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Capital Solutions for agribusiness

ASB’s Agri Capital team can help you achieve your ambitions.

Benefits at a glance

  • Use our experience, networks, and local market insight to tap into new opportunities
  • Get the right type of capital for your needs
  • Connect with a our network of specialist funds and other suitable investors
  • Help with devising capital structures that deliver your strategy

Is it right for me?

Our Agri Capital specialists work closely with corporate, commercial and rural clients, with business turnover in excess of $10 million, or assets in excess of $15 million. We provide insights, strategy support, capital arranging and structuring, and can broker connections between agribusinesses, investors, and industry or supply-chain partners.

If you’re looking to raise capital for succession or strategic business growth, or seeking suitable investment or acquisition opportunities in food and agribusiness, then speak to us.

We can also help smaller businesses achieve their potential. Simply talk to one of our commercial or business banking experts about your requirements.

How it works

ASB Agri Capital offers a unique approach amongst New Zealand banks. Using our deep understanding of and experience in the industry across the agri value chain, we aim to connect people, insights and capital, to help you achieve your business ambitions.

Achieving your strategic investment goals

Every day, our experienced team meet with owners, management, directors and advisors of successful food and agri businesses, both here in New Zealand and Australia. We have a deep understanding of the industry. We know who’s looking for capital, and which operations are investment-ready. We can assist with strategic capital investment goals, through introductions to the right people at the right time. There's just a few steps to get started:

  • Brief us on your ideal investment
  • We will give feedback based on our experience of local market conditions and opportunities
  • We can make discreet enquiries on your behalf, without signalling your intentions to the wider market
  • We will advise you of potential investments that fit your brief
  • When you decide on a good investment candidate, we can help structure and negotiate an efficient capital solution

Raising capital for your food and agribusiness

Strategic growth needs capital. Most banks have one solution - a loan. However, ASB Agri Capital takes a different approach:

  • We focus on your strategy and work with you, to find the best capital solution to achieve your strategy
  • We can help your agribusiness to be investor-ready and as a result best-placed to present to potential investors
  • We’re in regular contact with fund managers and investors looking for investment opportunities in agribusinesses like yours
  • We can introduce you, and help you prepare for those conversations
  • We can support you with appropriate lending, which may be your total capital solution, or a bridge to a longer-term structure
  • You can also use borrowing tactically, to prepare your business for investment

If you have a clear opportunity and need capital to make it happen, talk to us today. Our Agri Capital team has years of experience helping food and agribusiness owners like you achieve their goals.

Can we help your business?

Kevin Cooney - Head of ASB Agri Capital

Kevin has an institutional funds management, private-equity investment and corporate finance advisory background. He has been a consultant to the board of a major NZ dairy company. Before this, he was head of a private equity and alternative investment fund, based in Sydney, Australia. He has also worked as a commercial and tax lawyer and began his career as a chartered accountant with global CA firm, PWC, specialising in structured finance and tax. He also grew up on a mixed sheep, beef and cropping farm in Southland, New Zealand.

+64 21 775 945 kevin.cooney@asb.co.nz

Ray Parker - Manager Agri Capital, Rural Corporate

Ray is responsible for Agri Capital within ASB Rural Corporate. He manages a portfolio of large clients in the Otago and Canterbury regions. Prior to this, Ray owned a corporate advisory firm. This followed a senior executive career with Fonterra and as CEO of TasAG, at the time, the world’s largest pastoral dairy farm.

Ray is also a chartered accountant and grew up on an Otago sheep farm.

+64 21 914 186 ray.parker@asb.co.nz

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