Ross Christie

Ross joined Cameron Partners in 2006 and has over 20 years’ investment banking experience in New Zealand and internationally.  Ross advises on the full range of merger and acquisitions transactions and also leads many of Cameron Partners equity capital markets mandates.  These include IPOs and other listed and unlisted capital raisings.  Ross has completed over 75 successful transactions over the course of his career.

Prior to Cameron Partners, Ross was a senior investment banker in London with independent investment bank, Close Brothers Corporate Finance, where he worked for nine years.   Prior to Cameron Partners and Close Brothers, Ross spent six years with Deloitte in Wellington and London. Ross is a qualified chartered accountant and has a BCA from Victoria University of Wellington.

Selected assignments and transactions include advising:

Public company takeovers

  • WSP (Canada) on its successful takeover offer of Opus International Consultants for NZ$263 million
  • New Zealand Oil & Gas on its response to the partial takeover offer from Zeta Energy and the recommended offer from O.G. Oil & Gas (Israel)
  • TeamTalk on its successful response to the Spark hostile takeover offer


  • Serko on its NZ$56m strategic placement to and NZ and Australian institutions
  • Mt Difficulty Wines on its sale to Foley Family Wines
  • Sileni Wine Estates on its sale to Booster
  • Quadrant Private Equity (Australia) on acquiring a 40% stake in Healthcare of NZ Holdings Limited
  • New Zealand Superannuation Fund on the acquisition of a 35% stake in Datacom Group for NZ$141 million
  • Contact Energy on the sale of its gas metering business to Vector
  • Skeggs Group on the sale of Pacifica Seafoods to Sanford

IPOs and capital raisings

  • Serko on a NZ$67.5m capital raising
  • Serko on its IPO and two subsequent capital raisings
  • Xero on its IPO and two subsequent capital raisings
  • Trilogy (formerly Ecoya) on its IPO
  • PartsTrader on raising over $55 million of private capital