What is the size of the NZ Private Capital market?

What is the size of the NZ Private Capital market?

2018 was another year of record activity, with $1.7b of combined investments and divestments across private capital transactions.

Total investment activity in 2018 was $1,094 million an increase of $218 million from 2017, but still just below 2016’s bumper year. This is driven by higher average deal value in 2018 ($18 million) compared to 2017 ($13 million). Private equity investment excluding venture capital reached $823.9m, compared with the $658.7m in 2017 and $1.1bn in 2016. The record level of total venture and early stage investment of $269.7m was notable for one larger investment round by domestic and international venture firms in Rocket Lab.

The NZ Private Capital Monitor is a joint initiative launched by the NZ Private Capital and Ernst & Young in September 2003

This survey enables the NZ Private Capital to:

  • create accurate information on the size and structure of the private capital industry in New Zealand;
  • facilitate analysis of industry trends and portfolio returns over time;
  • better quantify the impact of the industry on the New Zealand economy; and
  • assist the NZ Private Capital in setting its strategic objectives;

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