Joshua specialises in corporate and securities law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions.
Joshua’s specialist areas include negotiated mergers and acquisitions, private equity, takeovers, ECM transactions and restructurings.
He also advises clients on commercial matters, such as joint ventures, and on regulatory matters, including issues arising under the NZX Listing Rules, the Takeovers Code and the overseas investment regime.
Joshua returned to Chapman Tripp in 2011 after several years as an associate at leading New York firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He is a member of the New York bar.
Joshua has advised:
- Academic Colleges Group and its major shareholders on its acquisition by Pacific Equity Partners
- Manuka Health New Zealand and its major shareholders on its acquisition by 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
- Private equity firm Waterman Capital on multiple portfolio acquisitions
- 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)
- 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
- G3 Group on its $40m compliance listing, the first company to list on NZX’s new NXT market, designed for small and mid-sized businesses
- The New Zealand Treasury on all aspects of the Crown’s $365m partial sell down of its majority stake in Air New Zealand
- Mighty River Power 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)
- ASX-listed Arowana International and Intueri Education Group on all aspects of Intueri’s IPO and NZX Main Board and ASX listing, valuing Intueri at $235m, and
- 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.