Our Team

Michael Quinn

M&A, Equity Capital Markets

Michael has a significant career in advising mid- to large-cap companies on corporate finance matters. Sector experience includes the energy & infrastructure, industrials, consumer, healthcare, resources and financial services sectors. Michael has managed a number of high-profile M&A transactions that resulted in outcomes that were far beyond public expectations.

Michael was a senior investment banker at Lazard (formerly Carnegie Wylie & Co) and Merrill Lynch. Other roles include (current) Chairman of Hosico Engineering Group and former CEO of the Western Bulldogs Football Club. 

Transaction specialisations:

Unlisted M&A
  • Divestments, private equity and MBO
  • Acquisition advisory
 
Listed M&A
  • Takeover defence
  • Takeover bid and public to private
 
ECM
  • IPO, reverse takeover
  • Equity-linked note
  • Secondary offerings
 
Industry specialisations:
  • Industrial services
  • Mining and resources
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer

Relevant transaction experience:

Resources:

Defence adviser to MIM on Xstrata’s A$3.4bn takeover, defence adviser to Newcrest, defence adviser to Ausdrill on MacMahon’s A$517m bid, advised Barminco on its sale to Gresham, advised Oil Search on the A$80m sale of its interest in Porgera.

Retail:

Advised Coles on its A$21.7bn sale to Wesfarmers, defence adviser to Coles on KKR’s A$18.2bn bid, advised Coles on the sale of Myer to TPG for A$1.4bn, advised Coles on its A$1.2bn bid for ALH.

Healthcare:

Advised Healthscope on its A$2bn sale to TPG/Carlyle, advised Sigma on its A$2.2bn merger with Arrow, advised Sigma on the A$900m sale of its pharmaceutical business to Aspen.

 

Financial Services:

Advised Suncorp on its A$7.9bn takeover of Promina, advised ANZ on its A$432m acquisition of E*Trade, advised ANZ on the $379m sale of Fleetpartners, advised AVIVA on the A$825m sale of AVIVA Investors Australia to NAB.

Energy & Infrastructure:

Advised Pacific Hydro on its $788m sale to IFM, advised the NSW Government on the 2011 $3.8bn electricity privatisations, advised the NZ Government on the NZ$6.9bn mixed ownership model electricity privatisations.

Industrial Services:

Advised Baxter on its $240m sale to Transpacific.

Matthew Lindh

M&A, Equity Capital Markets

Matthew has significant experience in advising small- to mid-market businesses on corporate finance matters. Focusing on the industrials, consumer, mining/resources and financial services sectors, Matthew has managed various M&A and equity capital market transactions.

Prior to Harbury, Matthew was head of corporate finance at Sequoia Financial Group Ltd and worked at global investment bank Daiwa where he was involved in cross-border transactions throughout Asia, USA and Europe. 

Transaction specialisations:

Unlisted M&A
  • Divestments, private equity and MBO
  • Acquisition advisory
 
Listed M&A
  • Takeover defence
  • Takeover bid and public to private
 
ECM
  • IPO, reverse takeover
  • Equity-linked notes
  • Secondary offerings
 
Industry specialisations:
  • Industrial services
  • Mining and resources
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer

 

Examples of transaction experience:

Financial Services:

Advised OAMPS Limited on its $680m sale to Wesfarmers Limited.

Advised Consolidated Group on its $76 million sale of finance broking and aggregation business to AIK Limited.

Advised on the $28m sale of a private salary packaging and novated lease provider.

Mining & Resources:

Corporate Advisor to Carpentaria Resources.

Advised on the $80m sale of a PRC-based gold and silver assets.

Advised on the ASX listing of Lithium Power International Ltd; Woomera Mining Ltd; Bandanna Energy Ltd and Lithium Consolidated Minerals Exploration Ltd.

 

Consumer:

Advised United Dairy Power on its $72 million sale to Hong Kong-based private equity group.

Advised Hobsons International on the sale of its the media and publishing business.

Healthcare:

Advised Sienna Cancer Diagnostics Ltd on its IPO on the ASX.

Advised Azure Healthcare Ltd on the sale of its non-core asset and capital raising.

Industrial Services:

Lead advisor on the $30m sale of a tool and die manufacturer.

Rupert de Crespigny

M&A, Equity Capital Markets

Prior to Harbury, Rupert was a manager at Sequoia Financial Group Ltd in the corporate finance team advising small to mid-market businesses on corporate finance projects. Rupert’s focus is on the industrials, consumer, mining/resources and financial services sectors.

Prior to Sequoia, Rupert was part of the corporate finance team at Cashel House advising clients on small to mid-market transactions. Other former roles include working at Deutsche Bank in the institutional client group sector and the equity research department.

Robert Payne

Compliance, Capital Markets

Robert has extensive experience in private and public equity transactions. His major strength is in corporate governance, regulatory submissions, AFS licences and due diligence. Robert has considerable experience in corporate governance and compliance management (wholesale and retail managed investment schemes) with a focus on the financial services, manufacturing, agriculture, biotech and transportation sectors.

Robert is also director of regulatory and compliance consulting firm, Guildfords.