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THOUGHT LEADERS INCORPORATE ADVISORY

Our partners have advised on some of the most complex and innovative transactions in Australasia’s corporate history

PARTNERS

Professor cav. Simon Mordant ao

Executive Co-Chairman

Simon has been a leading corporate adviser in Australia since 1984 and brings over 35 years advisory experience to our clients. He previously co-founded Caliburn Partnership (sold to Greenhill in 2010) and prior to that was Head of Corporate Finance at BZW Australia and ABN AMRO.

Ron Malek

Executive Co-Chairman

Ron is Executive Co-Chairman of Luminis Partners with over 30 years of leading corporate and financial advisory experience. Ron previously co-founded Caliburn (sold to Greenhill in 2010) where he led the firm as Vice Chairman and Managing Director. Prior to Greenhill, Ron was Australian Head of the Consumer Sector at BZW and ABN Amro.

Ron’s major advisory roles include Patrick Corp.’s takeover defence of Toll Limited’s hostile offer, advising Westpac Banking Corporation on its $18 billion merger with St George Bank and advising Lion Nathan on its $8.2 billion minority take out by Kirin.

Ron is a director of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Deputy President of the Australian Takeovers Panel and a member of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Council’s Investment Committee.

Jamie Garis

Managing Director

Jamie has been advising Australian and multinational companies and Government on their M&A and capital markets strategies for over 20 years. Jamie was most recently Co-Head and Managing Director of Greenhill Australia, and served as a member of Greenhill’s global management committee. Prior to that, Jamie was a Managing Director of Caliburn.

Jamie’s recent major advisory roles include advising Westpac Banking Corporation on its $18b merger with St George Bank and advising Oil Search on its response to a $12b unsolicited approach from Woodside.

Jamie is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), where Jamie also serves as a Lecturer for the Mergers & Acquisitions graduate diploma course.

Richard Marques

Managing Director

Richard has been advising Australian and multinational companies and Government on their M&A and capital markets strategies for almost 20 years. Prior to joining Luminis, Richard was an Executive Director of Greenhill Australia. Prior to that, Richard was an Associate Director at Deloitte.

Richard’s recent advisory roles include the sale of amaysim’s mobile business to Optus and its Energy business to AGL, advising Metcash on the acquisitions of Total Tools and Home Timber & Hardware, Capgemini on its acquisition of RXP, Lynas on its unsolicited takeover offer from Wesfarmers and ERM on its recommended takeover by Shell. Recent capital markets roles include capital raisings for Qantas, Flight Centre and Metcash plus advising ReadyTech and Autosports Group on their respective IPOs. Previous major advisory roles include advising Lion Nathan on its $8.2 billion minority takeout by Kirin and GrainCorp on its conditional agreement to recommend a takeover offer by Archer Daniels Midlands ($3.5 billion).

Richard is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 

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Ron Malek, Executive Co-Chairman