Nicholas Bordignon

Nicholas Bordignon has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking in Australia and the United States. Prior to joining Flagstaff Partners, Nick worked at Greenhill & Co. (in New York and Melbourne), Caliburn Partnership, and Rothschild.

Nick has deep M&A, capital markets, and strategic advisory experience across a range of sectors and geographies. In addition, Nick has assisted a range of clients with strategic planning and development, equity and debt financings, capital management, activist responses, and investor relations matters.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), along with a Diploma of Modern Languages, from the University of Melbourne. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Adviser to E&P Financial Group on its successful defence of 360 Capital’s unsolicited, hostile off-market takeover bid

Adviser to Australian Unity regarding Starwood’s and Charter Hall’s / Abacus’s various proposals for the Australian Unity Office Fund

Adviser to Regis Resources on its proposed A$85m takeover offer for Capricorn Metals

Adviser to EMR Capital on strategic options relating to its Martabe gold and silver mine, culminating in the US$1.2b sale of the asset to United Tractors

Adviser to Healius on its ~A$140m acquisition of Montserrat Day Hospitals

Adviser to Godfrey Hirst on its A$556m sale to Mohawk Industries

Adviser to Bionomics on shareholder activism response following an attempted board spill

Adviser to Solomon Lew in reviewing his strategic options in relation to David Jones and Country Road

Adviser to Primary Health Care on the A$1.25b refinancing of its syndicated debt facilities

Adviser to New Enterprise Stone & Lime on assessing strategic options and the refinancing of its US$145m credit facility

Adviser to The Hartford on the US$1.5b sale of its Individual Life Insurance business to Prudential

Adviser to The Hartford on the US$600m sale of its Retirement Plans Group to Massachusetts Mutual

Adviser to FirstRand on the US$550m sale of its 45% stake in FirstRand STI / OUTsurance to RMB Holdings

Adviser to Travelers on the US$370m acquisition of a ~43% stake in J. Malucelli Brazil

Adviser to The Hartford on its strategic review and assessment of the Paulson & Co (activist investor) US$10b spin-off proposal

Adviser to Validus on its proposed US$3.4b acquisition of Transatlantic

Adviser to GTCR on the acquisition of the Breast Care Business of Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon-Endo Surgery

Adviser to Medegen on its US$225m sale to CareFusion

Adviser to Just Group on its response to the A$828m takeover offer from Premier Investments

Adviser to Flight Centre on its US$135m acquisition of Liberty Travel and associated equity raising

Adviser to Santos on its proposed A$960m takeover of Queensland Gas Company

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