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Tom Arieli

Tom Arieli


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Tom is a corporate and commercial law specialist with more than 15 years’ experience practicing law. Tom joined Tompkins Wake in 2012 and acts as a trusted advisor to businesses and high net worth families, using his extensive experience to deliver pragmatic advice tailored to meet commercial objectives.

Tom is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 for Asia Pacific and is also a member of Tompkins Wake's Board of Partners.

Areas of expertise

  • Capital Raising
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Employee Share Schemes
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Trusts and Asset Protection

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Tom advised Israeli biotech company Algatech in relation to its investment in Supreme Health, a New Zealand manufacturer of health supplements.  This is believed to be the first biotech deal between New Zealand and Israel.
  • Tom advised KCL Property, New Zealand’s largest property syndicator with $850m of property under management, on the sale of the business to listed fund manager Augusta Capital Limited.
  • Tom advised on the sale of Cardlink Group to NYSE-listed company, FleetCor Technologies Inc.
  • Tom advised the owners of Apex Valves Limited on the sale of a majority shareholding in the business to NYSE-listed Watts Water Technologies.
  • Tom advised a private investment company on the acquisition of The Ultimate Care Group Limited, a nationwide residential aged care services provider, from ANZ Capital.
  • Tom advised ASX-listed Skydive The Beach Group on its acquisition of Skydive Queenstown and Skydive Wanaka.
  • Tom advised Havas Worldwide on its entry into the NZ advertising and media market through the acquisition of local agency, Mr Smith.
  • Tom advised Coeur Mining Inc. on the acquisition Todd Corporation's joint venture interest in the Golden Cross gold mine.
  • Tom advised FleetCor Technologies Inc. on the New Zealand aspects of its US$3.45 billion refinancing and acquisition of Comdata Inc.

Other Credentials:

  • Director, Depot Investments Ltd
  • Member of the New Zealand Law Society and the Institute of Directors.
  • Tompkins Wake, Board of Partners
  • Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 for Asia Pacific 2018

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