As an independent advisory firm, Kauri Capital brings together a combination of expertise and experience in Strategy, M&A and Corporate Finance to the forestry, forest products, pulp, paper and packaging and renewable energy industries.
Heralded as a thought leader in the global forest products industry, Kauri Capital delivers independent advice that enhances our Client’s business while creating well considered investment opportunities.
We believe objectivity and independence are the factors that differentiate us from others. Objectivity means that if it is not the right deal our advice will be not to do it. Independence means we only have your interests in mind.
With broad experience in managing global investment projects, our perspectives have become a key part in many decision-making processes, providing a depth of insight that focuses on benefiting Clients for the long-term.
Kauri Capital was founded in 2010, and is led by advisory professional David Walker. With global working experience, and solid financial and strategic analysis skills, he has been advising Clients in the forest products sector for over 30 years.
With a strong network of global partners, David Walker is a trusted and established advisory professional with a strong network of global business relationships. David’s work experience covers Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and South America, and his group of associates extends the global footprint of the Company, while guaranteeing the same confidential, independent and objective service.
Prior to founding Kauri Capital in 2010,
David’s experience included:
18 years with various positions in the Poyry Group, the World’s leading forest industry consulting and engineering specialist, including President of Asia-Pacific, President of Global Consulting and Chairman of the global corporate finance group Poyry Capital.
4 years with Macquarie Capital, as Managing Director responsible for the Global Forest Products Investment Banking Practice.
4 years with Kansallis-Osake-Pankki (now Nordea) in the International Banking and Corporate Finance Group focused on Forest Products.
Our Clients range from business managers and owners to financiers and investors. All are focused on creating value and they engage Kauri Capital to advise on how best to achieve it.
Kauri Capital acted as the Exclusive Advisor to Dongwha International Ltd in the Sale of Dongwha New Zealand Ltd to Daiken Limited.
Kauri Capital acted as the Exclusive Advisor to 304 Industrial Park in the Sale of Land and Services to Lenzing GmbH.
Kauri Capital acted as the Exclusive Advisor to Dongwha Enterprise Co. Ltd in the Acquisition of Kotkamills Imprex Oy.
Kauri Capital acted as the Exclusive Advisor to Global Environment Fund in the Sale of Hijuan Bengkoka Ltd to TAFF.
Kauri Capital acted as the Exclusive Advisor to Double A 1991 Limited In the Acquisition of the assets of Alizay S.A.
Kauri Capital acted as the Exclusive Advisor to Greenheart Group In the Acquisition of Mangakahia Forest Ltd.
Kauri Capital acted as the Exclusive Advisor to Richard Chandler Corporation In the Restructuring of Sino-Forest Corporation.
Kauri Capital acted as the Exclusive Advisor to Wellspring Capital in the Sale of Neucel Specialty Cellulose (Canada) to Fulida Group.
David Walker acted as the Financial Advisor to Paperlinx in the Sale of Australian Paper to Nippon Paper.
David Walker acted as the Financial Advisor to Oji Paper (Japan) in the Acquisition of GS Packaging (Malaysia)
David Walker acted as the Financial Advisor to Carter Holt Harvey in the Sale of PTP China to CVC Capital.
David Walker acted as the Financial Advisor to Elders Group in the Sale of its Plantation Foresty Business to Global Forest Partners.
My value is connecting Clients to the right opportunities around the world and then working with them to achieve their goal.
—— David Walker