Grant Dunn has had an interesting run of late, with deals ranging from vineyards to plantation forests to kiwifruit post-harvest operators – perhaps an indicator of the kinds of assets and deals that will only grow in prominence as the agribusiness sector hots up.
Recent deals for Dunn include advising Canadian pension fund PSP Investments on its acquisition of a 30% stake in the Kaingaroa forest (New Zealand’s largest forest) and partnership arrangements with Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation and Harvard University. He advised the Mud House Wine Group on the sale of its wine brands and other assets to Accolade Wines and the sale of 400 hectares of vineyards to CK Life Sciences. He also advised rural supply cooperative Farmlands Trading Society on its merger with CRT to form one of New Zealand’s largest cooperatives (54,000 shareholders), and kiwifruit post-harvest operators Aerocool and Apata on their merger.
- Partner, Buddle Findlay (2004)
- Legal Counsel, CORE Investments Group Ltd
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
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Recognised as an Expert in Private Equity, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) in the Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity Lawyers
- NZ Venture Capital Association
- Australian Venture Capital Association
- Australian Corporate Lawyers Association
BCom (Accounting and Finance), LLB University of Auckland
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