New Zealand: Chapman Tripp recent M&A highlights
Last Updated: 21 March 2015

We have recently advised:

  • a Japanese consortium (Oji Holdings Corp and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan) on its $1.037b acquisition of Carter Holt Harvey's pulp and paper and packaging businesses
  • Beijing General Aviation Group on its 50% equity investment in New Zealand aviation firm Pacific Aerospace
  • Wilmar International and First Pacific on the NZ aspects of their AU$1.34b takeover of Goodman Fielder, Australasia's largest food manufacturer
  • Australian waste management company Transpacific Industries on the $950m sale of its New Zealand business to a wholly owned subsidiary of the Beijing Capital Group
  • GIC Real Estate, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, on its NZ$1b joint venture with Scentre Group – Westfield mall owner and operator – to take a 49% stake in five New Zealand shopping centres
  • ID Leisure Ventures, founded by Chinese billionaire Sun Xishuang, on the New Zealand elements of their AU$900m acquisition of Hoyts Group
  • BlueScope Steel, Australia's largest steelmaker, on its $120m acquisition of Fletcher Building Limited's Pacific Steel Group assets
  • Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund on the sale of NZSF Timber Investments (No 3) Limited's forestry assets to China National Forest Products Trading Corporation, a subsidiary of state-owned China Forestry Group Corporation, for an undisclosed sum, with the remaining going to local investors
  • The London Stock Exchange Group plc on the New Zealand elements of their US$2.4b acquisition of Frank Russell Company, and
  • Discovery Communications and Liberty Global on the New Zealand aspects of their $1.07b acquisition of British-based All3Media, the parent company of South Pacific Pictures, New Zealand's largest screen production company.

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