Australia and New Zealand Deal Toys: A Gallery of Recent Highlights

Most bankers love looking at deal toys.

Particularly those done by rival banks…and even if (maybe especially if) their firm lost out on the underlying deal itself.

But as we noted in our November round-up of European deal toys, most bankers actually see very few deal toys outside their own office, or even group; and fewer still outside their region, country, or continent.

Because of the tremendous response to our European post, we decided to put together another regional gallery. Included here are some recent highlights from our clients in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Generation Healthcare is Australia’s only healthcare listed REIT.

  • PFI—Property for Industry—is an Auckland-based industrial landlord.

  • Vinci was recently chosen by Jaguar Land Rover to build its new engine factory near Wolverhampton, England.

  • Acquiring travel insurer World Nomads was a next logical step for health insurer nib: in 2014 it launched a medical travel business.

  • A family business, Supagas was originally begun as a forklift supplier by three brothers in the Melbourne suburb of Moorabin.

  • ISPT reportedly edged out more than 10 domestic and offshore suitors for a 50% stake in Sydney’s World Square mall.

  • The Stride name debuted in September, 2015. The Auckland-based property manager had formerly been known as DNZ Property Fund.

  • This dairy farm investment was a departure for Harvey Norman. Its core business? Furniture and appliance retail.

  • Demand for New Zealand mussels has increased substantially in China. The U.S. is still their largest market—though a declining one.

  • The Waihi site in New Zealand contains 310,000 ounces of gold—the equivalent of 775 gold bars.


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