Melbourne Specialist Invest Firm, Arbitrium Capital Partners

Team

Ray Horsburgh, AM

Chairman

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Years Relevant Experience

BACKGROUND

Ray is an Australian businessman with vast experience in the steel industry.

Ray served as Chairman of Toll Holdings Ltd. Calibre Global Pty Ltd and Essendon Football Club. Ray also served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Smorgon Steel Group and Chief Executive Officer of Australian Consolidated Industries Glass Group. In the past Mr. Horsburgh has occupied the position of non-executive director at Pact Ltd, Traffic Technologies Ltd., and President of Rotary Club of Williamstown,

Ray is currently the Chairman of AFL Victoria.
 
Ray was awarded an Order of Australia for his service to the steel industry and service to disadvantaged youth.

Ray has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

Daniel Liptak

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Risk | Compliance | Distribution | Credit Research | Investor Relations

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Years Relevant Experience

BACKGROUND

Daniel is an established CPA qualified leader who has held a variety of senior leadership roles and significant experience in funds management at major financial services firms including; Goldman Sachs, UBS and Deloitte which have provided him with a high awareness of the issues surrounding compliance, governance and investment strategies, as well as operating model designs, credit research and project management. 

 

Daniel was a Director at Deloitte Australia in Consulting Investment Wealth and Advisory. Previously he was a Principal at Henslow, an independent corporate advisory firm based in Melbourne. He has successfully started a number of financial service firms including an advisory business in conjunction with a large Swiss based fund manager. His exits have included selling a research and advisory firm to ICAP. He returned to Australia as a hire within UBS. He started his career at Goldman Sachs in London.

 

Daniel has published research and articles published reports and quoted in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, online newsletters and keynote speaker at alternative investment conferences.

 

Daniel has a BSc from Adelaide University and BA(Accounting) from the University of SA, Graduate diploma in finance. In addition Daniel is CPA, Series 7 qualified.

Mukhtader Mohammed

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Origination | Structuring | Execution

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Years Relevant Experience

BACKGROUND

Mukhtader specialises in debt restructuring, M&A and turnaround management. Mukhtader has over 12 years' experience across a diverse range of industries including airlines, energy, utilities, infrastructure, oil & gas, and construction. Mukhtader has worked in Australia, USA, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Spain. 


Mukhtader was a Director at Deloitte Australia in Financial Restructuring and Debt Advisory. Prior to Deloitte, Mukhtader worked at Qantas Airways Limited and prior to that he worked in restructuring at Taylor Woodings (now FTI Consulting Australia).

 

Mukhtader has advised on corporate debt transactions with debt values aggregating approximately $14bn. 


Mukhtader has a MBA (Executive) from AGSM, Sydney and Leonard, N.Stern School of Business, NYU in New York. Mukhtader holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from Curtin University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. 

Blake Ammit

Origination | Structuring | Execution

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Years Relevant Experience

BACKGROUND

Blake specialises in funds management, equity and debt structuring, investment banking and M&A and turnaround management. Blake has over 25 years' experience across a diverse range of industries including agriculture, energy, utilities, infrastructure, property development and waste management.


Blake was a Shareholder and Head of Asset Management at FC Capital Holdings, one of Australia’s largest alternative asset managers with a total of $475m of FUM. Prior to that, Blake was Chief Executive Officer of Handbury Asset Management Pty Ltd. with c. $350m of FUM. Blake managed a team of over 300 staff at Handbury Asset Management. Blake started his executive career at Lloyds Bank TSB Plc before it was acquired by ABN AMRO Australia.


Blake has held fiduciary roles as committee member of FC Funds Management, Investment Advisor of CVC Investment Services and Director of Handbury Asset Management Pty Ltd.

Managing Director

Harvey Kalman

Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee

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Years Relevant Experience

BACKGROUND

Harvey is a senior executive and board member with over 30 years in financial services, having provided leadership and strategic advisory across business growth, risk management, funds management, service provision, operations and innovation. 

Harvey oversaw the setup and success of Equity Trustees Corporate Trustees Services (ASX: EQT), increasing funds under supervision from $0.5m in January 2000 to over $100bn in July 2021. 

Harvey’s current positions include Board Member and Chair of the Audit and Investments Board Committee for the Menzies Foundation and Chairman of the Financial Planning Advisory Board at Deakin University. Previous board appointments include Victorian Legal Services Board and executive positions at KPMG, ANZ and Ford Credit.


 

Independent Investment Committee Members

Ian Lundy

Investment Committee Member (External)

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Years Relevant Experience

BACKGROUND

Ian has more than 20 years’ experience as an investment executive and non-executive director, including as Chief Investment Officer of a A$9bn industry super fund. His experience covers all aspects of the investment process, and he has a specific interest in the management of unlisted assets and direct investing in select asset classes. He was a director of Hobart Airport for seven years, and a director of A$6bn infrastructure fund Utilities Trust of Australia for three years.

 

Ian has a keen interest in investments that have challenges and require close attention to get them back on track. Reviving these investments requires substantial effort but can generate even greater returns.

Ian’s current work includes consulting to foundations, institutional investors and fund managers in Australia and Asia.

Marc Fisher

Investment Committee Member (External)

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Years Relevant Experience

BACKGROUND

Marc Fisher's career in financial markets began in 1997. Currently, he serves as Chairman of Absolute Equity Performance Fund (ASX: AEG) and as a Senior Managing Director and Board Member of a fintech risk management specialist. Marc previously worked for FRM in Hong Kong (now Man Group PLC's multi-manager business) where he was a Management Committee member and Chairman of their Asia Pacific business excluding Japan and Korea. Additionally, Marc ran FRM's Private Client product range and served as Product Head for their Managed Futures fund.
 
Previously, Marc was a Managing Director at Citigroup in London, where he founded and managed a global fund-linked product development and marketing business. Prior to Citigroup, Marc started his career at Deutsche Bank in London, where he held a number of trading, marketing and product development positions with an emphasis on multi asset class derivatives. He holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVSc) (Hons) degree from Bristol University of Accountants. 

Advisory Board Members

Alexander 'Sandy' Beard

Advisory Board Member

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Years Relevant Experience

BACKGROUND

Alexander ‘Sandy’ Beard has been a Director of numerous public and private companies over the past 25 years. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of CVC Limited (ASX:CVC) (between 1991-2019) where he oversaw annual shareholder returns in excess of 15% per annum for over 15 years. 

Sandy has extensive experience with investee businesses, both in providing advice, assisting in acquisitions and divestments, capital raisings and in direct management roles, especially bringing management expertise to small cap companies in driving shareholder returns.

He has implemented significant company restructuring for Australian based growth businesses including success in private hybrid or equity placements and in contractual arrangements involving banking facilities, distribution arrangements and processing agreements.

Sandy is currently the Non-Executive Director of Centrepoint Alliance (ASX: CAF). Sandy is also a Director of Probiotec Ltd (ASX:PBP), TasFoods Ltd (ASX:TFL) and Pure Foods Tasmania (ASX:PFT).

Past ASX listed chairman or directorship roles include Cellnet Group Ltd, Villa World Ltd, Grays eCommerce Group and Eildon Capital Ltd.

Patrick Handbury

Advisory Board Member

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Years Relevant Experience

BACKGROUND

Patrick “Paddy” Handbury is one of Australia’s prominent land owners and pastoralist having a long history of living and working in rural and regional Australia for nearly 40 years. He owns prime pastoral properties in Victoria and South Australia cover in excess of 1m acres inclusive of a 20,000 annual capacity lamb feedlot and a 5,000 head Wagyu breeding operation. Paddy was one of Australia’s pioneers to export live Wagyu to the Japanese market.

Concurrent to his vast agricultural assets and interest, he has diversified into mid to large sized property development with the creation of “The Sands Torquay” and” Moonah Links” master residential developments that involved assets in excess of $350m. Throughout his period of ownership of Moonah Links, Paddy gained invaluable experience in hosting and managing one of Australia’s most high-profile sporting events, the 2005 Australian Golf Open.

Paddy remains strongly involved in rural Australia, serving as a Director of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. He also has a deep commitment to education, serving as Chair of Geelong Grammar Council and on the Geelong Grammar Foundation. Paddy’s past directorships include being a non-executive director of ASX listed Webster Limited, Chairmanship of the public unlisted company Golf Australia Holdings Ltd, and numerous non-executive directorship of ASIC licensed responsible entities, including Australian Olives Ltd and National Leisure Ltd.