Privately Owned Businesses

Private business is the backbone of New Zealand’s economy. To stay on top, you need practical and economic legal advice from a team that understands your business.

We work with business owners to overcome legal challenges every day.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur with a big idea, a thriving family business looking to grown or an iconic Kiwi business we can help.

Working alongside you, we will open doors to invaluable expertise, knowledge and experience – guiding you to seize an opportunity or navigate new territory.

It’s our mission to exceed your expectations, not your budget. We offer fixed fee packages for day to day legal work and take a practical approach to complex legal requirements.

"They provide a level of confidence I value enormously. I really do feel as if I am getting a personal service." Chambers Asia Pacific

Recent work

Sale of Snapcomms to Everbridge

We advised the sellers on the sale of all of their shares in SnapComms Limited to Everbridge Holdings Limited. We had advised Snapcomms throughout its journey from a start-up through to this exit. It was important to our client that we successfully negotiated and completed the deal within a short time frame. In addition, the sellers received consideration shares in the purchaser’s parent, NASDAQ listed entity Everbridge Inc., for which we were able to advise the client in respect of the process and requirements of receiving such consideration shares.

Sale of Davanti Consulting to Dentsu acquisition

We assisted the shareholders of New Zealand's leading digital transformation consultancies, Davanti Consulting Ltd, with the sale of their technology consultancy company to Japanese advertising firm Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific Pte. Limited. We helped the sellers to understand the ‘international lens’ that the buyer brought to the deal (based on its way of doing things on a global basis) and how to reconcile that approach within the NZ market context. This meant that we could negotiate terms that worked for the sellers while also accommodating the buyer’s needs.

Advent Partners investment in Flintfox Investment

We advised Advent Partners, one of Australia’s longest standing private equity firms, on its investment alongside existing shareholders, in Flintfox International Limited. Advent acquired a majority shareholding in Flintfox by way of a share issue and the acquisition of shares from certain of the shareholders. The investment gives Flintfox a fantastic new partner with an international outlook.

Sale of Baldwins Intellectual Property to AJ Park

We have advised the partners of Baldwins Intellectual Property, the New Zealand-based IP and trademark law firm on its sale to AJ Park IP Limited. AJ Park is a subsidiary of the ASX listed IPH group of IP professional services businesses. The acquisition is expected to complete by the first quarter of FY2021 having received approval from the New Zealand Commerce Commission in September 2020.

Sale of Ascot Radiology to Integral Diagnostics

We advised the radiologist shareholders of privately-owned Ascot Radiology on the sale of that business to ASX listed Integral Diagnostics. The deal happened throughout the COVID 19 New Zealand lockdowns and we were able to plan, project manage and negotiate all legal aspects of the transactions, without a single face to face meeting.

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