Mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and joint ventures

Our corporate team is regularly involved in the most significant mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and joint ventures in New Zealand, including drawing-on the expertise and experience of our specialists in competition and regulatory, projects and real estate, banking and finance, tax, intellectual property, employment and litigation.

We have a proven track record of being a key member of the client’s core adviser team assisting them on their most complex and strategic transactions, including helping to deliver execution certainty through actively managing regulatory and other risks and the transaction process more generally.

Work highlights

Plexure Group Limited acquisition
Advised Plexure Group on its AU$120 million acquisition of Australian-based Task Retail Pty Limited and its global subsidiaries, and related capital raisings from new investors and existing shareholders.

Vodafone New Zealand sale
Advised Vodafone Group Plc on its sale of Vodafone New Zealand to a consortium of Infratil and Brookfield Asset Management for NZ$3.4 billion, making it one of the largest New Zealand M&A transactions on record.

Trade Me takeover
Advised Apax Partners LLP on its NZ$2.56 billion takeover of Trade Me - the largest takeover undertaken to date in NZ via scheme of arrangement.​

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The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 - Tier 1

"Bell Gully is consistently commercial, pragmatic and strong in its M&A capabilities. The local and international knowledge and expertise across corporate, technology, data and privacy is invaluable."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 - Tier 1