Wayne Kent

Wayne Kent has a 40 year career spanning law, investment banking, corporate finance and private equity including extensive experience in the Australian and international markets. He joined Flagstaff Partners in 2022 as a Senior Adviser.

Wayne spent 23 years at Macquarie Group where he co-founded Macquarie’s Equity Capital Markets business and was Head of Macquarie Group in Melbourne. The equity capital markets business expanded to operate in many of the world’s major financial centres and was consistently ranked in the top 2 for ECM business in Australia for over a decade. Wayne led and advised on many large and complex corporate and equity capital market deals in Australia and overseas.

Wayne commenced his career as a lawyer at Corrs. After leaving Macquarie he was Managing Director and Vice Chairman at Credit Suisse Australia working with the Investment Banking and Private Banking Divisions.

Wayne has extensive experience as a co-owner, investor and director of private businesses. These have typically been in logistics, storage, industrial property, retail and financial services sectors.

Wayne holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Melbourne. He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a Director of the listed investment company, Australian United Investment Company Limited.

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