McGrathNicol promotes Chris Davey to partner in Transactions arm

29 July 2019 2 min. read
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Advisory firm McGrathNicol has promoted Chris Davey to partner, taking the firm’s total number of partners to thirty-six. 

Chris Davey has been with McGrathNicol – a financial advisory and restructuring consulting firm with six offices in Australia – since 2010, having previously served UBS in its investment banking arm and Big Four accounting and consulting giant KPMG. 

At McGrathNicol, Davey specialises in merger & acquisition and transaction support services, supporting clients with financial due diligence, business integration, exit readiness and post-deal earnings improvement. He works with corporates, private equity firms, family businesses and high net worth clients, and has built a track record across a broad range of industries including retail, property, telecommunications, resources, construction, financial services and agribusiness.

Some of the engagements he has worked on include assisting Energy Australia with the integration of the acquisition of a major NSW energy retailer and generator, helping McMillan Shakespeare with a financial due diligence assessment in advance of its merger with Eclipx Group (the deal was called off in March this year) and supporting Medibank with financial preparations ahead of its initial public offering. 

McGrathNicol promotes Chris Davey to partner in Transactions arm

During his ten year tenure at McGrathNicol, Davey completed a number of secondments, including a 10 month secondment to an Australian utility company as a project manager for the creation and implementation of an internal strategy transformation. 

“Chris has risen through the ranks of the firm from Manager when he first joined to a Partner today. We are delighted to recognise his impressive track record of delivering for our clients. His promotion reflects our confidence in his leadership skills and his ability to contribute to the team at a strategic level,” said Jamie Harris, McGrathNicol’s managing partner.

Melbourne-based Davey becomes the seventh partner of McGrathNicol’s Transactions team. Other partners are David Barnaby, Andrew Fressl, Conor Mcelhinney, Hugh Monaghan, Paul Sweeney and Ashley Walton. The Transactions unit is part of the firm’s Advisory division, which also offers services in the area of business improvement, forensic, governance, risk & compliance and digital.

McGrathNicol was founded in 2004 as a spin-off of KPMG. The firm initially focused on restructuring and insolvency, but in the past five years branched out into advisory and management consulting. McGrathNicol today employs over 300 employees across offices in Auckland, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.