We have undertaken a significant level of corporate/commercial M&A activity.

Opus International Consultants. SenatesHJ assisted Opus International Consultants prepare for its AGM and delivery of annual results.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprises. We worked with (DAE) on its bid for Auckland International Airport.

Sealord. We managed the Government relations for the BIL sale of shares in Sealord (on behalf of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission). This sale process took place against strong Government opposition and issues surrounding the hunting of whales (as the buyer was a prominent Japanese fishing company).

Auckland International Airport. SenateSHJ undertook the communications and investor marketing communications for Treasury’s billion dollar initial public offering of Auckland International Airport – the sale of shares held by the Government and Auckland-based local authorities.  

Strategic Investment Group. We advised the Group on the management of client, internal and public communications, starting with their sale of a 50% stake in their company to Australia’s Allco Finance, and then the repositioning of the company’s services following on from the sale.

South Pacific Tyres. We worked with South Pacific Tyres to communicate Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Corp’s purchase of Ansell Ltd’s 50% holding in South Pacific Tyres in New Zealand. 

International Paper. SenateSHJ worked with a bidder for International Paper’s stake in Carter Holt Harvey to develop communications around the potential purchase of the stake. The project required the development of a full range of communications with regulators (including the Overseas Investment Commission), investors, shareholders, employees and unions, community, media and political audiences. 

Powerco. We worked with Powerco to prepare for its sale to Australian company Prime Infrastructure Ltd. This involved working closely with the senior management team on due diligence materials, communications and processes, managing media interest in the (highly political) sale process, and liaison with the Government regarding the Overseas Investment Commission process.