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

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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Andrew Balfe

Associate Director

Andrew has over 15 years’ corporate advisory experience, advising across multiple industries, including technology, distribution, manufacturing and biotechnology. Andrew has advised private business owners on growth, succession, equity management, business exits, structures and governance

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Tina Zhao (MFin)

Vice President

Tina has over 10 years corporate advisory experience across private and public markets in Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China.

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Gary Head

Principle - Avoca Funds Management

Gary has over 35 years of experience in equity markets. As Head of UBS Equities in Australia and then Global Cash Equities, he sat on the underwriting committees for over 10 years. Gary was also a member of the Gresham Capital Investment Committee.

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Contact Us

M&A Partners
Level 2, 111 Collins street
Melbourne 3000

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