Pencarrow Private Equity

Pencarrow is New Zealand’s longest established private equity manager. Since 1993 we have invested more than $300 million in over 30 companies.

Pencarrow invests in established New Zealand based companies that offer a clear and sustainable competitive advantage. We are active and supportive investors, partnering with owners and management to define the vision, planning and execution of the company's strategic direction and to help make the particular decisions required for that direction to succeed.

Our local knowledge and extensive networks give us excellent market insight and underpin a proven track record of investment success.


Current Events

  • Through the AMP Pencarrow Fund (Fund III), Pencarrow Private Equity is pleased to have accepted an offer to acquire Rishworth Aviation by Empresaria Group plc, a LSE-listed international specialist staffing group....Read more
  • Pencarrow Private Equity (“Pencarrow” or the “Fund”) has accepted an unsolicited offer by global beverage leader, Jacobs Douwe Egberts (“JDE”), to acquire 100% of BrewGroup, formerly Bell Tea & Coffee Company Limited....Read more

Pencarrow has successfully raised its fourth fund and has $124 million available for new investments.  Target companies will have proven business models and profitable track records, and will usually require capital to achieve further growth, expand internationally, or assist with ownership succession. Pencarrow has a proven track record of successfully backing companies able to create value through growth and transformation. Click here for more information.