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INFINZ is delighted to announce and congratulate the 2022 INFINZ Award finalists.

The Awards recognise innovation and excellence in New Zealand's financial sector eco-system and are the leading financial industry awards across New Zealand's calendar year.
The winners of the INFINZ Awards categories will be presented at the prestigious black-tie Gala Dinner on Thursday 26 May 2022, at Shed 10, Queens Wharf, Auckland City.


CRAIGS INVESTMENT PARTNERS - Best Investor Relations Award

  • Contact Energy
  • Fletcher Building
  • Meridian Energy

GUARDIAN TRUST - NZ Debt Market Issue of the Year

  • Contact Energy Limited’s NZD$225m Green Capital Bond
    Joint Arrangers and Joint Lead Managers: Craigs Investment Partners, Forsyth Barr
    Joint Lead Manager & Green Programme Co-ordinator: BNZ
  • Kiwibank’s NZD$250m Perpetual Preference Share Offer
    Joint Arrangers and Joint Lead Managers: Craigs Investment Partners, Forsyth Barr
    Joint Lead Manager: BNZ 
  • NZ Debt Management NZD$3b Senior Unsecured Fixed Rate Bonds
    Joint Lead Managers: ANZ, BNZ, J.P. Morgan Securities Australia, UBS AG Australian Branch, Westpac Banking Corporation (acting through its New Zealand Branch) 

CHAPMAN TRIPP - Diversified Growth Fund Manager of the Year

  • ANZ Investments
  • Fisher Funds
  • Milford Asset Management

FITCH RATINGS - Innovation in Financial Services

  • BNZ: Cashflow Plus
  • Community Finance: Mainstreaming impact investment
  • Sharesies: Launch of the first real-time ASX fractionalised share offering
  • Westpac: Innovation for Home Ownership Kāinga Tohatoha Ōrite 

MinterEllisonRuddWatts - M&A Transaction of the Year

  • Mercury’s NZD$797m acquisition of Tilt Renewables’ New Zealand assets
    Joint Financial Advisers: Citigroup Global Capital Markets Australia, Forsyth Barr
  • Sale of Natural Pet Food Group to KKR
    Lead Financial Adviser: PwC
  • Wētā FX Limited’s USD$1.6bn sale of its Digital Assets to Unity Software Inc.
    Financial Adviser: The Raine Group


  • HSBC
  • Kiwibank
  • NZME
  • Pathfinder KiwiSaver Plan 

PwC - NZ Equity Market Transaction of the Year

  • EBOS Group’s NZD$845m Placement and Retail Offer
    Financial Adviser, Debt Arranger, Sole Lead Manager, Bookrunner
    and Underwriter: Macquarie
  • Pacific Edge Limited’s NZD$104m capital raising
    Joint Lead Managers: Bell Potter, Forsyth Barr, Jarden
    Independent Financial Adviser: Cameron Partners
  • Vulcan Steel NZD$389m IPO
    Issuer: Vulcan
    Independent Financial Adviser: PwC
    Joint Lead Managers: Credit Suisse (Aust), UBS AG Australian Branch
    Co-Lead Manager: Forsyth Barr

BDO - Mid-Market Transaction of the Year   

  • EROAD’s acquisition of Coretex
    Financial Adviser: Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Limited (Lead Manager and Underwriter)
  • Sale of a 70% shareholding in Bluelab held by the Jarvis Family and Oriens Capital to Pioneer Capital and NZ Super Fund
    Lead Financial Adviser: PwC
  • Sale of majority stake in Fertility Associates Limited
    Lead Financial Adviser: Cameron Partners

BLOOMBERG - Excellence in Treasury

  • Avanti Finance
  • Mercury NZ
  • Ryman Healthcare

TAX MANAGEMENT NZ - Excellence in Institutional and Corporate Banking

  • ANZ Transactive - Global
  • Westpac - Excellence in Leading & Accelerating Sustainable Finance


  • Penny Dell, Treasurer, ANZ NZ
  • Sharesies 3EO: Brooke Roberts, Leighton Roberts, Sonya Williams

PUBLIC TRUST - Debt Deal of the Year

  • KiwiRail - Interislander resilient connection project
    Financial Adviser: EY
    Borrower: KiwiRail Holdings Limited
    Arrangers: Bank of America, National Australia Bank, Société Générale (Green Loan Coordinator), Westpac NZ (Security Agent and Trustee) 
  • Pushpay Transaction Facility
    Borrower: Pushpay Holdings Limited
    Debt Arranger: BNZ
  • TGH Property Ltd NZD$465m debt financing
    Borrower: TGH Property Limited
    Debt Advisor: Cube Credit Limited
    Mandated Lead Arranger and Lender: BNZ
    Mandated Lead Arranger, Lender, Facility Agent, Common Terms Agent and Security Trustee: Westpac NZ
  • Whakatāne Mill Limited debt financing
    Borrower: Whakatāne Mill Limited
    Debt arrranger: BNZ
    Lead Financial Adviser: KPMG

The following Award categories will be announced at the Awards Dinner:

  • Johnson Partners - Leadership Award
  • NZTE - Te Tohu Kahukura Māori Leadership in Finance Award
  • NZX - Research Report of the Year
  • INFINZ Fellowships


Tickets to the Awards Dinner on Thursday 26 May 2022 have sold out.
Watch out for the Winners Announcement in the NZ Herald on Friday 27 May 2022 plus the Winners Supplement with full details in the NZ Herald on Friday 3 June 2022.


To find out how you could become a corporate sponsor or supporter of INFINZ and thereby secure your seats at the dinner, please contact Bernice Archer by phone 027 324 2155, or email marketing@infinz.com  Please note that all Award Sponsorships have sold out, however there are opportunities to sponsor the annual Confernce which would enable eligibility for tickets to the Awards at a discounted price.

Previous Award winners can be found here

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