We are focused on results driven advice across public and private markets, providing clients with tailored solutions across multiple industry sectors

  • We have significant experience advising on the sale of businesses across a diverse range of sectors for entrepreneurs, family offices, corporates and institutional investors.

    Our private and public market capabilities place us in a unique position to advise not only on a sale but to also bring the competitive tension of a capital raise alongside the sale process as a “dual-track” process.

    We manage the overall transaction and work closely with our clients advising on:

    • Preparing the business for sale and (if required) providing an active management solution;
    • Valuation guidance through detailed analysis of comparable businesses and transactions;
    • Preparation of sale documents that bring the company’s key attributes to the fore;
    • Negotiation, documentation and settlement of the transaction.

    We draw upon our expansive local and global network of industry contacts to help identify potential acquirers with the capability, funding and experience to complete the transaction.

  • We have assisted companies ranging from local businesses to large multi-national organisations on their acquisition strategies including many multi-acquisition processes.

    We utilise our extensive networks and research capabilities to source acquisition targets for our clients supporting them in the development of their acquisition strategy and then assisting on the analysis, negotiation and settlement of the transaction.

    We have a strong track record in assisting large multi-nationals to “bridge the gap” and acquire high growth mid-market entrepreneurial companies.

    Our strong capital raising capabilities and networks across both the debt and equity capital markets allow us to assist on financing the acquisitions.

  • Our corporate team has advised on both sides of public company takeovers including advising corporate and private equity buy-side clients. We project manage the complete transaction, including:

    • Bidding tactics;
    • Board advice;
    • Testing existing shareholder appetite to sell (utilising our sales team’s extensive institutional network);
    • Structuring and funding advice;
    • Valuation;
    • Shareholder communication and management.

    We also provide strategic advice to public and private companies on more general areas, including:

    • Business planning;
    • Corporate restructuring;
    • Financial modelling support;
    • Strategy review;
    • Exit review / investor ready;
    • Governance and board structure.
  • Sometimes companies that are to be sold, or for which capital is to be raised, require extra assistance in becoming suitable for, or more attractive to investors.

    It may be the case that the financial management requires strengthening or a technology capability needs to be established. The value enhancement or realisation that occurs as a consequence may be very significant and the implementation of the project may be over a few months or a number of years.

    We have the internal resource, flexibility and experience to work with companies on structuring interim solutions. We also have the networks and knowledge to work with clients to find the right long-term management team and board members that will help optimise outcomes.

  • We work with a broad range of businesses to raise capital across all stages of the business evolutionary lifecycle from early stage through to growth, acquisition and pre-IPO funding in the form of debt, equity or hybrids.

    In most circumstances we work with businesses where the business model has already been proven and is revenue generating. We do not work with start-ups and typically don’t become involved before a Series A fund raising.

    We can assess and present with a wide range of funding options including venture capital, family offices, high net worth individuals and debt providers and assist our clients to structure and negotiate favourable commercial funding terms, which provides longevity for the business and its new investors.

  • We advise and assist our clients to achieve optimal capital management outcomes through delivering the most effective forms of capital including:

    • Equity – Pre-IPO, IPO, secondary placements;
    • Debt – senior debt, project finance, mezzanine;
    • Hybrids – convertibles;
    • Share buy-backs;
    • Capital restructuring.

    Through our senior team, we are able to access an extensive network of institutional, private equity, venture capital, family office and high net worth investors.

    Our networks cover both domestic markets as well as most capital centres in Asia, Europe and the USA.

    We have a strong track record acting as the lead manager and corporate adviser on a range of IPOs and secondary issues, securing development and growth capital for small to mid-market companies.

    With our focus on understanding the business, we carry out extensive due diligence on the companies that we raise capital for and once comfortable with the investment thesis, we will partner with other appropriate advisers if and when required in order to achieve the best outcome for our client. Ultimately our focus is to seek the best source of capital that meets both the company and the investors’ needs.

    Under our AFSL, we also have the capability to underwrite our public company capital raisings providing certainty to stakeholders.

  • Corporate Broking is our advisory business which supports listed clients on a broad range of advice including ASX listing obligations, investor relations and share register compositions.

    We provide an extensive range of investor relations advice to our clients to ensure timely, relevant and transparent communication with their shareholder base while adhering to regulatory requirements.

    Our dedicated institutional broking teams have extensive relationships with small to mid-market fund managers, family offices and high net worth investors and we work closely with retail stockbrokers to enhance our distribution across retail investor networks.

    We provide stockbroking services across all ASX listed equities utilising the FinClear trading platform.

    In our capacity as corporate broker we provide support with:

    • Capital markets advice including all aspects of investor relations, ASX listing and disclosure rules;
    • Preparation of announcements, Annual Reports, Prospectus, investor presentations
    • Stakeholder communications of the investment case by our sales team;
    • Coordination of roadshows (domestic and international);
    • Share registry development and optimisation; and
    • After-market support for IPOs and off market trading to support equity placements (including institutional block trades).

    The corporate broking team aims to develop share registers to support capital raisings, fund acquisitions and growth strategies and provide liquidity as the company develops.

    The team have significant capital markets experience across all sectors and draw upon their broad investor networks to support listed companies.

We’re not a professional service firm, we’re a team of business owners. We’ve been in your shoes and we get what it takes.

  • Ben Weber

    DIRECTOR

    Ben Weber

    DIRECTOR

    Ben has over 15 years professional experience in corporate finance specialising in M&A lead advisory, servicing public and privately owned businesses, major local and national property businesses and Government agencies. 

    Ben’s experience throughout Australia and South East Asia has seen him undertake extensive work in the following industries; industrial services, wagering and gambling, property and manufacturing. 

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Advised Lafarge International on the sale of their Australian operations to Knauf for $175m
    • Advised ITL Limited on the sale of the Australian CPP operations to Merit Medical
    • Advised National Plant and Equipment on their 50% sale to Mitsui International​

    Currently, Ben is a principal at P² Corporate Strategy and has been instrumental in the launch of Henslow Canberra. Before Ben joined as a Director in the Henslow Canberra office, he was a Director of M&A at PwC, a role he held for 5 years. Before this, Ben was the senior manager of Transactions services at PwC in Sydney. 

    As a ‘connector of people’ in the business community, Ben takes pride in working with clients and forming long-term bonds both inside and outside the workplace. In Ben’s spare time, you’ll find him on the sidelines of a Raiders match or coaching his sons Rugby League and Union teams.

  • Scott McInnes

    Managing Director

    Scott McInnes

    Managing Director

    Over 25 years professional experience across corporate advisory, investment banking and chartered accounting working with private and public entrepreneurial businesses. 

    Scott has developed strong industry knowledge and transactional experience within the food & beverage and transportation & logistics sectors having advised on and completed a number of key transactions. Scott is the current country head for Oaklins. 

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Advising Powerwrap (ASX:PWL), on the conditional off-market takeover offer from Praemium (ASX:PPS)
    • Advised Watermark on its divestment to Xenith IP Group (ASX:XIP)​
    • Advised Atomos (ASX:AMS) on the acquisition of UK-based Time Code Systems​

    Prior to founding Henslow, Scott was the Director of Growth and Acquisition Finance for Investec Bank. Previous to his role at Investec, Scott was a Director of Transaction Services at Pitcher Partners (Melbourne) along with spending 5 years in the UK as an Associate Director at Smith and Williamson, one of the UK’s leading investment and accounting firms. 

    Scott was previously a Non-Exec Director of Techdrill Civil and Mining Services and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Founding Member and past President (2007 and 2018) of the Irvine Club Inc, an association which operates business networking events and to date raising over $3m for under-funded and under-exposed charities.

  • Grace Fitzsimmons

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

    Grace Fitzsimmons

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

    Grace joined in 2011 as Executive Assistant being one of the longest serving employees at Henslow. Grace serves as a primary contact for external offices, along with supporting the growing team & providing administrative, secretarial & office management assistance.

    Grace has previously worked in top tier law firms in both Australia and the UK.

  • Ryan Whitelegg

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Ryan Whitelegg

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Ryan has over 25 years professional experience within corporate finance, stock broking, private equity and research roles with a focus on both listed and unlisted companies.

    Over his career, Ryan has gained considerable experience within the general industrial and health care sectors and has a strong track record of building and investing in entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses.

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Advising CML Group (ASX:CGR) on multiple capital raises and acquisitions and the takeover defence from Affinity Equity Partners-owned Scottish Pacific
    • Advising PayRight on multiple debt and equity capital raises
    • Advising Atomos (ASX:AMS) on multiple unlisted capital raises, its pre-IPO and IPO, and subsequent placements

    Prior to Henslow, Ryan was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Austock Group, overseeing the Corporate and Securities, Property and Asset Management, Private Equity and Life Insurance businesses. Prior to becoming COO, Ryan was an Executive Director of Austock Securities and Corporate businesses and established and ran the Private Equity operations. Ryan was also responsible for growing the Research department from zero to 20+ employees whilst maintaining profitability and positioning it as Australia’s highest rated non-bulge bracket Research department.

    Ryan is currently a Non-Executive Director of Boardroom Pty Ltd, the third-largest share registry and corporate secretarial business in Australia (part of Boardroom Group, SE Asia’s largest share registry group), Red Door, an emerging food wholesaler, and Department13, a counter drone technology company.

  • Justin Lewis

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Justin Lewis

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Justin has over 24 years professional experience in investment banking and stockbroking across three contents, working with entrepreneurial and growing businesses.

    Justin has broad experience having worked extensively in Australia and the UK as both a leader and adviser, in particular in the financial services and resources sectors.

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Advised Bigtincan Holdings (ASX:BTH) on their $35m capital raise
    • Advised Alcidion (ASX:ALC) on multiple equity raises, block trades and general corporate broking advice
    • Advised Hydrix (ASX:HYD) on multiple placements and the establishment of appropriate debt facilities

    Justin previously spent three-years as executive Chairman of Beacon Hill Resources Plc, an AIM and ASX listed mining group – leading the development and financing of a mine in Mozambique. Prior to this, Justin was the chief executive of Blue Oar Securities, a listed, integrated financial services firm with over 400 staff and operations across Australia and the UK.

    With significant cross-border experience, Justin has held director positions at a number of listed and unlisted companies in both Australia and the UK. The experience of running and advising mining companies in Africa has given Justin an understanding of the challenges of operating businesses in hostile and challenging environments. Outside of the office, Justin’s weekends are spent with his 3 children, skiing, sailing or backing the Hawks.

  • Chris Tait

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Chris Tait

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Chris has over 25 years professional experience in investment banking, strategy, mergers and acquisitions (both sell-side and buy-side), private capital raises and transaction structuring.

    Chris has broad experience having worked across Australia, the UK and the US, however he has particular knowledge and expertise in retail, travel & tourism, services and technology.

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Advised Website Travel Group on its divestment to Imperium Group
    • Advised The Body Shop on its divestment to L’Oreal
    • Advised Milan Direct on its acquisition by Temple & Webster (ASX:TPW)

    Before co-founding Henslow, Chris was the APAC CFO as well as head of Strategy and Acquisitions for WHSmith Plc, where he led the acquisitions of the Australian based Angus and Robertson and New Zealand based Whitcoulls, culminating in the divestment of the combined business to a large private equity firm. Before this, Chris was a director at Deloitte in the UK and New York.

    Chris is the chairman of Henslow’s investee companies, the ASX listed Atomos and privately held, Credo. Weekends are spent with his wife and four children interspersed with the occasional over 45’s soccer match.

  • Sebastian Bell

    ASSOCIATE

    Sebastian Bell

    ASSOCIATE

    Sebastian has over 6 years professional experience in investment banking and capital markets across Australia and the US.

    Whilst at Henslow, Sebastian has worked on a broad range of transactions across both the private and public markets, however he has built particular expertise in technology, BNPL and financial services.

    Notable recent transactions include:

    • Advised Alcidion (ASX:ALC) on multiple equity raises, block trades and general corporate broking advice
    • Advised PayRight on multiple debt and equity capital raises
    • Advised Atomos (ASX:AMS) on multiple unlisted capital raises, its pre-IPO and IPO, and subsequent placements
    • Advised Compare & Connect on its private capital raise

    Sebastian began his career in Los Angeles with New Century Capital Partners in corporate advisory where he primarily assisted on transactions in the medical device field. After moving back to Australia, he joined Henslow in 2015 working primarily within their corporate team advising on M&A and capital raisings.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Having an interest in the hospitality sector, Sebastian would one day like to open a hospitality venue and he is also a member of Royal South Yarra Tennis Club.

  • Paul Young

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Paul Young

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Paul has over 30 years professional experience providing independent corporate advisory services to large public and private clients. Paul has acquired extensive international reach through being country head since 1995 for Oaklins.

    Paul has a broad knowledge base with particular experience in metals & mining, energy, gaming, hospitality, services and general industrials.

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Advised Maggie Beer Foods on its divestment to Longtable Group (ASX:MBH)
    • Advised Magellan Petroleum Australia during its merger via public company takeover and listing on NASDAQ
    • Advised Byron Energy on debt and equity raisings and joint venture arrangements in its path to becoming a Gulf of Mexico oil and gas producer

    Prior to Henslow, Paul was a divisional director of Morgan Grenfell, an international merchant bank that merged with Deutsche Bank.

    He is a director of the ASX listed Ambition Group, Byron Energy and HKEX, listed Left Field Printing Limited, and a former Chairman of Peter Lehmann Wines. He has a Masters Degree in Economics from Cambridge University and an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Tina Zhao

    ASSOCIATE

    Tina Zhao

    ASSOCIATE

    Tina has over 5 years professional experience in investment banking and asset management across Australia and China.

    Tina’s experience spans mergers and acquisitions (both sell side and buy side), capital raises and direct investments across infrastructure, real estate and municipal sectors. She has particular expertise in mining, general industrials and financial services.

    Recent noteble transactions include:

    • Advised Agent Select on multiple capital raises
    • Advised Pressure Right on its divestment to MH Carnegie backed Pumps United
    • Advised Strikeforce on its acquisition of Blueprint Group, a portfolio company of Navis Capital

    Before Henslow, Tina worked at Ping An Asset Management Co., Ltd., China’s second largest asset management company, in Shanghai. She also previously held internships at Morgan Stanley and Ernst & Young.

    Tina holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Master of Finance degree from the University of Melbourne. She was a visiting student to Stern School of Business, New York University in 2011. Tina is proficient in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She enjoys playing tennis and practising yoga in her spare time.

  • Nick Andrew

    Director

    Nick Andrew

    Director

    Nick has over 12 years M&A experience advising corporate, private equity and HNW clients on a range of complex buy-side, sell-side and capital raising engagements.

    Nick has broad experience, with a particular sector expertise in retail, consumer goods, technology, travel & tourism and media.

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Advised on divestment of Website Travel Group to Imperium Group
    • Advised KKR-owned Travelopia on the divestment of their ANZ travel and tourism brands
    • Advised Agent Select on their Series C capital raise led by RACV

    Nick returned to Henslow in 2017 following two years working in the UK where he advised clients on cross-border transactions across the UK, Europe, USA, South America, Asia and Australia. In the UK, Nick worked at KPMG in their M&A team and for a private equity owned media company as an M&A Manager. Nick originally joined Henslow in 2012 and prior to this commenced his career with PwC.

    Nick is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has completed a Masters in Applied Finance and Bachelor of Commerce. Nick is a keen surfer and enjoys spending his weekends down on Victoria’s Surf Coast.

  • Alexis Hancock

    Intern

    Alexis Hancock

    Intern

    Alexis is in her final year of completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University. Before finding her passion in corporate finance, Alexis gained valuable skills from work experience at Grant Thornton and Minter Ellison.

    Outside of the office, Alexis is an avid member of the rowing community; having represented Australia on an international stage, she also coaches schoolgirls at Methodist Ladies College. Off the water, Alexis enjoys watching live music and travelling.

  • Tom Ebeyan

    Analyst

    Tom Ebeyan

    Analyst

    Tom is an enthusiastic graduate with a passion for corporate finance.

    Tom was a Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of Melbourne, completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance/Accounting). During his last year of studying, Tom was an intern at Henslow. This experience gave him invaluable insights into the M&A process, which left him well prepared for his transition into an analyst role.

    Outside of Henslow, Tom is a keen rugby player and avid Melbourne Rebels fan. Tom is currently studying to attain the CFA charter.

  • Steve Chapman

    Managing Director

    Steve Chapman

    Managing Director

    Steve has over 30 years’ experience of providing independent corporate advisory services including mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and strategic advice.

    Steve has a depth of experience however particular expertise in consumer staples, financial services, bulk commodities, business services, media and general industrials.

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Advised on JV of Northern Milling and Finasucre’s Bundaberg Sugar
    • Advised on sale of Talent 2 to Morgan & Banks Investments and Allegis Group
    • Advised on sale of Ross Human Directions to Chandler Macleod

    Steve was previously an executive director of Morgan Grenfell, which merged with Deutsche Bank.

    Steve was formerly an independent director of ANZ Wealth Group, a subsidiary of the ANZ Bank, former Chairman of Blackmores and former Deputy Chairman of Perpetual. Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UNSW and an MBA from the University of Adelaide. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Anton Jovanovic

    DIRECTOR

    Anton Jovanovic

    DIRECTOR

    Anton Jovanovic has over 20 years’ experience working across various industries such as technology, retail, food and beverage, sport, health, mining services and automotive.

    Commencing his career in finance, Anton then worked for Ford Motor Company before becoming a Director of a large retail automotive group. More recently he moved into management consulting helping a variety of companies in various industries. Prior to joining Henslow, Anton worked in technology with Catapult Sports helping them buy various companies and integrating them into the global business.

    Anton’s experience has enabled him to develop a strong operational and strategic background with extensive experience in buying and integrating companies. His skills focus on strategic and operational advice which often includes execution, mergers and acquisitions, as well as private capital raises.

    He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University.

  • Spencer Rath

    Analyst

    Spencer Rath

    Analyst

    Spencer has over 2 years professional experience in investment banking, strategic advisory and equity research.

    Spencer has built his expertise is in buy-side and sell-side of mergers & acquisitions, and strategic advisory with a particular focus on the logistics, education, financial services and technology sectors.

    Before Henslow, Spencer worked in PwC Australia’s deals advisory team, advising on a range of corporate engagements and building his skills in financial analysis, modelling, and valuation. While still at university, Spencer interned at Canaccord Genuity, Paragon Funds Management and Grant Thornton as an analyst.

    Spencer holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Monash University. As an AFL and NBA fanatic, you’ll never meet anyone else who can match his sports trivia knowledge. Whether it’s on the pitch or in the office, he’s all about kicking goals.

  • Adam Dellaway

    DIRECTOR

    Adam Dellaway

    DIRECTOR

    Adam has over 20 years of investment markets experience gained from roles in institutional stockbroking and funds management, including institutional research, sales trading and buy side equities dealing.

    Adam has established long term relationships with some of Australia’s leading fund managers and enjoys working with emerging listed micro and small cap companies across a range of industries. 

    Recent notable transaction include:

    • Facilitated a block trade selldown of Blue Sky’s 10% holding of Assisted with the Alcidion (ASX:ALC)​ and assisted ALC with a $16.0m placement.
    • Assisted Atomos (ASX:AMS)​ with several capital raises, totalling $50.0m to fund organic growth and the acquisition of Time Code Systems.
    • Provided CML Group (ASX:CGR)​ with investor relations support and assisted with capital raises totalling $13.0m.

    Prior to joining Henslow, Adam previously worked at Contango Asset Management (ASX:CGA) as a senior dealer and analyst. Before this, he worked at Wilsons for over 16 years’ as an institutional advisor. 

    Adam has a Bachelor of International Business from Queensland University of Technology and Graduate Diploma of applied finance.

  • Thomas Tsiakis

    Analyst

    Thomas Tsiakis

    Analyst

    Thomas has over 4 years professional experience in capital markets, corporate advisory, private equity, consultancy and audit.

    Thomas has acquired broad industry experience, however has a particular expertise in real estate, financial services and general industrials.

    Thomas began his career at EY, specialising in consultancy and audit services and heading up flagship audits for clients including UBS and AMP. After EY, Thomas followed his interest in capital raising by working at boutique asset investment firm C2 Capital where he was involved in a wide range of deals and capital raising processes.

    Thomas holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) with a major in finance and management from the University of Melbourne. He seeks to learn from the best and sees his client’s potential for growth as endless.

  • James Olarenshaw

    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

    James Olarenshaw

    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

    James is a chartered accountant with 10 years of experience across industry and professional services in both Australia and UK.

    Commencing his career with KPMG’s Melbourne office, James worked within the consumer & industrial markets and energy & natural resource sectors, on various size clients which included BHP Billiton, Incitec Pivot, Toll Group, Rip Curl Group, BMW Australia and Hawthorn Football Club. After 5 years working in professional services, James moved across to commercial finance within Coles and became the Finance Business Partner of Coles Brand. After two successful years at Coles, James took the opportunity to move to London and work as both the Head of Finance at Browns the subsidiary of Farfetch, a private equity backed luxury fashion retailer and Financial Controller of Lipsy, a multi channel retailer which had been recently acquired by multinational retailer Next plc (FSTE 100).

  • Peter Fraser

    Director

    Peter Fraser

    Director

    Peter has over 25 years professional experience in investment banking and corporate advisory across Australia and the UK.

    Peter has extensive experience having advised clients in sectors including technology, recruitment, business services, agribusiness (sugar, grains, wine), waste management, oil & gas, minerals, facilities maintenance, media (outdoor advertising, newspapers, radio, television), engineering services and healthcare (imaging diagnostics, private hospitals).

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Advised Maggie Beer Foods on its divestment to Longtable Group (ASX:MBH)
    • Advised Hess Group on its acquisition of Peter Lehmann Wines
    • Advised NTT Data Corporation on their acquisition of Extend Technologies
    • Advised Byron Energy (ASX:BYE) on debt and equity raisings and joint venture arrangements in its path to becoming a Gulf of Mexico oil and gas producer

    Peter previously held senior positions in the corporate advisory team of Hambros Australia, following on from advisory experience gained with boutique merchant bank Gresham Partners and audit and accounting roles with Deloitte in the UK and Australia.

    Peter has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Strathclyde University and is a qualified chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He also successfully completed the membership qualifications for the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

  • Nathan Giffin

    CREDO, CEO

    Nathan Giffin

    CREDO, CEO

    Nathan has 15 years commercial experience in a variety of markets in both Europe and Australia. His passion for understanding the customer and managing change align to create a continuous improvement attitude he brings to Credo and its offering to customers. Always keen for open discussion with his internal team and customers, through collaboration he is focussed on Credo and its people being the market leading retail services partner.

  • Antony Sormann

    Consultant

    Antony Sormann

    Consultant

    Antony has more than 20 years in investment banking, corporate and legal advisory services.

    After a brief time as a lawyer with Jerrard & Stuk, Antony spent 7 years with Rothschild including two years in the Group’s New York office. He then spent 9 years as a director at SLM Corporate. After 3 years as an Executive Director managing Keybridge Capital, Antony joined Henslow as part of the Corporate and Capital teams.

    Antony’s experience spans a diverse range of transactions and corporate advisory roles across both small and large public companies and private enterprises. His skills focus on general strategic advice, mergers and acquisitions (both sell side and buy side), private capital raising and transaction structuring. He has advised across many industries but has particular knowledge and expertise in the telecoms, technology, retail, and business services sectors.

    Antony holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University.

    Antony is currently a director of MSP Photography (Australia’s premier School Photography company), and has been a director of a number of small ASX listed companies including Dotz Nano and PTB Group. He was also formerly a director and President of the Melbourne chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organisation.

  • Karl Warrener

    ANALYST

    Karl Warrener

    ANALYST

    Karl Warrener has spent the last 4 years in financial services working for a European start-up and Australian retail banking ecosystems.

    Karl started his career whilst studying as a relationship advisor with Australia’s first B Corp accredited financial institution, Beyond Bank.

    After Graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in International Business it seemed only right to test his knowledge overseas and move to Berlin. After arriving in Germany, Karl began working for N26 – one of the fastest-growing mobile banks in Europe. After spending two years living in Europe, Karl returned home to Canberra where he started his new adventure at Henslow’s Canberra office.

    Karl’s passion lies in working closely with founders in both technology, building and construction industries.

    Karl also picked up a passion for European handball whilst overseas and he is now volunteering with ACT handball to establish grassroots development of the sport here in Australia.

  • Josh King

    ASSOCIATE

    Josh King

    ASSOCIATE

    Josh has over 6 years professional experience in investment banking, transaction services and assurance.

    Josh has advised on a range of complex local and cross-border transactions relating to trade sale, acquisition and IPO processes for corporate and private equity clients. His experience covers a broad range of sectors including consumer products, technology, agriculture and mining.

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Advising Powerwrap (ASX:PWL), on the takeover offer from Praemium (ASX:PPS)
    • Advised Pressure Right on its divestment to MH Carnegie backed Pumps United
    • Advised Strikeforce on its acquisition of Blueprint Group

    Commencing his career with EY in Melbourne, Josh spent 2 years in the Assurance division before moving to the Transactions Advisory Services practice where he became a manager. Josh joined the Henslow team in 2018.

    Josh holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Outside of work, Josh enjoys playing golf, travelling and watching live music.

  • Jonathan Tooth

    DIRECTOR

    Jonathan Tooth

    DIRECTOR

    Jonathan has over 25 years professional experience in corporate finance and public markets with a core expertise in ECM and M&A, primarily servicing small to mid-market companies.

    Jonathan has broad experience with particularly strong sector expertise within FMCG, financial services and technology.

    Jonathan has been involved in over 20 IPOs, ECM transactions that have collectively raised in excess of $2.5B, and M&A transactions with a combined enterprise value exceeding $2B. These included the Healthscope acquisition of Nova Health and ABC Learning Centres acquisition of Hutchison Child Care

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Advised Sensera (ASX:SE1) on its pre-IPO raising and IPO. As a Director led the acquisition of nanotron Technolgies GMBH
    • Advised Hemideina on its Seed and Series A private capital raisings
    • Advised Watermark on its divestment to Xenith IP Group (ASX:XIP)

    Previously Jonathan was a Director and the Head of Corporate Finance at Austock Group, a role he held for over 10 years. Before this, Jonathan worked in the corporate departments of two other brokerage firms in Melbourne and Perth and with an international firm’s corporate planning and development arm.

    Jonathan is currently a Non-Executive Director of three ASX-listed companies – Austock Group (ASX:ACK), Vita Life Sciences (ASX:VSC) and Sensera Ltd (ASX:SE1). Jonathan is also a member (Chair of the investment committee) of the Melbourne Angels, an early-stage investor group focused on high-growth Australian businesses. Jonathan is an avid ice hockey player and spends his weekends managing a small farm in country Victoria.

  • Noel Zacharias

    ANALYST

    Noel Zacharias

    ANALYST

    Noel began his career at Deloitte Private, building his skills and knowledge to become a senior analyst.

    Since Deloitte, Noel worked as a client advisor for  Maxim Chartered Accountants. During his time at Maxim, he worked with the National Disability Insurance Scheme to develop a population modelling tool. Noel then moved to P2 Advisory in Canberra where he has spent the last 3 years as senior client advisor and manager. This is where he found his passion for data and renewable energy.

    Noel holds a Bachelor of Applied Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in accounting from the University of Canberra. He thrives on understanding the key drivers of a business by using their collected data to report and forecast.

    When he’s not crunching numbers and plotting graphs, you’ll likely find Noel in the gym training in mixed martial arts or out in the ocean, training for his next long-distance ocean swim.

  • Peter Marks

    CONSULTANT

    Peter Marks

    CONSULTANT

    Peter has 20 plus years experience in corporate finance, specialising in capital raisings (for listed and unlisted companies), underwritings, initial public listings and venture capital transactions.

  • Paul Dickson

    DIRECTOR

    Paul Dickson

    DIRECTOR

    Paul has over 28 years professional experience in equities sales, corporate finance, research, stock broking and trading.

    Paul has deep experience with a strong focus on the natural resources and energy sectors, for which he has conducted a wide-range of seed, private and public capital raisings.

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Golden Deeps public placement
    • Nico.lab early stage seed capital raise
    • GBM Resources Ltd $5.67M capital raising

    Previously, Paul worked with a number of stockbroking firms including Ord Minnett Ltd, Colonial Stockbroking and BNP Paribas where Paul was Head of Desk in Wholesale Stockbroking.

    Paul was a director of Proserpine Partners Pty Ltd, which is a private equity business which also provides a range of services including capital raising and general corporate advice. Paul is also a non-executive Chairman of the ASX-listed Terrain Minerals Ltd and non-executive acting Chairman of ASX-listed Alligator Energy Ltd. Paul’s qualifications are B.Ed. Grad Dip TA. F Fin.

  • Andrew Woodmore

    DIRECTOR

    Andrew Woodmore

    DIRECTOR

    Andrew has over 20 years professional experience in investment banking, business and consulting, having advised on over $30bn of completed M&A transactions, in addition to a large number public and private capital raisings and strategic advice.

    Andrew has broad industry experience in metals & mining, oil & gas, power and infrastructure, technology, biotech, financial services, consumer & retail and general industrials.

    Recent notable transactions include:

    • Advised ITOCHU on its joint US$10bn investment with CP Group into CITIC Limited
    • Advised BHP Billiton on the divestment of iron ore assets in West Africa
    • Advised BAE Systems’ on their A$775m acquisition of Tenix Defence
    • Advised Mitsui & Co on the acquisition of interests in Vale’s Mozambique coal assets for US$763m

    Prior to joining Henslow, Andrew was the Australian head of Natural Resources (metals and mining, oil and gas, power) at Nomura and predecessor firms Lehman Brothers and Grange Securities. Prior to this Andrew was a successful entrepreneur, founding a successful technology firm and a management consultant with Booz Allen.

    Andrew holds a Bcom (Hons) from the University of Western Australia, a MA from the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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  • Oaklins is the world’s most experienced mid-market M&A advisor, with 850 professionals globally and dedicated industry teams in 45 countries worldwide. We have closed over 1,700 transactions in the past five years. As part of a global organisation, with eyes and ears on the ground locally, our clients have access to potential buyers and sellers everywhere — from Stockholm to Shanghai, from New York to São Paulo. Through our cross-border collaboration, we can close the best and most suitable deals for each client.

  • By seamlessly collaborating across borders, we combine our local experience in sell- and buy-side M&A, capital raising, corporate broking and active management & investing with the capabilities of 850 passionate colleagues around the world. Working as part of the Oaklins team, we can find exceptional opportunities and bring them to fruition.

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