Thursday, 21 November 2019 | Cordis Auckland





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Capital Markets Deal of the Year

Auckland Council ‘green bonds’ issuance
  • Accountant: Ernst & Young
  • Firm: Mayne Wetherell
Chorus New Zealand issuance of re-setting fixed rate bonds
  • Firm: Chapman Tripp
Fletcher Building pro rata entitlement offer
  • Firms: Ashurst (AU); Baker McKenzie; Bell Gully; Russell McVeagh; Sidley Austin (AU)
Housing New Zealand inaugural medium-term note issuance and sustainability financing framework
  • Firm: Chapman Tripp
PaySauce reverse listing
  • Accountants: Grant Thornton; Simmons Corporate Finance
  • Firms: Bell Gully; Flacks & Wong; Russell McVeagh
Tilt accelerated pro rata entitlement offer
  • Firms: Baker McKenzie; Russell McVeagh; Simpson Grierson
Xero convertible note issuance
  • Firms: Allens; Bell Gully; Chapman Tripp; Gilbert + Tobin; Linklaters

Consumer, Media and Tech Deal of the Year

Accel-KKR acquisition of Seequent
  • Firm: DLA Piper (NZ), Mayne Wetherell
Bounty Fresh takeover of Tegel
  • Firm: Chapman Tripp; MinterEllisonRuddWatts; Russell McVeagh
HgCapital acquisition of majority stake in Orion Health’s Rhapsody business
  • Firms: Bell Gully; Chapman Tripp; Flacks & Wong; Harmos Horton Lusk
Spark acquisition of Rugby World Cup 2019 media rights
  • Firm: Webb Henderson

International Deal of the Year

AIA acquisition of sovereign life insurance business from CBA
  • Firms: Ashurst (AU); Bell Gully; Debevoise & Plimpton; Herbert Smith Freehills; Russell McVeagh
Carlyle acquisition of Accolade Wines
  • Firms: Chapman Tripp (NZ); Clifford Chance; Gilbert + Tobin (AU); Russell McVeagh
CITIC Capital acquisition of Trilogy International
  • Firms: Anderson Lloyd; Chapman Tripp; MinterEllisonRuddWatts
  • Bank: Bank of China
Fenglin Group investment in particle board plant
  • Firms: Kensington Swan
Finaccess Capital partial takeover of Restaurant Brands New Zealand
  • Firms: Harmos Horton Lusk; Simpson Grierson; Webb Henderson
  • Advisor: Macquarie Capital, Greenhill
Fonterra – Restructuring and termination of Darnum joint venture with Beingmate
  • Firms: Ashurst; Arnold Bloch Liebler; King & Wood Mallesons; Webb Henderson

M&A Deal of the Year

Cigna acquisition of OnePath Life
  • Firms: Bell Gully; Chapman Tripp
intelliHUB acquisition of Mercury's Metrix metering business
  • Firms: Chapman Tripp; Russell McVeagh
  • Advisors: Ernst & Young; Flagstaff Partners
Nelson Properties sale of Nelson Forests to OneFortyOne Plantations
  • Firms: Bell Gully; Foley Hoag (US); Gilbert + Tobin (AU); MinterEllisonRuddWatts; Russell McVeagh (NZ)
  • Advisors: Michail Lagogiannis, Gresham Advisory Partners; Chris Simcock, UBS
Oyster Property Group and KKR JV acquisition of Central Park
  • Firms: Flacks & Wong; Mayne Wetherell; Russell McVeagh; Thompson Blackie Biddles
Sale of Stevenson’s construction materials business
  • Firms: Berry Simons; Harmos Horton Lusk; Lane Neave; Lowndes; Matthews Law; Russell McVeagh; Webb Henderson
Shell New Zealand divestment programme
  • Firms: Ashurst; Bell Gully; Chapman Tripp; Simpson Grierson

Mid-Market Deal of the Year

111 Dixon Street
  • Firms: Kensington Swan
Melody Dairies joint venture
  • Accountant: Deloitte
  • Firms: Buddle Findlay; Tompkins Wake
  • Bank: BNZ
New infrastructure funding and financing model for Milldale
  • Firms: Bell Gully; MinterEllisonRuddWatts
Sale of Promapp Group to Nintex Group
  • Firms: Hudson Gavin Martin; Russell McVeagh
Waimea Community Dam
  • Firms: Anderson Lloyd; Chapman Tripp; Pitt & Moore; Russell McVeagh

New Zealand Deal of the Year

Winners of the market-specific deal awards will become finalists in this category.

The finalists will be revealed at the awards ceremony.