Welcome to Chapmans
Chapmans specialises in providing equity and debt funding solutions for early-stage or special-situation companies with high growth potential. Using a high-conviction approach that sticks to known growth industries, we look to provide reliably high returns through careful investment selection and active risk management.
Chapmans Limited (ASX code: CHP) is an ASX-listed specialist investment and finance company.
We provide growth capital and advisory services to a small number of private and public companies across a concentrated selection of growth industries, including:
- Specialist engineering and technical services
- Mobile technology
Peter has over 20 years’ experience in advising and building ASX-listed companies.
He started his career with KPMG in the Taxation Division, later establishing KPMG's Technology Advisory practice in Sydney. There he advised large public and private companies on funding via private equity, government grants and tax incentive programs for research and development.
Peter went on to establish a boutique technology advisory practice, advising many of Australia's largest ASX-listed and foreign corporates – including BHP, Telstra, Boral, General Motors Holden and Ford.
He progressed to executive and board roles with a number of early-stage ASX-listed technology companies, having principally invested in each of these to develop, commercialise and successfully exit.
Peter is Executive Chair for RKS Consolidated Limited (ASX code: RKS) and non-executive director for Exalt Resources Limited (ASX code: ERD). He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Victoria University (RMIT) and is a Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia.
Chief Investment Officer
Anthony has over 20 years of corporate advisory and investment experience in Australia, the US, Hong Kong and mainland China.
Beginning his corporate finance career with ABN AMRO, Anthony has extensive experience in transaction and portfolio analysis and risk management for both debt and equity structured investments. He has advised numerous ASX-listed and private entities in the resources, agriculture and technology sectors.
Anthony has a well-established private capital network in Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China. He is active in China outbound and inbound investment with Australian businesses.
Anthony is a non-executive director of RKS Consolidated Limited (ASX code: RKS) and is Chapmans’ nominee director for mobile technology commercialisation specialist Digital4ge Pty Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Non-Executive Director & Company Secretary
Bruce has over 30 years’ experience as an accountant and ASX-listed company director and secretary.
Bruce is a non-executive director of ASX-listed general investment company Sunvest Corporation Limited (ASX code: SVS) and ASX-listed oil exploration company Buccaneer Energy Limited (ASX code: BCC). He is also the Executive Chairman of unlisted public company Starlight Holdings Limited.
Minh brings over 16 years’ experience in the corporate finance industry, with a focus on research, modeling, valuation and analytical work for ANZ and Rabobank in Sydney and Hong Kong.
Minh advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance across a wide range of industries. His experience covers IPOs, agreed and hostile takeovers, private treaty acquisitions, project finance and equity and debt capital raisings.
Minh has a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.
Our investment approach
We use a high-conviction approach to make strategic and substantial equity investments in a small number of companies that offer high potential returns.
Our investments generally fit one of the following categories:
- Direct investment in early-stage or mature businesses with low entry prices and clear pathways for accelerated revenue and capital growth within 12–24 months.
- Incorporation or acquisition of publically-listed, suspended or otherwise unlisted companies that meet our investment criteria.
- Short-term opportunistic arbitrage and trading opportunities.
Actively managing risks
We have an opportunistic appetite for higher-risk transactions that offer strong short to medium-term growth potential.
We seek to identify, mitigate and actively manage risks by using our:
- deep understanding of our chosen industries
- due diligence and analysis
- deal structuring and funding skills.
With every investment we make, we have a clear and pre-determined exit strategy that’s typically based on key events.
The companies we invest in have typically experienced one or more distinct ‘special situation’ events, such as:
- A period of significant accelerated growth
- Business expansion or transition events
- Maturity and liquidity events
- The need to access immediate and significant levels of capital for bankable projects or non-conforming higher risk opportunities.
We believe these events provide excellent opportunities to invest in strong and well-managed businesses at a low entry price.