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.

March 2013

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Advised Milford Asset Management on its $2m convertible loan investment in Straker Translations, a rapidly growing and innovative New Zealand company eyeing a NZX listing in the next 6 to 18 months. Click here to read article

October 2012

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Advised Kea Campers on its sale transaction with Tourism Holdings Limited, as part of a $69m campervan merger. Click here to read NZ Herald article

February 2012

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Andrew advises Crown Research Institute, Landcare Research, on the sale of “Happy Feet” tracking firm to a Canadian buyer. Click here to read NZ Herald article

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 […]