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 Vodafone Group Plc on its sale of Vodafone NZ for NZ$3.4 billion and acting for Fletcher Building on the divestments of Formica Group for NZ$1.2 billion, the Roof Tile Group and Sims Pacific Metals.​

Work highlights

Private M&A

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