Daria Withers

Senior Associate - Corporate and Commercial

Daria is a Senior Associate in the corporate and commercial team. She has advised both public and private clients on numerous M&A transactions in various sectors and has significant corporate and commercial experience including IPOs, capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, listing rule compliance, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, overseas investment, and commercial contracting. She also advises on film and television productions, acting for a range of major US studios.

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Professional background

Recent work

Acquisition of Tip Top

Advised Froneri on its $385m acquisition of Tip Top from Fonterra.

Tegel Group Holdings Limited

Advised Tegel Foods on its IPO and dual listing on the NZX and ASX, which valued Tegel at $550m.

Evolve Education Limited

Part of the team that advised on its childcare roll up and IPO. Evolve entered into 39 separate transactions to purchase 85 childcare centres and two home care businesses. Evolve then conducted an IPO to raise the $132m required to fund the acquisitions and listing on NZX and ASX.


  • 2012, New Zealand


  • LLB (Hons), BA, University of Auckland


  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Film and Entertainment