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About us

Tasman Capital is a leading private equity firm specialising in lower mid-market private companies focused on completing management buyouts, turnarounds, active real estate, and buy and build transactions.

Tasman’s investors include global long-term institutional investors and family offices who share a passion for growing businesses. Tasman manages a separate account for a sovereign wealth fund focused on the manufactured home estate sector.

Tasman’s senior team uniquely combine strong operational expertise and investor experience having performed senior executive roles in both listed and unlisted companies.

Tasman the Explorer

Tasman Capital is named after Abel Tasman, the Dutch explorer who in 1642 was the first European to map the Eastern coast of Australia and to “discover” New Zealand.

An experienced and skilled explorer Tasman took an interest in charting new territories and lands that had never been mapped before. He spent time based in South East Asia and set up many important trading routes for the Dutch into Indonesia, Japan and Cambodia.

Like Abel Tasman, Tasman Capital are at the forefront of identifying and capitalising on new opportunities on both sides of the Tasman Sea; in Australia and New Zealand.


The Team


Rob Nichols


Rob has 20 years experience in private equity investing at Tasman, Nikko Principal Investments and Deutsche Bank Capital Partners. Rob has also held Executive Chair, CEO and COO executive roles at Serenitas Management P/L, Tasman Lifestyle Continuum and Gateway Lifestyle P/L.

Rob has led or co-led 18 private equity transactions primarily in healthcare, business services and completed 46 bolt-on transactions. Rob worked for Bankers Trust in London after 7 years with Deloitte in Sydney, Boston, Warsaw and London.

Bachelor of Business, Chartered Accountant.


Chris Davies


Chris has 8 years of private equity experience at Tasman, Nikko Principal Investments and Ironbridge. Chris re-joined Tasman in 2017. He has also held operational executive roles including CFO,COO an GM of Sales at Serenitas Management P/L, Smart Group, Eclipx Ltd and the specialised Auto Division of Westpac.

Chris commenced his professional career at Ernst & Young in corporate finance, audit and business services in Adelaide and New York.

Bachelor of Commerce, Chartered Accountant.


Nathan Cleary


Nathan has 10 years private equity experience at Tasman, Nikko Private Investments and Deutsche Bank Capital Partners. Nathan re-joined Tasman in 2018.

He has performed operational finance roles including CFO at Serenitas Management P/L and Finance Manager at Right2Drive P/L.

Nathan started his career at PriceWaterhouse Coopers in audit (financial services).

Bachelor of Business, CPA, CFA Charter Holder.

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Max Peres

investment analyst

Max joined Tasman Capital as an investment analyst in 2019 and has had over 2 years of corporate finance experience.

Max was previously in the corporate finance team at Shaw and Partners where he advised small and mid-cap ASX listed companies on M&A and ECM.

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Finance (with excellence), CFA level II candidate.


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