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NZ Lawyer has announced that our Auckland mergers and acquisitions team has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Deal Team of the Year (<100 Employees) category.
The team, which is lead by partners Ash Hill and Hayley Buckley and Senior Associate Nick Kovacevich, has had a stellar year acting on a number of significant and complex transactions.  These include advising:
  • SKY TV on its Series A investment in 90 Seconds, a capital raising led by Sequoia Capital.
  • Cedenco on its acquisition of aquaculture and mussel farming assets from Sealord, including a 50% stake in North Island Mussels Limited (a joint venture with Sanford).
  • Buy Right Cars Group, a major motor vehicle importer and dealer network, on its sale to NZX listed Turners.
  • 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.
  • Midwich Group PLC, an AIM listed global IT and AV products distributor, on its acquisition of Wired.
  • The shareholders of Business World Travel on their share sale to ATPI, a global travel management company.
  • Vivint, a global smart home technology company, on the sale of its New Zealand business to a subsidiary of NYSE listed Tyco.
  • Advising Snowball Effect on a number of its equity crowdfunding offers, including by Invivo Wines and Punakaiki Fund.
  • The owner managers of Retail Dimension, a market leading retail design company, on the sale of a majority shareholding to a private equity consortium.

The nomination is a testament to the rapid growth of the team's practice and its reputation as a leading advisor on mergers and acquisitions.

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