Our Team

Gresham’s Corporate Advisory Team is comprised of 40 executives and 12 senior advisors across our three offices.

Corporate Advisory

Hugo Dudley-Smith
Managing Director, Sydney

Corporate Advisory

Hugo is a Managing Director of Gresham's corporate advisory business.

Hugo has been involved in numerous M&A transactions and financing deals. Recent advisory roles have included: the partial sale of Lendlease’s retirement business to APG, the sale of Zip Water to Advent International, the takeover of David Jones by Woolworths Holdings, the sale of Zip Industries to Quadrant Private Equity, the sale of Lend Lease’s aged care business (Primelife) to Archer Capital.

Other roles have included the takeover of Coffey International by Tetra Tech Inc., the acquisition of Embracia Aged Care by McKenzie Aged Care Group, the acquisition of Valemus by Lend Lease, the takeover of Wattyl Limited by Valspar Corporation, the acquisition of Affinity Health by Ramsay Health Care, the sale of Lend Lease’s engineering consulting business to Jacobs Engineering Group, the sale of Coffey Rail, the acquisition of Babcock & Brown Communities by Lend Lease, and the sale of Unwired Group to Seven Network.

Prior to his time with Gresham, Hugo spent five years working in London and Sydney for Goldman Sachs in their Corporate Finance team.

Hugo studied at the University of Edinburgh and received a First Class Honours in Civil Engineering.

Tel: +61 2 9221 5133

Level 17, 167 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000 

Corporate Advisory

Australia’s leading independent M&A and corporate advisory business.

Funds Management

Manager of specialist funds via debt, mezzanine and preferred equity investment and as agent for our international affiliate partners.


Providing a full suite of advisory, financing and structuring solutions to the property and development industry.

Capital Solutions

Gresham offers a range of independent debt solutions including debt advisory, financial restructuring and structured capital.


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Gresham is always looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates who have the drive to solve problems and achieve results on behalf of our clients.