Matthew Olsen

Matthew Olsen

Partner since 2014.

Areas of expertise.

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


LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland


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


An experienced corporate and commercial dealmaker, Matthew’s expertise covers both private and public mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and significant overseas investment.

Matthew has been recognised for his work in all major advisory publications and league tables, including Chambers, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and the International Financial Law Review, with clients most recently describing Matthew as “an exceptional corporate lawyer with solid M&A experience who is solutions-driven and commercial” and “always accessible and across the detail.”


  • Acting for global sponsors on multiple significant investments into New Zealand across various sectors, including finance, health, technology, manufacturing, infrastructure and consumer.
  • Acting for Toyota New Zealand on the acquisition of Ezi Car Rental, one of New Zealand’s largest rental car operators (transport).
  • Acting for Bettcher Inc on the acquisition of NZX listed MHM Automation.
  • Acting for Gaw Capital on the acquisition of a nationwide commercial property portfolio (property).
  • Acting for Waterman Capital on the aggregation and divestment of Provincial Education (early childhood education).
  • Acting for ICG concerning the acquisition of Canopy Healthcare Group (healthcare).