Alan is a leading strategic and financial adviser with 23 years’ experience as an investment banker and funds manager. He has previously been a senior investment banker with J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Southpac Corporate Finance, and has worked in investment management with Prostar Capital (private equity) and ANZ Funds Management. At J.P. Morgan Alan was Managing Director & Head of Natural Resources & Infrastructure, where he advised and financed a wide range of foreign and domestic clients, and was shortlisted by the East-Coles survey as Australian Investment Banker of the Year in both 2011 and 2012. He has lived and worked in Australia, the United States and New Zealand, holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance from the University of Otago, and is a Certified Securities Analyst Professional (NZ).

Selected clients which have been advised by Alan have included:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund – A$2.7 billion defence against competing takeover proposals and sale to APA Group (2012)
  • Arrow Energy (a PetroChina/Shell JV) – A$535 million takeover of Bow Energy (2012)
  • Eastern Star Gas – A$924 million takeover defence and sale to Santos (2011)
  • BHP Billiton – US$42 billion hostile takeover bid for PotashCorp (2010)
  • Pangaea Resources – A$660 million sale of coal seam gas assets in Queensland to Origin Energy (2009)
  • BG Group – A$5.6 billion on-market takeover of Queensland Gas Company, by far the largest on-market takeover in Australian history (2008)
  • Sinosteel – A$1.2 billion hostile takeover of Midwest Corp, the first successful foreign hostile takeover by any Chinese company (2008)
  • PETRONAS – US$2.5 billion acquisition of 40% of GLNG from Santos (2008)
  • Alinta – A$15.4 billion defence against unsolicited MBO/Macquarie takeover proposal and sale to Babcock & Brown and Singapore Power, at one of the highest multiples ever transacted globally for a listed utility (2007)
  • Origin Energy – NZ$1.65 billion acquisition of 51.4% of Contact Energy (2004)
  • Meridian Energy – A$592.5 million acquisition of Southern Hydro from Alliant Energy (2003)
  • China Huaneng Group – A$700 million acquisition of 50% of InterGen Australia from Bechtel/Shell, the first foreign acquisition by any Chinese power generation company (2003)
  • GPU – A$2.1 billion sale of GPU PowerNet to Singapore Power (2000)
  • TXU Corp – A$1.617 billion of Westar/Kinetik (1999) and A$2.04 billion acquisition of Eastern Energy (1995) from the Victorian Government

Capital Advisory and Financing

  • Buru Energy – Financial Adviser on $117.7 million capital raising (2013), Sole Underwriter of $50 million equity placement (2012), Sole Underwriter of $18 million equity placement (2011)
  • AJ Lucas – Sole Adviser and Sole Arranger on A$148.8 million equity placement and equity entitlement offer (2013)
  • Senex – Joint Bookrunner on $155 million equity raise (2012)
  • Fortescue Metals Group – Bookrunner on multiple sub-investment grade debt financings totaling over US$12 billion, significantly more than any other mining company globally (2010 – 2012)
  • Origin Energy – Financial Adviser on NSW privatisation debt bridge refinancing and APLNG financing (2011), Joint Lead Manager on Euro 500 million hybrid (2011), Joint Bookrunner on A$2.3 billion equity entitlement offer (2011), Joint Lead Manager on A$641 million equity entitlement offer (2005), Sole Underwriter of A$1.2 billion convertible undated preference shares (2004)
  • Santos – Financial Adviser on GLNG financing (2009/10), Joint Bookrunner on A$3.0 billion equity entitlement offer (2009), Financial Adviser on Euro 1.0 billion hybrid (2010), Sole Global Co-ordinator on A$500 million equity placement (2010)
  • Lynas Corp – Sole Adviser on Sojitz JV and US$255 million financing package (2011), Sole Bookrunner on A$75 million equity placement and SPP (2011), Sole Bookrunner on A$450 million equity placement and entitlement offer (2009)
  • Hillgrove – Sole Bookrunner on A$65 million equity issue (2010)
  • Paladin Energy – Joint Bookrunner on US$300 million convertible bond (2010)
  • Woodside – Joint Bookrunner on US$1.0 billion and US$700 million 144A bonds (2009)
  • AGL Energy – Joint Bookrunner on A$933 million equity placement (2007)
  • WA Government – Privatisation of Alinta via cornerstone IPO (2000)
  • Power NZ – Privatisation via cornerstone IPO (1993)
  • EnergyDirect – Privatisation via cornerstone IPO (1992)