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Workshop 1

NZX: Why List a Mid Cap?

7.30 - 9.30am, Wednesday 26 June 2013, Stamford Plaza, Auckland

The NZX has new leadership, the economic outlook is a little stronger, confidence is generally up and the equity markets are performing well. Is now the time to look at listing?

  • What are the benefits, and are they worth it?
  • How to prepare a company for listing.
  • How burdensome is the increased compliance?
  • How to get the timing right.
  • How long does a listing take and what are the costs?
  • Are some companies more suitable for listing than others?
  • How to deal with the publicity and scrutiny that being listed attracts.


Tim Bennett

Tim was appointed CEO of NZX in May 2012. He has had extensive capital markets and commodity market development experience in Asia, the Middle East and North America.

Prior to joining NZX, Tim was a partner at Oliver Wyman in Singapore, and previously was a partner with the Boston Consulting Group in Asia and Australia.

Tim holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B Comm in Computer Science and Business Administration from Victoria University in Wellington.

View the interview with Tim Bennett of NZX here

Chris Milne
Director, Murray & Co

Chris joined Murray & Co in 2006 and has been instrumental in building the Corporate Advisory business. During this time, he has led several landmark transactions for Murray & Co’s corporate clients.

Chris has extensive experience in the provision of strategic and financial advice, M&A and financing processes from an array of successful assignments at Murray & Co, as well as his prior corporate roles. Following initial experience gained at a Big Four accounting firm in New Zealand, Chris moved overseas where he worked in senior finance positions with large corporates in the UK and Asia, culminating in a CFO role with a prominent multinational corporate in Japan.

Chris returned to New Zealand in 1999 where he worked as both CFO then COO for Ngai Tahu before joining Murray & Co. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand. Chris is also on the Board of Trustees of the Christchurch Symphony Foundation.

View the interview with Chris Milne of Murray & Co here

Tony Falkenstein

Tony Falkenstein founded Red Eagle Corporation in 1987, as a renter of fax machines. In 1989, he established Just Water as a subsidiary company which was floated as a public company in June 2004. He is a member of the AUT Business School Advisory Board.

Tony was inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame in 2008, was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2010 and was selected as a Distinguished Alumni of the University of Auckland in 2011. In 2012 Tony received a KEA World Class New Zealand Award for ‘New Thinking’. In December 2012, Tony was the first New Zealander to be inducted into the international ‘Beta, Gamma Sigma’ Society, in recognition of his professional achievement.

View the interview with Tony Falkenstein here