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HACH Private Capital provides M&A, corporate advisory, strategic consulting and capital raising services to privately held businesses pursuing global growth opportunities, capitalising on its extensive networks throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

HACH Private Capital works closely with our accounting, tax and advisory partners to provide comprehensive specialist solutions to clients.

Our team has substantial industry experience in technology, agriculture, media, consumer goods and healthcare, but has the capabilities to serve business in any market sector.

Alignment with our clients is key for us. Our philosophy is we must always be driven by our clients needs and constantly strive to achieve the desired outcomes.

Through our private, invite only investment club for like-minded clients, Club 1897, we offer direct investment opportunities where HACH takes on a pseudo General Partner role. In doing so we originate opportunities, carry out the necessary due diligence, negotiate deal structures and entry price and then help drive the investee company up the value chain to an eventual exit.

Feel free to get in touch and let's work together.

Fergus Herbert

Chief Executive Officer (Joint) & Co-Founder

Fergus has been involved with the incubation of many companies with compelling growth characteristics over the past 30 years with roles as founder, CEO and Chairman/director.

He is adept at helping emerging companies understand what they need to do to reach a state of commercial success and has raised over half a billion dollars in the past two decades for start-up ventures around the globe

He holds a passion for restoration of heritage buildings of significance, such as Manly Bathers Pavilion and is involved in teaching young adults the financial skills they need to acquire property and sustainable wealth creation.

Fergus is strong believer that funding has an energetic exchange and must come from the correct source and is focused on ensuring his clients find the right investors necessary to achieve their idyllic goals.

Darren Heathcote

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Darren has extensive experience over more than 30 years working in finance, including lead management roles in trading with Investec and Rothschild across Australia, UK and offshore.

He was Head of Business Development across NSW for Investec Private Banking.

Darren has significant experience running his own business in M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital business

Combining his passion for founding and building innovative companies with his finance experience, Darren has successfully funded and helped grow a number of companies, from start-ups, to high growth companies and significant fund managers, connecting them to his broad global network of HNW individuals, Family Office and Institutional investors.

He has also worked with successful founders in order to achieve strong exits of their businesses.

Sean Cortis

Chief Executive Officer (Joint) & Co-Founder

Sean’s key interest is advising families of substantial wealth on the role of the family office in achieving family harmony and wealth preservation across the generations. Sean’s strong tax and business advisory capability has led to his involvement in a number of innovative consulting and corporate advisory assignments, such as public listings, business sales, debt and equity raisings, valuations, mergers and acquisitions, mostly in the family business context.

Sean has worked with a number of prominent families, locally and overseas, on matters of family governance and structures, including the design and implementation of family office infrastructure. He is a recognized thought leader in the family office arena and regularly writes and presents on topics that are challenging for families.

Sean has been an active volunteer in the philanthropic sector for many years, having co-founded the Chapman Eastway Charitable Foundation and serving as Chair of Epilepsy Action Australia from 2016 to 2018.

Sean is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, a Chartered Tax Advisor and has received TEP designation from the Society of Tax and Estate Practitioners for his experience as a tax and estate practitioner. He has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from The University of New South Wales and has also been awarded a certificate in Fiduciary Governance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Sean works closely with the academic community, serving on the Global steering Committee for the STEP Business Families Special Interest Group and as teaching support for the Macquarie Graduate School of Management MBA Program.

Roger Allen AM

Executive Director

Roger Allen AM has had three careers… as an IT entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and philanthropist. His career began from a small Melbourne suburb where he built the Computer Power Group into a substantial global IT business employing over 3,000 people with revenues in today’s dollars of over $1 billion.

Subsequently he co-founded Allen & Buckeridge Pty Ltd, a Venture Capital company with offices in Silicon Valley, CA and Australia which has provided over $300m of much needed capital to over 50 early stage companies, of which 20 derived directly from University research and development. In addition Roger has personally invested in some 20 early stage technology companies.

He served on two Prime Ministers’ Science and Technology Councils and has chaired both Victorian and NSW Government ICT Advisory Boards. He was deputy Chairman of Austrade for 7 years. Roger has been frequently recognised by the Australian and global Industry and in 2011 Roger received an Order of Australia Honour (AM) for his services to the information technology sector through leadership roles, venture capital investment and professional development and in recognition of his support of the Indigenous community and philanthropic interests.

Eric Kamal

Senior Financial Analyst

Eric is a CFA charterholder and a qualified accountant. Eric has extensive background in investment analysis, financial modelling, due diligence and corporate insolvency.

Eric is responsible for conducting due diligence and financial analysis on various private investment opportunities for our clients. Eric has expertise in preparing 3-way financial models and forecasts to assist corporate clients in determining capital/funding requirements, for corporate acquisitions/divestments, and in creating scenario analysis to support new business strategies.

Eric has also worked for RSM Chartered Accountants where he was responsible for managing corporate insolvency engagements. Eric has also worked as an investment analyst at PM Capital Ltd where he was responsible for conducting due diligence on various global equity investment opportunities.