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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 Leadership Team
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Jules Pedersen
Executive Director & Chairman

Jules has an active interest in real estate investment and has developed a strong brand presence in the Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment & Technology sector. His strategic approach and hands-on management style produce 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 TMET sector, in the Americas and Asia Pacific since 2008.​

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

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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
Michael Shandler, Newport Capital Group - Director of Mergers & Acquisitions

Michael Shandler qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981 with expertise and degrees in commerce, law, finance, property, and technology. He has been assisting companies grow their operations with everything from brand acquisition and global distribution, to budgeting, debt and equity raising.


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


He has successfully completed numerous transactions at Newport Capital.

Michael Shandler
Director of Mergers & Acquisitions
Global Partners
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