Mergers and Acquisitions / Business Sales

Our corporate team has extensive transactional experience acting for clients in connection with business sales and acquisitions of all sizes and complexity. We understand the importance of these transactions and have a dedication to the deal that means we will work with you to seek out the results you need in a timely and efficient manner.

Our specialist team has extensive and diverse experience in merger/acquisition and business sale matters, ranging from large international public company transactions to the sale or acquisition of small business. We tailor our team accordingly to ensure you get the services you need in the most efficient and effective manner available. We advise both New Zealand and international clients in connection with strategy, structuring, and the implementation of these transactions.

Lane Neave has an experienced due diligence team that is skilled in scoping a document review process and identifying key legal risks across a large document suite. We understand the time and financial pressures of undertaking a due diligence process and we will prepare succinct reports and recommendations arising out of our legal review. Our reports highlight what you need to know and are in a form that is easy for your business to use and action.

We are also highly skilled at negotiating and drafting transactional documentation to ensure your risk is appropriately managed. We have been involved in competitive bid processes, multi-jurisdictional and multi-party negotiations and we pride ourselves on our commercial and pragmatic approach. We will work with you to understand your commercial drivers, what is non-negotiable and where compromises can be found.

We have a thorough understanding of the New Zealand regulatory environment and can advise on whether regulatory approvals may be required such as overseas investment approvals and competition matters, as well as industry specific licensing requirements.

Lane Neave will work with you to understand your business and what you are seeking to achieve. Our goal is to help you realise opportunities and manage risk, by negotiating the best possible commercial outcome.

Lane Neave, Mergers & Acquisition / Business Sales – lawyers and confidants, generalists and specialists, an integral part of your business.

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