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 Legal 500 and IFLR1000
- Active angel investor and member of Angel HQ
- Member of the New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, and the Institute of Directors
Advised Infratil and Brookfield
on their $3.4b deal to acquire Vodafone NZ
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
Advised Contact Energy
on its investment in Simply Energy
on its takeover offer (with Mercury) for Tilt Renewables
Advisor on venture capital funding rounds
including for Mobi2Go, Predict HQ, Timely and Spotlight Reporting
on its acquisition of Ezibuy