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Kestrel - Technology growth company investor and developer

Kestrel Capital is an independent, executive owned growth company investor and developer. Based in Sydney and having raised our first fund in 1996, we are one of Australia and New Zealand's most experienced private equity and venture capital managers.

Kestrel strives to provide its investors with superior returns consistent with the nature of growth company investments.

Through our diverse range of operational, technical and financial skills, Kestrel assists businesses achieve significant and sustainable growth in revenue, profitability and shareholder value. We have invested in more than fifty companies and made successful exits through IPOs, trade sales and listed company managed sell downs.

Direct international experience encompasses growth businesses involved in:

  • Agri-tech

  • ITC (software, digital, communications, services)

  • Infrastructure services

  • Medical devices

  • Niche manufacturing


Operational and director level experience:

  • Recruiting management talent (CEO, key executives)

  • Technology and product development (incl. patent filing and defence)

  • Business strategy development and implementation (negotiation of major contracts)

  • Management of operations and manufacturing

  • International business development


Significant expertise in financial transactions:

  • Business turnarounds, restructuring

  • M&A and post M&A integration

  • Capital raisings (listed and unlisted; equity and debt)


Successful track record of value creation and exits:

  • Exit strategy development and execution in listed and unlisted environment

  • Trade sales to local & international buyers

  • Secondary sales to Private Equity

  • IPO

  • Listed company sell downs and exits

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