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Local M&A Advisors with a Global Reach of Buyers

Shape Capital is a leading M&A advisory firm providing a full service M&A solution to sell your company. We specialise in trade sales, management buyouts, management buy-in, carve-outs, secondary sales, and IPOs.

Our M&A Platform

We have access to one of the largest investor distribution networks including buyers from Private Equity, Corporate Venture Capital, Strategic Corporate Buyers, Secondary Liquidity Providers, Family Offices and Private Investment Funds.

Our People

Our advisors are passionate about the companies we work with. As previous company founders, we have successfully taken companies from start up, to scale and exit. We have an innate understanding of how to add value to your business.

Our Approach

We run a competitive bid process for most of our M&A transactions to obtain the highest valuation and most favourable terms for you. Buyers are invited into a structured process where confidentiality is respected at each stage, providing you with ultimate control and visibility.

Our M&A Platform

Our M&A Platform provides access to local & international buyers with insight into their investment preferences & mandates.

We can source strategic local buyers and run a highly confidential sale process. We can also source international buyers that are keen to expand into your region, those looking for diversification and those wanting access to new technology and services. Gain a greater understanding of our M&A platform,  M&A Services and Capital Raising Services.

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Mergers & Acquisition Advisors

We have done it! The Shape Capital team is industry seasoned, comprising experienced corporate professionals and entrepreneurs who have successfully taken companies from start up, to scale and exit.

We have an innate understanding of the challenges of growing and shaping successful companies and we add value through strategic advice, providing access to capital and an M&A platform which maximises your value.

Our head office is based at 101 Collins Street in Melbourne. Contact us here.

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We are ‘mid-market’ advisors typically working on M&A deals in the range of $10M to $100M. We will represent smaller companies as longer as long as they have been established for a number of years, have a compelling offer, and have minimum of $3M in annual revenue.

Our CEO

Anoosh Manzoori is the founder and CEO of Shape Capital. Anoosh has extensive operational, investment and industry experience in the technology sector. He started his first technology company at age 22 and was awarded the ’Entrepreneurial Scholarship’ sponsored by Ernst & Young, The American Chamber of Commerce and Playford Capital.

Anoosh has 20 years’ experience in building highly successful companies. He has taken them from start up to full-scale commercialisation and trade sale. This includes completing trade sale exits to large ASX listed companies in the technology sector. Anoosh has been responsible for raising capital from private investors, managing multiple trade sale exits and has strong relationships with VCs, angel investors and private wealth clients in Australia and in the USA. Anoosh is also an investor and director of a number of technology companies.

Previously he was founder and CEO of the second largest cloud hosting company in Australia. He built the Company from scratch, reaching 75,000 customers within 5 years, with over 10% market share in Australia, before selling the company to publicly listed MYOB in 2008.

Anoosh advises technology companies from around Australia and also internationally. He is also a non-executive director of an ASX listed company, CCP Technology Limited, focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) sector.

Anoosh has a degree in science and a postgraduate degree in business and is also a member of the Institute of Company Directors.

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