Some of the household names we’ve invested in

Direct Capital has been investing in private companies since 1994. We’re proud of our track record in working with business owners to invest in and continue the growth of these private companies. And below you’ll find a brief summary of some of our success stories.


Year invested: 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.


Year invested: 2012
Founded in 1982, Hiway Group is a leading provider of specialist technology, equipment and services in the roading and civil infrastructure sector.


Year invested: 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.

Year invested: 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.

Year invested: 2010
Cavalier Wool Holdings is New Zealand's largest wool scourer servicing the NZ wool industry through its operating subsidiaries Hawkes Bay Wool Scourers (Napier) and Canterbury Wool Scours (Timaru).

Year invested: 2009
Fishpond is one of Australasia's largest online retailers, offering multiple product categories including books, CDs, DVDs, games, toys, and consumer electronics.