Michael Harrod

Michael Harrod

Consultant since 2019.

Partner from 2004 to 2019.

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 recognised for his commercial and pragmatic approach and as a leading M&A lawyer in the International Financial Law Review, the Legal 500 and in Asialaw profiles and was 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 Private Equity in relation to its acquisitions of fitness businesses (including Jetts NZ) and confectionery businesses (including RJ’s Licorice).
  • Lempriere Australia on the successful takeover and de-listing of New Zealand Wool Services.