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 Legal 500 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 a bank

in relation to the provision of an acquisition facility to Dorchester Pacific to assist with the takeover of the Turners Group under Rule 41 of the Takeovers Code

Advising a bank

in relation to the provision of senior acquisition facilities to the Bath Street group to assist with the acquisition of The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company and Perpetual Trust

Acting for the finance parties

in relation to the provision of an acquisition facility to the Beijing Capital Group in connection with the acquisition of the Transpacific group in New Zealand

Acting as New Zealand counsel to the financing parties

in relation to acquisition facilities for the takeover of Fisher & Paykel Appliances by Haier

Acting for the borrower

on the acquisition finance facilities for the purchase of the downstream assets of Shell NZ by Infratil and NZ Super Fund

Advising lenders

on the leveraged finance facilities for Metroglass

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.…

  • DDI +64 9 363 0674
  • M +64 27 289 9371


Miriam Andrews

Partner, Auckland

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

  • DDI +64 9 363 0638
  • M +64 21 491 781


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 an emphasi…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7042
  • M +64 21 763 476


Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

Peter specialises in all aspects of banking and financial services law, with over 30 years' experience.…

  • DDI +64 9 358 7047
  • M +64 21 750 509