Pollard heads Simpson Grierson’s corporate team. He is regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading deal makers, advising on transactions totalling over NZ$5bn in 2015. Pollard’s recent high-profile work includes acting for Macquarie Capital on the block trade of Origin Energy of its 53.1% shareholding in Contact Energy, one of the largest deals ever undertaken in New Zealand. He also led on deals for CHAMP Ventures (acquisition of Macpac), nib (acquisition of OnePath Life), Marlborough Lines (acquisition of Yealands Wine Group) and Accel Partners (investment in Xero).
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