Matthew Olsen

Matthew Olsen

Partner since 2014.

Areas of expertise.

– Mergers & Acquisitions
– Commercial Services
– Corporate Advisory
– Private Equity & Venture Capital
– Capital Markets
– Financial Services Regulation


LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland


ddi: +64 9 921 6097
mob: +64 29 921 6014


Matthew is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, with considerable experience on a wide range of corporate activity including domestic and foreign M&A, joint ventures and ECM, with a particular focus on foreign direct investment.

Recent Transactions.

  • PSE listed Universal Robina Corporation on its NZ$700m acquisition of Griffin’s Foods from Pacific Equity Partners and its A$600m acquisition of Snack Brands Australia.
  • KKR, Värde Partners and Deutsche Bank on its acquisition of GE Capital’s A$8bn consumer finance business, and Bain Capital and Deutsche Bank on the acquisition of GE Capital’s commercial finance portfolio.
  • Intermediate Capital Group in relation to the IPO of Tegel Foods.
  • TPG in relation to the acquisition and then ASX IPO of Inghams.
  • Lempriere Australia in relation to the merger and partial divestment of its wool scour assets with Cavalier.