Bryan Dean

Bryan Dean

Principal - Sydney

Bryan's career started in 1984 in Audit and Corporate Services at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. In 1991, he joined Lloyds Corporate Advisory Services (later renamed Centaurus Corporate Finance), the pre-eminent boutique corporate advisory firm in Australia at the time. This firm specialised in takeovers, mergers, acquisitions and divestments and corporate and investment/strategic market advice to major Australian listed companies.

After Merrill Lynch acquired Centaurus Corporate Finance in 1997, Bryan was a Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. In 2001, he joined AMP Limited and in 2005 was appointed Head of Treasury and M&A. Bryan established Jemenna Capital, a Sydney-based boutique corporate advisory firm, in 2011.

Over a twenty four year period at Centaurus Corporate Finance, Merrill Lynch, AMP and Jemenna Capital, Bryan worked on a number of major takeovers, sales, acquisitions and restructures and capital markets transactions (initial public offers, primary issues, secondary sell downs, buy-backs and capital reductions) in a variety of industry sectors.

Bryan's transaction experience includes:

  • mergers and acquisitions: AMP Limited's acquisition of AXA Asia Pacific's Australian and New Zealand businesses, the sale of AMP Limited's Cobalt/Gordian business, AMP Limited's acquisition of Gemini Advisors Securities Investments Limited, AMP's acquisition of an 19% interest in, and 50% interest in the management rights to, Macarthur Cook Industrial REIT, the sale of AMP Limited's mortgage and commercial loan portfolios, the takeover of Metal Manufactures Limited by Consolidated Electrical Distributors;
  • initial public offers: as advisor to the vendor, HHG PLC (demerger from AMP Limited), Data Advantage Limited, MMI Limited;
  • restructures: demutualisation of the Credit Reference Association of Australia.

Over an extensive corporate advisory and investment banking career, Bryan has advised major Australian listed companies in various industry sectors on significant corporate and capital markets transactions. This experience at both global investment banks and a boutique corporate advisory firm means that Bryan is highly qualified to provide independent strategic corporate advice.

Bryan joined Stratford Advisory Group in 2016 and lives in Sydney.