Leveraged and acquisition finance

Overview

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 Infratil

New Zealand's leading infrastructure investor, on its conditional transaction to acquire up to 60% of Pacific Radiology Group, as announced by Infratil on 29 April 2021

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 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

Advising Tanarra Credit Partners

in connection with the private credit fund’s funding of Infrawork's buyout and recapitalisation of Extrastaff

Advising the finance parties

in connection with the debt facilities made available to Heritage Lifecare Retirement Group, including for multiple 'roll-up' acquisitions (including most recently of Golden Healthcare)

Advising the funder to the LBO-acquirer

in connection with the acquisition of Hiway Group


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 an…

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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 an emphasi…

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Peter Owles

Partner, Auckland

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

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