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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:
https://tompkinswake.co.nz
Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga

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Bryce Davey

Tel:
Work +64 9 309 1054
Email:
Web:
tompkinswake.co.nz/people/bryce-davey/
Tompkins Wake

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Bryce joined Tompkins Wake as a partner in November 2014, bringing more than 20 years’ experience practicing law in New Zealand and the UK. Bryce specialises in advising clients on buying, selling and investing in businesses, across the manufacturing, retail, construction and services sectors.

Bryce has acted for and advised:

  • Various New Zealand private equity funds in relation to their respective investments in, and subsequent exits from companies such as Hirepool, Guardian Healthcare, Tiri Group, Tegel Foods, Norfolk Group and Argenta. Bryce led the due diligence and negotiating sale and purchase agreements and shareholders’ agreements with co-investors and management.
  • Flooring Brands Limited on the sale of Carpet Court New Zealand to Allegro Private Equity. Bryce advised the board on the sale process and negotiated the sale and purchase agreement.
  • The shareholders of Apex Valves Limited on the sale of 80 per cent of the company to Watts Water Technologies Inc., a US multi-national. Bryce advised the vendors on the sale process, sale and purchase agreement and ongoing shareholding arrangements.

Member

New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

Education

BA, LLB, University of Otago


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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