Ruairi O'Donovan

Senior Associate Auckland

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Ruairi’s experience covers a wide range of industry sectors including technology, healthcare, food and beverage and private equity.  He advises local and international clients on cross border deals which often includes assisting with New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Act issues.

Ruairí started his career at Slaughter and May (London) where he practiced for five years before joining Bell Gully in 2019.

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.

Asahi Beverages acquisition of Allpress Espresso
Advised Asahi Beverages on the acquisition of Allpress Espresso, a premium New Zealand coffee brand with a global footprint.

LeasePlan sale of shares
Advised LeasePlan Corporation N.V. on the sale of the shares in LeasePlan Australia Limited and LeasePlan New Zealand Limited to ASX-listed SG Fleet. Both businesses operate globally in the fleet leasing sub-sector.