02/04/2002 - 22:00

Who's Who in Corporate Finance in Perth

02/04/2002 - 22:00

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A handful of stockbrokers are lead managers for the vast bulk of capital raisings for WA Companies.

Who's Who in Corporate Finance in Perth
Trading nameSenior executive in WAProfessional staff in WA (1)Description / Highlights
Sydney-based advisory firms
Deutsche BankWayne Zekulich1Global banking group.
Gresham Advisory PartnersMichael Ashforth4INSTO magazine's M&A House of the Year for 2001.
Macquarie BankNeville Gardiner6Australia's leading investment bank. Comprehensive service offering.
RFC Corporate FinanceStephen Allen4Formerly known as Resource Finance Corporation.
N.M. Rothschild & SonsMichael Mulroney2Global investment bank. Target sectors include resources and energy.
Perth-based advisory firms
Argonaut CapitalCharles Fear2 (2)Established in March 2002. Targeting small-mid cap industrials and oil and gas sector.
Chatsworth StirlingMichael Blakiston6Investment banking arm of West Perth law firm Blakiston & Crabb.
Churchill CapitalPatrick O'Connor7Corporate advisory unit formed in Oct. 2001. Associated with listed resource and infrastructure company GRD.
Grange ConsultingIan Macliver6Combines corporate advisory, legal, accounting and company secretarial services.
Mooney & PartnersGrant Mooney2Advisory and company secretarial services, focussing on companies preparing to float on the ASX.
O'Callaghan & CoJon O'Callaghan9Formed in mid 2000. Targets resources and IT companies.
Poynton and PartnersJohn Poynton/Mark Barnaba17Renowned for quality of staff in corporate advisory and GEM management consulting business.
Trudo CorporateAnthony Wooles6Combines corporate strategy with corporate finance services. Shareholder value-based approach.
Major WA stockbrokers
Carmichael First CapitalCraig McGown4Raised approx. $25 million for five clients this year, including Sally Malay Nickel and West Musgrave Mining IPOs.
Euroz SecuritiesPeter Diamond3Raised $106 million in four transactions this year.
HartleysRichard Simpson5Joint lead manager on $8 million Repcol placement and $35 million Clough placement. Broker to $12.5 million Croeus placement and $4 million Voyager IPO.
Paterson Ord MinnettAaron Constantine5Raised $70 million in 14 issues this calendar year, including Home Building Society IPO.
Big accountants
Andersenn/an/aCurrently in merger talks with other Big accounting groups.
Deloitte Corporate FinanceJohn Langfordn/an/a
Ernst & Young Corporate FinanceMartin Alciaturi21Sole financial adviser to Woodside's Veba Oil and Gas bid.
KPMG Corporate FinanceStephen Scudamore15Financial adviser to Integrated Tree Cropping.
PricewaterhouseCoopers SecuritiesAndrew Edwards14Review of projections in Shell's bid for Woodside.
1. Directors, associate directors and managers. Excludes support staff.
2. Plans to have 6-7 in the near future, see story this edition

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