Our Team

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

Corporate Advisory

Michael Smith
Executive Director, Perth

Corporate Advisory

Michael is an Executive Director in Corporate Advisory and has worked in both the Perth and Sydney offices.

Michael has experience advising across a range of corporate activities and strategic initiatives, including buy-side and sell-side, public and private, equity capital markets and capital management transactions.  This includes advising clients across industries such as the retail, media, industrial, financial services, resources and energy sectors.

Notable transaction experience includes acting for Wesfarmers in the divestment of its Insurance businesses, its acquisition of Coles and two major equity capital raisings; Woodside Oil Search and Shell sell-down; Platinum Equity in its acquisition of 70% of Sensis from Telstra; Zip Industries in the acquisition of a majority interest by Quadrant Private Equity; Clough in the acquisition of minority interests by majority shareholder Murray & Roberts Group; Telstra in its negotiation with the Australian Government in relation to the NBN; BHP Billiton in its divestment of Yabulu Nickel Refinery; and WA News in the divestment of its interest in Hoyts.

Before commencing with Gresham, Michael was employed by Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) as a lawyer in the Mergers and Acquisitions team. 

Michael graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2003 with a Bachelor of Laws (Distinction) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance majors). Michael also holds a FINSIA Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Tel: +61 8 9486 7077

Level 3, 28 The Esplanade Perth WA 6000 Australia

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.