Paul Batchelor

Paul Batchelor

Principal, Yorkway Partners

Paul has a 45 year international career spanning financial services, business services and advisory.  His corporate roles include Chairman, CEO, COO and CFO of a number of large financial institutions such as Colonial Limited and AMP Limited – which had $260 billion of assets under management and employed 25,000 internationally under his leadership as CEO.

Paul has also worked in other listed companies and small to mid-sized private businesses.  Paul is currently a non-executive director of a number of Yorkway’s investee companies including Chair of One Investment Group; Director of Insurance House Group; Director of Fitzpatricks Group.  He serves on the Investment Committee of the Australian Olympic Commission Foundation and was recently awarded the AOC Order of Merit.

Paul has an innate ability to see business scenarios from both sides of the boardroom table and structure strategic solutions tailored to suit the business situation and investors’ needs.  His extensive transaction experience includes demutualisations, acquisitions, divestments and IPOs from $50 million to $20 billion.

As Principal of Yorkway and as a private investor himself, Paul is constantly looking to add value to investee businesses and investors.

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“Yorkway Partners are professionals I like to work with. When Yorkway approached me about becoming Executive Chair of Ansett Aviation I had to consider it. Their research and analysis demonstrated the exciting growth potential of the business and provided me with a hands-on opportunity to leverage my interest in SME business.”

Margaret JacksonExecutive Chairman, Ansett Aviation

“We have invested in two businesses where we have partnered with Yorkway Partners, happily both meeting expectations. Yorkway’s strategic and commercial expertise adds value in identifying and growing good businesses and I like that they always invest alongside us and help build and deliver the strategic plan.”

Greg SmithExecutive Director, Champ Ventures

“We were impressed with Yorkway’s deep understanding of our business, our industry and our strategic direction. They found the perfect private equity partner to take Coverforce to the next phase of growth. I would not hesitate in recommending Yorkway as exceptional advisors and partners.”

Jim AngelisChief Executive Officer, Coverforce

“Yorkway restructured our capital base and invested in our business. Their commitment to understanding our needs has been instrumental in shaping a successful growth strategy for BMT. Approachable, reliable, and with a genuine interest in our business, Yorkway has opened up important growth opportunities for BMT Tax Depreciation which we would not have otherwise had.”

Brad BeerCEO, BMT Tax Depreciation

“I wanted a trusted advisor to help get the ‘right’ partner for a roll-up scenario and I knew Yorkway Partners would deliver the ‘necessary smart capital’ we truly needed. The Icon of today has grown exponentially into a large diversified business.”

Eric DoddDirector, Icon Cancer Care

“The investment opportunities that Yorkway has presented to me have been very well considered with a compelling investment thesis. Yorkway’s combination of business and investment expertise means that both aspects are comprehensively addressed in their investment opportunities.”

Yorkway Private Investor

“Yorkway’s depth of commercial experience along with their investment and deal experience sets them apart. We’re always happy to pay a fair price for a good business. Paul Batchelor and the Yorkway team consistently present Quadrant Private Equity with quality businesses that meet our investment criteria and demonstrate their commitment by always co-investing.”

Chris HadleyExecutive Chairman, Quadrant Private Equity

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