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Senior Associate

Tom Heard



P+64 9 977 5396

M+64 21 608 533

Tom Heard

Tom is a senior associate in the corporate and commercial group. Tom specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets and corporate governance.

He has more than 12 years' experience working for leading firms in New Zealand, Ireland and the Middle East advising all aspects of corporate law. Chambers & Partners described Tom as a "frank and honest lawyer, with a good commercial understanding who advises clients on high-profile M&A deals and infrastructure projects".  

Examples of Work

  • Methven - $120 million takeover of Methven by GWA Group through scheme of arrangement
  • Adamantem Capital - acquisition of leading smallgoods manufacturer Hellers
  • Arena Investors LP - funding and equity investment in roll-up by Optic Security Group of six Australasian security companies
  • VF Corporation - $288 million acquisition of merino clothing chain Icebreaker
  • Salim Group - investment in mobile payment services company Youtap
  • Heritage Lifecare - acquisition from Bupa of 12 care homes and co-located retirement villages
  • The a2 Milk Company - comprehensive strategic relationship with Fonterra
  • Ominvest - US$700 million merger with Onic Holdings
  • Mitsui Corporation and ACWA Power - US$1.6 billion Ibri Sohar independent power project and US$630 million Salalah 2 independent power project
  • Sumitomo, Malakoff and Cadagua - US$300 million Al Ghubrah independent water project