We are pleased to welcome Direct Capital, New Zealand’s leading private company investor, as a minority shareholder in Beca.
As New Zealand’s largest international professional services consultancy, Beca has experienced significant growth in the last two decades and has built an impressive reputation in its key markets. Direct Capital’s investment will help us continue this pace of growth as we enter our second century, innovating and delivering new solutions for clients.
Beca Chairman, David Carter, said, “As a values-driven, employee owned company, with a growth rather than leverage driven investment model, Direct Capital is an ideal partner to help us seize upon the opportunities our second century of operations will bring. We are committed to remaining an employee owned company - our people are the lifeblood of our company and we are accountable to one another for its continued growth. I know that Direct Capital will add great value to Beca, bringing its investment expertise and network, infrastructure knowledge and Trans-Tasman experience.”
“We are excited to be investing into Beca. It is one of the largest and most highly regarded private companies in New Zealand” said Direct Capital’s Ross George. “Our investment is for a minority shareholding. Beca is proudly employee owned and that is something we are very supportive of. Beca has many exciting opportunities ahead of it and we look forward to working with management and the board to act on these opportunities.”
About Direct Capital
Direct Capital was established in 1994 and has raised more than $1.2 billion for investment in to private companies. It has invested in more than 70 companies during that time including Ryman Healthcare, New Zealand King Salmon, Scales Corporation, Bayleys Real Estate, New Zealand Pharmaceuticals, Hiway Group, Go Bus, and a number of other, well-known companies in New Zealand and Australia.
Beca is one of the largest employee-owned professional services consultancies in the Asia-Pacific region, with nearly 3,500 employees in 20 offices around the world delivering projects in more than 70 countries.
Our vision ‘creative people together transforming our world’ reflects our culture, our aspirations, and our purpose to make everyday better for our clients, colleagues, stakeholders and communities. We create value through strong relationships, exceptional service, and end-to-end delivery with integrated solutions across the asset, infrastructure and business lifecycle.