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Simpson Grierson tops M&A league tables for first half of 2019

July 11, 2019


Partners Michael Pollard, James Hawes, Don Holborow, Hugh Lindo, Andrew Matthews, Robert McLean, Michael Sage, Cath Shirley-Brown, Simon Vannini

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Simpson Grierson has been ranked top New Zealand law firm by both MergerMarket and Refinitiv, the two major international mergers and acquisitions league tables. The league tables are based on announced deals by value for the first half of 2019.

"The strong results reflect the continuation into 2019 of a bull market for M&A in New Zealand”, commented Michael Pollard, head of Simpson Grierson’s commercial team. “Our team has been very busy over the last few years, and we are delighted to have advised on many landmark deals."

Simpson Grierson’s deals over the past year include: financing of Infratil’s acquisition of Vodafone, GWA Group’s acquisition of Methven, Finaccess Capital’s part acquisition of Restaurant Brands, Adamantem Capital’s acquisition of Hellers, DLF Seeds’ acquisition of PGG Wrightson’s seed and grain business, and Nippon Paint Holdings’ acquisition of DuluxPaint Group.