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

Corporate Advisory

Neville Spry
Managing Director and Co-Head of Advisory, Sydney

Corporate Advisory

Neville joined Gresham in 1989 and is Managing Director and Co-Head of Gresham's Corporate Advisory business.

Neville has over 20 years experience in corporate advisory activities and has provided advice to leading Australian and international companies in most industry sectors, including resources, agribusiness, wealth management, finance and banking, insurance, property, retail, health care, utilities and information technology.

These transactions include public markets transactions such as hostile and recommended takeover offers and defences and takeovers and mergers by scheme of arrangement; private treaty transactions such as business and asset divestments and acquisitions; and equity and debt capital raisings. 

Recent examples of public markets transactions that Neville has led include Wesfarmers acquisition of Coles Group Limited (Australia’s largest ever transaction at $21 billion), Centennial Coal, PMP's merger with IPMG, Wesfarmers acquisition of OAMPs Limited, the sale of Stargames Limited to Shufflemaster Inc., and the takeover defence for Ridley Corporation Limited. In private treaty transactions, Neville has led teams advising on the divestment of Millers Self Storage by Security Capital European Realty, the divestment of Premier Coal, the divestment of the OAMPs and Crombie Lockwood insurance broking business to AJ Gallagher, the divestment of the Lumley and WFI insurance underwriting businesses to IAG Limited, the divestment of Witchery Group and Ramsay Health Care’s acquisition of Affinity Health. Neville has also provided advice on a number of significant fund raising transactions including the $5.1 billion recapitalisation of Prime Infrastructure, the $200 million hybrid raising for Valad Property Group and the $2.6 billion and $4.6 billion rights issues for Wesfarmers.

Prior to joining Gresham Partners, Neville was with Deloitte Haskins and Sells.

Neville completed a Bachelor of Economics at the University of South Australia and is also a graduate of the Executive Program run by Stanford University in conjunction with the National University of Singapore.

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