James Cooney

Partner Auckland

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​​​James advises clients on private acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers and schemes of arrangement, equity capital markets, and listed corporate governance. He has a reputation for providing excellent client service and for being solutions-oriented.

Notable recent transactions include acting for:

  • BGH Capital and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board on their NZ$137 million acquisition of NZX-listed Abano by way of scheme of arrangement. The scheme involved an innovative consideration adjustment mechanism. He also acted for BGH Capital and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board when they successfully terminated their first proposed scheme of arrangement in relation to Abano due to a material adverse change.

Work highlights

Takeovers

Abano takeovers
Advised BGH Capital and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board on their NZ$137 million acquisition of NZX-listed Abano by way of scheme of arrangement. The scheme involved an innovative consideration adjustment mechanism and was proposed after BGH Capital and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board had successfully terminated the first proposed scheme of arrangement due to a material adverse change.

Methven takeover
Advised ASX-listed GWA Group on its NZ$120 million acquisition of NZX-listed Methven by way of scheme of arrangement.