Asia's leading mining investment conference - Asia Mining Congress 2014

Mr Gary Stead | Australia Country Head
Olympus Capital Asia | Australia

Mr Gary Stead, Australia Country Head, Olympus Capital Asia

Gary is currently a Managing Director at Olympus Capital Asia Credit, which focuses on providing credit to borrowers where traditional bank financing might otherwise not be readily available. Before joining Olympus, Gary was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of Shearwater Capital, a structured credit fund focused on Australia and seeded by Reservoir Capital Group. Prior to Shearwater, Gary was the Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Investment Group Australia, where he established Fortress’ Australasian special opportunities investment business in 2004. Over the next three years Fortress invested approximately A$1 billion in opportunistic credit and other special situations across the corporate and real estate sectors in Australasia. Previously Gary spent 13 years at Merrill Lynch. During this time Gary held various senior leadership and business building roles. These included Managing Director and Head of M&A Australia/Asia Pacific/Japan, Co-Head of Investment Banking Japan, member of the Executive Management Committee of Merrill Lynch Japan Securities, and Vice-Chairman of Investment Banking Australia. Gary’s experience at Merrill Lynch included building and leading Merrill Lynch’s Asian and Japanese M&A advisory businesses into market leading positions, as well as working as the lead advisor on large M&A and restructuring assignments during the Asian financial crisis and during the period of Japanese bank restructuring. His career in investment banking commenced at Salomon Brothers in New York, where he spent seven years working in the corporate finance and M&A departments.   Gary holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from Wharton.

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Premium Programme- 18 March 2014


@ 16.10
Panel discussion: The role of private equity in mining finance

  • Evaluating new mining investment vehicles
  • Identifying the right funds targeting the right mining assets
  • What kinds of project are attracting the interest of mining focused PE funds?

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