Melbourne Specialist Invest Firm, Arbitrium Capital Partners

Team

Ray Horsburgh, AM

Chairman

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.

Mukhtader Mohammed

Managing Director

Origination | Structuring | Execution

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

Daniel Liptak

Managing Director

Origination | Structuring | Execution

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.

Chief Operating Officer

Risk | Compliance | Distribution | Credit Research | Investor Relations

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.

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

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.