Louw is experienced in domestic and international M&A transactions, with a particular focus on private equity transactions. He also has experience in general corporate and commercial work.

Louw is an admitted attorney in South Africa and worked at Webber Wentzel (in alliance with Linklaters) in South Africa prior to joining Simpson Grierson. Louw routinely provides advice on all aspects of commercial transactions, including due diligence, contractual negotiations and implementation.

Work Highlights

New Zealand Rugby

Acted for New Zealand Rugby on the disposal of up to NZ$300 million of equity in New Zealand Rugby Commercial LP.

Liverpool Partners

Acted for Liverpool Partners on the acquisition of a 50% interest in The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab.

New Zealand Medical and Scientific

Acted for New Zealand Medical and Scientific on the 100% disposal to DexCom Inc.

Arena Investors

Acted for Arena Investors on the Arena-led debt restructuring of the Optic Security Group, effected through a pre-packed voluntary administration and receivership.

MotorCycle Holdings

Acted for MotorCycle Holdings on its separate acquisitions of Forbes & Davies and the Mojo Group.


Acted for Web.com on the acquisition of Freeparking from Pencarrow Private Equity.

Shinsei Bank

Acted for Shinsei Bank on the NZ$762 million acquisition of UDC Finance.

Areas of Expertise

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