What
we do

Established nearly 30 years ago, InterFinancial is one of the leading corporate advisory firms in Australia. We work with enterprises of all sizes and are the Australian partners of international merger and acquisition advisors, Clairfield International. We work with integrity, providing honest and independent advice to develop creative solutions, and build long term value for our clients. InterFinancial’s advisory services include:

  • Valuations
  • Financial structuring and capital management
  • Capital strategies
  • Negotiations

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  • Mergers of private and public companies
  • Sales and acquisitions of private companies
  • Strategic acquisitions and joint venture transactions

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  • Strategic investment
  • Private equity investment
  • Debt and mezzanine arrangement

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  • Social and financial returns
  • Funds management
  • Advice to social enterprises and not-for-profits

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Client testimonials

Chris Rolls
Managing Director - PieLab Venture Partners

Jellaine Dee
Founder - Cherry Blooms

Rebecca Wilson
Founder - Starts at 60

Quinton Hildebrand
CEO - Mackay Sugar Ltd

Ray Miller
Former Chairman - QMASTOR

Rick Anstey
Founding Partner - IQ Funds

The
Team

Sharon Doyle Managing Director

As Managing Director since 2009, Sharon has a wealth of international experience in merger, sale, acquisition, and private equity processes across various industries. Prior to working at InterFinancial, she was the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Integration at Mincom Limited, a global enterprise software company.

She regularly negotiates significant transactions in the infrastructure, resources and technology industries, leveraging her ability to define and prioritise the financial and non-financial objectives of the parties and work collaboratively towards a successful outcome. Sharon maintains InterFinancial’s commitment to appointing only senior, experienced advisors on each engagement.

This means InterFinancial’s clients receive valuable advice, guidance and insight in addition to efficient process management, while investing less effort in a more focused manner and realising superior results.

Areas of expertise:

  • Engineering and mining services
  • Information communication technology

Qualifications and professional affiliations:

  • Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Distinction), Queensland University
    of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, University of Queensland
  • Member, Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
  • Qualified member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Board member, Social Investments Australia
  • Board member, Unitywater

Paul Keehan Executive Chairman

Paul has worked in the corporate finance sector for more than 25 years. Before joining InterFinancial in 1997, he worked for Merrill Lynch’s investment bank division, having previously headed the research department in a stock broking firm.

Paul’s speciality lies in valuation, pricing of and presenting companies in the best possible light to ensure they are trading at fair market value. Paul believes an adviser’s role is to take the stress out of an engagement for the client, which contributes to InterFinancial’s general ethos of achieving more for the client.

Areas of expertise:

  • Food and agribusiness
  • Health and medical services
  • Transport and infrastructure

Qualifications and professional affiliations:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Otago
  • Diploma of Business Administration, Massey University
  • Diploma of Financial Services
  • RG 146 Compliant
  • Qualified member of Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
  • Panel member of its National Valuation of Equities and Other Securities, Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants

Ted Marchant Director

Ted has been a Director of InterFinancial since 1998. Together with his prior experience in banking and finance, he has over 30 years of experience in debt and equity funding, with particular emphasis in private equity at InterFinancial.

Ted was previously the State Manager of Bank of New Zealand Australia and a Manager at Marac Finance Australia Limited. He is highly experienced in commercial banking, capital raising, project finance, and impact investing. As a valued team member of InterFinancial’s successful mergers and acquisitions practice, Ted continues to ensure the interests of each client remains paramount during the transaction process.

Areas of expertise:

  • Engineering and mining services
  • Food and agribusiness
  • Health and medical services

Qualifications and professional affiliations:

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
  • Member of Queensland Law Society
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow, Society of Certified Practising Accountants Australia
  • Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland

David Hassum Director

David Hassum is a Chartered Accountant and Company Director with over 30 years experience across a range of industry sectors.  David has a technology background and commenced his career in the field of computer audit with KPMG. Prior to joining InterFinancial in 2004, David was a Partner at BDO.

As a Director of InterFinancial, David’s technology expertise allows him to focus on corporate strategy, commercialisation, and business development. Additionally, David’s experience in the transport, property development, building, and venture capital industries indicates his vast knowledge of all the elements required for a successful engagement.

For several years David has focused on providing corporate finance advisory services to the Food and Agribusiness (F&A) and Cleantech and Renewable Energy sectors. David leads the F&A team at InterFinancial and the Cleantech sector group for Clairfield International (our international partner). David’s considerable industry knowledge and connections in these sectors add significant value to our engagements.

Qualifications and Professional Affiliations:

  • Master of Commerce (Information Systems), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting and IT), Queensland University of Technology
  • Director, Integrated Food and Energy Developments
  • Member, Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Andrew Wheeler Director

Andrew joined InterFinancial in 2014, bringing with him a diverse commercial background in property development, construction structured finance, capital and equity markets, and general corporate advisory services.

Andrew gained his property development experience in South Africa, focusing on the redevelopment of industrial structures. Since migrating to Australia in 2001, he continued his focus on property development and related finance as Director at Novus Capital and Partner at Luminar International. Following the financial downturn, Andrew made a definitive change from property to the merger and acquisition market.

His current focus is capital raisings and business succession. Andrews’s key strength is his ability to qualify genuine opportunities and ensure expectations of all parties are aligned from the outset to ensure positive outcomes.

Areas of expertise:

  • Engineering and mining services
  • Food and agribusiness
  • Information communication technology
  • Health and medical services

Qualifications and professional affiliations:

  • Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), University of South Africa

Mark Steinhardt Director

Mark has over a decade of experience analysing Australian equity markets. Mark joined InterFinancial in June 2010 as an Associate Director. His career started in 2003 as an Equities Analyst, specialising in providing research to institutional investors on listed Australian equities.

Following this, Mark worked for 18 months at Transpacific Industries, assisting the company through a major recapitalisation process and subsequently implementing an investor relations function. Mark understands that every business and transaction is unique.

Areas of expertise:

  • Engineering and mining services
  • Food and agribusiness

Qualifications and professional affiliations:

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science, University of Southern Queensland
  • Charterholder, Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

Hyun-ju Johnson Director

Hyun-ju Johnson has 16 years’ experience in advisory and commercial roles. Having worked in Brisbane, Perth and London in both in-house mergers and acquisitions and professional services corporate finance, Hyun-ju provides unique commercial insights to our clients

Hyun-ju has worked in in-house M&A roles for listed companies Aurizon and Flight Centre, and also developed her corporate finance skills in some of the big 4 accounting firms. Her specialist skills include Australian and international buy and sell-side transaction support, financial due diligence, valuations, financial modelling, independent expert reports, IPO preparation, and transaction management. Hyun-ju is committed to delivering professional and quality advice and transaction support to InterFinancial’s valued clients.

Areas of expertise:

  • Information, communication and technology
  • Health and medical
  • Food and agribusiness
  • Transport and infrastructure
  • Retail

Qualifications and professional affiliations:

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics, University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Qualified member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

John Crossland Director - Debt Advisory

John Crossland has been appointed Director Debt Advisory at InterFinancial Corporate Finance Limited. He has over 30 years of experience in debt and equity funding, with a particular emphasis on financial restructuring.

John was previously the Director Corporate Lending for GE Capital and a Senior Manager at Westpac in both Australia and New Zealand. He is highly experienced in commercial and corporate banking, project finance, and recapitalizing and restructuring debt. As a valued member of InterFinancial’s successful Corporate Finance team, John continues to ensure that the optimum capital structure for every client is obtained during each engagement.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Engineering and Mining Services
  • Health and Medical Services
  • Labour Hire Services
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Property

Qualifications and professional affiliations:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of South Africa
  • Masters in Business Leadership Graduate Business School, University of South Africa
  • Diploma IV Finance Management

Simon Campbell Associate

Simon has five years’ corporate finance experience in both advisory and commercial roles.

Simon joined InterFinancial in 2016 from the commercial team of Glencore’s McArthur River Mine, where he provided corporate finance support to the mine’s CFO and Glencore asset managers. Simon has also worked in the corporate finance division of a big4 accounting firm and a boutique advisory firm, and has experience in project finance, financial modelling and due diligence. Simon has provided support on significant Australian projects, including Queensland Government’s $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, Queensland Government’s $5 billion Bus and Train Tunnel business case, Transurban’s $7 billion acquisition of Queensland Motorways and the $600 million Queensland Schools PPP.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Transport and infrastructure
  • Power and utilities
  • Engineering and mining services

Qualifications and professional affiliations:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), University of Queensland
  • Level 2 CFA candidate

Jake Moyle Associate

Jake has over six years’ corporate finance experience in both advisory and support roles.

Jake joined InterFinancial in 2010 as an intern, and has provided support on a range of deals whilst helping facilitate our relationship with Clairfield International. He has progressed through the organisation, covering a number of roles and becoming a permanent, valued member of the professional team. Jake has experience in financial modelling, due diligence, strategy planning and transaction management.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sport, health and wellness
  • Food and agribusiness

Qualifications and professional affiliations:

  • Bachelor of Business (Finance), Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Certificate of Sport Coaching, University of Queensland

 

Senior team

International

We are the exclusive partner firm of Clairfield International in Australia.

Clairfield International provides corporate finance advisory services, mainly in crossborder mergers and acquisitions. Our focus is the middle-market, designing, initiating, and executing transactions of generally up to USD 500 million in enterprise value. Clairfield is a global investment banking firm headquartered in Europe with 35 offices in 20 countries operating through partner-managed entrepreneurial firms.

Clairfield’s independent and highest quality professional advice, coupled with strong expertise in crossborder M&A and understanding of local cultures, sector expertise and regulatory environments, has allowed our clients to successfully reach their growth, business, or family objectives.

Our clients enjoy direct access to local and international counterparties through our over 400 corporate finance professionals across Europe, the Americas, and Asia. We recognize the challenges and opportunities of midmarket M&A and we therefore ensure that our clients receive advice from our senior partners and directors at all stages of a transaction, based on leading experience in various industry sectors.

In 2015, Clairfield closed over 135 transactions valued at more than USD 5.5 billion, ranking as one of the top independent M&A advisors in the worldwide, European, US, Latin American, and Asian Pacific league tables by Thomson Reuters.

Clairfield celebrates 12 years of advising middle-market transactions for clients large and small in 2016.

 

www.clairfield.com

Contact

Buying, selling or merging your business is one of the most important events in your life. You need someone you can trust and who understands. Call InterFinancial to discuss your options and help you achieve more.

Tel: +61 7 3218 9100
Fax: +61 7 3218 9199

Level 3, 145 Eagle Street
GPO Box 975
Brisbane QLD 4001