Jeremy specialises in corporate and commercial law, focussing on private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and information and communications technology.
Jeremy advises clients on a range of matters, including the structuring and establishment of venture capital funds, sale and purchase agreements, limited partnership agreements, joint venture agreements and shareholders’ agreements and other commercial contracts such as supply, distribution and agency arrangements.
Jeremy has advised:
- Lendlease on the sale of its New Zealand retirement village portfolio to the Blackstone Tactical Opportunities fund
- Spark in relation to its acquisition of Computer Concepts for $50m
- Simcro Limited in relation to the acquisition of medical device businesses, ISL Animal Health and NJ Phillips Pty Limited
- Live Nation in relation to its acquisition of a majority shareholding in EVENZ Limited, which owns and operates the Vector Arena
- Spark on the $106m sale of Telecom Rentals to Australian-owned FlexiGroup
- Shangai Yuanlong Investment Co Ltd in relation to its acquisition of the metal packaging business of Ardagh New Zealand
- New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Limited (NZVIF) in relation to:
- its investment in various venture capital funds, including MOVAC Fund 3 LP and GRC SinoGreen Fund III, LP
- co-investment partnerships entered into by its Seed Co-investment Fund (SCIF) and co-investments in 90 early stage companies
- exits from various portfolio companies
- issues arising with fund managers, co-investment partners and investee companies from time to time
- Arowana International and Intueri Education Group on Intueri’s acquisition of Quantum Education Group for approximately $60m, forming New Zealand’s largest private training establishment (PTE) group
- Arowana International and Intueri Education Group on all aspects of Intueri’s IPO and NZX Main Board and ASX listing, valuing Intueri at $235m
- Fletcher Distribution Limited in relation to the establishment of several PlaceMakers joint ventures and on-going issues with joint venture partners
- Westpac New Zealand Limited in relation to a range of ICT and other commercial contracts, while seconded to Westpac’s legal team
- Bayer New Zealand Limited in relation to the integration of its recently acquired Bomac animal health business into Bayer’s own animal health business
- Toll Group New Zealand Limited in relation to the sale of the rail network back to the Crown and the purchase of Express Logistics, and
- Google International LLC in relation to the establishment of its New Zealand subsidiaries.