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 NYSE/TSX-listed cloud-based commerce platform provider Lightspeed on its acquisition of Vend, NASDAQ-listed Bentley Systems on its acquisition of Seequent and Fletcher Building on its 2021 on-market share buyback programme.

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 most recently a Senior Associate in Freshfields' Global Transactions team. During his time at Freshfields in London, Alex also spent seven months seconded as legal counsel to international private equity firm Cinven. In Paris, Alex applied his bilingual skills on M&A transactions for international and French clients.

Work highlights

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.​