Steve specialises in corporate law and has over 20 years' experience.
Steve has broad experience in M&A, takeovers, capital raising, joint ventures, limited partnerships, employee equity / incentives, and complex commercial contracts. He is also an expert in emissions trading.
His clients include listed companies, large unlisted businesses, high growth tech companies and public sector entities.
Steve has completed executive education courses in M&A and corporate finance at Melbourne Business School, and venture capital at University of California, Berkeley.
"Steve Nightingale is highly respected for his work in the technology sphere and has extensive experience in acting for both government and private clients."
Chambers and Partners
- Recommended as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000
- Member of Angel HQ and an early stage company investor
- Member of New Zealand Private Capital Association and Institute of Directors
in relation to its initial takeover offer for Tilt Renewables, and subsequent sale of its majority shareholding in Tilt Renewables which was undertaken by way of a NZ$3.24b scheme of arrangement
Advisor on venture capital fund raises
including for IMAGR, Mobi2Go, Predict HQ, Timely and Spotlight Reporting
Advised Infratil and Brookfield
on their $3.4b acquisition of Vodafone NZ
Advised Contact Energy
on its acquisitions of Simply Energy, Western Energy Services and energyclubnz
Advised on establishment of DrylandCarbon fund
Advised investment banking firm Lewis Tucker on setting up the fund and investments from Air New Zealand, Contact Energy, Genesis Energy and Z Energy
on the $75m equity commitment (with WCC) to Wellington International Airport