We provide strategic value, financial capability and operational expertise to our investee companies, and apply the following key principles:
We target Australia–based investment opportunities which are scalable, profitable and exhibit international expansion potential. Our primary sectors include Health and Wellbeing, Food and Beverage, Financial Services and Education.
Our current portfolio includes Medical Channel, Life Health Foods (UK), Learning Seat and NOW FINANCE.
B.Comm, LLB (Hons)
David is a specialist in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and business growth strategy. David’s responsibilities include the assessment of principal investment opportunities, transaction execution and the ongoing management and optimisation of investee companies. Prior to joining Wingate, David was a Director within PwC’s strategy practice, working with corporate and private equity organisations in Australia, New Zealand and North America.
Michael is a specialist in private equity and structured finance. He previously spent 14 years at Investec Bank (South Africa and London) as a senior banker primarily in the Specialised Finance and Lending Divisions.
Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) as well as a CFA Charterholder (CFA Institute, USA).
B Ec (Honours), M Com (Merit), Grad Dip, Finsia
Darren is the Managing Director of Sandbar Investments, a private investment company. He was previously a Partner, member of the Executive Committee and a Director of CHAMP Private Equity where he spent 16 years. While at CHAMP he led the acquisition and portfolio management of companies including oOh!media (an ASX listed company which he remains on the board of as a Non-Executive Director), Study Group Pty Ltd, LCR Group Pty Ltd and Golding Contractors Pty Ltd.