Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

Partner since 2017.

Areas of expertise.

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


LLB (Hons), BCom, University of Auckland


ddi: +64 9 921 6073
mob: +64 21 645 353


Michael has extensive experience across a range of corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular focus on M&A, private equity, listed company takeovers and equity capital markets.

Michael has been recognised in the corporate and M&A practice areas by The Legal 500.

Recent Transactions.

  • The senior lenders on Apax Partners’ NZ$2.6 billion takeover of Trade Me by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • The Collective Dairy in relation to its raising of capital from Pencarrow Private Equity.
  • NZX-listed Warehouse Group in relation to the sale of its financial services business to Finance Now.
  • ASX-listed Eclipx in relation to its scheme of arrangement to acquire ASX-listed Grays eCommerce.
  • Masthead in relation to its investment in NZX-listed SeaDragon.
  • Quadrant Private Equity in relation to its acquisitions of fitness businesses (including Jetts NZ) and confectionery businesses (including RJ’s Licorice).
  • Austron’s takeover, delisting and subsequent divestment of NZX-listed Acurity Health Group.