Joshua Pringle Joshua Pringle

Joshua Pringle


Corporate & commercial

Joshua specialises in corporate and securities law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and overseas investment.

He has particular experience in private equity, having acted for domestic and offshore sponsors on numerous acquisitions and divestments over the last decade.

Alongside his private equity focus, Joshua has extensive experience in the technology space, acting for a range of offshore purchasers and domestic vendors.

After several years at leading New York firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, he re-joined Chapman Tripp in 2011.

Joshua is recognised as a Leading Lawyer at Chambers Asia Pacific 2023, Chambers Global 2022, as well as a Next Generation Partner by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024.

Recent highlights

Has advised:

  • Waterman Capital on numerous private equity-related transactions, including Academic Colleges Group, Manuka Health, My Food Bag, Canopy Healthcare, PBT and Fusion5
  • Pacific Equity Partners portfolio company, UP Education, on the sale of its ACG Education division to Inspired Education
  • Rubicon Technology Partners, a US-based private equity firm that invests exclusively in enterprise software companies, on its majority investment in Cin7, a specialist in cloud-based inventory management software and point-of-sale solutions
  • Unimarket, a leading eProcurement supplier, on its majority growth investment by Accel-KKR
  • Roam Creative, a leading digital consultancy, on its acquisition by projekt202, a division of Amdocs
  • a major multinational on its acquisition of a significant livestock technology business
  • Datamars SA on its acquisitions of Simcro, a market leader in livestock pharmaceutical delivery devices, and the retail solutions and milk meters businesses of Tru-Test, a leading agricultural technology business
  • French company B2A, a leader in automation and robotics, on its acquisition of Glidepath, a New Zealand company at the forefront of airport baggage handling solutions
  • PGG Wrightson on the $421m sale of its seeds business to Danish company DLF Seeds.


  • Council member of New Zealand Private Capital.
  • Member of the New York Bar.

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Sharing jubilance with long-term client Partners Life

This month global life insurance specialist Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc announced the purchase of 100% of the shares in Partners Group Holdings Limited, the parent company of Partners Life Limited.

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My Food Bag plates up with legal experts at Chapman Tripp

Today marks a significant milestone for New Zealand well-known brand, My Food Bag, as it lists on the NZX Main Board and ASX following a successful initial public offering.

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M&A market: Strong demand for now but threats from abroad and at home

Buyer interest is strong going into this year but this momentum is threatened by developments abroad and at home, Chapman Tripp says.

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M&A off to strong start, but challenges on the horizon

​Regulatory risk featured large in the mergers and acquisitions market last year and is shaping up to be a big factor again this year.

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