Simon specialises in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), general corporate advice and the laws and rules regulating New Zealand’s capital markets.
Simon advises on public takeovers and schemes of arrangement, as well as private M&A transactions. He has acted on some of the most significant transactions in the New Zealand market over the past decade, including acting for Infratil and Brookfield on their $3.4b acquisition of Vodafone New Zealand completed in 2019.
Simon has also acted on numerous notable capital markets transactions, including advising Infratil (as major shareholder) on the Z Energy IPO, advising various leading investment banks (as JLMs) on some of New Zealand’s most prominent IPOs and NZX listed issuers and JLMs on various capital raisings.
"Vodanovich is described as a 'good operator' by a peer, while one of his clients praises his 'excellent technical ability coupled with tenacious attitude'."
- Member of the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal
in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in diagnostic imaging provider Pacific Radiology Group
Advising Infratil and Brookfield
on their $3.4b acquisition of Vodafone NZ
Advising Newell Brands
on its $600m acquisition of Sistema
on the $785m sale of Chevron NZ to Z Energy
on the acquisition of Barkers
on the block trade of its stake in NZ Refining