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Global Transaction Partners was established by Stephen Kennedy - a corporate development professional with over 30 years of international experience in growing natural resources companies through acquisitions and complex multi-disciplined projects.  His broad experience was obtained from successful roles for leading companies in the following areas:

  • Corporate Development - M&A, divestitures, strategy, portfolio and asset management

  • Management Consulting - transaction services, M&A advisory and lender’s advisory

  • Technical Consulting - feasibility studies, market studies, engineering, project controls, contract administration and project execution


Stephen has worked on numerous large M&A, IPO and privatisation transactions in multiple jurisdictions globally.  He also acted as Independent Technical Adviser / Lender’s Engineer for project finance, structured trade and commodity trade finance and export credit agency finance for projects in Australasia, Africa, China, Europe, Middle East, Russia and South America.

Prior to founding Global Transaction Partners, Stephen was Executive Vice President for Advisian (WorleyParsons Group) with global service line responsibility for Transaction Services based in London.  Providing M&A Advisory and Lender’s Advisory for hydrocarbons, minerals, metals, chemicals, infrastructure and power sectors.  He also led Advisian’s Minerals & Metals sector team for Europe, Russia and Central Asia.

Stephen was a business development executive for both Anglo American in London and Mubadala in Abu Dhabi prior to joining Advisian.  Whilst at Anglo, he focused on inorganic growth opportunities in bulk commodities including metallurgical coal, iron ore, thermal coal and manganese.  Whilst at Mubadala, he was responsible for both organic growth through mega projects in the aluminium and alumina sub-sector and inorganic growth through M&A in the broad minerals and metals sector.

He earned a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from the Queensland University of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Queensland.  He also undertook an Executive Leadership course at INSEAD.

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