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Walter Colebatch | Mergers and Acquisitions Adviser
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Walter Colebatch
Mergers and Acquisitions Adviser

Profession: Financial Advisor

Location Main Office: City // Moscow | Country // Russia

Professional Expertise

Capital raising, Geopolitical risk, Independent financial advisory, M&A transactions, Market risk, Post M&A integration, Project management, Start-ups, Strategy

Experience in Industries, Products & Services

Aviation, Banking, Derivatives, Finance, Financial markets, FinTech, Investment banking, Start-up capital, Trade finance

CV Résumé

An international finance executive with a background in major international banks, factoring and trade finance, financial markets, financial start-ups, international relationships, investment funds and other financial service and private equity providers resulting in a very broad cross section of experience in the financial area.

Education in Banking and International Finance at Melbourne University, Queensland University of Technology, Australian Securities Institute. 20 years of experience in executive management, business development, financial risk management and advisory; dealing room and financial risk trading, sales and structuring experience; Providing executive-level support for fund raising, strategic partnerships, Go-to-Market strategy, global and local market expansion strategy, corporate finance, M&A and investment strategy.

- Experienced in the Russian market, advising international investors into Russia and helping Russian businesses raise capital internationally.
- Experienced in developing and providing investment and funding solutions for start-ups and high growth businesses from Venture Capital and Private Equity investors to Sovereign Wealth funds.

Transformed a business idea from a Russian entrepreneur and made it into an internationally investable successful fintech, creating structures, policies and procedures as CEO of the start-up, then attracting, negotiating and delivering half a billion dollars in investment and senior finance to the business from global investors at a trade finance fintech start-up.

Created, built and led the London and North American team for FX risk management for a large international bank, working as an outsourced risk advisory, structuring and solutions group for FTSE 250 companies and major hedge funds and investment funds.

Worked in Russia, UK, Australia, Netherlands, USA.

Worked with Virgin Group, Lone Star Funds, Citadel, PIMCO, KKR, Carlyle Group, BlackRock, MBK

Walter Colebatch joined CBA as M&A Advisor in Russia in October 2021.

Languages spoken



Bachelor of Business (Majors: International Business, Banking and Finance)

Major companies Walter Colebatch worked with

  • National Australia Bank
  • Commerzbank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Stenn International
  • RDIF
NAB Commerzbank Standard Steen Russian

Professional Achievements

Fintech co-founder, CEO and board member,
Advisor to Directors of a leading Sovereign Wealth Fund,
Senior Executive in several Global Banks,
Committee Member, Non Profit Foundation

Years in Advisory: 25

Accompanied & accomplished deals: 3

Total Transaction Volume: EUR 60,000,000

Personal Achievements

Commercial Pilots Licence
Ski Instructor
World altitude record for motorcycles (6,361m, 2012)

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