Address: Level 48, 101 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC Australia 3000
Phone: +61 3 9913 0700
Wingate is guided by a measured approach to risk and an uncommon sense of responsibility to its co-investors, partners and clients. Our consistent performance over an extended period has built deep partnerships, trust and a reputation for delivery.
Wingate has built a leadership team with an extraordinary range of skills and experience, 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.
We are driven by long-term, trusted relationships. We feel a deep sense of personal responsibility and pride in the performance of our investments.
Wingate is a leading private markets finance and investment house focused on innovative, agile, risk-aware financial services businesses.
Wingate is an investment firm focused on innovative, agile, risk-aware financial services businesses. Our success is built on our ethical approach, deep capabilities in debt and our capacity to inspire trust in our partners.
Wingate was launched by Farrel Meltzer in 2004 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 advisory deals and boutique financings, 2005 saw expansion into asset management.
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 investment performance during and post the GFC and to enter asset classes others had been forced to exit. This resulted in rapid growth in the Group’s range of activities and funds under management in the ensuing years.
Wingate’s exceptional performance track record and deeply committed business approach have been independently recognised by the market.