(Co-Founder & Managing Partner)
Craig co-founded Allen Partners in 2009 and has over 20 years’ experience in capital advisory, private equity investing and investment banking in Australia, New Zealand and North America. Prior to Allen Partners, Craig was a Senior Principal with Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, the private equity investing arm of Merrill Lynch & Co., with equity investments globally of more than US$5 billion. In this capacity, Craig was responsible for the origination and execution of late stage buy-out transactions and was a board director of portfolio company Veda Advantage, the credit bureau of Australia and New Zealand, which was acquired in 2007 for A$1 billion. Craig was a member of the MLGPE global investment committee and Asia-Pacific sub-committee. Previously, Craig spent six years in the Investment Banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co. in Sydney and New York focusing on mergers & acquisitions and capital raisings for consumer products companies, industrial companies and financial sponsors. Other corporate finance roles with Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW), Southpac Corporate Finance and Air New Zealand. Craig holds a Master of Commerce (Hons) degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland.