Jennifer Coote

Partner Auckland

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​​Jennifer is a partner in Bell Gully’s market-leading corporate team. She advises corporates, private equity and sovereign wealth funds on both the buy and sell sides. Jennifer advises on transactions in a variety of industries including financial services, consumer products, manufacturing and industrial, technology and telecommunications.

Recent work highlights include advising Ampol on its acquisition of Z Energy for $1.96 billion and Vodafone New Zealand on the sale of its tower business for $1.7 billion. 

Work highlights

Private M&A

Ampol’s acquisition of Z Energy and sale of Gull
Advised Ampol on its $1.96 billion acquisition of Z Energy by way of court approved scheme of arrangement together with its divestment of its Gull business to Allegro. This involved both a complex Overseas Investment Act approval, together with obtaining a Commerce Commission clearance, which was supported by a divestment undertaking in relation to Ampol’s Gull business.

Vodafone New Zealand TowerCo sale
Advising Vodafone New Zealand on the sale of its passive mobile tower infrastructure assets 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.

Bentley Systems acquisition of Seequent
Advising Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading NASDAQ-listed infrastructure engineering software company, on the proposed acquisition of Seequent, a world leader in developing 3D geological modelling software, headquartered in Christchurch, for US$1.05 billion.

Fletcher Building divestments
Advised Fletcher Building on the sale of the Formica Group to Broadview for US$840 million (NZ$1.2 billion), international roofing products manufacturer Roof Tile Group to Canadian roofing company IKO for approximately NZ$60 million, and its 50 per cent stake in the Sims Pacific Metals joint venture to Sims Metals Management