Greg has extensive experience advising on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, overseas investment, joint ventures, and a broad range of corporate advisory matters.

Greg has acted on a number of significant and complex transactions in New Zealand and Australia, advising a wide range of domestic and international clients, including major corporates, private equity firms and investment banks.  He is known for his pragmatic approach and technical skills and has the ability to work collaboratively with clients to achieve exceptional results.

Prior to joining Simpson Grierson, Greg worked at leading New Zealand law firms and at an international firm in its Australian office.

Work Highlights

Confidential Client

Advised the founding and management shareholders of one of New Zealand’s largest food distributor and retailer businesses on their proposed sale of all shares to a confidential offshore client.  The sellers subscribed for shares in the purchaser as part of the proposed transaction retaining a majority interest in the business.

Confidential Client 

Advised a London based global entity offering end-to-end environmental sustainability solutions on its acquisition of two separate New Zealand technology and consultancy businesses with operations in New Zealand, Australia and other parts of the world.

Confidential Client

Advised a large Australian based early childhood education provider on its potential acquisition of all shares of a listed entity’s asset holding company operating complementary businesses in New Zealand and Australia.

Weber-Stephen Products LLC 

Advised Weber-Stephen Products LLC on the New Zealand aspects of its acquisition of the business and assets of its Australian and New Zealand appointed distribution companies.

Confidential Client  

Advised a confidential offshore entity on its potential acquisition of one of New Zealand's leading supplement brand business.

Confidential Client  

Advised a confidential offshore entity on its proposed acquisition of one of New Zealand’s premium pet food manufacturing and supply business.

Scania New Zealand Limited  

Advised Scania New Zealand Limited and Scania CV AB on its acquisition of Trucks & Trailers Limited’s heavy commercial vehicle sales and servicing business.

Confidential Client

Advised the New Zealand subsidiary of a Shanghai listed entity in relation to its acquisition and proposed acquisition of several forestry estates throughout New Zealand.

Enterprise IT Limited

Advised Enterprise IT Limited’s founding and management shareholders on the sale of all their shares in Enterprise IT Limited to a wholly owned subsidiary of Servian Pty Ltd (an Australian company).  Enterprise IT Limited was a technology company based in Auckland and Wellington, providing data analytics, database auditing and other associated services.

Confidential Clients

Advised several confidential clients on the New Zealand aspects of their sale of their equity securities in several Australian associated entities operating medical facilities in New Zealand and Australia to an offshore purchaser and their subsequent subscription for equity securities in the purchasing entity.

Integral Diagnostics

Advised Integral Diagnostics (ASX: IDX) on the New Zealand aspects of its acquisition of all shares in three radiology companies operating in Auckland, New Zealand.

Gas Services NZ MidCo Limited  

Advised Gas Services NZ MidCo Limited on its acquisition of Rockgas Limited from Contact Energy Limited.

Direct Capital and Forge Trustee Company

Advised Direct Capital and Forge Trustee Company Limited on their sale of all shares in Hiway Group Limited to a holding company of Pacific Equity Partners.


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