Regulating New Zealand's takeovers market

Established in 2000 under the Takeovers Act 1993, the Takeovers Panel is an independent Crown entity which regulates New Zealand's takeovers market. Our mandate is to strengthen investor confidence in New Zealand’s capital markets by enforcing the Takeovers Code.

While we wear a number of hats, one thing remains constant. The Takeovers Panel will always ensure shareholders, no matter what their size or influence, have equal, informed opportunities to participate in major share transactions. It’s our central foundation for a strong and efficient takeovers market.