BRIAN GAYNOR: Cliff Cook – NZ Businessman of the Decade

BRIAN GAYNOR: Cliff Cook – NZ Businessman of the Decade
Brian Gaynor
Cook guaranteed $12.5 million of A2 Milk bank loans and took up a 71 percent equity raising shortfall when the milk company was on the brink of collapseCliff Cook is nominated by this column as New Zealand businessman of the decade for two main reasons.He floated Metlifecare, the first NZX listed retirement village operator, which was subject to a $1.49 billion takeover offer just two days before the end of the decade.In addition, he was the major driving force behind the support and success of A2 Milk, which was the best performing MSCI World...

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