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Auckland

+64 9 921 6097

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English


Bar admissions:

New Zealand

Jurisdictions:

New Zealand

Practice areas:

Capital markets : Equity
M&A
Private equity


Matthew is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, with considerable experience on a wide range of corporate activity including domestic and foreign M&A, VC and ECM, with a particular focus on foreign direct and alternative capital investment.

  • Global investment firm KKR on the acquisition of the NZ$200 million Central Park Corporate Centre with joint venture partner Oyster Property Group.
  • PSE listed Universal Robina Corporation on its NZ$700m acquisition of Griffin’s Foods from Pacific Equity Partners and its A$600m acquisition of Snack Brands Australia.
  • KKR, Värde Partners and Deutsche Bank on its acquisition of GE Capital’s A$8bn consumer finance business, and Bain Capital and Deutsche Bank on the acquisition of GE Capital’s commercial finance portfolio.
  • Wraith Capital on the formation of the Optic Security Group, by way of multiple acquisitions, to form Australasia’s largest independent physical, IT and information security group.
  • Avanti Finance on its acquisition of the trans-Tasman vehicle finance business, Branded Financial Services.
  • Goldman Sachs in relation to its investment in new natural and organic feed additive company PLAMAN Global.

  • Capital markets: Equity
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds

  • Banking
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Real estate
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive

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  • New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association / New Zealand Law Society (Auckland)

  • Australia and New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association / New Zealand Law Society (Auckland)
  • LLB (Hons), University of Auckland (2006)
  • BCom, University of Auckland (2006)