The Allier Capital team has extensive experience in major investment banking and professional service organisations

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Matthew Stubbs

Managing Director

Matt has over sixteen years experience in investment banking. During his career Matt has worked on a broad range of mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, restructurings and strategic reviews. His experience includes extensive public market transactions (hostile and recommended takeover offers, takeover responses and schemes of arrangement). Prior to founding Allier Capital, Matt was a director in the investment banking division of Citi and head of its consumer, retail and healthcare investment banking practice. He has also managed major transactions in the resources, industrials and financial services sectors. Matt holds an MBA from the AGSM and Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.

Trent Roberts

Managing Director

Trent has over ten years experience managing mergers, acquisitions, divestments, capital raisings, restructurings, and strategic reviews. Trent’s experience includes ASX-listed and private company transactions in both Australia and the United States. Prior to joining Allier Capital, Trent served as a private transactions and investments advisor to a number of successful organisations and high net wealth families with particular focus on the online technology, media, healthcare, and real estate sectors. Trent holds a B.Inf.Tech degree with Distinction and University Medal, graduating at the top of his class, from UTS and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in California, USA.

Sidney Chan

Managing Director

Sidney has over fourteen years experience in corporate advisory. Prior to joining Allier Capital, Sidney was an investment banker with Citi and Merrill Lynch. Sidney’s experience includes a broad range of assignments involving large multi-national corporates in industries such as consumer products, retail, teleco, media, building materials, transport and mining. He has worked on some of Australia’s largest mergers and acquisitions transactions and privatisations, and has experience in IPOs and equity issuance markets, bank and debt capital market raisings and capital advisory. Sidney holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland

Kris Karlsson

Director

Kris has over ten years experience advising clients on capital raisings, mergers, acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures. Throughout his career, Kris has had a strong focus on middle market transactions working closely with private equity firms and both ASX-listed and private companies. He has significant cross border experience having worked on transactions in Japan, China, Singapore and Indonesia. Prior to joining Allier Capital, Kris was with PwC’s lead advisory team and boutique investment bank O’Sullivan Partners. Kris holds a Bachelor of Economics and an MBA from University of Linkoping in his native Sweden

Nihat Engel

Director

Nihat has over eight years experience advising middle-market and publicly listed clients throughout Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan. Nihat has worked on a broad range of strategic reviews, valuations and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Allier Capital, Nihat worked as a management consultant with Booz & Company.  Nihat holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Technology Sydney and a Master of Commerce with a major in finance from the University of Sydney.

Martin Chau

Associate

Prior to joining Allier Capital, Martin worked at Marsh, where he was a senior actuarial analyst. He has provided consulting advice to public and private clients on risk finance optimisation and other risk management matters across various sectors, including financial services, property and construction and not-for-profit organisations. Martin holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies from Macquarie University.

William Whittle

Analyst

Prior to joining Allier Capital, Will worked at Minter Ellison Lawyers in the mergers and acquisitions and structured finance teams where he worked on transactions in the energy & resources and financial services sectors. Will holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce, with a major in finance, from the University of Queensland.

Nick Ruan

Analyst

Prior to joining Allier Capital, Nick worked at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the client advisory services team, where he was involved in strategic capital management transactions for institutional and government clients. Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales.

Tim Chiang

Analyst

Prior to joining Allier Capital, Tim worked as a lawyer in the mergers and acquisitions and restructuring and insolvency teams at Allens Linklaters, where he advised listed and private clients across a range of M&A, capital raising and restructuring transactions. Tim holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I), a Bachelor of Commerce, with a major in finance, from the University of New South Wales, and has passed the CFA Level 2 exams.

Nicholas Bloor

Analyst

Prior to joining Allier Capital, Nicholas worked at the National Australia Bank in the leveraged and acquisition finance team where he worked on a number of leveraged debt financings on behalf of domestic and international private equity funds. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in finance from the University of Western Australia, and completed a two-year Mandarin Chinese language program at the Beijing Language and Culture University.

Catherine Arena

Executive Assistant

Catherine has extensive experience in executive support and office administration. Prior to joining Allier Capital, Catherine worked as an executive assistant and office manager at LSI Consulting and Peter R Breed & Partners.

Libby Edwards

Executive Assistant

Libby has extensive experience in executive support and office administration. Prior to joining Allier Capital, Libby worked as an executive assistant at Deutsche Bank AG.