Mark Stuart

Partner - Corporate and Commercial

Mark is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of M&A, private equity, business sale, commercial and business transactions and contracts for a range of private equity investors and corporates. He also advises companies on governance issues, listing rule compliance, director responsibilities and strategic issues.

Mark has significant equity capital markets experience having advised Tegel Foods, Evolve Education and Synlait Milk on their IPOs, and Tourism Holdings and Synlait Milk on successful secondary capital raisings.  Mark also works closely with MinterEllison in Australia on trans-Tasman transactions.

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Professional background

Recent work

Sale of Bike Barn

Advised the owners of the Bike Barn retail stores on the sale of the business to Australian based 99 Bikes.

Acquisition of AuCom Electronics

Advised Sun Capital Partners, a leading US private equity firm based in Florida, on the acquisition of AuCom Electronics.

Tourism Holdings capital raise

Advised Tourism Holdings on its placement of shares to CITIC Capital International Tourism Fund and subsequent underwritten rights offer.

Action Manufacturing acquisition of Fairfax Industries

Advised Action Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of specialist and emergency vehicles, on the acquisition of Fairfax Industries.

Tegel Foods takeover

Advised Affinity Equity Partners, as major shareholder, on the takeover of Tegel Foods by Bounty Foods.


  • 1997, New Zealand


  • LLB (Hons), BCA (Accounting), Victoria University of Wellington


  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Directors Duties
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity


  • Ranked as a leading Corporate/Commercial lawyer, Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Ranked as a leading Corporate/Commercial lawyer, Chambers Global
  • Ranked as a Leading Individual – Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Recognised for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Best Lawyers