Joshua Pringle

Joshua Pringle

Joshua Pringle

Partner, Auckland

Corporate & commercial

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T:+64 9 358 9831

M:+64 27 504 6572 


BA, LLB, University of Auckland


2003, New Zealand; 2009, New York

Joshua specialises in corporate and securities law, with particular expertise in mergers & acquisitions, takeovers and private equity.

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.

Recent experience

Joshua has advised:

  • 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 2015

• 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

• several investment banks with respect to IPOs, block trades and other securities transactions

• 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).

Corporate & commercial; Equity capital markets; International trade & investment; Mergers & acquisitions; Private equity