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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 has an active interest in real estate investment and has developed a strong brand presence in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors. His strategic approach and hands-on management style produces outstanding results.

Jules is a passionate, confident, and highly motivated business leader. Consistently exceeding expectations, identifying and delivering sustainable high-growth deal flow with stable investment returns, injecting continuous growth, via both complex GTM structures and M&A, throughout enterprise, commercial, channel, and alliances across the Americas and Asia Pacific.

As Newport’s new major shareholder and CEO, Jules will leverage his extensive global network, skill set and industry knowledge for Newport Capital Group and Newport’s clients.

Jules Pedersen
Executive Director & Chairman
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Pauline’s career has maintained a primary focus on growth initiatives, global systems implementation, integration projects, accounting functions, and day-to-day business operations. Before joining Newport Capital Group in 2019, Pauline worked extensively in the technology, advertising and marketing sectors in finance and operations.

As Newport’s COO, Pauline is responsible for all day-to-day operations, regulatory compliance, legal liaison, and corporate finances. She is also formally, the Company Secretary.

Pauline Ferrari
Chief Operating Officer

Andrew’s experience in the finance, funds management, and property industries spans over 35 years, including 20 years as Portfolio Manager of an AU$2 Billion commercial mortgage fund for one of Australia’s leading public fund managers.

Andrew is well versed in the financial requirements of Australian business operators providing independent advice on capital management strategies, arranging funding for growth, new debt raisings, refinancing existing debt facilities, structured funding solutions, accessing alternative funding markets, and institutional investors.

Andrew’s solid relationship-based approach enables him to fully understand client requirements before drawing on his wealth of knowledge to assist clients in achieving practical and cost-effective solutions across the capital stack.

Andrew Polley
Director of Debt & Capital Advisory
Michael Shandler, Newport Capital Group - Director of Mergers & Acquisitions

Michael is a Chartered Accountant with expertise in commerce, law, finance, property, and technology. He has been assisting companies grow their operations with everything from brand acquisition and international distribution, to budgeting and debt or equity raising.

Michael’s interest in technology and deal-making led him to Newport Capital in 1995 where until 2000 he was actively involved in mergers and acquisitions, buy-side and sell-side engagements, and capital raisings for both private and public companies.

He successfully completed 15 transactions in his five year tenure at Newport Capital with values between AU$3 Million - AU$40 Million. Examples vary from executing the sale of a TV Satellite Network to an Israeli company to his largest transaction, the sale of an Australian ERP system business to a South African company.

Michael Shandler
Director of Mergers & Acquisitions
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