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Isaac Manase

Senior Associate

Corporate Advisory

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Isaac is a senior associate in Russell McVeagh's Corporate Advisory team.  He has extensive experience advising on a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, overseas investment, joint ventures, capital market transactions and a broad range of corporate advisory matters.
Isaac is known for his commercial approach and technical skill, as well as his ability to work collaboratively with clients to achieve exceptional results. 
Having returned to Russell McVeagh in 2021 after four years working in London for Slaughter and May, Isaac's advice integrates his broad international experience and perspectives.


Isaac's recent work includes advising:

  • Pacific Equity Partners on its sale of Evolution Healthcare to QIC.

  • Healthe Care on its sale of Boulcott Hospital to Rangatira.

  • CPE Capital on its sale of a key New Zealand transport and infrastructure asset.

  • Pacific Equity Partners on its acquisition of Healthe Care.

  • Probi AB on the formation of its strategic partnership with Blis Technologies, which involved the acquisition of a 13% shareholding in Blis and the establishment of a license and supply agreement.

  • Fonterra on its $592 million sale of its China dairy farms.

  • ​A construction and services business on the merger of its facilities management division (forming the largest facilities management company in the UK).

  • Certain major shareholders of Aston Martin in connection with the company's £500 million capital raise (by way of a placing and rights issue).

  • An independent brewing and pub retailing business, listed on the London stock exchange, on a joint venture relating to its UK brewing and distribution business.

  • A renewable energy investment firm on its acquisition of a 50% interest in a significant wind farm project in Sweden.

  • Certain major shareholders of Aston Martin in connection with their partial offer to acquire further shares in the company.

  • UK Green Investment Bank on its privatisation and subsequent sale to Macquarie Bank.

  • A global private equity firm on its investment in an insurance firm in Italy.

  • A bidder for an operating interest in significant gas transmission assets in Chad and Cameroon.

  • A sovereign wealth fund on its investment in a premium childcare provider in the UK.

  • A global private equity firm on its investment in a waste management company in the UK.

  • Pacific Equity Partners on its acquisition of Manuka Health New Zealand.

  • A bidder for Vector's gas transmission and gas distribution businesses.

  • Crescent Capital Partners Management and New Zealand Panels Group on the acquisition of the Bestwood and Kopine businesses from Carter Holt Harvey.

  • Lion on its acquisition of Morton Estate.

  • Howard-Willis Limited on its acquisition of Fox Group Limited, owner of the DTR Finance and Appliance Shed businesses.

  • Woolworths on its acquisition of EziBuy. 

  • The shareholders of Torpedo7 on its partial sale to The Warehouse.


LLB, BSc, University of Auckland


Isaac originally joined Russell McVeagh in 2012 and was admitted to practise in New Zealand in 2013.
Isaac has been named a Rising Star 2022 - featuring on NZ Lawyer's Rising Stars list which recognises lawyers demonstrating leadership and achievement within New Zealand's legal profession.

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