Newport Capital Group is Australia's longest-established corporate advisory firm focused on Technology, Media and Telecommunications.

Newport Capital Group's illustrious history in the Technology, Media and Telecommunication (TMT) sector spans more than 30 years since its founding in 1989. Throughout this time Newport has successfully completed hundreds of transactions - by far exceeding any other Australian corporate advisory firm in the TMT space. 


Newport's management team has experience on both Advisory & Corporate sides of the desk. Newport also works with a number of international partner groups to ensure a global reach with local knowledge in the TMT space. 


Being a pioneer in the Australian TMT sector, we have seen the M&A market evolve from the golden era of technological advancements through the first start-up bubble to new age business models including cloud, SAAS, new media and the Internet of Things.


Our Team
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Jules' entrepreneurial ride began in 1998. He has developed a strong brand name in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors while enjoying an active interest in real estate investment. Jules' strategic approach and hands-on management style have produced notable results.

Passionate, confident and a highly motivated business leader. Consistently exceeding expectations in fast-paced international companies. Ultimately, accomplished in identifying and delivering a sustainable high-growth deal flow of stable investment returns, leveraging an extensive global network, industry knowledge, and skillset second to none.

Injecting continuous growth, via both complex GTM structures and M&A, throughout enterprise, commercial, channel, and alliances across the Americas and Asia Pacific since 2008.

Jules Pedersen
Executive Chairman
Glenn Farquharson IMG_20211113_125200_668.webp

Glenn has worked in the Australian financial markets since 1989.


He has held executive roles throughout his career and performed as department head in many of Australia's leading financial services groups. His energy and passion for the fixed income markets have been greatly appreciated by his client base.

Having transacted in excess of AU$80 Billion, for this very reason, he can proudly introduce his family-owned business to the Australian market.

Glenn Farquharson
Director of Fixed Income
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The Newport Capital Group was founded by Lou Richard in 1989. He remained Chairman and Executive Director until his sudden passing in 2021. Under Lou’s leadership, Newport Capital has been a leader in investment and advisory services for the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology (TMT) sector in Australia and the Asia Pacific region for more than three decades.

It is Lou’s vision that drives the company today.

The Late, Mr. Louis Richard
A Practical Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions

This highly readable book from Lou Richard, a 50 year veteran of International Corporate Business and founder of Newport Capital Group, provides a practical explanation of key technical and tactical aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions, and also provides insightful real-life descriptions - "digressions" - of transactions as they happened, proving that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

Global Partners
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