By | February 2, 2015

The MBO Group is proud to announce the opening of its newest office in Auckland, New Zealand, headed up by Mike Bradley. Mike is the Managing Partner responsible for New Zealand.

Mike has 30 years of experience as a private equity investor and corporate advisor dealing with small and mid-market companies in a variety of industries across New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Mike was a founder member of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s (ANZ’s) private equity business in New Zealand. Mike established and then led its sister Development Capital business for Australia and New Zealand, then led ANZ’s Private Equity business in New Zealand and chaired its global private equity management committee. During his time at ANZ, Mike was instrumental in the origination, execution, management and divestment of some 20 private equity investments and was ANZ’s board representative on most of these investments.

Prior to his roles at ANZ, Mike worked for Deloitte in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom in its Corporate Finance team, principally involved in advising on mergers & acquisitions and capital raisings, and on MBO’s in the United Kingdom and Europe where such transactions have been much more prevalent. Mike qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 whilst at Deloitte

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to help build out The MBO Group’s international platform and to introduce to the New Zealand market a firm whose special focus is helping managers and private companies create wealth through acquisitions. We have a vibrant and growing private company sector in New Zealand and I’m looking forward to helping managers of private companies buy their companies (known as Management Buyouts) and to helping private companies grow through acquisitions”  Mike Bradley, Managing Partner, The MBO Group New Zealand.

“We are extremely proud to have Mike join The MBO Group team, and see him as the ideal individual to build our practice in New Zealand. Mike’s private equity background fits perfectly with The MBO Group’s “buy side” advisory focus and we know that our New Zealand based  clients will benefit greatly from Mike’s wealth of experience in buying companies and structuring the “right” deal for success”  Ross Campbell, Co-founder, The MBO Group & Managing Partner, The MBO Group Australia.


The MBO Group New Zealand

21 Queen Street, Level 10 Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Phone: 021 678442


About The MBO Group

We are a boutique advisory firm specializing in assisting three types of “buy side” clients:

  • Managers wanting to buy the businesses or divisions that they work for, known as a Management Buyout.
  • Entrepreneurs who need help in identifying, contacting, negotiating and financing the purchase of a private company.
  • Existing business owners wanting help to grow by acquisitions of other private companies.

We are a team of professionals who have spent our entire careers working beside private company owners and helping them grow their businesses. Our backgrounds as bankers and private equity investors give us a unique ability to guide our clients through the roller coaster ride of buying a company.

We take a long term view. We want clients who appreciate our candour and transparency, take comfort that we are willing to help them find the right business, negotiate the right deal, with a sound financing structure and support the business growth beyond the first acquisition.

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In Their Words

Mike Bradley at The MBO Group NZ was great at helping us identify the target businesses to help us grow. Once we had the targets confirmed, Mike was instrumental at engaging these businesses and confirming the willing sellers.

We could then confirm the best fit for our business after reviewing key information about these potential acquisitions. Once we had negotiated the deal, then Mike was very thorough in following up on key dates to complete the purchase.

We felt well supported throughout the process and Mike was there to help at every stage. We look forward to Mike helping us on our next project.

Lance Davis Managing Director  FIRSTFLEX CABLES

Lance Davis

Managing Director FIRSTFLEX CABLES

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