Leveraged and acquisition finance


Our leveraged and acquisition finance team is able to assist borrowers and/or financiers (senior and mezzanine) to navigate their way through all the complexities and issues that are relevant in a leveraged or acquisition transaction, from providing advice in relation to structures, priority arrangements, the sales process and due diligence, to assisting on documentation and completion.   

We are familiar with, and can advise on, all issues that may be relevant to a purchaser or a financier, including in a cross-border acquisition where Overseas Investment Office consent may be required.

  • Band 1 - Chambers Asia-Pacific, and Tier 1 - IFLR1000 and Legal500 Asia-Pacific for Banking and Finance
  • Member of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand
  • Member of the New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

Work highlights

Advising Infratil

New Zealand's leading infrastructure investor, on its acquisition of Pacific Radiology Group and subsequent bolt-on acquisitions of Bay Radiology and Auckland Radiology

Advising ANZ Bank New Zealand

(as lead arranger) and the banking syndicate in connection with funding the acquisition of Healthscope's New Zealand pathology business, Asia Pacific Healthcare Group by a joint venture between the NZ Super Fund and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Advising lenders

on the senior debt facilities to Tourism Holdings in connection with the merger with ASX listed Apollo Tourism and Leisure

Advising lenders

on the unitranche financing made available to Fisher Funds in their NZ$310m acquisition of KiwiWealth, making Fisher Funds New Zealand's largest specialist wealth management provider

Advising lenders

on the financing made available to Indevin Group's purchase of share in Villa Maria Estate which was the biggest acquisition finance transaction in the vineyard sector

Advising the Consortium in relation to the senior syndicated acquisition facilities; and Infratil in relation to its NZ$800m bridge facility

in connection with the Consortium's acquisition of Vodafone New Zealand from Vodafone Group Plc for an enterprise value of NZ$3.4b

Our team

Daniel Collins

Partner, Auckland

Daniel specialises in banking and finance and has extensive experience working in New Zealand, the Asia Pacific and the Middle East…

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Miriam Andrews

Partner, Auckland

Miriam specialises in banking and finance. Prior to re-joining Buddle Findlay in 2013, Miriam was transaction director at…

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Paul Farrugia

Partner, Auckland
Board of Management

Paul specialises in banking and finance law and has a broad range of experience in domestic and cross-border financings with…

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