Kelt Capital Investment Bankers

Boutique Investment Bankers

The Kelt Capital Story

Kelt Capital is a boutique New Zealand investment banking business, established by Sam Kelt in 1987, which provides its services to industry market leaders in the private sector. Its key activities include Mergers and Acquisitions, Debt and Equity Structuring, Project Design and Implementation, specifically created to add value to its clients business and capital structures.

Through it’s 30+ year history, Kelt Capital has used its dynamic deal-making capabilities and competitive edge to create industry leading opportunities for its clients. In recent years, Kelt Capital has utilised its own balance sheet and knowledge to strategically invest in industries which it believes are fundamental to New Zealand’s identity, economic prosperity and its clients/partners commercial endeavours.




Kelt Capital, after decades of experience helping clients in both the timber and carbon industries, has begun building its own forestry portfolio with properties across the North Island.



The Kelt family has been involved in bloodstock sale and purchase, breeding and racing for four generations.



Esports is the world of competitive, organised video gaming. It is a billion-dollar industry attracting growing investments.

Television and Film

Television and Film

New Zealand’s Television and Film industry is in a ‘golden era’ following international promotion as a safe haven from Covid-19.

Advisory Services

Mergers and Acquisitions

Kelt Capital specialises in providing Mergers and Acquisitions advice and implementation to leading private sector businesses. This service specifically supports Kelt Capital clients to acquire and merge businesses to achieve efficiency, industry rationalisation, dominance and value growth.

Debt and Equity Structuring

Kelt Capital provides Debt and Equity structuring advice to streamline, strengthen and provide growth platforms to its client’s balance sheet in order to enable them to maximise various strategic and commercial opportunities.

Project Design and Implementation

Kelt Capital designs and implements, through the raising of debt and/or equity, its own projects to take advantage of specific strategic commercial opportunities. Kelt Capital often participates as an investment partner in these projects.

Community & Sponsorship

Kelt Capital has always actively looked for ways to support the community and individual talents within it. In doing this, Kelt Capital has designed and led a number of community sponsorship initiatives, enabled some of our most talented to excel on the world stage and supported schools in their respective ambitions. Leading initiatives include; the creation of Kelt Capital Stakes, Kelt Capital Horse Of The Year and sponsorship of the Kelt Capital Magpies.

Young People

Kelt Capital see’s young people as the future to New Zealand’s success and consequently has always strived to invest significant time and financial resources into helping them excel. Initiatives have been focussed on local primary schools, Hereworth and Havelock North Primary School.


Kelt Capital believes a strong and connected community is key to a region’s success and as a consequence has been involved in the design and expansion of a number of leading community initiatives. From the creation of New Zealand’s most affluent horse race to helping the Hawkes Bay Magpies return to the top division, Kelt Capital has always looked to help the community grow.


Kelt Capital passionately believes in helping talent reach its potential on the world stage. This was the key motivating factor for why Kelt Capital supported Emma Twigg at Hastings Girls High School through to becoming 2014 Rowing World Champion. In 2020, a similar sponsorship partnership was launched with Jonte Wright, as he ambitions to become a 2024 Olympic Champion. 

Kelt Capital Clients