Mergers, acquisitions and takeovers

Mergers, acquisitions and takeovers

Our team has significant M&A experience, including advising on private company M&A, private equity transactions, public company takeovers (partial and full, friendly and hostile), contested bids, “distressed M&A” and general business restructuring.

When advising on transactions, we draw on the expertise of partners and staff who are specialised in finance, regulatory impacts, taxation, intellectual property, employment, property, and litigation.

We are known for our focus on securing successful deal outcomes for our clients through the delivery of pragmatic and quality strategic advice. Our significant experience in negotiating and implementing complex M&A arrangements, often under demanding timeframes, means that we can provide our clients with meaningful insights into the market standard on a variety of M&A issues. We use our experience and insight to successfully employ the legal mechanisms necessary to maximise deal outcomes and mitigate transactional risk.

Our M&A clients include large multinationals, listed and private companies, leading private equity players and high net worth individuals and families.

We can assist you with and advise you on:

  • Deal strategy and structuring.
  • Due diligence.
  • Transaction project management.
  • Preparation and negotiation of transaction documentation.
  • Executing foreign direct investment into New Zealand, including advising on New Zealand’s foreign investment consenting regime.
  • Private equity transactions.
  • Equity and debt financing.
  • Requirements of the Takeovers Code.
  • NZX Listing Rule requirements and general director’s duties.
  • Completion.