Cooper and Company was founded by Peter Cooper and brings under one name Cooper Capital Partners, Bluewater Management Company and Cooper & Stebbins.
We seek to invest in assets that are inherently scaleable and that justify long-term investment commitment. We select defendable opportunities that can achieve strong ongoing growth and sustainable returns over time.
Cooper and Company was founded in 1989 by Peter Cooper. The company historically operated as Cooper Group Holdings, investing its capital through a number of different entities.
In 2008 the various activities of the company were brought together under the name Cooper and Company, in recognition of a shared set of values, goals and skill sets. The entities brought together under the new name included:
- Cooper Capital Partners, responsible for private and public equity investments;
- Cooper & Stebbins, developer of US real estate assets including Southlake Town Square in Texas; and
- Bluewater Management Company, manager of the Britomart and The Landing developments in New Zealand.
Peter Cooper, a Californian-based New Zealander, is the founder and Executive Chairman of Cooper and Company.
He is a former Executive Director of listed Australasian company Lion Nathan, CEO of LD Nathan & Co and Joint Managing Director of Mace Development Corporation. He practiced law for 11 years and was partner at Auckland law firm Russell McVeagh, where he specialized in commercial and property law.