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Tompkins Wake

WESSTPAC HOUSE, LEVEL 8, 430 VICTORIA STREET, PO BOX 258, HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND
Tel:
Work +64 7 839 4771
Fax:
Fax +64 7 839 4855
Email:
Web:
www.tompkinswake.co.nz
Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga
Tompkins Wake, Mark Renner, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND

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Mark Renner

Tel:
Work +64 7 838 6050
Email:
Web:
www.tompkinswake.co.nz
Tompkins Wake

Work Department

Corporate and M&A

Position

Partner

Career

An experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, Mark has been practicing law since 1998 and joined Tompkins Wake in 2009. He brings almost 20 years’ experience practicing law, including six years with international firm Shearman and Sterling LLP in New
York and Silicon Valley.
Mark became a partner at Tompkins Wake in 2012 and is highly experienced in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, projects and commercial contracts and all aspects of public and private debt and equity financing, including public securities offerings.

Mark is also a trusted advisor to our Local Government clients advising on their commercial matters including CCO’s, rating and governance.

Mark has acted for and advised:

  • WEL Networks and negotiated key agreements on its joint venture with the Crown to build the communications fibre network in the Central North Island
  • WEL Networks on the $189 million buyout of Waikato Networks from Crown Fibre Holdings with Phil Taylor 
  • Ultrafast Fibre Limited on its contracting and project agreements.
  • A number of significant participants in the Manuka honey market on mergers & acquisitions and equity investment.
  • Prolife Foods on a number of mergers & acquisitions transactions in the food & beverage sector and advised on key commercial contracts.
  • A joint venture on all aspects of the acquisition and financing of a forestry block for conversion to a large dairy farm.
  • NZX listed Allied Farmers Ltd on corporate restructuring and listed company matters.
  • Hamilton City Council on a number of divestments and investments of its assets, including its stake in the Novotel and Ibis Hotels.
  • Waikato Regional Council on the contracting and tendering for all of its bus contracts.
  • WEL Networks on the refinancing of its bank arrangements, and advises a number of corporate clients on their banking facilities, including receivables financing.
  • A significant international company on its construction and equipment projects in New Zealand.
  • Advised nine regional councils on a corporate IT joint venture.
  • Waikatolink, the commercialisation arm of the University of Waikato, and its portfolio companies on capital raising, restructuring, licensing and exits, and has advised AgResearch on its joint venture investments in the US.
  • Milfos International Limited, on its sale to GEA, the German conglomerate.
  • Numerous companies and industries in the United States on IPOS, follow-on and secondary offerings, and stock exchange compliance.

Member

Admitted to New York Bar
NZ Institute of Directors

Education

LLB (First Class Hons), University of Waikato


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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