Barr and Barrenjoey form Strategic Alliance


Forsyth Barr and Barrenjoey Capital Partners have formed a strategic alliance to deliver enhanced services to their corporate and institutional clients.

The strategic alliance will provide reciprocal access to institutional equities research and execution, corporate advisory and capital markets services in Australia and New Zealand. Clients will gain access to the capabilities and expertise of both firms.

Forsyth Barr Managing Director Neil Paviour-Smith said, “Our senior teams have built strong working relationships, and we’re excited to be formalising these relationships through this alliance. We are delighted to be collaborating with Barrenjoey and their team, who have established a market-leading institutional equities and corporate advisory business in Australia.”

“Barrenjoey and Forsyth Barr have a complementary deep commitment to their local markets, and we look forward to the benefits this can offer our respective clients. Alongside aligning on execution and corporate advisory activities, clients of both firms will benefit from each other’s equity research product.”

Barrenjoey Founding Partner & CEO Brian Benari said, “We are excited about forming a strategic alliance that is building on long-held relationships that provide a foundation of trust between our firms. Forsyth Barr operates a successful and well-established institutional equities and corporate advisory business with very strong connections in New Zealand markets. Their complementary values and staff ownership strongly aligns with our own.”

 “We look forward to working closely in delivering our combined capabilities to clients on both sides of the Tasman.”


About the Strategic Alliance:

The strategic alliance does not involve any change in shareholdings, structure or management in either firm. Forsyth Barr and Barrenjoey will be able to access combined capabilities across: 

  • Institutional equities research coverage from both firm’s market leading research teams
  • Cross-border execution of equities trading
  • Corporate advisory services covering the full range of equity and debt capital markets transactions, M&A transactions and investment solutions

Forsyth Barr and Barrenjoey have recently worked together on transactions including as joint lead managers on the IPO of infrastructure maintenance provider Ventia Services.

Forsyth Barr and Barrenjoey form Strategic Alliance