New corporate finance consulting firm launched during Auckland lockdown


A new company providing independent business finance services has been launched in Auckland. Tiaki Capital brings together a team with extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions, business growth, private financing and debt counseling. Tiaki Capital focuses on partnering with business owners to execute private business transactions between $ 10 million and $ 100 million. In addition to transactional capacity, the directors of Tiaki Capital have extensive experience in starting, investing and owning businesses. The team also works with a global network of investors and business owners to invest and develop ambitious businesses.

The directors have worked with Tier 1 investment banks and Big 4 companies in the past, and have over 20 years of business advisory experience, with a proven track record in facilitating investments and completing successful transactions. .

Kenneth Leong has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and international business. He sits on the boards of many private companies, including MEO, OmniTech and Skills Update. He was Chairman of the ASEAN Business Council New Zealand from 2017-2021 and currently a member of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Trade for All of the Honorable Damien O’Connor. He was inducted by KEA as a World Class New Zealander in 2015. He has served as a Trustee of the Auckland Foundation since 2016.

Pauras Rege is a Chartered Accountant, with over 10 years of experience, he started his career at PwC, then joined ASB Bank and Colliers International. Most recently, Pauras was Director of the Corporate Division at ABC Business Sales, where he successfully executed several transactions, completed partial divestitures and provided debt advisory services. Pauras is Vice Chairman of the Emerging Leaders Committee of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).

Graeme Fraser is an experienced senior executive with experience in business ownership, CEO, CCO, governance and franchise management in several large organizations over the past 40 years. He has ongoing involvement with REA, REINZ, DIA and CRF and maintains strong relationships in the industry and with regulators.

Tiaki Capital operates a business brokerage arm, Kauri Business Sales, serving the SME market. This division is led by experienced and award winning business broker Khushdeep Sharma, who has facilitated over 80 successful business sales since 2016. Khush is well known among various communities across New Zealand and has received numerous awards recognizing his success in as a leading company. broker.

“Our proven experience speaks for itself. We have responded to a significant number of inquiries, despite the Auckland lockdown, from business owners seeking independent, quality advice on maximizing business value, ”says Kenneth Leong.

“As a team we have a proven track record of partnering with our clients, who come to us knowing that we are committed to providing the highest quality execution capability,” says Pauras Rege. .

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