Capital markets


We have an exceptional performance record in capital markets work, IPOs, equity raises, rights issues, debt, hybrid and derivative offerings, acting for a range of participants including listed and unlisted issuers, underwriters, lead managers, trustees, supervisors and substantial shareholders.

We have extensive expertise in advising across the full spectrum of public and private capital raising structures.

We guide our clients expertly and efficiently over the legal hurdles to raising capital and listing in New Zealand.  We also work seamlessly as a national practice as well as part of an international team on cross-border securities offerings.

We are the principal legal adviser to a number of listed entities in New Zealand and acts for overseas entities with New Zealand interests.  Over recent years the firm has acted for a number of early stage and high growth companies, particularly in the software and technology sectors, some of which the firm has supported through to listing.  The firm has advised a number of clients through their growth cycle on matters from founder shareholder arrangements, seed capital raising, subsequent capital raising rounds and employee share ownership schemes.


Work highlights

Advising Contact Energy

on its issue of NZ$250m senior, retail, fixed rate, green bonds to New Zealand retail and institutional investors and quotation on the NZX Debt Market

Advising EastPack

on the launch of its unsecured, subordinated notes to New Zealand retail investors.  The notes are EastPack's first issuance and mark its entry into the New Zealand debt market

Advising UBS

as lead manager of the Gentrack IPO and acting for UBS and Deutsche Craigs as lead managers and underwriters on the $90m Gentrack rights issue

Advising Wynyard Group

on various institutional placements and share purchase plans

Advising Sky Television

on its IPO and retail bond offers

Advising Pushpay

on their NZX Alternative Market Listing

Our team

Grant Dunn

Partner, Auckland

Grant specialises in corporate and commercial law and has over 20 years experience. He previously spent six years with the London…

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Jan Etwell

Partner, Christchurch
Board of Management

Jan leads the Christchurch banking and financial services team.  She has particular expertise in regulatory compliance including…

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Nick Bragg

Partner, Auckland

Nick specialises in corporate and commercial law with considerable experience across a broad range of mergers and acquisitions (includi…

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Rupert Rouch

Partner, Wellington

Rupert is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate …

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Sarah McEwan

Partner, Auckland

Sarah specialises in corporate and commercial law with a broad range of experience in capital markets and securities transactions…

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