Manging Director, Melbourne
Michail joined Gresham in 2005 and is a Managing Director of Gresham’s corporate advisory business.
Michail advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and restructuring transactions across a wide range of industries. Assignments have included agreed and hostile takeovers, private treaty acquisitions and disposals, equity and debt capital raisings and corporate restructures.
Michail has advised on some of Australia’s largest forestry transactions; the sale of Forest Enterprises Australia on behalf of its Receivers and banking group, The Campbell Group’s $670m acquisition of the South Australian Government’s forestry plantations and the $415m sale of the Great Southern forestry estate on behalf of its Receivers and banking group. Other notable assignments include the sale of Nexus Energy Limited to Seven Group Holdings Limited, various advisory assignments for Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, the Sale of Boral’s windows business, advice to Rural Funds Management in relation to the IPO of Rural Funds Group, the $300m merger of Stuart Petroleum with Senex Energy, the sale of Minelab to Codan Limited, the Regis $600m capital restructure and merger with Retirement Care Australia, the $175m takeover defence of Orchard Petroleum Limited and advising the Receivers of CopperCo Limited.
Prior to joining Gresham, Michail worked with Ferrier Hodgson, gaining significant experience in a broad range of trade sales, strategic business reviews and corporate restructuring assignments. Two notable examples include the IPO of Zinifex and the restructure of Sons of Gwalia.
Michail holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. In 2001, Michail completed an MBA at Melbourne Business School, which included an exchange to Georgetown University in Washington DC. In 2007, Michail won the National Dux Prize for the Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Michail is also a member of the Turnaround Management Association.
Tel: +61 3 9664 0300
Level 39, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000