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    Welcome to Newmarket Capital

    Every business reaches a point where they need capital and capability to deliver on their potential. We deliver both.

    We are unafraid. We are thoughtful. We roll up our sleeves and get involved.

    If you have reached a point where you need to drive growth or change, then you should speak to us.

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What We Do

Newmarket Capital is a late stage venture capital fund primarily investing in Australian physical technology companies.

Newmarket’s mission is to support Australian innovation and help create an ecosystem where Australian ideas are developed and commercialised by Australians.

Newmarket Capital focuses on companies that need transition capital and capability, including earlier stage ventures looking to drive growth and more mature companies needing to make real change.  We take significant shareholdings and work hands on in a direct and focused way with investee companies.  We don’t have exit time frames – our focus is on working together to create long term value.

We look for Innovative, Globally Relevant, Scalable and Disruptive Ideas.

We want to work with Founders as Our Partners.

Who We Are

We are entrepreneurs who believe in Australian ideas.  We have broad experience as founders of our own businesses.

Newmarket’s partners always invest their own funds alongside our Founders and our investment partners.

James Douglas

James Douglas

Director

James has almost 20 years of investment banking and venture capital experience in Australia and the US.

Prior to establishing Newmarket Capital James was co-head of Global Banking at Citi in Australia with responsibility for the Australian and New Zealand Investment Banking and Corporate Banking business. Prior to joining Citi he was head of Investment Banking in Melbourne for UBS and Global Head of Consumer Products Investment Banking for Merrill Lynch in New York. He has completed major advisory assignments for corporate clients in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.

Today he is involved in the leadership, and on boards, of a number of (much smaller) companies through Newmarket Capital.

James manages investment origination and execution and brings capital and financial management capabilities to investee companies.

He has a Science degree and Law degree from Melbourne University

James has almost 20 years of investment banking and venture capital experience in Australia and the US.Read more »

Gary Brown

Gary Brown

Gary Brown

Gary Brown

Director

Gary has over 30 years’ experience as business founder and leader in the apparel industry. He was CEO of several large apparel businesses over the 1980's prior to founding, owning and operating Designworks Clothing Company. Designworks was one of the industry leading suppliers of innovative fashion apparel for major retailers in Australia and New Zealand. At its peak Designworks was producing in excess of one million fashion garments per month. In 2010 Gary sold this business to Duetsche Bank Private Equity and it was part of the PAS Group IPO in 2014.

Gary has a high level of expertise and experience in Asia sourcing, manufacturing and distribution.

He knows what its like to work with private equity as a business owner and brings deep business management experience and mentoring skills to our investee companies.

Gary has over 30 years’ experience as business founder and leader in the apparel industry.Read more »

Jesse Carlsson

Jesse Carlsson

Jesse Carlsson

Jesse Carlsson

Director

Jesse has over 10 years of management consulting and in-house strategy experience.

He is the co-founder of Curve Cycling, a Melbourne-based titanium frames and carbon fibre wheels producer for bicycles, and is actively involved in our online fashion business, Style Arc.

Jesse has a PhD in theoretical physics and analytical skills which extend beyond the standard financial modeling toolkit. Jesse knows how to add up.

Jesse has over 10 years of management consulting and in-house strategy experience.Read more »

What We Have Done

We have a successful investment track record in physical technology, advanced manufacturing and modern substrates, food security & production and consumer products.

Contact

We want to support Australian Innovators that need help to grow and change.

If you have a business that is driven by innovation, is globally scalable and disruptive we want to talk with you.

Contact us by email and tell us about your business, tell us your story and let us know what problem you need to solve.

James.douglas@newmarketcapital.com.au

Suite 2.06, 9-11 Claremont St, South Yarra, 3141 Australia