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Corporate Advisory & Governance

We assist organisations to meet both best practice requirements and, public expectation.

Our expertise stands out in two areas: organisational design and key event management.

Organisational design focuses on the creation and implementation of governance structures. We advise on choice of corporate form, and the details of constitutional arrangements. We deliver best practice solutions, taking into account a business' complexity and available resources.

Key event management focuses on stress points - when a business is in the spotlight and when stakeholders could raise concerns. We have been at the table for many significant corporate challenges, from unexpected takeover offers to transactions affected by conflicts of interest. We have the experience needed to work through these types of events.

Examples of our work

  • Sumitomo Chemical Company - advising on New Zealand Aluminium Smelters governance and electricity supply arrangements
  • Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) - share simplification process, effecting the restructure of the co-operative and the consolidation of two classes of shares
  • Vista Group Holdings - advising on the $108 million block trade of 25.5% of Vista Group International
  • Agria Corporation (a NYSE listed Chinese agriculture business) - $120 million investment in PGG Wrightson as part of its $250 million capital raising, including board restructurings and appointments, related party transaction requirements and other governance protocols
  • Haier Group Corporation - $80 million investment in cornerstone shareholding in Fisher & Paykel Appliances, including board restructurings and appointments, related party transaction requirements and other governance protocols
  • Ministry of Economic Development (MBIE) - organisational design of Crown Fibre Holdings, the vehicle for the New Zealand government's $1.5 billion investment in broadband infrastructure