Our investment strategy is to generate above-average private market returns for our Limited Partner investors.

Oriens makes investments in high quality, privately owned New Zealand companies with long-term growth prospects. We typically focus on businesses with an enterprise value range of $10 million to $50 million, with each investment typically between $5 million and $15 million in size.

Oriens Capital is a prominent and respected private equity fund manager to lower mid-market privately-owned businesses.

Established in 2016, our management team has proven experience in building networks, executing proprietary investment transactions, and implementing an investment game plan. Our Fund 1 portfolio has a diverse range of high quality and resilient businesses. We have achieved strong growth in sales, earnings, and value across the portfolio.

Our core investment types

Expansion Capital

  • Equity capital invested directly into a business to support growth initiatives.
  • A minority investment in partnership with existing owners and management team.
  • Targeting growth through people, new markets, products, or technologies.

Succession Capital

  • The purchase of existing shareholdings to facilitate business or shareholder succession.
  • Partnering with new management, or the appointment of new management.
  • Taking a controlling shareholding, incorporating debt finance to provide financial leverage.

Occasionally, recapitalisation opportunities will be considered, and investments may incorporate elements of both expansion and succession.