M&A and Takeovers

Experienced advisors on public and private M&A transactions across a wide range of sectors including technology, financial services, and agriculture.

The M&A Corporate team has extensive experience advising on public and private M&A transactions across a wide range of sectors.  We have a particular focus on assisting with cross-border transactions, and we have a strong understanding of the challenges unique to international clients, including navigating New Zealand’s overseas investment regime and obtaining consent where required.


Advising clients with respect to New Zealand M&A, whether small New Zealand deals or large global transactions with a New Zealand link, including;

  • Drafting and negotiating asset/share sale and purchase agreements
  • Undertaking legal due diligence (both purchaser and vendor due diligence)
  • Joint ventures, minority Investments and strategic alliances, including drafting and negotiations subscription agreements and shareholders’ agreements
  • Statutory approvals (overseas investment; competition / anti-trust)
  • Transaction structuring
  • Private equity transactions and capital raising


Assisting in respect of public M&A, including:

  • Target preparation and reaction
  • Takeover offers
  • Obtaining exemptions from the Takeovers Panel
  • Advice to independent directors
  • Advice to takeover offer recipients


David Quigg was a member of the New Zealand Takeovers Panel for a number of years.

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