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Profession: Investment Banker, M & A and Corporate Adviser
Location Main Office: City // Sydney | Country // Australia
Capital raising, Capital raising (equity and debt), Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic advisory
Experience in Industries, Products & Services:
B2B technology, Consumer business, Health, Operating real estate
John has over 25 years of M & A, debt and equity raising, funds management and principal investment experience, holding senior leadership roles with a number of global investment banks, including Macquarie (11+ years), RBS and CIMB, together with a number of years at KPMG.
He has led businesses in Australia, New Zealand and South Korea and also worked across Asia, USA and the UK.
John has advised on M&A transactions totalling over $10bn, raised $4+bn in equity and $2.5bn in debt, debt capital markets and bonds. He has also been responsible for undertaking a number of principal investments. This range allows him to excel in complex transactions requiring multiple investment banking skill-sets.
John founded Conquest Capital to bring a range of corporate advisory and capital raising services to the mid-market and to assist such businesses deliver on their growth strategies.
Education in brief (Indicate college/university and other specialized education of expert): BA (Honours) Geography – Durham University; ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales); Masters of Applied Finance (Macquarie University); GAICD (Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors);
Other Training in brief (Indicate significant training): Ongoing Continuous Professional Development.
Membership in prof. Associations: GAICD (Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors); ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales)
Countries of Work Experience: Australia, New Zealand, UK, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, USA
John has the Australian and British dual nationality.
He joined CBA in March 2021 as M & A Adviser in Sydney, Australia.
Languages spoken: English
Executive Director, Macquarie Group + CEO, Retirement Villages Group (largest retirement village group in Australia / New Zealand);
Client Transaction Award (when I was lead adviser) for Wesfarmers / Bunnings - sale and leaseback of 15 Warehouse properties via lease securitisation (A$304m)
Most Innovative Deal and Best Debt Finance Deal by FinanceAsia (2013); Best Securitisation Deal by AsiaMoney (2013); Australian Securitisation Deal of the Year by Kanganews (2013)
Years in Advisory: 32
Total Transaction Volume: EUR 10,000,000,000
Father & husband;
7 marathons in Australia & Barcelona;
Treasurer & player at local cricket club