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Corporate Finance

Providing Capital & Management Solutions for Private & Public Companies & Sophisticated Investors


Dr. Mark Rainbird
Managing Director

Dr. Mark Rainbird has more than 15 years’ experience in senior executive roles, including Chairman and at board level in private equity, ASX-listed, both government and non-government and unlisted organizations. Dr. Mark Rainbird has extensive experience in capital raising and mergers and acquisitions.

In 1995, he founded Ramscove (a predecessor to BlueMount Capital), a Brisbane-based corporate advisory and capital raising company. He has specialized in small-scale offerings ($1-5 million) as well as special private placements ($5-50 million). He has a proven track record in the mining and resources, technology and start-up sectors, providing capital advisory and introduction services to companies seeking capital in the unlisted, pre-IPO and listed capital markets.

With an extensive business network, he has been able to help companies to develop their funding strategies, raise capital and provide an exit for the company and their investors.

Dr. Mark Rainbird is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a PhD and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours.

Flora Mok
Director, M&A

Flora Mok has more than 20 years of professional M&A, tax and accounting experience in Hong Kong, China and Australia. She is a qualified accountant and has proven track record of successfully and efficiently advising on complicated global M&A deals. These include cross border and internal group restructuring assignments across China, Hong Kong, Australia, Asia, Europe, US and Latin America. Her expertise includes M&A and corporate advisory, deal origination and closing, due diligence, structuring, financial modelling and reviewing legal documentation. Flora has extensive experience in real estate, trading companies, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, health care and infrastructure. Clients served include listed companies, multinationals, private equity and real estate funds, PRC state owned enterprises and private companies.

She is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK) and a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HK) and CPA Australia.

Flora holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master’s degree in International Management from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Macquarie University in Australia respectively.

Ken Freer
Senior Associate

Mr. Ken Freer has over 25 years’ experience in fast moving consumer goods with senior roles in general management, sales and marketing having worked for Wellcome Australia, Reckitt & Colman, PepsiCo Foods International (Frito-Lay) and Lion Nathan as Managing Director of Castlemaine Perkins.

From 2006 through 2010 Ken applied his skills and experience in the field of sports administration. Ken was General Manager for the Lexmark Indy 300 and Director of Motorsport for IMG and the CEO for Queensland Rugby and the Reds.

He has a strong track record of delivering results, growing EBIT performance through revenue growth, cost control and through re-engineering key processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency.  Ken has a natural ability to inspire and lead cultural change through manufacturing and sales and marketing organizations.  He also enjoys working with customers and other key stakeholders to build effective alliances.

He has established a broad network of contacts in Government, Banking, Property Development and the Hospitality sectors, and with the major sporting organizations in Queensland.

Laura Chen
Senior Associate

Laura has 27 years of banking experience, including positions of Planning Officer at the Bank of China, Asian Banking Manager at Westpac New Zealand, Home Loan Manager at Westpac Australia, Private Banker at ANZ Australia and National Manager International Premier and Retail Banking Asia Pacific.

With tertiary education in Finance in both China and New Zealand, Laura gained her qualification in Financial Planning in both New Zealand and Australia.

Laura has been dealing with numerous high net worth Asian clients with whom she not only provided professional financial advice with great results, but Laura also developed personal relationships and long lasting friendships with them. In addition, Laura maintains a large business network that includes Asian business communities, government officials, politicians, opinion leaders, professionals such lawyers, accountants, migration agents, senior academics, media and real estate agents both in Australia and overseas.

Andrew Michell
Senior Associate

Andrew Michell joined BlueMount following eight years’ experience in venture capital gained at QIC BioVenture Funds and has experience in consulting and the financial services industry.  He held Director, CFO and Company Secretary roles in several of the funds investee companies.  Andrew participated at board level in strategic business planning, modelling and execution, including investee strategies, overall identification and mitigation of key investments merits, risks and external market forces.

In addition to his accounting qualifications, Andrew is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Alessandro Costa
Senior Associate

Alessandro Costa has more than 15 years’ experience in financial analysis and consulting working in investment banking, private equity and real estate. During his years working at Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division in London, he worked on deals in the metals and mining sector. He also covered the retail and telecom sectors as part of his work in leveraging finance and private equity. Alessandro successfully raised and managed a residential real estate fund based in the UK and operating through Europe. Since then, he has focused on advising clients on M&A and business optimisation. His expertise includes M&A and corporate advisory, deal origination and closing, due diligence, structuring, financial modelling and reviewing legal documentation.

Alessandro has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Babson College in Boston, and is due to complete a Master’s degree in applied finance at The University of Queensland in Brisbane.

Bipin Manuel
Senior Advisor

Bipin has over 20 years of experience in international business transactions, as an operator, consultant and counsel for companies operating globally. Bipin has served in legal and operating manager roles for start-up, early stage and growth stage venture and private equity funded companies.

Bipin is a graduate of the McCombs School of Business, at the University of Texas at Austin (BBA, Honors) and the Dedman School of Law, at Southern Methodist University (JD). Bipin is an Australian Registered Foreign Lawyer and admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut and Texas.

Eugenia Arrarte
Investor Relations

Eugenia Arrarte was a Government Relations Coordinator for a multinational company in Venezuela for almost ten years, acquiring experience in international trade, customs, trademark registrations, and import/export. In addition, she gained experience teaching at University.

Recently, she finished a Master in International Economics and Finance at the University of Queensland, and she also has a degree in Economics and a Master in Custom and Foreign Trade Management.

Eugenia is a researcher and an expert in investor relations and assists clients by finding suitable “counter parties” for their matters.  Eugenia is fluent in English and Spanish.

Stephen Varty

A recent arrival from South Africa, Stephen has an economics background with strong financial industry focus. He specialises in equity and financial securities markets as well as other financial instruments.

Birgit Rainbird
Office Manager

Birgit Rainbird has over 20 years customer sales, service, project management, operational and scheduling experience in the airline, campervan and tourist industries.  Birgit has studied Business Administration and has completed the Small Scale Offerings Board Sponsor training.

Birgit has built a reputation for delivery excellence, attention to detail and communication, and assists clients with completing information memoranda and compliance needed to successfully raise capital.  Birgit is fluent in German and English.