Bruce McGechan is a private capital markets expert.

He assists:
- mid-market NZ businesses sell their business or raise equity
- investors and their financial advisers allocate capital in the private markets

He is an Authorised Financial Adviser (FMA license), M&A Adviser (Business Broker REA license) and has a BCA (Vic), Dip Japan Studies (Keio) and Master of Entrepreneurship (Otago).

Bruce McGechan

M&A Adviser

  • Selling a business (as either a M&A advisor or business broker depending on the transaction type)
  • Raising equity
  • Business appraisal and valuation
  • Private capital markets only
  • Mid-Market Businesses (EBITDA NZ$1-10M)
  • Financial Adviser Practice M&A advice

Find out more about M&A Advice...

Regulatory license:

  • Business Broker under REA
  • Investment Statement (FMA) if a public offer

Company: Mandanex Capital

Maximising Sales Price

  • Known as "Exit Strategy" or "Exit Planning"
  • Maximises business sales price
  • Maximises personal wealth
  • Maximises net proceeds through financial planning
  • Maintain business value in the case of sickness or death
  • Prepare for life  after business financially and mentally

Find out more about Business Exit Planning...

Regulatory license: Authorised Financial Adviser (FMA) for financial advice. M&A/Broker (REA) for a business sale. Company: Sole Trader while we are in the

Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act transition period. Mandanex Capital for a business sale.

Alternative Assets

  • Providing advice on alternative asset portfolio diversification to fellow AFAs and wholesale investors
  • Advocating for Search Funds

For more about Alternative Asset advice...

Regulatory license: Authorised Financial Adviser (FMA).

Company: Sole Trader while we are in the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Act transition period.

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Bruce McGechan

Bruce McGechan

I'm a M&A Adviser and Authorised Financial Adviser.

My expertise comes from decades working industries across manufacturing, tourism, beverages, hospitality, digital and creative industries. I started off in Fletcher Challenge New Ventures in 1994, before moving into sales and marketing in DB Breweries, Vodafone, Cardrona, M&P Consulting and Manadanex Capital. I have been and am a company director as well as a board adviser.

I have a Masters of Entrepreneurship (Otago, with Distinction, 2010) with particular expertise in company valuation and fundraising. I also have a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Victoria, Accounting, 1991), and a Diploma in Japanese Studies (Keio, Japan, 1994).

I grew up in Wellington and live here with my wife and two kids, and have also lived in Tokyo, Auckland and Central Otago for many years and spent many months in the US. I have an extensive Asian, American and Australian network.

In the News

NBR article "New investment concept promises to unlock NZ deals" (subscription required), on Bruce bringing a new type of investment fund into the New Zealand market, a search fund.

Client Projects (2018)

Some of the projects I'm currently working on from small to big

MSLR Ltd—Tourism and Transport Company

Equity and Debt Fund Raising
$6M - $15M (Initial Round)

Distribution Business

Business Sale
~$10M

Articles