Managing Director, Investment Banking
David Watt advises a broad range of New Zealand and international clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestments, equity offerings and debt issues and capital raisings, with a focus on financial Institutions and the industrials sectors.
He has advised on significant and high-profile transactions for clients including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Auckland International Airport, Contact Energy Fletcher Building, Partners Life, Icebreaker, Heartland Bank, SKYCITY Entertainment and financial sponsors. David also advised Pyne Gould Corporation, MARAC, CBS Canterbury and Southern Cross Building Society on their merger to form the only New Zealand controlled, listed financial services group.
Prior to joining Jarden’s investment banking team in 2007, David worked in the derivatives team at leading London law firm Allen & Overy. He has previous experience in banking law and foreign exchange sales.
David has BCom(Finance)/LLB (Hons) from the University of Otago.