The four most expensive words in the English language are, ‘This time it’s different.’ ~ Sir John Templeton
Clients who are seeking capital have access to our combined 40+ years of professional experience in investment banking, private equity, corporate finance, corporate advisory and corporate law, ensuring that clients are offered only the highest quality transactions and advice. Investor interests are aligned with our own as we always co-invest.
In order to maximise returns and provide portfolio diversification, clients are exposed to, and can approach us with, a wide range of quality investment opportunities. We are not bound by strict mandates like other firms. Clients benefit from our diligence and streamlined processes, which allow us to evaluate and execute opportunities expeditiously.
We utilise all structures (listed and unlisted debt, equity and hybrids via direct investment, trusts and sub-participations) through any stage of the business life cycle (seed, VC, pre-IPO and PE) across most sectors with specialty in property, resources, industrials and disruptive technologies.
Clients have access to our vast network of investors, advisors and investment opportunities, which de-risks our transactions through syndicated structures and third-party validation. The Eights’ investor network is comprised of like-minded investors with strong relationships across multiple jurisdictions, leading to further opportunities and synergies.
We invest in businesses from early stage through to maturity by way of equity, debt and hybrids. We are prepared to look at all industries, however have specific expertise in Property, Resources, Financial Services and Disruptive Technologies.
The Eights team have completed dozens of transactions, as principal and on behalf of clients. These transactions include direct and syndicated capital raisings (debt, equity and hybrids), IPOs, prepayments and combinations, in sectors including resources, technology, financial services and property.
Nithan leverages his 15+ years of experience in investment banking and private equity, distribution network and structuring skill set to originate and execute investments for The Eights and its clients.
Brian has over 10+ years of experience in investment banking and private equity. He began his career in corporate finance working for global investment banks HSBC and Deutsch Bank.
Lambros Photios is the founder and CEO of Station Five, a software development company servicing startups and scaleups across Australia, Europe, the UAE, and the UK.
After almost 10 years traveling the world and playing a leading role in the Snowsport industry, Charlotte built an international client base and collected 3 international skiing awards.
Dr King has substantial natural resource related experience and is currently non-executive Chairman of Cellmid Ltd, Litigation Capital Management Ltd, and African Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Zina is a partner at Hamilton Locke focusing on finance and restructuring transactions and advising numerous funds, asset managers
and other non-bank lenders.
Andrew brings over 30 years of experience as a chartered accountant specialising in corporate advisory and investment banking with an
extensive list of global transactions.
The Eights is dedicated to giving back to the community, and has pledged 10% of all profit to the Granted Foundation.
The Granted Foundation Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2014, has aligned itself with like-minded charity associations in Australia and around the world to provide the basic services that many of us take for granted, including clean water, food, education, housing and employment, to the developing communities that need them most.