Bill Best
Chairman

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Bill is the Chairman of Liverpool Partners. He has been involved in Investment Banking and Stockbroking for over 30 years.

Bill was previously a long-time Hill Samuel, Macquarie Bank executive retiring in 2010 after over 27 years with the Investment Bank. During this time, he held a variety of senior management positions including the first Sydney Branch Manager of the retail bank, Managing Director of Macquarie Equities and joint head of Macquarie Underwriting Limited.

Jonathan Lim
Managing Partner

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Jonathan is the Managing Partner of Liverpool Partners. He has extensive experience as both an investor and adviser across sectors in private equity, corporate advisory, equity capital markets and operational management.

Most recently he was Investment Director at Arowana, a specialist mid-market investment group. He has over 10 years of senior experience in the corporate mid-market across both public and unlisted markets in industry sectors such as mining services, media, publishing, software, retail and infrastructure services.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Business with Double Majors in Accounting and Finance (with Distinction) from the University of Technology Sydney, post graduate qualifications in Corporate and Applied Finance (FINSIA) as well as the CAIA qualification.

Dr Michael Caristo
Partner

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Michael is a Partner at Liverpool Partners. Previously he was at Crescent Capital Partners, a mid-market private equity firm. There he was heavily involved in the healthcare sector and was responsible for leading investment teams on all aspects of a deal’s life cycle, from origination to execution to portfolio management.

Prior to this role, Michael worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company. He worked in the transaction services team, working with Private Equity clients on commercial due diligence.

Michael has completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of New South Wales where he graduated with honours. Additionally, Michael has completed a Bachelor of Science with a major in Medicine also at the University of New South Wales and also graduating with honours and successfully publishing his research on stem cell differentiation.
 

John Hickey
Operating Partner

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John Hickey is the Operating Partner at Liverpool Partners. He has over 25 years’ experience in the health care sector throughout Australia, Asia and Europe.

Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, John held both senior financial and management roles at a business unit level together with group executive roles with responsibility over multiple business units.

John has direct experience in the management of private hospitals, medical centers, pathology, radiology, nutraceutical manufacturing and pharmacy distribution businesses, and has held Executive Director roles in private and publicly listed healthcare companies with turnover of up to in excess of $3 billion.

Craig A. Tocknell
Investment Director

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Craig is the Investment Director at Liverpool Partners. He has accumulated experience across the UK, Australia and NZ, working across mergers and acquisitions, private equity advisory and funds management.

Craig brings a broad range of expertise across healthcare, transport & logistics, infrastructure, real estate and professional services on transactions totalling ~$1bn.

Craig is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), completed the CFA UK Certificate in Investment Management (IMC), and holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting.

James Harris
Associate

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James is an Associate at Liverpool Partners.

Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, James worked at Novo Capital and KPMG, working on a wide range of transactions from both an M&A Advisory and Financial Due Diligence perspective.

James is a member of the Property Industry Foundation’s NSW Board of Advisers and Chairman of their NSW PropertyBlitz Young Leadership Committee.

He holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of Technology Sydney, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

 

James Hamlin
Associate (Origination)

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James is an Associate (Origination) at Liverpool Partners and has over five years of professional experience across the Banking and Funds Management industries.

He has experience in the Investment Banking industry from his prior role at Macquarie Funds Group where he specialised in Structured & Alternative Investment Products.

James holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Financial Planning from the University of the Sunshine Coast, and a Master of Finance majoring in Funds Management (with Distinction) from the University of New South Wales.

Joel Tomaino
Analyst (Origination)

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Joel is an Analyst (Origination) at Liverpool Partners.

Prior to Joining Liverpool Partners, Joel was an Analyst with Evans and Partners and has worked on a wide range of transactions, both listed and unlisted, across debt and equity capital markets.

Joel holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) from Monash University and has completed his Level 1 CFA accreditation.

Ashton Tay
Analyst

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Ashton is an Analyst at Liverpool Partners.

Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, Ashton had an engineering background in a manufacturing firm based in Germany.

Ashton has a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) degree.
 

James Darwell
Analyst

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James is an Analyst at Liverpool Partners and has over five years’ experience advising on Corporate Finance, Taxation and Business Advisory matters.

Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, James held a Senior Analyst role with Crowe Horwath.

James holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.

Rachelle Robinson
Financial Controller

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Rachelle is the Financial Controller of Liverpool Partners. She has 20 years of experience in corporate finance, including operational and HR management.

Rachelle is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University.

Rebecca Adams
Executive Assistant/Office Manager

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Rebecca is the Executive Assistant to Jonathan Lim and Office Manager at Liverpool Partners. Rebecca has over 10 years experience in administration support.

Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, Rebecca was a Finance Assistant at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
 

Kelly Bray
Desktop Publisher/Team Assistant

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Kelly is the Desktop Publisher and Team Assistant at Liverpool Partners and has over 15 years experience across Investment Banking and Finance, in Australia and overseas.

Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, Kelly was the Publishing Manager at CIMB (formally The Royal Bank of Scotland) in Sydney.