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Co-Founder & Managing Director

Discovery Capital Partners, Australia

Adam is a founder and joint managing director of Discovery Capital Partners. Adam specialises in strategic execution services, capital markets and M&A.

Adam’s career began as a lawyer on the East Coast of Australia at a global Tier-1 law firm where he specialised in equity capital markets and as M&A advisor to some of Australia’s largest mining houses, public corporations and global investment banks. In that capacity, he worked on several of the world’s leading private equity, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Adam then moved to an investment bank based in Perth and Hong Kong where he managed the equity capital markets team, focusing on the natural resources sector.

Prior to founding Discovery Capital Partners, Adam was an experienced public company executive, including roles as General Counsel, CEO and Chairman to listed companies as well as a number of private initiatives. He has founded a number of ventures and created global networks through his work in innovation including work with Stanford University’s global SPARK program.

Adam has advised on equity capital markets and M&A transactions with a total value exceeding $300bn in his career and brings this expertise to bear in structuring and executing focused transactions for the mining and resources sector.

Adam holds a Master of Applied Finance, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce. Adam also completed the Emerging Leaders program at Harvard University in 2016.