Alex Bond

Senior Associate Auckland

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​​Alex is an internationally experienced and trusted corporate and commercial lawyer in Bell Gully’s market-leading corporate team.​ He has experience advising corporates, private equity sponsors and other financial investors on cross-border private and public M&A and other corporate and commercial matters across a broad range of sectors.​​​

Alex's recent work highlights include advising Vodafone New Zealand on the proposed sale of its passive mobile tower business to InfraRed Capital Partners and Northleaf Capital Partners, NYSE/TSX-listed cloud-based commerce platform provider Lightspeed on its acquisition of Vend and NASDAQ-listed Bentley Systems on its acquisition of Seequent.

Alex won a Rising Star award at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2022 and was also recognised in NZ Lawyer's 2022 Rising Stars’ list.​

Alex started his career at Bell Gully and returned to the firm in 2020, after four years working in the London and Paris offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a Senior Associate in Freshfields' Global Transactions team and advised on a variety of transactions for corporate, private equity and other financial investor clients. During his time at Freshfields, Alex also spent seven months seconded as legal counsel to international private equity firm Cinven in London.

Work highlights

Vodafone New Zealand towers sale
Advising Vodafone New Zealand on the proposed establishment and sale of its passive mobile tower business, Aotearoa Towers, for NZ$1.7 billion to funds managed or advised by InfraRed Capital Partners (on behalf of HICL Infrastructure plc) and Northleaf Capital Partners, alongside a reinvestment by Infratil.

Air New Zealand recapitalisation including rights offer
Advising Air New Zealand on its comprehensive $2.2 billion recapitalisation package to help position the airline for recovery, including its $1.2 billion pro rata renounceable rights offer.

Capgemini acquisition​ of Empired/Intergen
Advising Capgemini on the New Zealand aspects of its proposed A$233m acquisition of ASX-listed Empired Limited (ASX: EPD) by way of scheme of arrangement, including the New Zealand business Intergen, an international technology transformation and modern managed services provider.​

Fletcher Building on-market share buyback programme
Advising Fletcher Building on its on-market share buyback of Fletcher Building shares, for a maximum aggregate purchase price of NZ$300 million, announced in May 2021 and which commenced in June 2021.​