Corporate Advisory

Corporate Advisory

Michael Smith
Managing Director, Perth

Michael joined Gresham in 2006, is a Managing Director of Gresham’s corporate advisory business and is Co-Head of the Perth office. Michael has over 18 years’ advisory experience, having worked both in Gresham’s Perth and Sydney offices and prior to that as a corporate lawyer at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst).

Michael has advised clients across a wide range of corporate and strategic initiatives, including M&A, equity capital markets and capital management transactions.  Michael’s industry background is equally broad, covering clients across resources and energy markets, industrial, retail, media and financial services.

Notable transaction experience includes advising Wesfarmers in the divestment of its coal businesses (Curragh and Bengalla);  Woodside in its agreed sell-down of Shell’s shareholding and proposed takeover of Oil Search; Wesfarmers’ divestment of its insurance broking business; David Jones in its takeover by Woolworths Holdings; Zip Water in its acquisition by Quadrant Private Equity and subsequent divestment to Advent / Culligan; Platinum Equity in its acquisition of 70% of Sensis from Telstra; Clough in its takeover by Murray & Roberts Group; Telstra in its negotiation with the Australian Government in relation to the NBN; BHP in its divestment of Yabulu Nickel Refinery; Wesfarmers in its acquisition of Coles and two subsequent equity capital raisings; and WA News in the divestment of its interest in Hoyts.

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

Tel: +61 8 9486 7077

Brookfield Place, Tower 2

Level 11, 123 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

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