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Workshop 1

Capital Raisings: Do more listings, a new regulatory framework, and the New Market mean that there are now more capital raising opportunities?

7.30 - 9.30am, Wednesday 25 June 2014, Stamford Plaza, Auckland

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Businesses invariably need to raise extra capital at some stage of their growth. Some significant constraints face smaller to medium size businesses seeking additional capital. But recent developments in New Zealand’s capital markets suggest they may now be a better engine for growth.

  • How does a business best go about accessing the capital markets?
  • Has accessing capital been made easier by the recent spate of listings?
  • How much more liberal is the new regulatory regime?
  • Does the New Market bridge a gap?
  • Where does the balance now lie between listing and private equity?


Jonathan Oram
Director, Macquarie Capital

Jonathan Oram is a director of Macquarie Capital in New Zealand. He has 15 years' experience in Capital Markets and M&A which includes advising on over 40 capital market transactions on the NZX and ASX. Jonathan has completed a BCom (Accounting and Economics) and MCom (Economics) at University of Auckland and is a registered Chartered Accountant.

View the interview with Jonathan Oram of Macquarie Capital here

Norah Barlow ONZM
Director and Consultant, Merseyside Limited

Norah is an accountant by profession, and formed her own practice, now known as Barlow McCormack, in 1992. She sold the practice in 1999 to join the fledgling retirement village developer and operator, Summerset, as the Group Accountant.  She was appointed CEO in 2002. During this time, Summerset moved from a small privately held company, through to a corporate ownership, and in 2011, to a listed entity on the NZX. In 2013 Summerset listed on the ASX. The company now has a market capitalisation of circa $800m.

Norah retired from her role as Managing Director and CEO at Summerset in April 2014, but remains on the Board. She holds three other directorships, Cigna Insurance Limited, Cooks Global Food Group, and Ingenia. She is also on the Board of the Retirement Villages Association and is on the National Advisory Council for the Employment of Women.

View the interview with Norah Barlow here

Matt Riley
Director, Waterman Capital

Matt Riley founded Waterman with fellow director Chris Marshall in 2004. He has investment and acquisition, capital raising, valuation and corporate restructuring experience over a range of sectors.

Matt is a director of Academic Colleges Group, Guthrie Bowron, David Reid Homes and was formerly a director of Express Logistics Group. He is also Deputy Chairman of the NZ Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

View the interview with Matt Riley of Waterman Capital here