Our history

Murray & Co was established in 2004 as a specialist investment banking advisory firm to offer global expertise with local knowledge.


The firm has grown its client base and reputation and is now a leading New Zealand investment banking firm providing expert financial and transactional advice to companies and other commercial entities, both domestically and offshore, and in the private and public sectors.


In 2008 the firm established a private wealth management business and introduced First NZ Capital as a 25% shareholder. The wealth management business was sold to First NZ Capital in 2016, refocusing the firm on its core investment banking business. As part of this transaction, the external shareholders in Murray & Co were bought out by the Murray and Milne families. Since then, the firm has been wholly owned by its senior bankers.

In 2010 Murray & Co was an INFINZ finalist for Debt Deal of the Year, for the University of Canterbury’s listed bond issue. In 2019, we won INFINZ M&A Deal of the Year for the sale of Seequent to Accel-KKR. In 2021 we were again an INFINZ finalist for M&A Deal of the Year for the sale of Go Bus to Kinetic.

Our firm was established in Christchurch which has been an excellent base for our activities across New Zealand and beyond. In 2020 we also opened an Auckland office.

What makes us different?

We believe Murray & Co is unique in the New Zealand investment banking industry:

  • Our senior bankers have extensive international investment banking experience
  • We commit significant senior resource to each client and each engagement
  • We have broad and deep domestic and global networks and connections
  • We are long-term relationship driven - putting our client first, rather than the transaction
  • Everything we do, we do with integrity and professionalism

Murray & Co has established a strategic alliance with leading Australian financial advisory firm Gresham Partners