Jayne has significant project management experience, having managed a variety of complex and major transactions. As a partner for 21 years, she forged strong relationships advising Fletcher Challenge, its sector companies and the companies which emerged on its separation - principally Fletcher Building.
Jayne's legal experience is in the fields of acquisitions and dispositions of business, corporate restructurings, equity transactions and joint ventures. In addition, she is a notary public and a fellow of Chartered Secretaries New Zealand.
Jayne's background includes working in the firm's property and finance teams, and while working in Toronto, Canada, she was involved in corporate, securities and commercial financing matters.
As Legal Support Director for Bell Gully, Jayne is responsible for managing the firm's legal services risks, ensuring compliance with the New Zealand Law Society's Rules of Conduct and Client Care, including managing our handling of conflicts of interest. She is also responsible for leading the business teams that directly work with the lawyers - the secretarial and the information services teams; and she is the coordinator of the firm-wide business continuity plan.
Fletcher Building's acquisition of Formica
Advised Fletcher Building on the placement of 26 million shares at NZ$12.60 a share to fund its acquisition of Formica from private equity investors Cerberus Capital Management and Oaktree Capital Management.
Corporate reorganisation of Formica
Advised Fletcher Building on the corporate reorganisation of the Formica group following its acquisition from private equity investors Cerberus Capital Management and Oaktree Capital Management. The Formica brand name is recognised globally as the leader in high pressure laminates.
Fletcher Building capital raising
Advised Fletcher Building on a NZ$505 million equity raising comprising an underwritten institutional placement, a share purchase plan and an innovative top-up offer.
Fletcher Building's acquisition of shares in Dongwha Patinna NZ.
Advised Fletcher Building on its 20% acquisition of fibreboard producer Dongwha Patinna NZ.