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Investment Banking Awards

Award-winning performance

Forsyth Barr is proud to have been awarded Best Investment Bank – New Zealand in the annual 2021, 2017 and 2016 FinanceAsia awards. We also won both the FinanceAsia Best New Zealand and Best Australian M&A Deal in 2021 for our role as Joint Financial Adviser to Mercury in the $3.2m billion acquisition of Tilt Renewables. We have also been awarded the KangaNews 2021 New Zealand Innovative Debt Deal of the Year and the 2021 New Zealand Credit Bond of the Year for our roles as Joint Arranger and Joint Lead Manager on the Kiwibank $250m Perpetual Preference Shares and the Contact $225m Capital Bonds.

We have also won awards previously for our role as defence adviser to Hellaby Holdings’ $431m takeover in 2017, Metro Performance Glass' $244 million IPO in 2014; EBOS’ $1.1 billion acquisition of Symbion in 2013; Fonterra’s $525 million IPO in 2012; and Trade Me’s $364 million IPO in 2011. The EBOS deal was also recognised by INFINZ with awards for 2014 M&A Deal of the Year and 2014 Equity Deal of the Year. We were also awarded INFINZ NZ Debt Market Issue of the Year in 2019 and 2015.

FAAA AustraliaNZ 2021 Full ColourWeb

Best Investment Bank

New Zealand 2021
FAAA AustraliaNZ 2021 Full ColourWeb

Best New Zealand Deal of the Year 2021

Acquisition of Tilt Renewables
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Joint Financial Adviser to Mercury
FAAA AustraliaNZ 2021 Full ColourWeb

Best Australian M&A Deal of the Year 2021

Acquisition of Tilt Renewables
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Joint Financial Adviser to Mercury
KangaKiwi

New Zealand Innovative Debt Deal of the Year

2021
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Joint Arranger and Joint Lead Manager
KangaContact

New Zealand Dollar Credit Bond Deal of the Year

2021
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Joint Arranger and Joint Lead Manager
INFINZ Infratil

New Zealand Debt Market Issue of the Year

2019
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Organising Participant and
Joint Lead Manager
FinanceAsiaLogo

Best Investment Bank

New Zealand 2017
FinAsia Hellaby

Best New Zealand Deal of the Year 2017

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Defence Advisor
FinanceAsiaLogo

Best Investment Bank

New Zealand 2016
INFINZ ASB

New Zealand Debt Market Issue of the year

2015
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Joint Lead Manager
FinAsia Metro

Best New Zealand Deal of the Year

2014
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NZD $244m IPO
INFINZ EBOS

Equity Deal of the Year

2014
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Joint Arranger, Joint Lead Manger
and Underwriter
INFINZ EBOS

M&A Deal of the Year

2014
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Joint Arranger, Joint Lead Manger
and Underwriter
FinAsia EBOS

Best New Zealand Deal

2013
Acquisition of Symbion and
capital raising $1.1b
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Joint Arranger & Joint
Underwriter
FinAsia Fonterra

Best New Zealand Deal of the Year

2012
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Co-Lead Manager