Tom Jemson Tom Jemson

Tom Jemson

Senior Associate

Corporate & commercial

Tom specialises in corporate and securities law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and capital raisings.

He advises clients on a broad range of matters, including private M&A, private equity, equity capital markets transactions and corporate governance advice.  

Tom re-joined Chapman Tripp in 2021 after a period working in London for the leading US law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He was recognised as a Rising Star by NZ Lawyer in 2023.

Recent highlights

Has advised:

  • Infratil on its NZ$935m placement and supersized share purchase plan to part fund acquisition of a further 49.9% of ONE.NZ
  • Kiwi Group Holdings on the sale of Kiwi Wealth to Fisher Funds for NZ$310m.
  • The shareholders of Kāpura, formerly Wellington Hospitality Group, with the sale of Kāpura to DB Breweries’ newly established Star Hospitality Group.
  • Infratil in connection with the establishment of Mint Renewables, a renewable energy platform focused on Australia.
  • FNZ on its transformational merger of Hatch with Jarden Direct.
  • A substantial product holder on its involvement as an investor in the NZ$85m capital raising conducted by NZX listed Serko Limited.
  • Pacific Equity Partners and its portfolio company, UP Education, on the sale of its ACG Education division to Inspired Education.
  • Cerberus Capital Management and its portfolio company, My Money Group, in the signing of a memorandum of understanding relating to the proposed acquisition of HSBC Continental Europe’s retail banking in France.
  • PGG Wrightson on the sale of its seeds business to Danish company DLF Seeds.
  • First Gas on its acquisition of the Ahuroa gas storage facility from Contact Energy.
  • Beach Energy on its acquisition of Origin Energy’s conventional upstream oil and gas business, Lattice Energy.
  • Affiliates of BNP Paribas as major shareholders in the initial public offering of Allfunds Group on Euronext Amsterdam.
  • Goldman Sachs, the largest shareholder in ReNew Power, in ReNew’s public listing on Nasdaq through a business combination with RMG Acquisition Corporation II.

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Chapman Tripp advises Resolution Life on acquisition of Asteron Life for NZ$410m

Leading global life insurance group, Resolution Life, has entered into an agreement, through its trans-Tasman holding company, with Suncorp Group to acquire its New Zealand life insurance company, Asteron Life New Zealand.

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Two Senior Associates recognised by NZ Lawyer as Rising Stars

We are delighted that Janko Marcetic and Tom Jemson have been recognised as Rising Stars by NZ Lawyer.

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Sale of Kiwi Wealth business to Fisher Funds

We are pleased to have advised Kiwi Group Holdings Limited (KGHL) on the sale of Kiwi Wealth to Fisher Funds for NZ$310 million.

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Senior Associates group

Celebrating eight new senior associates

Julia Adams, Liora Bercovitch, William Cheyne, Richard Hutchison, Tom Jemson, Rachael Jones, Guy Jones, and Rosa McPhee have been promoted, recognising their expertise and contribution to the firm.

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