Executive Director, Sydney
Simon is an Executive Director in the corporate advisory team based in Sydney.
He has over 15 years’ advisory experience at UBS and ABN AMRO in Sydney and JPMorgan in London, with a primary focus on the energy and resources sector. Simon has advised a broad range of clients encompassing private and public market M&A mandates at a corporate and asset level, as well as numerous equity, debt and hybrid capital assignments.
Selected M&A advisory roles include the acquisition of Nexus Energy by Seven Group, the investment by Wesfarmers in Quadrant Energy, Shell’s selldown of its stake in Woodside, Arrow Energy’s takeover by Shell and PetroChina and demerger of Dart Energy, Shell’s divestment of its New Zealand downstream operations, ARC Energy’s merger with AWE and demerger of Buru Energy, Tinfos’ bid for Consolidated Minerals, ASX’s merger with the Sydney Futures Exchange, AGL’s divestment of 3.6% of PNG LNG to Nippon Oil and advising a consortium of Gaz de France, SNAM, Ruhrgas, Gazprom on its bid during the privatisation of the Czech gas transmission and distribution network.
Financing assignments include Aurora Oil & Gas’ high yield senior notes and reserve based revolving credit facility, placements and rights issues for Dart Energy, Tap Oil’s institutional placement and rights issue to fund the acquisition of Thailand assets, Santos’ hybrid capital issue to fund GLNG and PNG LNG, Woodside’s 2010 rights issue and various bond issuances, acquisition finance for ARC Energy’s bid for Anzon Australia, and Beach Energy’s 2008 equity placement.
Simon holds a BSc honours degree in International Business and Modern Languages from Aston University in the UK.
Tel: +61 2 9224 0262
Level 17, 167 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000