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Tompkins Wake

THE AIG BUILDING, LEVEL 11, 41 SHORTLAND STREET, 1010, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 7 839 4771
Fax:
Fax +64 7 839 4913
Web:
tompkinswake.co.nz
Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga
Tompkins Wake, Tom Arieli, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND

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Tom Arieli

Tel:
Work +64 9 309 1014
Email:
Web:
tompkinswake.co.nz/people/tom-arieli/
Tompkins Wake

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Capital Raising, Corporate Advisory, Corporate Governance, Corporate Restructuring, Employee Share Schemes, Joint Ventures, Limited Partnerships, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Shareholder Disputes, Trusts and Asset Protection

Career

Tom is a corporate and commercial law specialist with more than 15 years’ experience practicing law. Tom joined Tompkins Wake in 2012 and acts as a trusted advisor to businesses and high net worth families, using his extensive experience to deliver pragmatic advice tailored to meet commercial objectives.

Tom has acted for and advised:

  • Israeli biotech company Algatech in relation to its investment in Supreme Health, a New Zealand manufacturer of health supplements.  This is believed to be the first biotech deal between New Zealand and Israel.
  • KCL Property, New Zealand’s largest property syndicator with $850m of property under management, on the sale of the business to listed fund manager Augusta Capital Limited.
  • Sale of Cardlink Group to NYSE-listed company, FleetCor Technologies Inc.
  • The owners of Apex Valves Limited on the sale of a majority shareholding in the business to NYSE-listed Watts Water Technologies.
  • A private investment company on the acquisition of The Ultimate Care Group Limited, a nationwide residential aged care services provider, from ANZ Capital.
  • ASX-listed Skydive The Beach Group on its acquisition of Skydive Queenstown and Skydive Wanaka.
  • Havas Worldwide on its entry into the NZ advertising and media market through the acquisition of local agency, Mr Smith.
  • Coeur Mining Inc. on the acquisition Todd Corporation's joint venture interest in the Golden Cross gold mine.
  • FleetCor Technologies Inc. on the New Zealand aspects of its US$3.45 billion refinancing and acquisition of Comdata Inc.

Member

Tompkins Wake, Board of Partners
New Zealand Law Society
New Zealand Institute of Directors

Education

BCom, LLB, University of Auckland


New Zealand

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Headquartered in Hamilton, Tompkins Wake acts for clients in regulated sectors such as dairy, electricity, telecoms and local government, and among its clients are four of the country's ten largest exporters. Mark Renner leads the practice, in which Phil Taylor is a standout partner. Taylor has more than 20 years' experience in M&A transactions and has particular expertise in the agribusiness and food sectors. He and Renner acted for Waikato Innovation Park in the NZ$25m sale of shares to a private investor, which included identifying all pre-sale restructuring and approvals required in light of the local and central government ownership of the client and its subsidiaries. Senior associate Philip Monahan also played a central role in that deal. In Auckland, Bryce Davey, Tom Arieli and special counsel Robert Bycroft are building the firm's profile. They acted for micro-algae developer Algatechnologies in its acquisition of a majority interest in Supreme Health New Zealand.

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