The Founders

Leon Raubenheimer BA, LLB, LLM

Managing Partner and Founder

Leon Raubenheimer has over 23 years of international experience as a corporate advisor and financier. He was one of the founding partners of Griffiths McBurney & Partners (“GMP”), one of the largest independent investment banks in Canada. During the mid part of the 1990′s, he headed the Mining Group which raised in excess of $3.2 billion in equity financing for mining companies in Canada. Thereafter, he specialized in complex financial structuring and headed the Structured Finance Group at GMP. He led the structuring and sales efforts for over $700 million of structured products for a number of Canada’s leading companies in a variety of industries.

Prior to co-founding GMP, Leon was employed as a manager with a large merchant bank in South Africa. He has a Masters degree in Company Law from the University of South Africa. Leon is a member of the Cricket Skating and Curling Club as well as the Caledon Mountain Trout Club.  He is an avid powder skier, shooter, golfer and fly-fisherman.

Selected Prior Experience 

 

Barry O’Neill BCom.

Managing Partner and Founder

Barry has over 28 years of international experience specializing in Corporate Advisory and Mergers and Acquisitions work. As a dealmaker, he has initiated, structured, financed and negotiated numerous complex M&A transactions throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Prior to co-founding ZED Financial Partners, he was the Executive Director in charge of the Mergers and Acquisitions division for Deloitte and Touche South Africa and sat on the board of the Deloitte and Touche Corporate Finance Europe Group concentrating on cross-border transactions.

Previously, Barry was an Associate Audit Partner in New Zealand, having worked also in Australia and Canada. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University prior to becoming a Chartered Accountant with the Canadian and New Zealand accounting institutes. Barry is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth. He is an avid golfer and traveler, having visited over 70 countries around the world.

Selected Prior Experience

 


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