Team

CHAIRMAN

Tony Burgess

Tony Burgess has over 35 years of experience in corporate finance in Melbourne, London and New York, and has advised on many major M&A and ECM transactions.  Tony was previously Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Deutsche Bank AG. In this role he was based in London and was a Member of the Executive Committee for the Global Banking Division. He joined Deutsche Bank in Australia in early 1998 and was Co-Head of Global Corporate Finance, Australia & New Zealand from 1998 to 2004 before relocating to London in 2004.

Tony was previously Head of Corporate Finance at EL & C Baillieu and Joint Head of Corporate Finance at Potter Warburg.

Tony holds an MBA (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School (1985) and a Bachelor of Commerce (with First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne (1981). He is a former member of the Takeovers Panel, a member of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. He is Chairman of the Foundation for Business and Economics, University of Melbourne, a Governor of the Ian Potter Foundation, a Director of the listed investment company, Diversified United Investment Limited, a Director of Melbourne Business School Limited, a Director of Gandel Group Pty Ltd and a member of the board of management of Melbourne
Theatre Company.

EXPERIENCE

2020

Adviser to Rail Project Victoria on the Metro Tunnel (Tunnel and Stations PPP) Project

2019

Adviser to Energy Resources of Australia Ltd on its $476m entitlement issue

2018

Adviser to the Star Entertainment Group on the $490m (9.9%) equity placement to and strategic alliance with Chow Tai Fook and Far East Corporation.

Strategic Adviser to the State of Victoria on the Privatisation of the Land Registry Office

2017

Adviser to Norman Disney & Young in its sale to Tetra Tech Inc

Adviser to ANZ Banking Group on the sale of the ANZ Share Investing to CMC Markets

2016

Adviser to Gandel Group on the A$11bn merger of Novion and Federation Centres to form Vicinity Centres

Adviser to the Northern Territory Government on the A$506m Port of Darwin Lease Transaction

2015

Adviser to Alumina Limited on the amendments to the AWAC Joint Venture

Adviser to Australian National University on the $500m monetisation of its student accommodation assets

Adviser to the State of Victoria on the $9.7bn Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction

2014

Adviser to ANZ Banking Group on the A$150m sale of ANZ Trustees

Adviser to Myer Holdings Limited on the proposed A$1.5bn merger with David Jones

2013

Adviser to Domino’s Pizza Enterprises on the ¥25bn acquisition of Domino’s Pizza Japan

Adviser to Alumina Limited on the A$452m strategic placement to CITIC

2012

Adviser to Star Entertainment Group on its A$454m rights issue

Adviser to CP2 in relation to the A$631m sale of a 7.8% security holding in Transurban

Adviser to ANZ Banking Group on the sale of a 65% shareholding in Burrup Holdings Ltd to Apache Corporation for US$560m

2011

Adviser to CP2 in its A$3.4bn privatisation of ConnectEast

Adviser to Eastern Star Gas on its A$924m acquisition by Santos Ltd

Adviser to Senior Lenders of Centro Properties Group on the US$9.4bn sale of US assets and A$3.4bn debt for equity recapitalisation

2010

Adviser to Transfield Services Ltd on its A$575m acquisition of Easternwell

2009

Adviser to Alumina Limited on its A$1.0bn Rights Issue

Adviser to ANZ Banking Group on its A$1.8bn acquisition of the remaining 51% interest in the ANZ-ING Wealth Management and Life Insurance Joint Venture

2008

Adviser to Rio Tinto Limited on defence to the US$180bn offer by BHP Billiton Limited

2007

Adviser to Barclays Plc on its €90bn agreed merger with ABN AMRO (subsequently withdrawn)

Adviser to Rio Tinto Limited on its US$44bn acquisition of Alcan Inc.

2006

Adviser to Old Mutual Plc on its £3.3bn acquisition of Skandia AB

Adviser to PLIVA dd on acquisition by Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for US$2.5bn

Adviser to Xstrata Plc on its US$24bn acquisition of Falconbridge, Inc.

2005

Adviser to BHP Billiton Limited on the acquisition of WMC Resources Limited for A$9.6bn

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