Fort Street Advisers Team

Our Team – Fort Street Advisers2018-11-28T16:20:24+00:00
Richard Hunt
Richard Hunt
Richard is a principal of Fort Street Advisers. Prior to establishing Fort Street Advisers, Richard worked for UBS Australia for 16 years where he held a number of senior roles including Co-head of Investment Banking Australasia, Head of Real Estate Australasia and was a member of the UBS Global Investment Bank Board and Talent Development Board.

With over 25 years of investment banking experience Richard is a market leader in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital market and debt capital market transactions.

Richard is a member of the Australian Takeovers Panel and New Zealand Takeovers Panel.

Ben Keeble
Ben Keeble
Ben is a principal of Fort Street Advisers. Ben has had a career in investment banking and private equity for over 20 years and prior to joining Fort Street Advisers was a Managing Director at CVC Asia Pacific, one of the leading Asia Pacific private equity funds.

Prior to joining CVC in 2007, Ben was Head of Financial Sponsors and General Industrials at UBS.

Ben is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Joel Denney
Joel Denney
Joel has spent more than 17 years in the Australian investment banking and private equity sectors.

He has acted for clients in most sectors of the economy, particularly in the retail and consumer, healthcare and industrials sectors. He has also been a non-executive director of an number of mid-market companies in the retail and industrials sectors.

Joel’s expertise is focused on advising clients on private and public M&A, IPOs and debt arrangement and restructuring.

Ian Holmes
Ian Holmes
Ian has more than 17 years’ experience in investment banking, having previously spent nearly ten years at UBS in Sydney, before joining Fort Street Advisers in early 2010.

Ian is an experienced M&A adviser, having completed a significant number of public and private treaty M&A transactions across a range of industry sectors including real estate, tourism and hospitality, childcare, financial services and healthcare.

He has also completed a number of equity capital market and debt capital market transactions.

Steve Hawkins
Steve Hawkins
Steve has over 25 years experience in investment banking.

Most recently Steve was General Manager Business Development at The Benevolent Society where among other roles he led the Social Benefit Bond raising (one of the first of its kind in the world). Steve is the President of the Stanford Australia Associate and a Director of the Stanford Australia Foundation.

Steve was previously at UBS for 14 years where his last role was co-head of the Combined Debt and Equity Capital Markets business for Australasia.

Lyndelle Roche
Lyndelle Roche
Lyndelle has 20 years experience in the corporate sector.

Before joining Fort Street Advisers in 2010, Lyndelle spent ten years at UBS in investment banking and equities in both Sydney and London, where she held various senior roles.

Prior to this Lyndelle worked at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.

Sandesh Sidhu
Sandesh Sidhu
Sandesh has over ten years investment banking experience, primarily in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and restructuring.

Prior to joining Fort Street in 2011, Sandesh worked at Stephens Inc. in the United States, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, capital raisings and fairness opinions and valuations across multiple industries.

Prior to working in investment banking, Sandesh was a CPA licensed financial and operational auditor in the United States.

Tribeni Lodh
Tribeni Lodh
Tribeni has 11 years’ experience in the investment banking and private equity sectors.

Most recently, Tribeni spent three years at J.P. Morgan in their investment banking division, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions for Australian real estate clients.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Tribeni worked at M.H. Carnegie & Co, an alternative asset manager and Lazard, where he completed M&A transactions across various sectors including tourism and hospitality, telecommunications, real estate and infrastructure.

Cameron Wilson
Cameron Wilson
Cameron has four years’ investment banking experience. During this time, Cameron has worked on a broad range of transactions including cross border M&A, equity and debt issuance, restructuring and hybrid securities.

Prior to joining Fort Street Cameron worked at UBS with experience across the Financial Sponsors and Technology, Media and Telecom, Healthcare and Equity Capital Markets teams.

Paul Davidson
Paul Davidson
Paul joined Fort Street Advisers in early 2017 and has primarily been involved in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets.

Prior to joining Fort Street, Paul worked within the corporate finance team of fund manager, Walsh & Company, where he was involved in a number of equity and debt issuances.

Vicky Liang
Vicky Liang
Vicky has four years’ experience working across banking and financial services and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Vicky’s experience includes accounting, ratings advisory and debt issuances.

Prior to joining Fort Street, Vicky worked in the Institutional Banking & Markets division at CBA and has experience in client advisory across broad range of industries including infrastructure, industrials and healthcare.

Eric Yang
Eric Yang
Eric has four years’ experience in M&A, investment evaluations and corporate strategy.

Prior to joining Fort Street, Eric worked in corporate development at BHP, where he focused on mining M&A and commercial development opportunities. Eric also previously worked in corporate strategy and investment evaluations at BHP, where he gained experience across bulk commodities, logistics, technology and infrastructure.

Prior to working in corporate roles, Eric was an electrical engineer and worked on some of the largest greenfield mine development projects in Western Australia.

Alex Yang
Alex Yang
Alex joined Fort Street Advisers in 2018 and has three years’ experience working in financial services.

Prior to joining Fort Street, Alex worked in the corporate finance team at fund manager, Walsh & Company, assisting in capital market transactions across a variety of asset classes including Australian and international equities, infrastructure, private equity and venture capital.

Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and also holds a Diploma in Financial Planning from Kaplan Professional Australia.