Our Team

Gresham’s Corporate Advisory Team is comprised of 40 executives and 10 senior advisors across our three offices.

Corporate Advisory

David Feetham
Deputy Chairman, Sydney

Corporate Advisory

David is Deputy Chairman of Gresham's corporate advisory business, Gresham Advisory Partners Limited.

Under his leadership from 1995 - 2013, this business grew from seven executives to be the market-leading independent investment bank in mergers & acquisitions. In this period, Gresham successfully executed well over 150 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $270bn, participated in many of the largest and most complex transactions in Australian history and grew its corporate advisory team to more than 30 executives with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. David has also led the development and implementation of several international alliance relationships.

David has 32 year’s experience in M&A with personal involvement in over 140 advisory assignments including 5 of the 10 largest ever Australian transactions. More recently his transactions have included the $8bn acquisition of Toll Holdings by Japan Post; the offer by BHP Billiton for Rio Tinto; the proposed BHP/Rio iron ore joint venture; the offer by BG Group for Origin Energy; the acquisition of Coles Group by Wesfarmers - Australia's largest completed transaction ($20bn), and the formation of the $1.6bn USG Boral plasterboard joint venture.

David has had a significant involvement in the global resources sector consolidation having acted in assignments involving companies producing coking and steam coal, oil, gas, iron ore, bauxite, alumina, aluminium, nickel, gold, copper and uranium. These completed assignments have included acting for: BG Group in its acquisition of Pure Energy; a Chinese SOE in its acquisition of a strategic stake in PanAust; Billiton in the merger of BHP and Billiton (Australia's then largest ever transaction); Xstrata in its offer for WMC Resources; MIM in its acquisition by scheme of arrangement by Xstrata; Billiton in the merger of its nickel interests with QNI and its acquisition of QNI.

Beyond the resources sector, David has also led major transactions in the property, finance, health, industrial, engineering and contracting, mining services, transport and food and beverage sectors. These transactions have included hostile and recommended takeover offers and defences; takeovers and mergers by scheme of arrangement; cross-border mergers via the formation of a dual listed company; reconstructions; financial restructuring; refinancing and equity and debt capital raisings; business and asset sales and purchases; the formation of joint ventures and the provision of strategic advice.

David has been regularly named in reviews and short lists of the country's leading investment bankers.

Before joining Gresham Partners, David spent 9 years with Macquarie Bank in Sydney (including two years on secondment to Hill Samuel Bank in London) and a further three years as a lawyer with Baker & McKenzie.

David holds Bachelors degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney.

Tel: +61 2 9221 5133

Level 17, 167 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000

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