Our Team

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

Corporate Advisory

Julian Babich
Managing Director, Sydney

Corporate Advisory

Julian joined Gresham Partners in 2016 and is a Managing Director within the Corporate Advisory business. 

Julian has over 15 years of experience advising on corporate strategy and M&A transactions across a broad range of sectors, including regulated utilities, transport infrastructure, natural resources and energy infrastructure, property, telecommunications and agriculture.

Notable transaction experience includes: 

  • (2019) Acting for QIC on its take-private of Pacific Energy, a leading provider of remote power solutions; 
  • (2019) Acting for a consortium comprising MIRA, Sunsuper, and HESTA, on its acquisition of the land titles and registry function of West Australia’s Landgate;
  • (2019) Acting for QIC on its acquisition of Sea Swift, a regional marine logistics business in FNQ/NT, from Champ Ventures and Toll;
  • (2019) Acting for Morrison & Co on its acquisition of Flow Systems, a multi-utility business, from Brookfield;
  • (2018) Acting for First State Super on its acquisition of the land titles and registry functions of Land Use Victoria;
  • (2018) Acting for Whitehelm on its acquisition of AGL’s distributed generation and CNG refueling assets;
  • (2017) Acting for Lendlease on its investment into the Milan Santa Guilia mixed use urban regeneration project;
  • (2017) Acting for Lendlease on the restructuring of Lendlease Retirement Living into a joint venture with APG;
  • (2017) Acting for Palisade on its acquisition of Sunshine Coast Airport;
  • (2016) Acting for the Lonsdale consortium comprising the Future Fund, QIC, GIP and Borealis on its acquisition of Port of Melbourne; 
  • (2015) Acting for a consortium comprising IFM and QIC on its bid for TransGrid;
  • (2014) Acting for a consortium comprising IFM and QIC on its bid for QCLNG Pipeline;
  • (2012-13) Acting for Archer Daniels Midland on its multi-phase 19.9% stakebuild in GrainCorp and on its subsequent recommended takeover offer for GrainCorp;
  • (2012) Acting for BG Group on the disposal of a part interest in QCLNG upstream tenements and an LNG train; and,
  • (2010-11) Acting for Telstra on its multi-pronged cooperation agreement with the government-owned NBN Co.

Prior to joining Gresham, Julian worked in investment banking roles at Macquarie for 5 years and then Barclays for 6 years, predominantly in M&A advisory across a range of sectors.

Julian holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of Finance (Dean’s Honor Roll) from INSEAD.

Tel: +61 2 9221 5133

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