Managing Director and Co-Head of Advisory
Tel: +61 2 9221 5133
Level 17, 167 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Bruce joined Gresham in 2006, is Managing Director and Co-Head of Gresham's Corporate Advisory business. He is a Non-Executive Director of Kingspan Group Plc.
Bruce has over 30 years experience in investment banking. Prior to joining Gresham, he was Managing Director and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Merrill Lynch Australia. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1997 when it acquired a leading independent corporate advisory group called Centaurus Corporate Finance. Prior to Centaurus, Bruce spent eight years with Kleinwort Benson in Sydney, Melbourne and London.
Bruce’s experience spans a broad range of industries and corporate finance transactions both domestically and globally including mergers and acquisitions advice and capital raisings (including equity, hybrid and debt).
Major transactions on which Bruce has advised include BHP on its demerger of South32; David Jones on its takeover defence from Woolworths of South Africa; Foster’s on its takeover defence from SABMiller and demerger and IPO of Treasury Wine Estates; Lend Lease on the Barangaroo South development including the Crown Hotel and Casino; acquisition of Valemus from Bilfinger Berger, defence of its unlisted wholesale funds from GPT, sale of its Aged Care Business to Archer Capital, its two capital raisings of $1.2bn, its acquisition and recapitalisation of Primelife, its separation from GPT; Telstra on its proposals with the National Broadband Network and on T3; the sale of the Federal Government final shareholding; Dun & Bradstreet Inc. on the sale of its Australian and New Zealand businesses to Archer Capital; Fairfax’s takeover of Text Media; NAB on the acquisition of Challenger’s mortgage origination business; Wattyl’s takeover defence from Valspar; Coles Myer on its acquisition of Theo’s Liquor; MIM’s scheme of arrangement with Xstrata; Oil Search on its takeover of Orogen and subsequent divestment of its mineral assets; the takeover defence of North from Rio Tinto and Anglo; Allianz’s acquisition of HIH’s personal insurance business; ANZ on the acquisition of Primary Industry Bank’s mortgage origination business; Ten Network on the sale of Canwest’s 56% shareholding; Seven Network’s takeover of Unwired; the defence of AMP Retail Property Trust and AMP Diversified Property Trust; AMP on the scheme of arrangement to acquire the outstanding 43% shareholding in GIO; Advance Bank on its merger with St George and acquisition of Bank SA.
Bruce is a CPA; a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Kuring-Gai College and a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.