Our Team

Laura James

Senior Associate

Laura is a Senior Associate and is responsible for originating, executing and monitoring portfolio investments, with a focus on direct private equity investments in the food and agriculture sectors.  Prior to joining, Laura spent four years in M&A and Strategy at Treasury Wine Estates with significant experience across global mergers and acquisitions, divestments, strategic reviews, and corporate finance. Prior to this, Laura commenced her career in investment banking at UBS Australia in the Consumer Products & Retail team, where she was involved in numerous M&A transactions and capital raisings. Laura holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from Monash University.

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Hive and Wellness Group

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The Local Broadband Network Company (LBNCo) is an installer and owner of superfast broadband networks in residential developments. LBNCo is engaged by property developers to install and maintain the fibre infrastructure, and sells ‘wholesale’ network acces to the retail service providers who then provide services to the tenants. LBNCo is now part of Uniti Group (ASX: UWL) following its acquisition in August 2019.

Stone Axe Pastoral

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Stone Axe is a producer of ultra-premium wagyu beef. The company has operations in NSW, QLD, WA and Victoria and is actively growing its herd via large scale embryto transfer program. Stone Axe has rapidly grown to become on of the largest fool blood wagyu producers in the world.