Welcome to M&A Partners

An independent corporate advisory and investment firm based in Melbourne, Australia

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About Us

M&A partners is a rapidly growing independent corporate advisory and investment firm based in Melbourne, Australia. The business was founded by Mark Hardgrave and Antony Lynch, who together have over 50 years experience in the Australian debt and equity markets and have worked with some of Australia’s wealthiest private companies.

M&A Partners specialises in providing strategic corporate advice and investment solutions to its clients including sourcing, structuring and identifying investment opportunities. M&A Partners is the manager of the Avoca Private Investment Fund, that provides capital for investment in high growth Australian companies.


Mergers and Acquisitions
Advice, strategy, due diligence, valuation, deal structuring, and stakeholder communication

Equity Raising
Access to extensive networks of both institutional and private investors for equity capital

Debt Raising and Restructure
Relationships with major lenders and experience in debt restructuring and workouts

Acquisition Searches
Focused acquisition search process including detailed target identification, analysis and due diligence

Asset and Business Divestments
Structured sale process designed to fulfil vendor objectives and maximise sale proceeds

Succession Strategies and Buyouts
Advice and funding to undertake succession plans

Shareholder Value Strategies
Use of alternative structures to improve shareholder value including design and implementation of capital management strategies

Advisory Team

Antony Lynch. B.Com

Managing Director

Antony has over 20 years experience in direct investment and corporate advisory in Australia and overseas. Roles include Avoca Capital Partners, a specialist corporate advisory and direct investment business, Hudson Conway, Wardley Limited and Hong Kong Bank in London and Hong Kong.

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Paul Nemets. B.Eng, B.Com

Associate Director

Paul is an Associate Director at M&A Partners with over 6 years experience in corporate advisory across numerous industries. Paul has a keen interest in FMCG brand and product innovation.

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Kerrydan Flory. CA, B.Com

Senior Associate

Kerrydan is a Senior Associate at M&A Partners with over 4 years’ experience in financial services across banking & capital markets and asset management. Kerrydan has a keen interest in fintech, fixed income & debt markets.

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Alan Dassie. M.Fin, B.Com


Alan joined M&A Partners in 2017 after having recently completed a Masters of Finance at Melbourne University. Alan is an active participant in equity and derivative markets

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Bob Denby

Advisory Board Chairman

Bob is the Advisory Board Chairman of M&A Partners and has 35 years of experience in the Industrial sector across Australia and New Zealand. Bob was previously MD of Wesfarmers Industrial & Safety division.

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Contact Us

Level4 164 Flinders Lane
Melbourne Victoria 3000

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