Bailador specialises in investing within the IT and media sectors and invests in businesses within the technology sector that, are seeking growth stage investment. Companies they invest in typically have the following characteristics:
- 2-6 years of operation
- Run by the Founders
- Proven business model with attractive KPIs
- Ability to generate repeat revenue
- International revenue generation
- Huge market opportunity
- Require capital to grasp this opportunity
Important verticals within the technology sector.
Bailador’s team target minority investments alongside highly motivated founders and management who have best-in-class technology or business systems.
David Kirk, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
David is the former CEO of Fairfax Media, where he led the successful investment into a number of internet businesses including Fairfax’s acquisition of Trade Me and Stayz. He has been a growth stage investor in technology-based businesses since 1999 and was an IPO investor in Xero.
David is Chairman of KMD Brands [ASX:KMD, NZE:KMD], made up of iconic brands Kathmandu, RipCurl and Oboz, and Chairman of Forsyth Barr, a privately-owned New Zealand investment firm.
David is Director of Bailador investee company Rezdy. He was previously a Director of Bailador’s now exited investments, Instaclustr, Standard Media Index (SMI), DocsCorp and Viostream.
Prior to joining the corporate world, David enjoyed a highly successful rugby career. He captained the All Blacks to win the World Cup in 1987 and was awarded an MBE in 1988. He was also a policy advisor to the New Zealand Prime Minister.
David is a Rhodes Scholar with degrees in Medicine from Otago University, and Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.
Paul Wilson, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Paul has extensive private equity investment experience as a Director of CHAMP Private Equity in Sydney and New York, with MetLife in London and New York, and as Executive Director at Illyria, a media focused investment group.
Paul is a Director of Bailador companies SiteMinder [ASX:SDR], Straker Translations [ASX:STR], and InstantScripts. He is also Director of Rajasthan Royals (IPL cricket), Vita Group [ASX:VTG], and VRTUS fitness studio.
Paul has a Bachelor of Business from QUT. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Andrew Bullock, Independent Non-Executive Director
Andrew is Managing Director at private equity firm Adamantem Capital, and was previously a partner at Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin in the Corporate Advisory Group. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, fundraisings and strategic joint ventures and media sectors. He was previously a partner of Minter Ellison and spent 3 years in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts from Sydney University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.
Jolanta Masojada, Independent Non-Executive Director
Jolanta Masojada is Principal of MasMedia Advisers, providing strategic investor relations and communications advice to listed companies. She has more than 25 years’ experience in financial markets and equity research in the media and technology sectors in Australia and the US. Jolanta was formerly Director Equity Research at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, with previous roles at Macquarie Bank and Pierson Sal. Oppenheim in New York.
Jolanta is a graduate of the University of Natal and Cambridge University. She is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.