Current Investments

Direct Capital has been investing in successful private companies since 1994. We are proud of our track record in working with business owners to invest in and continue the growth of their companies.

Our investment is often the catalyst for change – helping to fund an acquisition of a competitor, establish an operation in Australia, or manage the change of ownership from an owner to their management team.

In this section you’ll find brief summaries of the companies that we have invested in, many of which are now household names. We have included our current investments as well as past investments that date back to 1994 when we first started investing in private companies.

Company Year Invested Company Description
Energyworks Limited 2014 Established in 1972, Energyworks is New Zealand’s leading provider of mechanical maintenance and engineering services to clients across the oil and gas, power generation, and petrochemical industries, and employs more than 200 specialist staff.
Hiway Group 2012 Founded in 1982, Hiway Group is a leading provider of specialist technology, equipment and services in the roading and civil infrastructure sector.
PF Olsen 2011 Founded in 1971, PF Olsen is Australasia's leading independent forestry services group. The company has 15 offices across New Zealand and Australia and employs more than 100 forestry professionals.
Bayley Corporation Limited 2010 Bayleys is New Zealand's leading real estate services group with a national network of franchise partners as well as directly owned agencies, employing more than 1,000 agents.
Cavalier Wool Holdings Limted 2010 Cavalier Wool Holdings is New Zealand's largest wool scourer servicing the NZ wool industry through it's operating subsidiaries Hawkes Bay Wool Scourers (Napier) and Canterbury Wool Scours (Timaru).
Fishpond Limited 2009 Fishpond is one of Australasia's largest online retailers, offering multiple product categories including books, CDs, DVDs, games, toys, and consumer electronics.
Stratex Group Limited 2007 Stratex is one of Australasia's leading suppliers of products that contain paper, foil, and polymers.