Craigs, Milford take gongs at INFINZ awards

Craigs Investment Partners and Milford Asset Management have been lifted above their peers at the INFINZ industry awards, held in Auckland last night.

Craigs took Sharebroking Firm of the Year while Fund Manager of the Year – Equities was awarded to Milford, with AMP Capital Investors taking Fund Manager of the Year - Bonds.

Craigs’ Arie Dekker was Research Analyst of the Year for the second year running.

M&A Transaction of the Year went to EBOS Group’s acquisition of Symbion – Lead Financial Advisor, UBS New Zealand Ltd, Joint Arrangers, Joint Lead Managers and Underwriters: Forsyth Barr Limited and UBS New Zealand Limited – while Debt Deal of the Year went to BNZ for its $165 million three-year debt facility for 2degrees Mobile.

Award Winners:

First NZ Capital - Market Leaders Best Corporate Communicator
Winner Contact Energy Limited

NZX - Emerging Leaders Best Corporate Communicator
Winner Comvita Limited

The Business - Institutional Banking Innovation Award
Winner BNZ Treaty of Waitangi Pre-settlement Funding Facility

Debt Deal of the Year
Winner BNZ: 2degrees Mobile Limited $165m 3 year Debt Facility
•       Borrower: 2degrees Mobile Limited
•       Sole Mandated Lead Arranger & Underwriter: BNZ

Trustees Executors – NZ Debt Market Issue of the Year
Winner New Zealand Debt Management Office’s NZ$2.5 billion 20 September 2030 Inflation Linked Bond:
•        Issuer: The New Zealand Debt Management Office
•        Lead Managers; Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Westpac Banking Corporation (acting through its New Zealand Branch)

Craigs Investment Partners – Excellence in Treasury
Winner Contact Energy Limited

PwC - Equity Issue of the Year
Winner EBOS Group Limited: $239m Capital Raising
•       Issuer: EBOS Group Limited
•       Joint Arrangers, Joint Lead Managers and Underwriters: Forsyth Barr Limited and UBS New Zealand Limited

Chapman Tripp - Fund Manager of the Year – Equities
Winner Milford Asset Management

Milford Asset Management - Sharebroking Firm of the Year
Winner Craigs Investment Partners

Massey University College of Business – Fund Manager of the Year - Bonds
Winner AMP Capital Investors

Chapman Tripp Mergers & Acquisitions Transaction of the Year
Winner EBOS Group Ltd: Acquisition of Symbion
•        Acquirer: EBOS Group Limited
•        Lead Financial Advisor, UBS New Zealand Ltd.
•        Joint Arrangers, Joint Lead Managers and Underwriters: Forsyth Barr Limited and UBS New Zealand Limited

AUT Business School Executive Education - Research Analyst of the Year
Winner Arie Dekker, Craigs Investment Partners

Heidrick & Struggles - Leadership Award
Winner Mark Waller, Managing Director/CEO of EBOS Group Limited

Two INFINZ Fellowships were also conferred - on David Green, who is Managing Director, Institutional, ANZ, and Sue Brown, who leads the FMA’s Strategy, Innovation & Engagement change programme.

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