Special Counsel, Auckland

Benjamin Sutton

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Benjamin specialises in corporate and commercial law.  He advises clients on a range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, restructuring, corporate governance, commercial contracting and cross-border matters.  He works with clients in various industries including FMCG, financial services, healthcare, infrastructure, agriculture and rural services, forestry and manufacturing.

Benjamin regularly provides advice on company and limited partnership structuring, shareholder agreements, investment agreements, distribution agreements, research and development arrangements and various other commercial arrangements.

Prior to joining Buddle Findlay, Benjamin worked for a London based UK firm, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.

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Work highlights

Advising Kingspan Group

on its acquisition of Thermakraft

Advising the majority shareholders of Cash Converters New Zealand

on their sale to ASX listed Cash Converters International

Advising Price Industries

on its investment in Holyoake Industries 

Advising BNZ and ANZ

as financiers on various M&A deals, including BNZ as funder to the purchaser of Fertility Associates

Advising as a bidder

of Natural Pet Food Group 

Advising Pryde Capital Advisors

on its establishment and launch