A new country enters the SOE sell-down picture

It’s not just Australians interested in investing in New Zealand state-owned infrastructure assets – Austrian companies are also keen for a slice of the action, according to a visiting business leader.

Dr Christoph Leitl, president of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (AFEC) is visiting New Zealand to strengthen business ties between the two nations.

He told NBR that there would be considerable interest from Austria in investing in New Zealand’s state-owned power companies if the National-led government were to win a second term and sell stakes in these assets.


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