Joshua specialises in corporate and securities law, with
particular expertise in mergers & acquisitions, takeovers and private
Joshua advises on a full range of corporate, securities, shareholder and regulatory matters, including issues arising under the NZX Listing Rules, the Takeovers Code and the overseas investment regime.
Joshua rejoined Chapman Tripp in 2011 after several years at leading New York firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and is a member of the New York Bar. He is also a council member of the New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Association. He is recognised as an up and coming lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific 2019.
Joshua has advised:
Datamars SA on its acquisitions of Simcro, a market leader in livestock pharmaceutical delivery devices, and the retail solutions and milk meters businesses of Tru-Test, a leading agricultural technology business
PGG Wrightson on the $421m sale of its seeds business to Danish company DLF Seeds
ASX-listed Integral Diagnostics on its $105m acquisition of Specialist Radiology Group, Trinity MRI and Cavendish Radiology
Healthcare IT provider HealthLink Group on its sale to Clanwilliam Group
Waterman Capital on its acquisition of The Radiology Group
ASX-listed SRG on its acquisition of TBS Group, a leading industrial maintenance and services business
Waterman Capital on its acquisition of PBT Group, a leading New Zealand courier and freight company
ACG Education on its acquisition of certain assets of Intueri Education Group
NZX-listed Airwork Group in response to RIFA's takeover offer
Waterman Capital on its acquisition of My Food Bag, the leading New Zealand “food bag” supplier
Academic Colleges Group, New Zealand’s largest private education provider, on its sale to funds associated with Pacific Equity Partners – the largest private equity deal in New Zealand in 2016
Manuka Health New Zealand and its major shareholders on its sale to Pacific Equity Partners
Waterman Capital on the establishment of its $200m third private equity fund
The Warehouse Group on multiple acquisitions, including those of Noel Leeming, Torpedo7, Shop HQ, R&R Sport, Shotgun Supplements and Diner's Club
NZX-listed Ebos on the securities and shareholder approval aspects of its $1.1b acquisition of Symbion (forming New Zealand’s third largest listed company by revenue)
News Corporation on the $815m on-market selldown of its stake in Sky Network Television
Dorchester Pacific on its $82m full takeover offer for Turners Group (previously Turners Auctions), offering a combination of cash, shares and/or optional convertible notes
the New Zealand Treasury on all aspects of the Crown’s $365m partial sell down of its majority stake in Air New Zealand, and
Mighty River Power (now Mercury) on aspects of its initial public offering, as part of the New Zealand Government’s Mixed Ownership Model programme (the IPO valued Mighty River Power at $3.5b).