Axius Partners

Fund Placement | Funds Management | Capital Advisory

About Us

Axius Partners Pty Limited (“Axius”) was established in 2011 to provide tailored Fund Placement, Funds Management and Capital Advisory solutions. Leveraging complimentary skill sets and broad asset class knowledge, the team at Axius provides Fund Management firms with the dedicated sales, marketing and strategic advice required to succeed in the Australian Funds Management market.

Our strategic goal and a key feature of our value proposition is that we seek to maintain a select number of exclusive collaborative partnerships with “Best of Breed” Fund Managers and work with them to establish and build a client base in the Australian market.

Our experience covers a broad array of asset classes including Equities (domestic, global, emerging markets , global and regional small cap strategies), Debt (liquid and illiquid strategies), Property and Alternatives such as Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Venture Capital. Axius has extensive investor connectivity with Institutions (Pension and Non Pension), Multi Managers, Wealth Managers, Private Banks, Asset Consultants and Family Offices. In addition to traditional placement partnerships, Axius will also consider Joint Ventures and customised Partnering arrangements with Fund Managers looking to establish themselves in the Australian market. We have extensive business and sales expertise that can be applied to Fund Management businesses looking to build their firm in this market.

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People

George Giovas Axius Partners

George Giovas

Managing Director & Co-Founder
John Maragiannis Axius Partners

John Maragiannis

Managing Director & Co-Founder
Adam Cotterell Axius Partners

Adam Cotterell

Executive Director
Michael Zhang Axius Partners

Michael Zhang

Executive Director Head of Asia
Eti Amegor Axius Partners

Eti Amegor

Associate Director
William Giovas Axius Partners

William Giovas

Associate Director
Peter Dedes

Peter Dedes

Senior Advisor
Spiro Pappas Updated

Spiro Pappas

Senior Advisor

Funds Management

Fund Placement

Our strategic goal and a key feature of our value proposition is that we seek to maintain a select number of exclusive collaborative partnerships with “Best of Breed” Fund Managers and work with them to establish and build a client base in the Australian market. Our experience covers a broad array of asset classes including Equities (domestic, global, emerging markets, global and regional small cap strategies), debt (liquid and illiquid strategies), Property and Alternatives such as Hedge funds, Private Equity and Venture Capital. Axius has extensive investor connectivity with Institutions (Pension and Non Pension), Multi Managers, Wealth Managers, Private Banks, Asset Consultants and Family Offices.

In addition to traditional placement partnerships, Axius will also consider Joint Ventures and customized partnering agreement with Fund Managers looking to establish themselves in the Australian market. We have extensive business and sales expertise that can be applied to fund management businesses looking to build their firm in the Australian market.

Joint Venture and Partnerships

Axius also has a history of successfully partnering with boutique Investment Managers seeking distribution capabilities, capital and/or management expertise. Axius is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of Fund Managers via its current partnership with Selector Funds Management as Board Members and Shareholders. Selector Funds Management is our exclusive long only, high conviction and benchmark agnostic Australian Equity manager.

Past & Current Fund Placement Clients

Capital Advisory

Axius provides bespoke real estate capital advisory services to a wide range of domestic and international real estate investors, developers and fund managers. Working with both banks and non-bank lenders and other capital partners, Axius specialises in structuring and arranging capital solutions across the capital spectrum (senior debt, mezzanine debt, preference equity, joint venture, equity and debt capital markets instruments). From preparing high-quality information memorandums and feasibility studies, to negotiating deal terms and conditions, to managing complex due diligence and documentation process, our highly experienced partners take a hands-on approach to efficiently deliver optimal capital outcomes for our clients.

With a track record that speaks for itself, Axius is a leading real estate capital advisory firm with over $4b of funding originated and managed.

Past & Current Capital Advisory Clients

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Track Record

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Fund Placement
Capital Advisory
PEFM US7,500,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$7,500,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

PEFM US45,000,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$45,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

PEFM US50,000,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$50,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

PEFM US9,000,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$9,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

PEFM US5,000,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$5,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

PEFM US5,000,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$5,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

PEFM US5,000,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$5,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

PEFM US25,000,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$25,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

PEFM US128,900,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$128,900,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

PEFM US150,000,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$150,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

PEFM US1,000,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$1,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

PEFM US2,500,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$2,500,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

PEFM US1,000,000 #1

Private Equity Fund Manager US$1,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

EFM 101,000,000 #1

Equities Fund Manager $101,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

EFM 187,000,000 #1

Equities Fund Manager $187,500,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

EFM 371,000,000 #1

Equities Fund Manager $371,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

EFM 1,300,000,000 #1

Equities Fund Manager $1,300,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

EFM 54,500,000 #1

Equities Fund Manager $54,500,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

EFM 1,000,000 #1

Equities Fund Manager $1,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

EFM 1,000,000 #1

Equities Fund Manager $1,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

EFM 100,000,000 #1

Equities Fund Manager $100,000,000

Fund Placement

Axius Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent

DF 90,000,000

Development Finance $90,000,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as advisor and originator

DF 351,000,000

Development Finance $351,000,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as advisor and originator

DF 60,000,000

Development Finance $60,000,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as advisor and originator

CF 53,000,000

Construction Facility $53,000,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as advisor and originator

PIF 44,600,000

Property Investment Facility $44,600,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as advisor and originator

LDF 164,700,000

Land & Development Finance $164,700,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as advisor and arranger

CF 26,300,000

Construction Facility $26,300,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as advisor and originator

SDF 180,000,000

Syndicated Development Finance $180,000,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as advisor and originator

RMOWCF 30,000,000

Revolving Multi-Option Working Capital Facility $30,000,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as advisor and originator

LAF 20,000,000

Land Acquisition Facility $20,000,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as advisor and arranger

PBF 21,100,000

Property Bridging Facility $21,100,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as advisor and originator

DAIF 28,500,000 v

Development & Investment Facility $28,500,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as adviser and arranger

LAF 50,000,000

Land Acquisition Facility $50,000,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as adviser and arranger

WCL 57,200,000

Working Capital Line $52,200,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as adviser and arranger

CF 61,710,000

Construction Facility $61,710,000

Capital Advisory

Axius Partners acted as adviser and originator

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Contact

Address:

Level 8, Suite 2
10 Bridge Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Phone: +61 2 8090 3616

Email: info@axiuspartners.com

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George GiovasManaging Director & Co-Founder

George is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Axius Partners Pty Limited. He has over 30 year’s experience in Banking & Finance, and Investment Management in both Australia and the Asian region. George has established relationships with Ultra High Net Worth/Family Offices, Listed Australian Corporations and Institutional Investors in both Australia and Asia.

He has extensive experience in Global Debt and Capital markets, Real Estate Financing and Capital solutions. George has excellent relationships with many UHNW families and has established relationships with Institutional Investors, Wealth Managers and Private Banks. 

Prior to establishing Axius Partners George was Global Head of Real Estate at ANZ (Australian domiciled regional bank). He was employed at ANZ for 23 years and previous senior roles included, Head of Institutional Property, Executive Director – Property and Construction Finance and Director – Telco, Media and Entertainment.

In addition to his role at Axius Partners, George is also a current Board and Investment Committee Member of an Australian equities boutique Funds Manager – Selector Funds Management.

George holds a Master of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of NSW, a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Industrial Relations) from Wollongong University. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

John MaragiannisManaging Director & Co-Founder

John is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Axius Partners Pty Limited. He has over 30 year’s experience in the Australian Funds Management Industry.

John has extensive experience and relationships within the Australian Institutional Funds Industry and the Asset Consultant community.  He has contacts across a broad spectrum of Pension Funds, Multi-Managers, Government legislated entities and Insurance companies.

His experience has exposed him to a broad range of asset classes that enables a valuable understanding of many investment strategies and their application in the Australian market.

Prior to establishing Axius John worked for a number of Global Investment Management firms in Senior Management roles. A sample of his experience is as follows:

  • Credit Agricole Asset Management Australia – Head of Distribution
  • Credit Suisse Asset Management Australia – Head of Institutional Business
  • Schroders Investment Management Australia – Head of Institutional Sales

In addition to his role at Axius Partners, John is also a current Board Member of an Australian equities boutique Funds Manager – Selector Funds Management.

John holds a Master of Commerce from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong.

Adam CotterellExecutive Director

Adam is an Executive Director at Axius Partners and has over 25 years of banking and project finance experience in real estate and construction.

Prior to joining Axius Adam was Director NSW for the ANZ Institutional Property Group, leading a team that originated and executed a number of significant real estate financing transactions across a broad group of clients ranging from listed REIT’s to high net worth local and off-shore property investors and developers.

More recently focusing on real estate development, Adam personally led a number of complex multi-bank transactions and has strong experience in transacting through both senior and subordinated debt structures.   

​Adam graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Master of Business (Finance and Banking) and also the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics).

Michael ZhangExecutive Director, Head of Asia

Michael is an Executive Director at Axius Partners and also the Head of Asian Business.

​He has over 15 years experience working within finance, advisory and real estate sectors with ANZ, BOS International, ICBC and also JLL.

​Michael is highly skilled in strategic consultancy, investment advisory and sophisticated deal structuring (debt and equity) and has facilitated most of the major Sino-Australian cross-boarder investments over the past eight years.

Michael holds a Masters of International Finance, as well as a Bachelors of Finance.

William GiovasAssociate Director

William is an Associate Director at Axius Partners and has over 8 years of banking and finance experience.

At Axius William’s key activities include working closely with lenders structuring finance solutions along with research and analysis.

​He holds a Masters of International Business from the University of Sydney as well as a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales.

Peter DedesSenior Advisor

Over 30 Years Industry Experience.

Over 30 years funds management experience.

Experience in research and portfolio management across a variety of assets including public equities, fixed income, real estate, infrastructure and private equity.

Spiro PappasSenior Advisor

Over 30 Years Industry Experience

Previously the Executive General Manager Institutional Banking at National Australia Bank (NAB).

Extensive banking and finance experience across debt capital markets, corporate finance and advisory.

Spiro has covered a range of large multi-national corporations in the commercial real estate, government and education sectors.

Eti AmegorAssociate Director

Eti is an Associate Director at Axius Partners and has 5 years experience in the funds management industry. His asset class expertise spans across equities, debt property and unlisted assets. 

At Axius Eti’s key activities include capital raising, business development and institutional sales, research and analysis, financial modelling, and also conducting due diligence on potential Investors and Fund Managers. Eti has strong institutional, family office and wealth manager contacts within the NSW and South Australian investor space.

​He holds a Masters of Commerce from the University of Sydney as well as a Bachelors of Business Administration from Macquarie University