Esmond Prowse
Partner, Melbourne
I am a leading M&A, private capital and corporate advisory specialist, acting for various private and listed clients in a range of corporate contexts and industries. I have acted for a number of founders in developing and driving the implementation of their business plans and strategies and, ultimately, realising the value of their investment through a sell-down or exit.

I enjoy working closely with my clients and my primary focus is to build a trusted relationship, in order to develop a clear and strong understanding of my clients' needs and objectives within the context of a particular transaction. My expertise spans various industry sectors and I bring a deep knowledge of the technical aspects of my craft.

Career highlights

  • Acting for Ento, a leading workforce management software company, in a range of corporate contexts, including funding rounds and M&A transactions.
  • Acting for Global Forest Partners across a range of corporate transactions, including its divestment of the GTFP plantation and forestry management business – the largest transaction in the Australian forestry market in over a decade.
  • Acting for Visy in connect with its acquisition of Owens-Illinois' Australian and New Zealand bottle manufacturing operations, in a deal worth almost $1 billion.
  • Acting for Salter Brothers across a diverse range of investment management fund activities including the flagship Salter Brothers Hotel Group and its hotel portfolio acquisitions.
  • Acting for New York-based Kudu Investment Management, an independent provider of permanent capital solutions to asset and wealth managers, in providing financing and additional capital for Channel Capital, a leading Australian multi-affiliate investment management company servicing more than A$16 billion in assets.
  • Acting for Westchester Group Investment Manager (a TIAA Company) that specialises in acquiring, managing and marketing agricultural real estate assets globally and acting for Midfield Group one of Australia's largest meat processing companies with a paddock to plate portfolio of assets and brands.
  • Acting for TRIBE Digital Holdings, in a range of corporate contexts, including funding rounds and M&A transactions.
  • Acting for the founders of Dutton Group in connection with their successful acquisition of the 'Dutton Bespoke' car sales business from the broader Dutton Group in a complex business sale arrangement.