Mergers & Acquisitions
Deal makers
We advise on all aspects of public and private acquisitions and divestments and reguarly provide advice on cross-border transactions.

Our substantial experience involves advising on deal structuring and strategies and the implementation of takeovers and other complex transactions. We have particular expertise in start-up, venture capital and private equity capital raisings and investments.

Our clients also benefit from deep sector knowledge in industries such as financial services, technology, agriculture and FMCG.

Specialists

Recent Projects

  • Advising Nederlandse Tapijten Holding B.V., an entity associated with the Belgotex global flooring business, on its acquisition of Irvine International Floors.
  • Acting for Bendon on its merger with Naked Brand Group and listing on the NASDAQ (which is due to complete by the end of October 2017).
  • Advising a consortium of private equity investors led by Heartland Investments on the sale of a majority shareholding in Icepak New Zealand to Hall's Group.
  • Advising Cedenco on its acquisition of aquaculture and mussel farming assets from Sealord, including a 50% stake in North Island Mussels Limited.
  • Acted for Downer Australia and Downer New Zealand on its sale of Spiire New Zealand Limited to Brown Consulting (Aust) Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of ASX listed Calibre Group Limited).
  • Acted for Sennheiser New Zealand Limited in respect of its acquisition of the business and assets of Syntec International Limited (NZ).
  • Advised the managers on all aspects (corporate, finance, employment and property) of their management buy-out of Auldhouse, a division of Telecom/Gen-I, by way of asset purchase.
  • Acted for Pacific Metal Recycling Limited in its purchase of the business and assets of CMA Recycling Limited, out of administration.
  • Advised Xerox on the sale of its finance leasing business by means of a multi-jurisdictional asset sale.
  • Advised a consortium of investors on the private sale of six operating companies across Europe to Telekom Austria AG.
  • Advised a property fund on the corporate sale of a hotel in Europe by means of a competitive auction process.
  • Advised Bayer plc on its acquisition of the over-the-counter pharmaceutical business from Roche plc by way of an asset sale in 18 jurisdictions.
  • Advised the managers of Flo-tech Holdings Limited in relation to its PE funded management buy-out.
  • Advising ANZ Bank in relation to the restructure, receivership and sale of a large New Zealand transport business.
  • Advising ANZ Bank in relation to the restructure, receivership and sale of a large New Zealand transport business.
  • Advised a global fund in relation to its investment in dairy farming assets and real estate in Brazil.
  • Advised Sciele Pharma, Inc. on its equity investment in a publicly listed company and entry into a long-term exclusive supply agreement.

Articles

14/11/2015

Takeovers Code Exemption for Small Code Companies

Under the Takeovers Code (Code), a person and their associates are prohibited from becoming the holders or controllers of 20% or more of the voting rights in a company with 50 or more shareholders and 50 share parcels (Code Company), except in a manner permitted by the Code.

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12/03/2015

Trends in M&A

As the M&A landscape continues to shift towards equilibrium after the GFC, recent international trends have emerged in the New Zealand market. Specifically, the increased use of: • locked box pricing mechanisms; • warranty and indemnity insurance; and • the "fundamental warranty" exclusion for vendor warranty limitations.

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PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
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PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
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