Lincoln Matthews

Senior Associate Wellington

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Lincoln has advised on a range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, shareholder arrangements and capital raisings, with an emphasis on cross border deals (often including advising on compliance with New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Act).  He has acted for a variety of capital market participants, including listed companies, private equity firms and major institutional investors.

Alongside his transactional work, Lincoln is experienced in advising clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including on financial markets compliance, securities law and commercial contracting matters.

Work highlights

BGH Capital and Sixth Street proposed acquisition of Pushpay

Advising the consortium of BGH Capital and Sixth Street on their proposed NZ$1.5 billion acquisition of NZX and ASX-listed Pushpay Holdings Limited by way of scheme of arrangement.

Acquisition of Godfrey Hirst by Mohawk Industries

Advising Mohawk Industries. on New Zealand aspects of its acquisition of the Godfrey Hirst group (NZ$208 million for New Zealand components).

Acquisition of Shell’s upstream oil and gas business

Advising OMV on its acquisition of Shell’s New Zealand upstream oil and gas business for US$578 million.