Level 6, 2 Kitchener Street,
+64 9 307 2562
Direct Capital is a private investment firm focused on private equity and venture capital investments in Australia and New Zealand. Direct Capital's later stage investment area looks to commit NZ$15 to NZ$60 million in companies with revenues up to NZ$300 million. Target sectors include retail, food, consumer products, healthcare services, distribution, life science, and manufacturing. Prospective transaction situations include successions, management buyouts, expansions, acquisitions, and pre-IPO placements. Direct Capital was formed in 1994 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Direct Capital’s most common sectors for investment are business services (15%) and retail (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (83%) and stake purchase (12%). In total, Direct Capital has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 1998 when it acquired Tasman Building Products for $7M.
In the last 3 years, Direct Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (27%). Direct Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2001 when it sold Tasman Building Products for $117M.
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