Our overseas investment specialists have a strong track record of completed transactions, across a wide range of industries.
We have advised on Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent requirements in most industries. We advise on transactions across the spectrum, from personal investment to large-scale institutional takeovers.
Our project leaders draw upon expert support from all areas of the firm. This enables us to provide a fully integrated service and ensures investors receive advice from the right expert.
We are well-connected to policymakers and maintain positive and close working relationships with all relevant regulators.
Examples of our work
- Fairfax Financial Holdings - proposed $197 million takeover of NZX-listed Tower by way of scheme of arrangement
- Shanghai Maling Aquarius - purchase of a 50% interest in Silver Fern Farms
- Bright Dairy & Food Company - Synlait Milk IPO and associated partial sell-down by its shareholders, the first IPO in the New Zealand dairy industry with a foreign cornerstone investor (and the first Australasian IPO involving a Chinese joint venturer)
- Inner Mongolia Yili - acquisition and construction of $210 million milk processing facility
- Matariki Forests Group - OIO issues arising out of the proposed sale of Matariki Forests Group's New Zealand business (New Zealand's third largest forest estate), including preparation of template OIO documents for bidders
- Kirin Holdings - OIO approval for the acquisition of Lion Breweries
- BG Group - OIO approval for the proposed takeover of Origin Energy (including a majority stake in Contact Energy), involving consideration of the "strategically important infrastructure" test
- Otahuna Lodge, Canterbury - OIO approval for the purchase of one of New Zealand's most historically significant homes by overseas buyers
- The Westervelt Company - OIO approval for the purchase of a highly sensitive 6,500ha property near Taupo, identified by the OIO prior to sale as a property of particular interest to the OIO
- Fulton Hogan - OIO issues arising out of its sale of EnviroWaste Services, including preparation of template OIO documents for bidders
- Obtaining the first OIO exemption for a "top-hat" redomicile scheme, involving New Zealand's largest gold mining venture