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.
Westland Co-operative Dairy sale
Advised Westland Co-operative Dairy on its strategic review and sale to Yili Group by way of scheme of arrangement for NZ$588 million.
Advised ASX-listed GWA Group on its NZ$120 million acquisition of NZX-listed Methven by way of scheme of arrangement.
Advised Nuplex Industries on its acquisition by Allnex by way of scheme of arrangement. The billion-dollar transaction is the largest completed takeover involving a New Zealand target company in a decade and was the first large takeover to be implemented by way of scheme of arrangement under the new regime for schemes, which came into force in 2014. This transaction won the New Zealand Deal of the Year, as well as M&A Deal of the Year, at the 2017 New Zealand Law Awards.
New Zealand Oil & Gas takeover
Acting for Eyal Ofer’s O.G. Oil & Gas (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. on its contested partial takeover in respect of New Zealand Oil & Gas.
Opus response to WSP takeover
Acting for Opus International Consultants on its response to the NZ$284 million full takeover offer made by WSP.
Hellaby Holdings takeover
Advised Bapcor on its NZ$350 million takeover of Hellaby Holdings.
Lock-up agreement for Airwork proposed takeover
Advising the majority shareholder of Airwork Holdings, Hugh Jones, on his lock-up arrangements with Zhejiang Rifa Holding Group (RIFA), concerning RIFA’s proposed partial takeover of Airwork Holdings.
Fisher & Paykel
Appliances takeover by Haier Group
Advised Fisher & Paykel Appliances on the successful
NZ$927 million takeover offer made by Haier. This transaction involved the
takeover of an iconic New Zealand company by an overseas purchaser and
therefore attracted intense media interest.
BayWa takeover of Turners & Growers
Advised BayWa on its NZ$216 million takeover
offer of Turners & Growers, New Zealand’s leading distributor, marketer and
exporter of fresh produce including ENZA branded apples and kiwifruit.
Asahi takeover of
Advised Asahi Group Holdings on its successful $NZ129.3 million takeover of
the NZX listed juice and soft drink maker Charlie's Group.
Waste Management merger
with Transpacific Industries
Advised Waste Management on its merger with
Australia's Transpacific Industries, which saw Waste Management amalgamate into
a New Zealand subsidiary of Transpacific worth NZ$903 million. This
ground breaking transaction is the only cash amalgamation involving a public
company that has ever occurred in New Zealand.
takeover of Crane Group
Advised Fletcher Building on its NZ$1.3 billion takeover of
Australian building products company Crane Group, in New Zealand's largest
on market takeover of an Australian public company.
New Dawn Energy takeover of L&M
Advising New Dawn Energy on the takeover of NZX
and ASX listed of Wellington-based oil and gas exploration company L&M
Takeover offer made for Horizon Energy shares
Advised Horizon Energy in
responding to a takeover offer made by Marlborough Lines and the Trustees
of the Eastern Bay Energy Trust