Philip Leightley

Senior Associate Auckland

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Philip advises clients on capital markets transactions, private acquisitions and general corporate compliance. He has been involved in some of the largest recent capital markets transactions in New Zealand.

Recent work highlights include advising Fletcher Building on its $750 million accelerated entitlement offer, SkyCity Entertainment Group on their NZ$230 million placement and share purchase plan, and working with Fletcher Building on the acquisition of construction company, Higgins Group.

Philip started his career with Bell Gully and returned from leading London law firm Slaughter and May in late 2015.​

Work highlights

Acquisition of Whakatane Mill Limited
Advised a consortium of international and New Zealand investors associated with Dermot Smurfit on the acquisition of Whakatane Mill Limited from SIG Combibloc.​

SkyCity equity and debt offers
Advised SkyCity on its retail bond offer of up to NZ$125 million (plus up to $50 million oversubscriptions), its NZ$230 million fully underwritten placement and share purchase plan, its NZ$263 million fully underwritten accelerated entitlement offer, and on the sale of its Darwin Casino to Delaware North for NZ$200 million.