Josh Blackmore

Josh Blackmore

Josh Blackmore

Partner, Wellington

Corporate & commercial

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T:+64 4 498 4904

M:+64 21 828 814

E:josh.blackmore@chapmantripp.com 

Qualifications

LLB (Hons), BA, University of Canterbury

Admitted

2006, New Zealand

Josh specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and securities law. With a particular experience in public sector transactional matters, he has advised Treasury, state-owned enterprises and Crown entities on various transactions and corporate governance matters.

Josh is recognised as a notable practitioner by IFLR1000 2020.

Recent highlights

Has advised:

  • InfraRed Capital Partners on the sale of its 40% interest in the Public Private Partnership at the Wiri Auckland South Corrections Facility to the AMP Capital Community Infrastructure Fund
  • Infratil Limited on the $3.4b acquisition of Vodafone New Zealand and $400m capital raising via an underwritten institutional private placement and rights offer
  • NZ Post on the sale of a 47% stake in Kiwi Group Holdings, the holding company for the Kiwibank group of financial services entities, to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund and Accident Compensation Corporation, for $494m, including the establishment of joint governance arrangements
  • Vector on its sale of subsidiary Vector Gas, owner of gas transmission pipelines and gas distribution networks outside of Auckland, to two infrastructure funds managed by First State Investments for $952.5m
  • Treasury on the sale by the New Zealand Government of AMI Insurance of assets and liabilities to IAG (NZ) for $340m and the establishment of Southern Response to manage AMI's Canterbury earthquake related assets and liabilities
  • Beach Energy on its acquisition of the Origin Energy subsidiary Lattice Energy for AU$1.585b.
Corporate & commercial; Corporate governance; Equity capital markets; Mergers & acquisitions; Private equity; Public law; Regulatory law

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Banks & financial institutions; China Desk; Energy & natural resources; Government; Infrastructure

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