September 2014

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Andrew Lewis Law forms an association with Anderson Creagh Lai, allowing for greater collaboration between the two firms while maintaining their separate identities and independence. Click here to read NZ Lawyer article and see the Contact Us page for new address details

December 2013

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Advised New York based private equity investor Evergreen Capital on the acquisition of the Armourguard Security business in New Zealand (around 1500 employees and operating from 15 leased properties) and the Guardforce business in Fiji (Fiji’s largest employer).

November/December 2013

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Advised Triplejump Holdings in respect of its capital raising (heavily oversubscribed), associated constitutional changes and adoption of employee option and convertible note plans. Also advised Im Able, Pictor and Viridian Solutions respectively in connection with successful capital raisings.

September 2013

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Andrew joined the board of Massey Ventures Limited, the commercialisation vehicle for Massey University (with campuses in Albany, Palmerston North and Wellington) and the parent company of the E-Centre incubator.

The Financial Markets Conduct Act – a panacea for growth companies?

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The Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FCMA) was enacted late last year. When fully implemented it will replace the Securities Act 1978 as the governing legislation for offers of securities to the New Zealand public, effectively re-writing New Zealand’s securities laws.The FCMA will benefit some growth companies by offering wider and clearer exemptions from the […]

The versatility of the Convertible Loan

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The convertible loan is a versatile financing instrument. There are circumstances when it makes sense for equity investors to consider the option of a convertible loan, at least as an interim measure. Similarly there are circumstances when debt financiers should consider seeking the potential upside of an equity conversion right, possibly to bridge a gap […]

Term Sheets – sample term sheets

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SAMPLE TERM SHEETS As noted in my accompanying article – “Term Sheets- are they worth the bother?” – a term sheet may perform a useful function early in the offering or negotiation process for almost any proposed transaction. There are links below to three sample term sheets: Term sheet – Ordinary shares in high growth […]

Term Sheets – are they worth the bother?

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Equity investors and other financiers typically seek agreement on a term sheet early on in the investment process, prior to undertaking detailed due diligence. A company seeking funding or a founder seeking investment partners for a project or other venture might also issue a term sheet to potential investors or funders. Indeed, a term sheet […]