Robert joined Advent in 2002. He was previously with National Australia Investment Capital, NAB’s mid-market private equity division, for five years and before 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 became Managing Partner of Advent Partners in 2013.
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, growth and generational change. Robert is currently a director of Medtech, Compass, SILK Laser and Frosty Boy. He has also been involved in Advent’s investments in Trivantage, Tesa, UGM, Integral Diagnostics, Gourmet Garden and SCADAgroup (the winner of the 2010 AIC 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.