Stephen has more than 20 years’ experience in the corporate finance industry and has worked on a wide range of M&A, equity and debt transactions in Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia.
Stephen’s primary focus is the financial services sector including banking, insurance, wealth management and structured finance.
Transactions that Stephen has advised on include: Bank of Queensland’s acquisition of Investec Bank Australia, Resimac’s acquisition of Rams $2bn mortgage portfolio, Thorn Group’s acquisition of Cash Resources Australia, Western Australia Government and Keystart’s divestment of a $1.4bn loan book, Wesfarmers sale of it’s $1bn Credit Card portfolio to Citi, KKR’s acquisition of Pepper, Resimac’s acquisition of ASX listed Homeloans ltd, Loanmarket’s acquisition of the PLAN, FAST and Choice mortgage aggregation business’s from NAB, ING’s sale of a $4bn mortgage portfolio to Macquarie Bank, CBA’s sale of the equigroup leasing business, CBA’s acquisition of the medical payments business Whitecoat, BNK’s sale of the Finsure mortgage broking business, Payright’s $125m receivables warehouse funding from Goldman Sachs, Selfco’s $50m equipment warehouse funding from the Australia government, Catholic Super’s sale of Mylife Myfinance Bank to Challenger and Encore Capital’s sale of Baycorp to Credit Corp.
Prior to Gresham Stephen worked in M&A advisory at ABN AMRO in London and the Investments and Advisory division at the National Australia Bank.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, has completed the CFA program and the Wharton Executive Development Program.