Simon Horner

Simon Horner

Partner since 1993.

Mayne Wetherell from 2004.

Areas of expertise.

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


LLB, University of Exeter, England

International experience.

Slaughter & May (London) 1985 – 1991.


ddi: +64 9 921 6011
mob: +64 29 477 1694


Simon has extensive experience with New Zealand’s capital markets, advising on public offerings of securities, both listed and unlisted.

A member of the Takeovers Panel since 2011, Simon acts for a wide range of market participants, including issuers, arrangers, lead managers, underwriters and fund managers.

He has successfully defended a number of clients against aggressive regulatory intervention by the FMA, the NZX and the Takeovers Panel.


Recent Transactions.

  • Public offerings of listed bonds for Fonterra, Auckland Airport and Transpower.
  • New Zealand securities law aspects of the Ingham’s IPO and Australian offerings into New Zealand.
  • Stewart Family interests on the takeover of Acurity.