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John Sestan
Consulting Professional

Profession: Advisor in Mergers & Acquisitions

Location Main Office: City // Melbourne | Country // Australia

Professional Expertise

Business transformation, Business valuation, Company restructuring, Due diligence, Fund raising (debt and equity markets), Infrastructure valuations and transactions, Mergers, acquisitions and disposals, Post acquisition integration, Project management, Supply chain optimisation (network design, optimisation, inventory management)

Experience in Industries, Products & Services

Development of resource projects (Uranium, gold, silver, copper, coal, iron ore), Energy projects, incl. coal, gas and renewables |, Infrastructure, Manufacturing businesses, Mining, Renewable energy, Technology IP

CV Résumé

Established senior executive, with extensive accomplishments in all aspects of mergers and acquisition (M & A) activity, project development, as well as solving complex commercial challenges. Proven expertise in analysing, structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, exploration farm-ins and other strategic relationships, with the aim of achieving substantial business growth and development. Exemplary transaction planning and stakeholder management skills ultimately resulting in the completion of world scale and cross border M & A transactions and raising project specific debt facilities.

My contribution is made confidently and professionally achieving outstanding results for businesses across various sectors, including high profile, blue chip companies such as Rio Tinto and BP Australia.

Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Countries of work experience: Australia, New Zealand, US, China, India, Indonesia, SE Asia, West Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique, Canada

I joined CBA as Consulting Professional in Australia in October 2020.

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian, Croatian


Bachelor Engineering, MBA

Major companies John Sestan worked with

  • Rio Tinto
  • BP
  • OZ Minerals
  • EMR Capital
  • ANZ Terminals
Rio Tinto BP OZ

Professional Achievements

Operated successful consulting business over 20 years, multiple industries, scopes and roles, experience across all international regions

Years in Advisory: 20

Accompanied & accomplished deals: 10

Total Transaction Volume: EUR 500,000,000

Personal Achievements

Multiple languages, global personal and professional profile and experience

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