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Matt Wentz

T: +65 6622 6239 M: +65 8139 2045 Email Matt | Vcard Office: Singapore

Matt Wentz Associate

Contact details

Matt Wentz

Matt Wentz
Associate

T: +65 6622 6239 M: +65 8139 2045 Email Matt | Vcard Office: Singapore

Matt is a corporate associate with experience across a wide range of commercial transactions including M&A, equity capital raising, private equity, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and other complex transactions.
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Matt is an ambitious, commercially driven and client-focused lawyer.  Matt takes the time to understand his client’s business and issues in order to present pragmatic and clear commercial advice. He has a reputation for having a facilitative working style and providing well-informed and sensible advice.

Prior to joining the Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance, Matt was a senior solicitor at New Zealand’s leading law firm and had also been seconded to a listed international healthcare software company.

  • Equity capital markets
  • Public and private M&A
  • Corporate
  • Private equity and venture capital

Orion Health Group Limited

Advised Orion Health Group Limited on its $120 million initial public offering and listing on the NZX Main Board and ASX.

The Treasury and The Crown

Assisted The Crown (Her Majesty in Right of New Zealand) in relation to the implementation of the mixed ownership model and initial public offers of Mighty River Power Limited (NZ$1.7 billion) and Meridian Energy Limited (NZ$1.9 billion).

Stride Property Limited / Investore Limited

Advised Stride Property Limited on its proposed demerger and the initial public offering of Investore Limited on the NZX Main Board and ASX and the stapling and quotation of the shares in Stride Property Limited and Stride Investment Management Limited.

Goldman Sachs New Zealand Limited, Deutsche Craigs Limited and Deutsche Bank AG

Advised Goldman Sachs New Zealand Limited, Deutsche Craigs Limited and Deutsche Bank AG on their role as Joint Lead Managers of Tegel Group Holdings Limited’s NZ$300 million initial public offering and its listing on the NZX Main Board and ASX.

Forsyth Barr Limited and UBS New Zealand Limited

Advised Forsyth Barr Limited and UBS New Zealand Limited on their role as Joint Lead Managers of CBL Corporation Limited’s NZ$132 million initial public offering and its listing on the NZX Main Board and ASX.

UBS New Zealand Limited

Advised UBS New Zealand Limited on its role as sole lead manager and underwriter in connection with CBL Corporation Limited’s $60 million private placement in 2016.

More: Equity capital markets

Element Financial Corporation

Assisted Element Financial Corporation on its US$6.9 billion acquisition of GE Capital Corporation’s fleet management operations (NZ$900 million New Zealand acquisition).

TSB Bank Limited

Assisted TSB Bank Limited and TSB Group Investments Limited on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Fisher Funds Management Limited (a New Zealand KiwiSaver provider with over NZ$10 billion under management), which was structured as a co-investment with an international private equity firm.

Vodafone Europe B.V. / Vodafone New Zealand

Assisted Vodafone Europe B.V on its NZ$840 million acquisition of TelstraClear New Zealand Limited.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Advised Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital Partners on the New Zealand aspects of their US$23 billion takeover acquisition of H. J. Heinz Co.

Tenon Limited

Advised NZX listed Tenon Limited on the sale of its US operating business to Blue Wolf Capital Fund III, L.P and the associated US$70 million capital return to shareholders implemented by scheme of arrangement.

APN New Zealand Limited

Advised APN New Zealand Limited, a NZX and ASX listed company, on the restructure of its radio assets and the acquisition of 50% of Clear Channel Communications Inc.

Better Bar Company

Assisted Better Bar Company Limited on the sale of its New Zealand bar assets to NZX listed company Veritas Investments Limited.

More: Public and private M&A

Orion Health Group Limited

Advised Orion Health Group Limited on the implementation of various share schemes for its employees based in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.

Endace Corporation Limited

Advised AIM listed and New Zealand incorporated company, Endace Limited, on its NZ$300 million takeover by California based Emulex Corporation.

Serko Limited

Advised Serko Limited on the implementation of its management share incentive and salary sacrifice schemes for its employees based in New Zealand and Australia.

APN New Zealand Limited

Advised APN New Zealand Limited, a NZX and ASX listed company, on the restructure of its radio assets and the acquisition of 50% of Clear Channel Communications Inc.

More: Corporate

Mercury Capital Fund 2

Advised Mercury Capital Pty Ltd on the establishment of Mercury Capital Fund 2, its second private equity fund in New Zealand, including all aspects of the offer of partnership interests to investors based in New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

Mercury Capital

Advised Mercury Capital Fund 2 on its successful 50% joint venture with Nirvana Health Group (one of the largest independent general practice health groups in New Zealand).

Macpac Group Holdings Limited

Advised the shareholders of Macpac Group Holdings Limited on the sale of 100% of the shares in Macpac Group Holdings Limited to entities associated with the Champ Ventures 7 Fund – a mid-market private equity firm in Australia.

Rank Group Limited

Advised Rank Group Limited, a privately held investment company based in New Zealand, on the sale of Carter Holt Harvey Limited’s New Zealand Bestwood and Kopine assets to New Zealand Panels Group Limited.

More: Private equity and venture capital

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Orion Health Group Limited

Advised Orion Health Group Limited, a NZX and ASX listed company and a leading global provider of healthcare software solutions.  Orion Health’s products and solutions are implemented in more than 30 countries facilitating healthcare for millions of patients.

Dun & Bradstreet

Advised Dun & Bradstreet on a suite of New Zealand legal issues.  Dun & Bradstreet is a leading international credit reporting and debt recovery agency, which specialises in maintaining information and data.

APN New Zealand Limited

Advised APN New Zealand Limited, a NZX and ASX listed company, on the restructure of its radio assets and the acquisition of 50% of Clear Channel Communications Inc.

SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited

Advised SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited on its NZ$125 million public offer of unsubordinated, unsecured, redeemable fixed rate bonds.

Vodafone Europe B.V. / Vodafone New Zealand

Assisted Vodafone Europe B.V and Vodafone New Zealand on a suite of New Zealand legal issues, including its NZ$840million acquisition of TelstraClear New Zealand Limited.

Serko Limited

Assisted Serko Limited on its NZ$35 million initial public offering and listing on the NZX Main Board and ASX. Serko is a company which specialises in developing and managing cloud-based corporate travel and expense management software.

More: TMT

Macpac Group Holdings Limited

Advised the shareholders of Macpac Group Holdings Limited on the sale of 100% of the shares in Macpac Group Holdings Limited to entities associated with the Champ Ventures 7 Fund – a mid-market private equity firm in Australia. Macpac is a leading New Zealand outdoor clothing brand with over 50 stores in New Zealand and Australia.

Goldman Sachs New Zealand Limited, Deutsche Craigs Limited and Deutsche Bank AG

Advised Goldman Sachs New Zealand Limited, Deutsche Craigs Limited and Deutsche Bank AG on their role as Joint Lead Managers of Tegel Group Holdings Limited’s NZ$300 million initial public offering and its listing on the NZX Main Board and ASX.  Tegel is New Zealand’s largest breeder and seller of chicken consumer food products and meat.

Dun & Bradstreet

Advised Dun & Bradstreet on a suite of New Zealand legal issues.  Dun & Bradstreet is a leading international credit reporting and debt recovery agency, which specialises in maintaining information and data.

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