Corporate Advisory

Corporate Advisory

Chris Branston
Executive Director, Perth

Chris joined Gresham in 2005 and is an Executive Director of Gresham’s corporate advisory business. From 2006 - 2010 Chris worked in Gresham’s Sydney office before returning to Perth.

Chris has advised on corporate strategy and transactions across a broad range of sectors, including resources and resources services, property, retail, financials, media and telecommunications.

Chris’ transaction experience includes the sale of Perth Energy to AGL Energy; Barminco’s US$350m senior notes offering and its acquisition by Ausdrill; Wesfarmers’ demerger of Coles; Southern Cross Electrical Engineering’s acquisition of Heydey5; Woodside’s partial unwind of the Shell shareholding; the acquisition of Clough by Murray & Roberts; the acquisition of Little World Beverages by Lion; Wesfarmers’ sale of Premier Coal to Yancoal Australia; Wesfarmers’ sale of enGen to Energy Developments; Cedar Woods Properties’ response to a takeover proposal; Telstra’s proposal with the National Broadband Network; Lend Lease’s initial strategic investment in, and subsequent privatisation of, Babcock & Brown Communities; Wesfarmers’ acquisition of Coles Group, and Wesfarmers’ sale of Australian Railroad Group to QR and Babcock & Brown.

Prior to joining Gresham, Chris worked as a solicitor at Blakiston & Crabb (now Gilbert & Tobin), where he advised on capital raisings, mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (Distinction) and Bachelor of Commerce degree (First Class Honours in Economics and Finance) from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA (National Dux).

Tel: +61 8 9486 7077

Level 3, 28 The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000

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