Our Team

Our team has 100 years experience across a range of sectors.

John Perry

John has over 25 years of M & A, debt and equity raising, funds management and principal investment experience, holding senior leadership roles with a number of global investment banks, including Macquarie (11+ years), RBS and CIMB, together with a number of years at KPMG.

He has led businesses in Australia, New Zealand and South Korea and also worked across Asia, USA and the UK.

John has advised on M&A transactions totalling over $10bn, raised $4+bn in equity and $2.5bn in debt, debt capital markets and bonds. He has also been responsible for undertaking a number of principal investments. This range allows him to excel in complex transactions requiring multiple investment banking skill-sets.

John founded Conquest Capital to bring a range of corporate advisory and capital raising services to the mid-market and to assist such businesses deliver on their growth strategies.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Capital Raising (Debt & Equity)
  • Sectors – Health, Industrials, Consumer, Operating Real Estate, B2B Technology

 

Qualifications and Professional Accreditations

  • BA (Hons) Geography: Durham University
  • Master of Applied Finance: Macquarie University
  • FCA: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • GAICD: Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

CHARLIE LEWIS

Charlie is a credentialled investment banking practitioner, with nearly 30 years experience with leading firms Macquarie, Investec, Barings and EY.

He has worked in Australia, South-East Asia, South Africa and the UK, setting up and leading advisory businesses in a number of emerging markets.

Charlie has worked on transactions ranging from A$2 million to £2 billion and has a deep understanding of the key deal issues and likely stakeholder perspectives in complex situations.

He has experience across most industry sectors and has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, project finance and fundraisings across multiple geographies.

Charlie founded Lewis Corporate Advisory to provide Strategic Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Raising services and acts as an Advisory Partner for Conquest Capital.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Equity Raising
  • Sectors – Consumer, Industrials, Agribusiness, Food, Technology, Infrastructure

 

Qualifications and Professional Accreditations

  • BA and MA Economics: Cambridge University
  • FCA: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • GAICD: Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

DAN HILVERT

Dan is a commercial and strategic adviser in the health and financial service sectors with nearly 20 years experience, including with Hilvert Advisory, Medibank, ANZ Investment Bank and Colonial Group.

Previously Dan ran Medibank’s Corporate Development function and was actively involved in a series of investments and acquisitions that transformed the organisation from ‘passive health insurer’ into ‘active healthcare player’.

Dan then founded Medibank’s telehealth business, ‘Anywhere Healthcare’, which delivers specialist consultations to GPs and patients in rural areas and was subsequently acquired by Telstra Health.

Dan founded Hilvert Advisory to provide Strategic Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions and early-stage Equity Raising services to the Healthcare sector. He has worked with Conquest Capital on multiple transactions.

He has advised clients in aged care, private health insurance, telehealth, disability, home care, clinical practice and public hospitals.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Quantitatively-driven Strategic Advisory
  • Financial Modelling
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Equity Raising (Early-Stage)
  • Sectors – Health, Technology, Aged Care

 

Qualifications and Professional Accreditations

  • BA Communication & Public Relations: University of Canberra
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia: Post Graduate Diploma, Applied Finance

HIRO SHIMADA

Hiro is an experienced corporate adviser with over 17 years’ experience and has worked for international investment banks such as Nomura, Investec and Macquarie.

He has advised on more than $18 billion in transactions for corporate and private equity clients on public and private transactions. This has been across a number of industry sectors and spanned Australia, the UK and Japan.

Hiro founded Birchgrove Capital Partners to provide Strategic Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions and Equity Raising services and acts as an Advisory Partner for Conquest Capital.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Capital Raising
  • Sectors – Industrials, TMT, Real Estate, Consumer, Retail, Healthcare, Agribusiness

 

Qualifications and Professional Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales
  • Approved Advisor with the Advisory Board Centre, working with an exclusive, carefully selected team of Entrepreneurs and Advisors in building tailored Advisory Boards for growing businesses

KENNEITH YIP

Kenneith is an experienced intern who assists in M & A and Capital Raising transaction execution.

Kenneith has undertaken previous roles as a tax accounting intern at ASX-Listed Kelly + Partners and KPMG Australia. Kenneith is currently undertaking various student society based activities including Operations Director at BusinessOne Consulting and Vice President (Operations) at the Financial Management Association of Australia.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Financial Modelling
  • Research
  • Sectors – General

 

Qualifications and Professional Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney (penultimate year)

 

RACHEL WANG

Rachel is an intern who assists in M&A and Capital Raising transaction execution. Rachel has undertaken previous intern roles for Macquarie Group and EY Australia. In addition, Rachel has experience as a paralegal/legal research assistant and has been involved as a volunteer consultant at NFP consultancy 180 Degrees Consulting.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Research
  • Financial Modelling
  • Sectors – General

 

Qualifications and Professional Accreditations

  • Currently studying Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney

RAYMOND ZHOU

Raymond is an intern who assists in M&A and Strategy execution. Raymond has had previous roles in equities research at Maqro Capital, long-only equities fund Elevation capital and in finance and operations. Raymond is also involved in financial education with the Sydney Consulting Club and Australian Student Asset Management Fund.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Modelling
  • Research
  • Strategy

 

Qualifications and Professional Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney (current)

Conquest Capital has affiliations with:

CBA Associates (https://cba.associates/) – CBA / VR M & A is the largest alliance of independent M & A advisors globally with more than 350 advisors focused on the mid-market

Eastpoint Partners (https://www.eastpoint.asia/) - based in Hong Kong and Seoul, who offer an unparalleled Asia wide network of relationships with corporates, governments and investors.

Please contact us to benefit from 100 years of investment banking experience across strategic advisory, mergers and acquisitions and capital raising.