Burwater Pacific – advised the owners of The New Zealand School of Food Hygiene Limited and related companies on the sale of those companies to NSF International.
Big Fish Group – advised the owners of NZ Tertiary Education Group Limited (NZTE) on the sale of the NZTE group of companies to Aspre2 Group, ultimately owed by Australian private equity firm, Archer Capital. Also acted for the Scapens Trust as a founder and seed funder of Aspire2 Group.
Safety-N Action – advised the owner of Safety-N Action Limited in relation to the sale of that company to Aspire2 Group.
Evergreen Capital – advised Evergreen Capital (a US based private equity investor) on the acquisition of Armourguard Security business in New Zealand and the Guardforce Fiji business in Fiji.
Kea Campers (NZ) – advised Kea Campers on the sale of its business to Tourism Holdings Limited, the most significant component of a NZ$69m campervan business merger.
Pureland Dairy – advised Pureland Dairy (ultimately owned by investors domiciled in China and Singapore) on the acquisition of the factory and business assets of Kaimai Cheese Company.
Complete Entertainment Services – advised Complete Entertainment Services on the sale of its business to The Warehouse Group.
Landcare Research – advised Landcare Research (a New Zeland Government owned Crown Research Institute) on the sale of its wildlife-tracking subsidiary, Sirtrack Limited, to Lotek Wireles Inc. of Canada, making it part of the world’s largest wildlife telemetry company.
Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure – advised Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure in connection with the sale of its Stresscrete division in a number of transactions with different purchasing parties.
Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure – advised Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure on strategic landswap transactions with the New Zealand government having a value of approximately NZD 130 million.
Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure – advised Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure (Winstone Aggregates division) on the acquisition of Cameron Quarries and related companies.
Fletcher Construction – advised Fletcher Construction on a number of strategic acquisitions, including the acquisition of the PileTech group and the acquisition of a business which had specific technology for concrete medium barriers used on motorways.
Golden Bay Cement – advised Golden Bay Cement (New Zealand’s largest cement company and now part of Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure) on various acquisitions and dispositions including the disposition of a port to Port Nelson, the disposition of a hydroelectric power facility to Northpower and the acquisition of a barge located in Indonesia from Lafarge Cement.
Fletcher Steel – advised Fletcher Steel on the acquisition of Cyclone Wire Products.
LG Electronics – advised LG Electronics on the purchase of its New Zealand distributor and business establishment in New Zealand.
Fletcher Distribution – advised Fletcher Distribution on the acquisition of various building supply businesses throughout New Zealand.
Lewis Equipment – advised US based Lewis Equipment on the acquisition of Verticon Group’s tower crane and hoist division in New Zealand.
Evergreen Capital – advised Evergreen Capital on the acquisition of the Wormald Group of companies in Australia (including the Wormald brand worldwide and the National Fire Safety group of companies).
Tabua Investments – advised Tabua Investments in relation to the disposal of various Fijian assets including the sale of Denarau Golf & Racquet Club (Fiji’s premier international championship golf course) to Starwood Hotel Group.
Lime Tree Capital Partners – advised Lime Tree Capital Partners (Hong Kong based fund) on a number of potential acquisitions in the Pacific and New Zealand.
Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) – advised RAKIA on the disposal of Pioneer Cement (cement manufacturer located in RAK, UAE) to Raysut Cement Company (Oman’s largest cement company) for USD 172 million.
Qatar Water & Electricity Company – advised QEWC in relation to its acquisition of shares owned by AES Corporation in Ras Laffan project companies.
ACE Arabia Insurance – advised ACE Arabia Insurance in connection with the disposition of its Saudi Arabian insurance business to a related listed entity.
HSBC – advised HSBC in relation to the acquisition of RBS’s commercial and retail banking businesses in India.
First Leasing Bank – advised First Leasing Bank (a subsidiary of Ithmar Bank of Bahrain) on the acquisition of the DIFC company, INTL Capital Limited.
Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority – advised RAKIA and other parties in connection with the disposition of their shareholdings in a UAE listed bank.