Alex Bond

Partner Auckland

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​​Alex is a partner in Bell Gully’s market-leading corporate team.​ He has experience advising corporates, listed issuers, private equity sponsors and other financial investors on M&A and other corporate and commercial matters across a broad range of sectors.​​​

Alex's recent work highlights include advising One NZ (formerly Vodafone NZ) on the sale of its passive mobile tower infrastructure assets to InfraRed Capital Partners and Northleaf Capital Partners, NYSE/TSX-listed cloud-based commerce platform provider Lightspeed Commerce 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, was an Excellence Awardee for Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year at the New Zealand Law Awards 2022 and was also recognised in NZ Lawyer's 2022 Rising Stars’ list.​ Alex is recognised by The Legal 500 2024 as a key lawyer for Corporate & M&A for New Zealand.

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 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

Brookfield Asset Management sale of 49.95% stake in One NZ to Infratil
Advising Brookfield Asset Management on the sale of its 49.95% stake in One NZ (formerly Vodafone NZ) to Infratil for NZ$1.8 billion.

The R&A acquisition of 50% stake in DotGolf
Advising The R&A, a leading body for golf and organiser of international golfing championships including The Open, on the acquisition of a 50% stake in DotGolf NZ LP, a software solution provider for international golfing markets, and its associated joint venture arrangements with Golf New Zealand.

One NZ (Vodafone NZ) TowerCo sale
Advising One NZ (formerly Vodafone NZ) on the sale of its passive mobile tower infrastructure assets (or the business now known as Fortysouth) for NZ$1.7 billion a consortium comprising InfraRed Capital Partners (on behalf of HICL Infrastructure plc), Northleaf Capital Partners and Infratil.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) investment in FNZ Group
Advising Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in relation to its investment in FNZ Group.

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.

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.​