Azure Capital opens Brisbane office

Azure Capital is pleased to announce the opening of its first east-coast office in Brisbane, Queensland, and appointment of Geoff Ward as a Director.

Geoff Ward will lead the Brisbane office and returns to Azure having previously been a Director from 2008 to 2010. Geoff relocated to Brisbane in 2010 to take on the role of CEO of ASX-listed Geodynamics, a position he held until 2016.

Adrian Arundell, Azure’s Managing Partner, commented on the appointment "We are excited about the opportunity to enter the vibrant Queensland market, and believe our sectors of expertise and product skill set uniquely position us to service Brisbane based clients.  Geoff is an outstanding adviser with strong links into the Queensland corporate community and we are glad to have him back with us."

Azure is a leading national corporate advisory firm providing advice to Australian and International companies on transformational transactions.  Azure has 7 partners and 20 staff, and is headquartered in Perth.

Geoff Ward commented "Azure has deep expertise across industrial, mining, agriculture and a variety of service sectors and provides advice across both public and private M&A, project financing and capital raisings (both equity and debt).  The combination of Azure’s capability and my own experience as a senior executive of public listed companies enables us to provide a differentiated market offering to Brisbane-based companies."

Geoff has over 20 years’ experience in senior executive positions and corporate advisory, working across industry sectors including oil and gas, mining and metals, engineering services and clean technology sectors. His experience has covered public and private companies, private equity investments (including 2010 AVCAL Deal of the Year winner for MBO of an offshore engineering services company), joint ventures, strategic reviews and turnarounds, debt and equity capital raisings.

For more information please refer to the Azure website www.azurecapital.com.au or contact Adrian Arundell +61 8 6263 0888.

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