Michael Harrod

Michael Harrod

Partner since 2004.

Areas of expertise.

– Mergers & Acquisitions
– Private Equity & Venture Capital
– Commercial Services
– Capital Markets
– Corporate Advisory
– Special Situations & Restructuring


LLB, University of Auckland

International experience.

Clifford Chance (London) 1997 – 1999
Allen & Overy (London) 2001 – 2003


ddi: +64 9 921 6004
mob: +64 29 311 5930


Michael has extensive experience across a range of corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular focus on M&A.

Michael is currently recognised in the M&A field by both Chambers and Partners and the Asia Pacific Legal 500 and by Asialaw profiles in the fields of M&A, Capital Markets and Private Equity.  Michael was also recently included in the 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in New Zealand for his work in Corporate Law and M&A.

Recent Transactions.

  • Provincial Education Group on its acquisition of 40 childcare centres throughout New Zealand and its subsequent issuance of shares to Waterman Capital.
  • Yealands Wine Group in relation to the sale of that business to Marlborough Lines.
  • FlexiGroup in relation to its acquisition of Fisher & Paykel Finance and on its recent acquisition of commercial leasing business Telecom Rentals and Equico.
  • Acurity/Connor Healthcare on its successful full takeover offer of NZX-listed Acurity Health Group.
  • Quadrant on its acquisition of Jetts NZ (New Zealand’s largest fitness group).
  • Lempriere Australia on the successful takeover and de-listing of New Zealand Wool Services.