Steve Hammerton

Steve Hammerton has over 20 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience in Australia, New Zealand and Europe

Steve has advised on a variety of M&A and capital raising transactions for corporate, government and financial sponsor clients, in both private and public market transactions. Prior to joining Flagstaff Partners, Steve was a Director with Merrill Lynch in Melbourne and London

Major transactions and assignments include advising Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners on the sale of its 40% stake in PEXA via an IPO ($1.3bn), the Victorian Government on restructuring the Melbourne Metro PPP, the Northern Territory Government on the privatisation of the Port of Darwin, strategic review of funding options and the IPO of New Zealand’s Napier Port, engineering consultancy firms GHD on its North American 

merger with CRA and Norman Disney & Young on its acquisition by Tetra Tech, CSL on Australian asset sales and ratings advice, ratings advice to Incitec Pivot, GrainCorp on its proposed $3 billion merger with AWB, Myer on strategic acquisitions & capital raisings, defence adviser to Pacific Brands and adviser to Ramsay Health Care on European acquisitions

Steve is also a non-executive member of the GHD Board Finance Sub-Committee and is a Director on the Board of Trustees for the Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation in aid of disadvantaged children

Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from Monash University, is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and a Fellow of FINSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australasia)


Adviser to the Victorian Government on the restructuring of the $10bn Melbourne Metro project (Tunnels & Stations private public partnership)

Adviser to Napier Port and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council on the NZ$520m IPO of Napier Port

Adviser to the Northern Territory Government on the $500m long term lease of the Port of Darwin

Adviser to CSL on the sale of its immunohaematology business to Paragon Care, Australian pharmaceutical contract logistics business to Toll Group, ratings advice and other strategic initiatives

Adviser to GHD on its merger with Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA)

Adviser to Norman Disney & Young on its sale to Tetra Tech

Defence adviser to Pacific Brands on its unsolicited approach by KKR

Adviser to Myer on its $1.5bn proposed merger with David Jones

Adviser to GrainCorp on its $3bn proposed merger with AWB

Adviser to Anchorage Capital Partners on the sale of Total Eden to Ruralco

Adviser on the sale of Decor

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