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 lawyer,  Matthew’s expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, and overseas investment.  Matthew is also an established specialist in M&A W&I insurance, acting for all major insurers operating in the Australasian market.

Matthew has been recognised for his work in the corporate and commercial area by Chambers Global and by the International Financial Law Review.

Recent Experience.

  • Global investment firm KKR on the acquisition of the NZ$200m Central Park Corporate Centre with joint venture partner Oyster Property Group.
  • Deutsche Bank AG on its divestment of Craigs Investment Partners.
  • Act for several global corporates and investment funds in relation to various venture capital investments.
  • 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.
  • Wraith Capital on the formation of the Optic Security Group, by way of multiple acquisitions, to form Australasia’s largest independent physical, IT and information security group.
  • Avanti Finance on its acquisition of the trans-Tasman vehicle finance business, Branded Financial Services.
  • Goldman Sachs in relation to its investment in new natural and organic feed additive company PLAMAN Global.
  • Lempriere Australia on the merger and partial divestment of its wool scour assets with Cavalier, Direct Capital and ACC.