Bell Gully advises Contact Energy on Rockgas sale

Thursday 2 August 2018

Bell Gully advised Contact Energy Limited (Contact) on the sale of its LPG business, Rockgas, to Gas Services NZ Midco Limited (GSNZ) for $260 million.

Rockgas is New Zealand's largest LPG retailer – holding a market share of approximately 41%. The business serves close to 90,000 customers across six branches, three satellite branches and a network of 27 franchises.

Bell Gully's role in this transaction was led by partner Chris Gordon. Garry Downs, a former Bell Gully partner, acted for GSNZ, with support from Chapman Tripp.

Chris said: "We are delighted to have assisted Contact with this initiative and very much enjoyed working with Contact's in-house legal and commercial teams and with GSNZ and its advisers, all of whom adopted a very constructive and solutions-driven approach to the transaction."​

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