Wingate is a finance and investment house, with teams specialising in property, global equities, consumer and asset finance and private equity. Wingate is owned by its principals and a group of substantial private and institutional investors. The Group is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading specialist finance and investment houses.

Wingate is known for its exceptional track record, unique risk management culture, discretion, reach and influence. Wingate originates, manages and delivers investment opportunities across select asset classes for its private and institutional co-investment partners in Australia and internationally.


Wingate was launched as a finance and investment house by Farrel Meltzer over a decade ago with a vision to revive the old European family merchant banking tradition. This meant bringing an unusually measured approach to risk into a market riding high on buoyant returns. It proved a difficult time to find assets with the risk profile and price to fit that approach and the business expanded slowly. After securing some advisory deals and boutique financings, 2005 saw expansion into asset management with a global equities fund.

Wingate’s prudent investment approach and focus on risk meant that the Group entered the Global Financial Crisis conservatively and cautiously positioned. Consequently Wingate was able to substantially accelerate its growth during and post the GFC and enter asset classes others had been forced to exit. This resulted in rapid growth in the Group’s range of activities, funds under management and other metrics in the ensuing years.

Our Approach

Character is destiny. Why Wingate is distinctively different.

External Recognition

Wingate’s exceptional performance track record and deeply committed business approach have been increasingly independently recognised by the market.

Put simply, Wingate is about making smart investments and producing exceptional investment returns. The group has a strong track record of both, with 43% compound annual growth of funds under management and outstanding historical investor returns.

Our Team

Wingate has built a leadership team with an extraordinary range of skills and experience, but sharing a common set of values and investment approach.

There has been a notable stability in the core team over many years, while new people have been regularly added to broaden and deepen capacity.

  • Management Team
  • Independents

  • Farrel Meltzer

    Group Managing Director

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    Farrel Meltzer

    Group Managing Director

    B.Comm, B.Acc (Cum Laude), Adv. Dip Banking (Cum Laude), Chartered Accountant

    Farrel founded Wingate in 2003 after a highly successful career as an investment banker, including holding positions as head of ANZ Private Bank and the Group Managing Director of Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd.

    Recognised as one of Australia’s outstanding specialised financial service innovators and business builders, Farrel’s experience spans funds management, private equity, private clients, debt, structured investments, corporate advice, business strategy, capital markets, securitisation and funding for large privately owned businesses.

  • Franco Dogliotti

    Group Finance Director

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    Franco Dogliotti

    Group Finance Director

    B.Comm, B.Acc, Chartered Accountant, CMA

    Franco has over the past 23 years initiated, advised on and closed transactions valued at many billions of dollars in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and capital markets. Franco’s experience includes advising large privately owned businesses as well as national and multi-national public corporations on both local and cross-border transactions.

    Prior to joining Wingate, Franco was a partner at PwC for 18 years and a leading member of the firm’s Corporate Finance team.

  • Ryan Levin

    Managing Director, Property

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    Ryan Levin

    Managing Director, Property

    B.Sc, Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries (UK), Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (USA)

    Ryan is an actuary, specialising in risk management and financial structuring. He has spent two decades in the financial services industry holding roles ranging across product development, financing and property. Ryan has business-building and investment experience across three continents and brings substantial marketing, innovation, analytical and entrepreneurial skills to the Wingate, as well as specific experience in the finance, insurance and loyalty industries.

    Prior to joining Wingate, Ryan founded Destiny Health, a Chicago-based health insurance company, spearheading what is now commonly referred to as the “Consumer Driven Healthcare” sector in the USA.

  • Richard Blumberg

    Managing Director, Consumer Finance

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    Richard Blumberg

    Managing Director, Consumer Finance

    B.Comm, B.Compt, Chartered Accountant

    Richard has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, including advisory and principal investing roles in equity and debt markets in Australia and offshore. Richard’s career has included senior roles at ING Barings, Investec Bank, Hindal Group and River Capital where he developed a strong track record in mid-market advisory, private equity and debt.

  • Stuart Gray

    Managing Director, Asset Finance

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    Stuart Gray

    Managing Director, Asset Finance

    B.Comm (Hons)

    Stuart has more than 25 years’ experience in banking and finance, with particular specialisation in debt capital markets, securitisation and infrastructure financing. Stuart has participated in these sectors in an advisory, funds management and principal investment capacity. Stuart has held senior roles at Goldman Sachs, Gresham Asset Finance, Babcock & Brown and Societe Generale.

  • Mark Harrison

    Managing Director, Property

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    Mark Harrison

    Managing Director, Property


    Mark has extensive experience and knowledge in all facets of the property and property finance sectors, built through various senior executive roles over the course of the last two decades. He is well known and trusted within the property industry as a specialist in risk assessment, structuring and funding of leveraged property transactions. Prior to joining Wingate, Mark spent more than 10 years with Ashe Morgan Winthrop, as a director in various roles including responsibility for their commercial lending business.

  • Adam Carew

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Adam Carew

    Chief Financial Officer

    B.Comm (Accounting & Finance), Chartered Accountant, MAICD

    Adam has vast experience in financial management, corporate governance, accounting, taxation, investment structuring and private equity investing.

    Adam spent the early part of his career as a manager at leading national accounting and tax firm, Pitcher Partners, following which he was Group Financial Controller at Jagen, one of Australia’s largest family offices. In addition to group financial management and control, Adam was responsible for the management of Jagen’s private equity investment portfolio.

    Adam is responsible for Wingate’s financial management, taxation and regulatory compliance, operational risk management as well the Group’s statutory and secretarial functions.

  • Chad Padowitz

    Chief Investment Officer, Asset Management

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    Chad Padowitz

    Chief Investment Officer, Asset Management

    B.Comm, Chartered Financial Analyst, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia

    Chad is one of the founders of Wingate Asset Management and has more than 18 years’ experience in the financial services industry, in the UK, South Africa and Australia.

    His experience includes working as an analyst in the treasury department at HSBC Bank in London, in derivative reporting and analysis, and as an equities research analyst at First National Bank in South Africa.

    In 1998 Chad co-founded Aurica Financial Services in South Africa, a private client asset management company. In 2001, this was sold to Anglorand and Chad moved to Melbourne where he joined AXA Asia Pacific in 2003 in the role of investment specialist in equities and fixed income.

  • Joel Beebe

    Senior Investment Analyst, Asset Management

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    Joel Beebe

    Senior Investment Analyst, Asset Management

    B.Comm, B.Ec, Chartered Financial Analyst, Grad. Dip. Applied Finance and Investment, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia

    Joel is one of the founders of Wingate Asset Management and has over 16 years’ experience in global investment markets. His role at Wingate includes portfolio management, equity research and risk analysis. Prior to Wingate, Joel was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch focused on corporate mergers and acquisitions, global equities valuation, and transaction related capital structuring. He has significant equity and capital markets, corporate finance, and private equity experience in both the public and private markets.

  • Tom Clynes

    Principal, Wingate Counsel

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    Tom Clynes

    Principal, Wingate Counsel

    AB (Colgate University, MBA (Columbia University-Banking & Finance)

    Tom has more than 40 years’ experience in investment management in the US and Australia as a portfolio manager for private and institutional investors, as a member of investment policy committees and as an advisor on investment policy and governance. Prior to joining Wingate, Tom was associated with the US private bank Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. for 28 years. Since relocating to Australia in 2000, Tom has been associated with Goldman Sachs J.B. Were and Evans and Partners where he has focused on providing investment strategy and governance advice to private investors and not-for-profit organisations.

  • Dani Peer

    Director, Investor Services

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    Dani Peer

    Director, Investor Services

    B.Comm, B.Acc, Adv. Dip Financial Services, Chartered Accountant

    Dani has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry and financial markets, primarily focussed on optimising the structure and operational flow of professional advisory practices. His career has included senior roles at Zurich Financial Services, Australian Financial Services and at National Australia Bank. He is regarded as a thought leader in the investment advisory business, specialising in business growth strategies and client engagement solutions.

  • David Jackson

    Director, Private Equity and Corporate Development

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    David Jackson

    Director, Private Equity and Corporate Development

    B.Comm, LLB (Hons)

    David is a specialist in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and business growth strategy. David leads Wingate’s private equity team whose responsibilities include the assessment of principal investment opportunities, transaction execution and the ongoing management and optimisation of investee companies. Prior to joining Wingate, David was a Director within PwC’s strategy practice, working with corporate and private equity organisations in Australia, New Zealand and North America.

  • Adam Davis

    Director, Property

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    Adam Davis

    Director, Property

    B.Comm (Accounting and Finance), Chartered Accountant, MS in Real Estate (Finance and Investment) New York University

    Adam has extensive experience in property investment, development and finance, covering transactions in both Australia and the US. Prior to joining Wingate, Adam was based in New York where he established and led the US operations of Grocon, one of Australia’s largest private property owners and developers. Adam began his career at Ernst & Young following which he has held senior roles in the property industry spanning transaction origination, analysis and structuring as well as advising large private families on property investment.

  • Jamie Mead

    Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management (Global Equities)

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    Jamie Mead

    Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management (Global Equities)

    MEng (Hons)

    Jamie has held a range of senior roles in the global asset management sector. He spent the early part of his career at Morgan Stanley followed by Goldman Sachs.  Subsequently, Jamie spent four years at Deephaven Capital Management, a US based multi-strategy hedge fund, and most recently was a founder and Partner at Tyrus Capital, a Europe based multi-billion dollar investment firm managing global equities funds.

    Jamie joined Wingate Asset Management in 2016 as Chief Executive Officer.

  • Russell Rechner

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    Russell Rechner

    B Ec (Honours), Fellow of CPA Australia, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia

    Russell’s experience includes 12 years as Chairman (and member of the Investment Committee) of the ANZ Australian Staff Superannuation Scheme and 6 years as Chairman of the Australian Payments Clearing Association. Prior to that he was an executive director of Myer and a senior general manager of the ANZ Banking Group. He currently chairs the Finance Committee for the Victorian and Tasmanian operations of the Uniting Church of Australia.

  • Larry Rudman

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    Larry Rudman

    B.Comm, B.Acc, M.Applied Finance, Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

    Larry is an experienced, accomplished and highly regarded business leader with a career spanning over 25 years in financial and professional services.

    He is the former CFO and Deputy CEO of GESB, Western Australia’s largest, locally based superannuation fund, managing an investment portfolio of over $19 billion on behalf of over 330,000 members. Larry led significant structural change at GESB and provided strategic oversight and governance across the Fund. He is currently advising the Link Group, on the acquisition and integration of Superpartners, which provides outsourced administration services to the Industry Superannuation Funds.

    Larry has worked both in Australia and internationally and was with PwC prior to joining GESB in 2004. He has a well developed understanding of the corporate and government sectors and has served on both commercial and not for profit boards. In 2008, he was awarded CFO of the Year by the Institute of Public Administration in Australia (WA) and is currently President of the Carmel School Board.

  • Antony Cohen

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    Antony Cohen

    B App Sc, Grad Dip Acc; and Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

    Antony is a globally focussed Commercial Senior Executive with 32 years of experience. During his 28 years at KPMG he held positions as a partner including Head of Valuations, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Head of Industry Restructuring & Privatisation, Head of Energy & Natural Resources and a member of the Board. He was also CFO of Better Place Australia – an electric vehicle recharge network operator for three years and then its CEO. Antony has world recognised industry experience in energy and utilities along with many other industries including mining, retail, airlines, transport and logistics, media, manufacturing and real estate. He has played many community roles including Council member and former Treasurer of Bialik College; two terms as a Council member of Questacon, the National science and technology centre; former Member of the Solar Flagships Council; Treasurer of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (current) and Chairman of AUSiMED (current).

  • Geoffrey Tauber

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    Geoffrey Tauber

    B.Comm, B.Social Work

    Geoff sits on a number of Boards pursuant to the management of his family’s investment holdings which range across property, equities, fixed income and private equity in Australia and globally. Geoff is also a director of the Precision Group which is involved in the acquisition, management and development of commercial property with interests in the retail, office and hospitality sectors of the property market.

  • Darren Smorgon

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    Darren Smorgon

    B Ec (Honours), M Com (Merit), Grad Dip, Finsia

    Darren is the Managing Director of Sandbar Investments, a private investment company. He was previously a Partner, member of the Executive Committee and a Director of CHAMP Private Equity where he spent 16 years. While at CHAMP he led the acquisition and portfolio management of companies including oOh!media (an ASX listed company which he remains on the board of as a Non-Executive Director), Study Group Pty Ltd, LCR Group Pty Ltd and Golding Contractors Pty Ltd. Darren holds a Bachelor of Economics (with Merit) and Master of Commerce (with Merit), University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

  • Ronald (Ron) Pitcher AM

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    Ronald (Ron) Pitcher AM

    Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, Certified Cost Accountant

    Ron is the founder and former Senior Partner of Pitcher Partners, Australia’s leading and most prominent mid-market accounting and tax practice. Prior to the founding of Pitcher Partners, Ron was Deputy Managing Partner of KPMG, Melbourne. He has over fifty years of experience in the accounting and business advisory professions, having advised and been counsel to some of Australia’s largest family businesses. Ron has served on the boards of several listed and private companies in the roles of Chairman and Chair of Audit and Remuneration Committees.  Ron’s key areas of expertise include audit, business and financial advisory and counsel, in a vast array of sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, service industries, wholesale, import, retail and agriculture.

  • Thomas (Scott) Keck

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    Thomas (Scott) Keck

    Fellow of Australia Property Institute, Associate Real Estate Institute, Certified Practising Practitioner (Finance), Certified Development Practitioner, Certified Facility Manager, Certified Practising Valuer (Business)

    Scott Keck is Chairman of Charter Keck Cramer, a leading Australian independent, strategic property consulting firm. Scott has 48 years property valuation and Corporate Real Estate experience across the national markets. He is frequently engaged as a senior negotiator in complex commercial and statutory issues related to the property market and for advice in relation to large portfolio valuations for major statutory and private corporations. He has consulted to many corporate clients on asset acquisition and disposal and accommodation solutions. He regularly appears as an expert witness in litigation proceedings. Scott has a strong understanding of corporate governance, accountability, growth strategies and operations.


  • Property
  • Asset Management
  • Consumer Finance
  • Asset Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Partners Trust

Wingate Property (WP)

WP provides capital solutions for property owners/developers and investment opportunities for clients. Having established itself as arguably the leading player in its sector, WP has funded over $5 billion in property value since 2008 via the investment of more than $1 billion. More than half of our transactions have matured, realising average net pre-tax investor returns of approximately 20% p.a. WP has a pristine performance track record with 100% capital preservation on all transactions to date.

Wingate Property Focus

WP invests across the capital structure, with a particular focus on development mezzanine debt, preferred equity and equity, as well as non-construction stretch and bridging senior debt. WP is also active in direct property acquisition and syndication.

Preferred Equity and Equity Investment

Applying the Wingate approach to risk, WP has established strong relationships with its developer partners, several of which have been developed over multiple transactions. It is these relationships that have resulted in a large proportion of WP’s preferred equity and equity investments. This provides equity returns for clients with excellent track records and helps Wingate’s best developer partners expand. This approach represents a considered strategy to build on established relationships, while still carefully selecting and structuring transactions to actively reduce risk. With a reputation as a responsive and reliable partner that always delivers on commitments in a timely fashion, WP has enjoyed strong demand from Australia’s better private developers and property owners.

Senior Debt Investment

In addition, Wingate has made several senior debt investments. These are generally in unique circumstances where Wingate’s provision of debt has not been in competition with traditional senior lenders, but has relied on its ability to:

  • Act quickly, often having evaluated, structured, documented and funded transactions within a few weeks, whilst not compromising security, risk or due diligence requirements;
  • Provide “blended” senior and mezzanine debt packages, beyond traditional senior gearing levels;
  • Understand, evaluate, assess and mitigate risks and exit opportunities outside of traditional banking paradigms; and/or
  • Structure transactions incorporating collateral security and other credit enhancing mechanisms, enabling them to proceed where others were unable to do so.

Property Approach

WP’s success has been and will continue to be built on striving for “complete diligence” in managing risk. Review and approval processes reflect the Wingate Way and include alignment of interest through co-investment by the Group and its executives, together with fee structures that are weighted to success.

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Wingate Asset Management (WAM)

Wingate Asset Management (WAM) is a specialist global equity manager. WAM’s distinctly different approach to international equity investment is designed to deliver a smoother and more consistent return profile.

A Unique Investment Approach

The investment team’s philosophy and process is designed to lower volatility and actively reduce the risk of loss – but without sacrificing long-term returns. This is achieved by combining a fundamental value approach to stock selection with a unique implementation process.

Key Benefits of WAM’s Investment Strategy:

  • Capturing most of the market’s gains while minimising losses when markets decline;
  • Delivering less volatile returns; and
  • Generating consistent income



By forgoing some of the extremes in upside potential, the investment process defends against much greater downside in declining markets and delivers more stable returns. In other words, returns are disproportionate to the risk taken, precisely because risk has been actively reduced.

Research Ratings

WAM’s investment strategy has been independently researched by institutional asset consultants and research houses. Please contact us directly for more information on external research ratings.

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Wingate Consumer Finance (WCF)

Wingate Consumer Finance (WCF) is a leading Australian personal loan provider. Trading under the now Finance and MacCredit brands, WCF has successfully originated a diversified portfolio of performing consumer loans.

WCF distributes its secured and unsecured consumer loan product through a national network of over 1700 finance brokers, nearly 1600 point of sale introducers as well as direct to consumers. The business is situated in Melbourne with support offices in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney. For a further understanding of the business please feel free to visit the website www.nowFinance.com.au.

In the personal loan sector, banks remain primarily focused on what they perceive to be the ‘bankable’ prime end of the market, leaving significant parts of the Australian market underserviced. WCF has identified a portion of this personal loan market as an exciting niche that, properly managed, offers healthy returns with relatively low risk. This market segment is made up of employed credit worthy applicants who don’t always easily fit the banks targeted customer profile.

WCF’s personal loan product is offered under the now FinanceTM and MacCredit  brands. The loan product is simple by design and available to fund multiple purposes.

Now Finance logo

WCF’s Approach

Essential to the Consumer Finance platform is the Wingate approach to actively reducing risk through rigorous screening criteria.

Key to differentiating the brand and loan offer in the market is WCF’s unique web-based delivery platform, industry leading service levels as well as product design. The system is easy to use, quick and allows the user to better manage the loan application process with efficient credit decisions and feedback from the credit and settlements team.

WCF’s service team has clearly defined service level requirements and KPIs which far exceed industry norms. This combination of service, technology, and product design has allowed the business to quickly establish itself as a highly credible, trusted and fast growing financier in a very exciting segment of the Australian consumer market.

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Wingate Asset Finance (WAF)

Wingate Asset Finance (WAF) provides funding solutions for owners of hard assets such as transport equipment, mining equipment, ships & trains as well as asset backed facilities such as mortgages, consumer loans and trade receivables. In addition WAF originates niche loans to provide legal disbursement funding to claimants in personal injury cases.

The structuring capability of the WAF team allows transactions to be developed to meet the accounting, tax and cash flow objectives of borrowers while delivering superior risk adjusted returns to investors.

Hard Asset Financing

WAF funds senior & mezzanine debt and equity positions secured by a range of hard assets. Transactions may be structured as traditional debt, finance leases, operating leases or receivables purchases. The experience of the WAF team enables them to quickly assess opportunities and underwrite risk positions, facilitating risk-appropriate returns to investors while satisfying the requirements of equipment owners. Targeted asset classes include:

  • Mining Equipment;
  • Renewable Energy;
  • Road Transportation Equipment;
  • Aircraft;
  • Rail; and
  • Shipping.

Loan Portfolio Financing

WAF funds the junior positions in a range of rated and unrated loan portfolio securitisations. Utilising its experience across a range of asset classes and drawing on historical performance, WAF is able to promptly evaluate the likely delinquency, loss and prepayment rates associated with a portfolio. Typically, WAF will fund components of the securitisation with equivalent ratings of BB or below, building in a range of investor protections to minimise risk associated with the investment. Where a significant amount of performance data exists in relation to a loan portfolio, WAF may fund against a portion of the net interest margin on the portfolio, allowing loan originators to meet upfront acquisition costs.

Investing Across the Capital Structure


Targeted loan portfolio asset classes include:

  • Prime Residential Mortgages;
  • Non-conforming Residential Mortgages;
  • Auto Loans;
  • Consumer Loans; and
  • Trade Receivables

Legal Disbursement Funding

WAF provides funding for disbursements to claimants in personal injury cases. Disbursements include hard costs such as medical reports, accident reports, accounting services and court filing fees.

Funding is delivered via a proprietary web based platform that minimises administration for the sponsoring law firm.

The disbursement funding facility gives the sponsoring law firm off balance sheet financing and provides significant savings in working capital.

» Read more about recent transactions

Wingate Private Equity

Wingate Private Equity provides expansion and buy-out capital to middle market businesses, predominantly in the financial services, education and health and wellbeing sectors.

Wingate Private Equity and its co-investment partners invest in growth businesses with high quality management teams to achieve exceptional performance.

Current Live Investments

Learning Seat (Investment date: November 2012)

  • Learning SeatLearning Seat is a leading supplier of web based organisational learning for corporations, government groups, industry associations and commercial training providers.
  • Established in 2000, it has ownership of one of Australia’s largest collections of online courses, training tools and e-learning resources.
  • Learning Seat specialises in providing compliance, professional development and accredited training as well as developing fully customised online courses.

BCI Media Group (Investment date: August 2011)

  • BCI Media GroupBCI Media Group is a fast growing, integrated construction media group with market-leading project information services in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.
  • Services over 5,000 construction industry clients providing reports, research and supporting software to subscribers who use the information to obtain project specifications and identify contract opportunities.

International Conveyors Australia (Investment date: September 2013)

  • ICAInternational Conveyors Australia (ICA) is the Australian subsidiary of the Indian-listed company, International Conveyors Limited (ICL), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of PVC belting used in industrial and mine application
  • ICA is the exclusive distributor of ICL belting in Australia.


Life Health Foods (Investment date: December 2014)

  • SanitariumLife Health Foods (UK) (LHF), is a UK based partnership between Wingate and Sanitarium, one of Australia’s leading consumer product businesses.
  • LHF successfully launched Sanitarium’s best-selling product, Up&Go in all major UK grocers during 2015, followed by its Gluten Free Weetbix product (branded Nutribix in the UK) later that year.
  • Going forward, LHF intends to leverage Sanitarium’s broader portfolio of health and wellbeing products into the UK market and in due course Europe and the USA.

Partnership with Safika Holdings

In 2011, Wingate formed a strategic alliance with Safika Holdings, one of South Africa’s most substantial and prominent investment holding companies. As part of this strategic alliance, an Australian investment company was established and often acts as a cornerstone investor in Wingate’s private equity investments.

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Wingate Investment Partners Trusts (WIP 1,2 & 3)

Wingate Investment Partners Trusts are investment funds managed by Wingate which co-invest alongside the Group.  Funds managed are in excess of $250m and provide investors with a diversified portfolio of investments across several high returning asset classes.

The WIP1, 2 & 3 investment committee consists of Farrel Meltzer (Chairman), Geoff Tauber (non-executive) Richard Blumberg, Chad Padowitz, Ryan Levin, Larry Rudman (independent) and Russell Rechner (independent).

The trusts provide investors with a diversified portfolio of generally high yielding investments across several asset classes and sectors. By investing in a diversified pool, investors have a lower risk of capital loss across the pool, whilst retaining all of the benefits of the yield / upside return.

Key features of WIP1, WIP2 and WIP3 include:

  • High yield investment
  • Half yearly income distributions
  • Evergreen structure with the ability to exercise a liquidity option
  • Nominal administration fee and no performance fee
  • All investment administration handled by Wingate
  • Access to a pool of investments, diversified over time across risk profile, geography and sector, delivering a lower risk portfolio effect
  • Priority access to eligible Wingate co-investment opportunities with available capacity


Wingate invests in and offers a range of co-investment opportunities across specialised asset classes.

Wingate Property (WP)

WP provides investors with co-investment opportunities in its proprietary property debt and equity investments. WP has a pristine track record of outstanding risk-adjusted returns and 100% success in capital preservation.

WP investment opportunities span the following areas of the capital structure:

Mezzanine Property Finance

  • Mezzanine funding for development and investment assets
  • Short-to-medium term in nature, generally with clearly defined exits

Equity Co-investment

  • Equity (or preferred equity) co-investments in development or investment property

Direct Property Investment

  • Direct investment in quality property assets at attractive yields
  • Investments with potential upside via development or other value adding activities

Wingate Asset Management (WAM)

The Wingate Global Equity Fund invests in large cap, global equities utilising WAM’s unique investment approach.

WAM offers both an unhedged and hedged version of the Fund as well as bespoke mandates for institutional investors.

Institutional Investors: WAM offers institutional investors tailored investment solutions to meet the requirements of corporate and institutional clients.

Other Investors: Investors can invest in the Wingate Global Equity Fund. [1]

Financial Advisors: The Wingate Global Equity Fund is also available on the following investment platforms.

  • BT Wrap
  • Asgard
  • Netwealth
  • Hub 24
  • Linear
  • Powerwrap

Wingate Consumer Finance (WCF)

Wingate Consumer Finance (WCF) is a leading Australian marketplace lender. It offers secured and unsecured personal loans of up to $50,000 to conforming Australian borrowers under its now Finance and MacCredit brands. WCF distributes its product through a national network of over 1700 finance brokers, nearly 1600 point of sale introducers as well as direct to consumers via an online portal and customer care center. Personal loan terms range from 18 to 84 months and all borrowers make fixed repayments of principal and interest via direct debit each week or fortnight. The business is situated in Melbourne with support offices in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.

Opportunities include:

  • As part of its ongoing funding activities, WCF issues senior secured A-Notes to investors from time to time. Each note program is secured against a diversified portfolio of consumer loans (Reference Portfolio) held in a separate special purpose funding vehicle. The notes enjoy 12% subordination and earn an annual effective interest rate of 8% paid each month.

Wingate Asset Finance (WAF)

WAF originates and structures investments in asset classes in which it has a deep experience and understanding. In addition to careful down-side risk management WAF seeks to maximise returns to investors through a variety of structural enhancements. Only after transactions have passed strict due diligence and credit evaluation are co-investors offered participation alongside Wingate. WAF targets the following asset classes and products:

Asset Secured Debt

  • Senior and Mezzanine loans to borrowers in the transportation, infrastructure and mining sectors.

Operating Leases

  • Residual value exposures to high quality assets that are integral to the operations of the lessee – such as aircraft, rolling stock and renewable energy generation equipment

Legal Disbursement Loans

  • Medium Term Notes that provide senior and mezzanine exposure to portfolios of loans backed by guarantees from leading personal injury law firms.

Wingate Private Equity (PE)

Wingate co-investors participate alongside Wingate and its partners in specialist private equity opportunities. The Group’s focus is on partnering with outstanding partners and management teams where Wingate is able to take a ‘hands-on’ approach, working with management to build value in the business over the long term.

Wingate Partners Trusts (WIP)

Wingate Investment Partners Trusts provide Wingate co-investors with access to a portfolio of high yield investments diversified across Wingate’s proprietary Property, Asset Finance and Consumer Finance transactions.  WIP1, WIP2 and WIP3 are managed funds which co-invest with Wingate’s balance sheet and target returns of 10% to 15% p.a.

Key features of WIP1, WIP2 and WIP3 include:

  • High yield investment
  • Half yearly income distributions
  • Evergreen structure with the ability to exercise a liquidity option
  • Nominal administration fee and no performance fee
  • All investment administration handled by Wingate
  • Access to a pool of investments, diversified over time across risk profile, geography and sector, delivering a lower risk portfolio effect
  • Priority access to eligible Wingate co-investment opportunities with available capacity

[1] Wholesale Units in the Wingate Global Equity Fund are issued by Australian Unity Funds Management Limited ABN 60 071 497 115, AFSL No. 234454. The information on this website is general information and is not based on the financial objectives, situation or needs of any particular investor. In deciding whether to acquire, hold or dispose of the product you should obtain a copy of the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) dated 2 January 2015 for the Wholesale Units and consider whether the product is appropriate for you. Download the PDS for Wholesale Units or obtain a copy by calling Australian Unity Investments on 13 29 39. Investment decisions should not be made upon the basis of the Fund’s past performance or distribution rate, or any rating given by a ratings agency, since each of these can vary. In addition, ratings need to be understood in the context of the full report issued by the ratings agency itself. The information on this website is current at the time of publication.



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