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Bato Capital, formerly operating as Bato Partners, was established in 1995 by Michael Bato and Alan Horn to provide independent Investment Banking Services to local and international public and private company clients.

Michael Bato had a distinguished career in Merchant Banking for over 20 years, including a Director of Barclays Australia Limited, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Wardley Australia Ltd. / Hongkong Bank Sydney and Managing Director of Scandinavian Bank Group. Michael retired from the firm in 2004 and was retained as a consultant to the firm until 2008.

Alan Horn was employed as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse ( now PWC ) in Sydney and Montreal and subsequently as Finance Director for Amalgamated Metal Corp.'s Australian activities ( a member of the Preussag Group ) before establishing his own corporate advisory business.

The firm's team has demonstrated an extensive background in investment banking, corporate advisory and corporate finance activities in a wide range of industries in Australia and overseas.

The firm's guiding principles in all client relationships are:

  • Integrity, trust and credibility
  • Confidentiality and discretion
  • Technical and commercial excellence
  • Independent and objective advice
  • Professional execution of all client transactions
  • Responsiveness to client needs and objectives
The firm's Investment Banking Services include:
  • Mergers & acquisitions, and divestments
  • Private and public equity / debt raisings, including IPOs
  • Corporate finance, include bank facility restructuring
  • Capital and corporate restucturing
  • Strategic business alliances and joint ventures, including strategic business planning advice

Bato Capital Pty Limited 2012