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Mergers & Acquisitions Update: Emerging Trends, NZ’s M&A Outlook and Opportunities | Valuable Advice from Business Intelligence Series Workshop 2

Reported surveys indicate that New Zealand’s M&A activity peaked in 2015, with a lower level of activity in 2016 and a slower start to 2017. However, New Zealand and Australian private equity is cashed up, financing is available, and there is a lot of money looking for high quality assets.

Greg France

Lowndes welcomes Greg France to our Corporate / Commercial team

Lowndes is pleased to announce that Greg France has joined us as a Senior Associate in our Corporate / Commercial Team. Greg has recently moved back to Auckland after 8 years in London, where he worked at King & Wood Mallesons, a leading international law firm, and as in-house counsel at GlaxoSmithKline. Greg started his career at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand and was an advisor to the New Zealand government on business law and policy before moving into private practice at leading New Zealand law firms.