Ryan Bridgman Ryan Bridgman

Ryan Bridgman
Senior Solicitor
Christchurch

Corporate & commercial

Ryan specialises in corporate and commercial law.

He advises clients across a wide range of industries on company and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, finance, commercial contracting, construction and general commercial law.

Recent highlights

  • Acted for Gough Group on aspects of the sale of its CAT and transport businesses to Sime Darby for $211m.
  • Advised US and UK-based companies on the purchase of New Zealand-based software companies.
  • Acted for Axflow Holding AB on aspects of its purchase of Brown Brothers/Kelair, distributors of displacement and centrifugal pumps.
  • Advised SLI Systems on the 2018 takeover offer by ESW Holdings Inc.
  • Advised Kathmandu Holdings on the 2015 takeover offer by Briscoes Group for all of the shares in Kathmandu.

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CCHL makes breakthrough sustainability bond offer

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have advised Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) on the first sustainability bond offer in the New Zealand market to be made in reliance on a specific exemption from the Financial Markets Authority.

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A sweet result for the South Island Office with Sara Lee purchase

Chapman Tripp is pleased to have assisted New Zealand based investment group the South Island Office (through its investment entities) on all aspects of the AU$95m purchase of consumer favourite Sara Lee from McCain Foods.

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