I enjoy working with clients to provide solutions and fresh thinking that helps them to grow.
Patrice has three decades experience in chartered accounting and commerce and an extensive background in the finance and property sectors.
Before joining Bentleys in 2009, Patrice was CEO of an unlisted mezzanine finance company, and a senior executive of a boutique investment bank. Patrice also worked for 13 years with two ‘Big 4’ accounting firms in Australia and PNG in the corporate finance and business services areas.
Patrice headed the divestment of the Sunkids portfolio of childcare assets, with the successful sale of the portfolio in Queensland and Victoria recovering $57 million for the Octaviar liquidation. Patrice has since been appointed as a key trusted advisor to the buyer of the Queensland childcare portfolio.
Patrice works closely with this operator, and with a range of other childcare sector stakeholders and industry contacts, to deliver advisory services tailored to the childcare industry.
Patrice’s key strength of specialist advisory is underpinned by her strong property sector acumen. In particular, Patrice has expertise in stakeholder relations – she works closely with a number of groups in the property sector and often plays an integral role in establishing and nurturing relationships between developers and other stakeholders such as financiers, lawyers, valuers and sales agents. She is a seasoned negotiator and has expert knowledge across a broad range of property issues.
Patrice’s extensive background also encompasses the corporate finance market, particularly in the areas of debt funding, capital raising, preparation of information memoranda, due diligence and risk management analysis.