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 twenty 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 fourteen 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

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.

Sean Slater

Director

Sean has over ten years’ experience in corporate finance providing advice to multinational corporations, private equity clients, family-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout his career, Sean has had a strong focus on middle market transactions having spent six years at Stamford Partners, a London-based consumer-focused, middle market M&A boutique. He has significant cross-border experience having worked on transactions throughout Europe. Prior to his time at Stamford Partners, Sean was with Deloitte’s corporate finance team. Sean holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Emmanuel Syrrou

Director

Emmanuel has more than a decade of experience in advisory and corporate finance in Australia, Europe and the broader Asia Pacific region, working with domestic and international private equity and the full spectrum of institutional clients (large multinationals, publicly listed groups, entrepreneurs and private companies). Emmanuel has served on the advisory board of an Australian family office, and prior to joining Allier Capital was an Investment Director within Eli Global's direct private investment team. Emmanuel holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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.

Nick Ruan

Associate

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.

Jessica Raaz

Analyst

Prior to joining Allier Capital, Jessica worked across the Corporate and Institutional divisions of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and ANZ Banking Group, focused on structuring debt facilities for mid-market and institutional clients across industries such as healthcare, retail, property and natural resources. Jessica holds a Bachelors of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Queensland.

Daniel Luke

Analyst

Prior to joining Allier Capital, Daniel worked as a Consultant in the PwC Deals, Corporate Value Advisory team where he valued a range of businesses and assets for transactions, capital raisings and tax purposes. He also gained experience in the PwC Deals, Debt Capital Advisory team, designing custom securitisation structures and arranging debt financing for government and institutional clients. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney.

Giles Joshi-Powell

Analyst

Prior to joining Allier Capital, Giles worked at Fortress Investment Group in the private equity team in New York where he analysed and executed opportunistic investments in the media and tech space. Prior to Fortress, Giles started his career at Citigroup in the technology, media & telecom investment banking group. Giles holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University where he studied applied economics and management and graduated magna cum laude.

Mark Lavender

Analyst

Mark previously worked at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the client advisory services team where he was involved in debt profile analysis and ratings advisory for institutional clients. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce (International) with distinction, first class Honours in Actuarial Studies and the University Medal from the University of New South Wales.

Kasey Marenco

Analyst

Kasey joins us from the consumer and retail division of our partner firm William Blair in Chicago. There she performed comprehensive financial modeling and valuation analyses and executed sell-side M&A for global companies. Kasey holds a Bachelor of Science from Miami University where she studied finance and economics and graduated cum laude.

Andrew He

Analyst

Andrew graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics with majors in Finance, Accounting and Financial Econometrics. During his studies, Andrew interned at Allier Capital for over a year and also completed an overseas exchange program at the London School of Economics.

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.