Recent News

14 May 2020

Sale of Stuff Fibre to Vocus

Stuff Limited has agreed to sell its internet service provider business Stuff Fibre to Vocus. Read more

16 Mar 2020

Sale of Go Bus to Kinetic

Ngāi Tahu Holdings and Tainui Group Holdings have agreed to sell passenger transport company Go Bus to Melbourne-based industry operator Kinetic. Read more

29 Nov 2019

Heritage Lifecare acquires Golden Healthcare

On 29 November 2019, Heritage Lifecare acquired Christchurch aged care business Golden Healthcare Group. Read more

19 Nov 2019

New Director

In October 2019, Murray & Co appointed a new Director, Gavin Bell to join the firm’s investment banking team. Gavin is a CFA® Charterholder with global banking experience. Read more

02 Sep 2019

Next Capital acquires NZ Bus

On 2 September 2019, Next Capital, a leading Australasian private equity investor, announced the purchase of 100% of NZ Bus from Infratil. Read more

25 Jul 2019

Nebula 2019: fruitful platform for Emerging Canterbury Artists

As a feature of the Christchurch Arts Festival’s 2019 programme, Murray & Co present their 7th group exhibition of up-and-coming Canterbury artists. Curated by series founder, Clare Murray, this initiative was established in 2012 responding to the lack of gallery space for emergents after the quakes. It now serves as a fruitful platform for such artists to catch the attention of galleries and collectors alike. Read more

22 May 2019

Murray & Co Wins 2019 M&A Transaction of the Year at INFINZ Awards

On 22 May 2019, Murray & Co was proud to be awarded the 2019 Mergers & Acquisitions Transaction of the Year award for its work as sole financial advisor on the sale of Seequent to Accel-KKR and subsequent Seequent acquisition of Geosoft. The award is highly contested between New Zealand investment banks. Read more

13 Nov 2018

Seequent acquisition of Geosoft, Inc

On 13 November 2018, NZ software company Seequent, backed by its controlling shareholder Accel-KKR, announced the acquisition of Toronto-based geophysics software company Geosoft, Inc. Murray & Co acted as financial advisor to Seequent. Read more

05 Sep 2018

Sale of Seequent to Accel-KKR

On 5 September 2018, NZ software company Seequent announced it had announced entered a growth equity partnership with the Menlo Park-based, software private equity investor Accel-KKR. Murray & Co acted as financial advisor to Seequent. Read more

01 Aug 2017

Business Succession Solutions

Murray & Co advised on several transactions where business succession solutions have been achieved through M&A activity. We acted as financial advisor on the sale of Gordon Handy Machinery, a large agricultural equipment sales and service dealership with branches across the South Island. We also acted as financial advisor on the sale of Vega Industries, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance marine navigation aids. Read more

11 Jul 2017

Jade Software Corporation Reorganisation

In July 2017, Jade Software Corporation completed the separation of its port terminal software business Jade Logistics into a new company owned by group shareholder USA Health Investors and the acquisition of substantially all of the minority interests of Jade Software Corporation (including those of USA Health Investors) by UK majority shareholder Skipton Building Society. Murray & Co was engaged by Jade Software Corporation to provide valuation advice in connection with the reorganisation. Read more

13 Jun 2017

Spark/Qrious Acquisition of Ubiquity Software

On 13 June 2017, NZX-listed Spark announced the acquisition of Ubiquity Software as part of the growth strategy for its big data analytics software and services business Qrious. Murray & Co was engaged as financial advisor to Spark on the acquisition. Read more

13 Jun 2017

Annual Art Exhibition

On 13 June 2017, 250 guests enjoyed an evening of Emerging Artist’s works exhibited in The Piano. Read more

26 Sep 2016

The Piano

Murray & Co is proud to be sponsoring The Piano, the new performing arts complex in Christchurch. Read more

23 May 2016

New era

Murray & Co has agreed to the sale of its successful wealth management business to First NZ Capital. Read more

28 Apr 2016

Wanaka's "Aspiring Conversations"

Clients and friends of the firm joined us for a day of thinking during the Festival of Colour’s “aspiring conversations”. Read more

12 Apr 2016

Murray & Co appointed by Dunedin City Council

Murray & Co was recently appointed by Dunedin City Holdings Limited (Dunedin City Council’s investment holding company) to undertake a valuation of its commercial operating subsidiaries. Read more

11 Mar 2016

Annual Art Exhibition

Clients and friends of the firm joined us at Murray & Co offices in Christchurch on 3 March for the unveiling of some stunning pieces of work in our 2016 art exhibition and to meet the artists behind them. Read more

21 Jan 2016

Christchurch City Holdings appoints advisers for sale of City Care

Christchurch City Holdings has appointed Murray & Co and First NZ Capital as joint advisers for the sale of City Care Limited. Read more

24 Nov 2015

Cyber theft on the rise – be ‘naturally suspicious’

“Hacktivism" is here. Living in a data economy means we need to know how to protect our information. Phil Johnson, founder and ceo of Commarc, speaks on this hot topic. Read more

25 May 2015

CTV Building memorial at centre of Knox Plaza

Graham Bennett, the sculptor of "Extant", the magnificent 15m high sculpture situated right outside Murray & Co’s office windows, describes this work as "an artistic statement that looks to the future, as well as referring to the past". Read more

18 May 2015

Investment Banking team expands

Philip Keith joined Murray & Co in 2015 after a more than 15 year international investment banking career in London and Singapore at a leading Wall Street bank. Read more

20 Apr 2015

Christchurch Arts Festival sponsorship

The Christchurch Arts Festival will take centre stage, 27 August – 20 September 2015 at a variety of venues throughout the city. Read more