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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Tompkins Wake brings a depth of experience and expertise to mergers and acquisition transactions, providing high quality legal advice on transactions of all sizes and scale.

We utilise a multi-disciplinary approach, working with experts from across Tompkins Wake (e.g. our teams in Banking & Finance, Employment, Commercial Property, Intellectual Property) to ensure our clients get the right advice from the respective expert ensuring an efficient, effective and seamless transaction.

Our lawyers have extensive experience advising on a wide range of corporate transactions across different sectors and industries with many having worked in leading law firms offshore. We advise clients on both domestic and cross-border transactions and work with New Zealand based and international clients.

Our client’s strategic objectives are our complete focus when we assemble our deal team to facilitate M&A transactions. We work to mitigate risk from the outset and ensure the transaction is documented and settled to our client’s expectations in a timely manner.  Recognising the demands, pressures and often shifting timeframes of complex transactions, we carefully resource each deal by selecting the right mix of talent and experience to ensure we proactively manage transaction issues. From initial planning and structuring through to settlement and post completion integration, our team is skilled at navigating the unique challenges each deal brings.  

Examples of our work:

Our Corporate M&A team have acted on the following transactions:

  • WEL Networks on the $189 million buyout of Waikato Networks from Crown Fibre Holdings
  • Milfos International Limited sale to the German conglomerate GEA
  • A number of mergers & acquisitions transactions in the FMCG sector
  • BBC Technologies sale to TOMRA Foods
  • Israeli biotech company Algatech's investment in Supreme Health, a New Zealand manufacturer of health supplements
  • Masport Limited's sale to AL-KO Gardentech, a German company
  • NZX-listed AFFCO's  takeover by Talley Group
  • Open Country Cheese Company's $104 million takeover by Dairy Trust
  • Gallagher Group's acquisition of Australian-based Country Electronics
  • WEL Networks sale of the Te Uku Wind Farm to Meridian Energy
  • The sale of KCL Property to listed fund manager Augusta Capital Limited
  • Cardlink Group's sale to NYSE-listed company, FleetCor Technologies Inc
  • The sale of a majority stake in Apex Valves Limited to NYSE-listed Watts Water Technologies
  • ASX-listed Skydive The Beach Group's acquisition of Skydive Queenstown and Skydive Wanaka
  • Havas Worldwide entry into the NZ advertising and media market through the acquisition of local agency, Mr Smith
  • Coeur Mining Inc. on the acquisition of Todd Corporation's joint venture interest in the Golden Cross gold mine
  • DEC International's sale of Dairy Automation to Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) 
  • Flooring Brands Limited's sale of Carpet Court New Zealand to Allegro Private Equity
  • FleetCor Technologies Inc. US$3.45 billion refinancing and acquisition of Comdata Inc

Areas of expertise:

  • Acquisition finance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Cross Border Transactions
  • Due Diligence
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Overseas Investment
  • Overseas Investment Office applications

Mergers & Acquisitions team

Bryce Davey

Partner

Mark Renner

Partner

Phil Taylor

Partner

Tom Arieli

Partner

Knowledge and insights

Tompkins Wake triple finalist in the 2018 New Zealand Law Awards

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

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Tompkins Wake advises on Israeli biotech deal

Wednesday 4 April, 2018

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Tompkins Wake ranked among the best in Asia Pacific

Monday 11 December, 2017

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Tompkins Wake double finalist in the 2017 New Zealand Law Awards.

Tuesday 5 September, 2017

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Tompkins Wake NZ Law Awards 2016 finalist

Friday 16 September, 2016

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