Jonathan Riley

Jonathan Riley

Partner since 2023.

Areas of expertise.

  • Banking & Finance
  • Acquisition finance
  • General corporate and property finance
  • Special situations & restructuring
  • Capital markets


LLB (Hons, First Class), University of Otago


ddi: +64 9 921 6101
mob: +64 27 407 7905


Jonathan has extensive experience across a range of banking and finance transactions, with a particular focus on acquisition finance and property finance.


  • ANZ and Westpac in relation to Oceania Healthcare’s initial public offering.
  • Macquarie Group in relation to its NZ$220m acquisition and financing of the long-term concession to operate SkyCity’s Auckland car parks.
  • The syndicate on the $320m sustainability-linked financing provided to Silver Fern Farms (meat processing).
  • Merricks Capital on a range of its property finance transactions in New Zealand, including its refinancing of the Van Leeuwen group (dairy farming).
  • The lenders in relation to the various refinance and acquisition facilities provided to First Gas Limited (energy infrastructure).
  • ANZ, ASB, Westpac and other domestic and international banks in relation to corporate, acquisition and property finance arrangements.
  • NZX-listed borrowers and other corporates in respect of their financing arrangements.