Robert joined Advent in 2002. He was previously with National Australia Investment Capital, NAB’s mid-market private equity division, for five years and prior to that he spent eight years with KPMG in corporate services, corporate recovery and corporate finance, where he was involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions (M&A), valuation and due diligence assignments for mid-market businesses.
Robert has successfully led all aspects of the investment cycle including origination, due diligence, structuring, investment management and divestment. At Advent, he has been a director of businesses undergoing MBOs, expansion and generational change. He has been involved in Advent’s investments in Tesa, UGM, Trivantage, Integral Diagnostics, Gourmet Garden and SCADAgroup, the winner of the 2010 AVCAL best mid-market buyout award.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University, is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of FINSIA and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.