REFERENCES

We encourage prospective clients to evaluate the quality of our services and advice through testimonials of past clients (provided below). Prospective clients can be introduced to selected referees, who include the directors and senior managers of ASX50 companies, partners of major domestic and international private equity firms, and the senior partners of diverse Australian professional services firms. Please contact us for further details.

Darren Schuback

Co-founder and Managing Director

“With his knowledge of the Defence market together with his business experience, Brett Sangster has been instrumental in advising The Whiskey Project Group through complex commercial transactions such as the acquisition of Yamba Welding & Engineering and Naiad

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International, the raising of capital for business growth, and negotiating key contract terms with government and Defence primes. As an external adviser and director of the business, Brett has become an embedded, trusted and valued member of The Whiskey Project Group.”

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Downer

Mr Jon Newbery

Head of Corporate Finance & Projects, Downer Group

We were approached by Christian and his team to assist with the sale of Spotless' commercial laundry business, given their experience in the area. Once appointed, Christian and Nick demonstrated their extensive knowledge of the sector and the likely buyers.

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They built strong relationships with the team, produced quality information and worked tirelessly throughout the process. In the end, as a result of COVID, the deal took over two years to complete, but they remained committed and were instrumental in adjusting the transaction structure to achieve a strong outcome for Spotless. Christian and Nick added significant value to the process and I hope to have the opportunity to work with them again in the future.

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KKR

Mr Ed Bostock

Managing Director, KKR (2007 - 2017)

During my 10 years at KKR I worked with Christian and his team on multiple transactions. I work with them because of the quality of their networks, commercial

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acumen and creative approach to unlocking deals.  More importantly however, I saw them as a trusted advisor that would always give us what they thought was the right advice regardless of the outcome. Having worked with many advisors over the years, I can say that Christian and his team are of the highest quality and would welcome the opportunity to work with them again in the future.

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PEP

Mr David Brown

Managing Director, Pacific Equity Partners

We've been working with Christian on both sides of transactions over the last decade. As a buy-side advisor, Christian brings differentiated and valuable angles and

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networks to a deal opportunity. He is an astute sell-side banker who greatly adds to the strategic and tactical aspects of a sale process. Christian and his team exhibit a high level of dedication and work ethic in all they do. In sum, it’s a high-quality product.

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Iron Bridge Capital

Mr Paul Evans

Founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Ironbridge Capital

I have worked with Christian and Nick on several successfully completed projects. What I value above all is their honesty and their ability to put themselves in the shoes of the entrepreneur and shareholder.

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They combine this with best-in-class financial analysis and documentation.

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