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Phone: +61 3 8623 3333 KordaMentha is an advisory and investment firm that provides Restructuring, Turnaround, Real Estate and Forensic support for companies and their stakeholders.
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Richard Forbes

Managing Director

Melbourne +61 3 8623 3324

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'I take great pride in leading our team to achieve responsive and creative outcomes. We deliver on every assignment by committing our senior resources and providing practical advice with the utmost integrity and ability.'

Richard has been specialising in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring and distressed corporate situations for more than 20 years.


Prior to his role as a founding Director of both 333’s Capital group and KordaMentha in 2002, Richard established himself in accounting, corporate advisory and corporate recovery with Andersen and Coopers & Lybrand.


Recent experience has included providing advice in relation to business acquisitions and sales, debt and equity capital raisings, strategic planning and special and distressed situation investing.


Richard’s clients include financial institutions, private businesses, public companies, private equity sponsors and high net worth families.


He also executes and manages proprietary co‐investments held by the firm’s private investment vehicle. 

Significant Engagements

  • Sale of Beddison Group to Outsourcing Inc.
  • Education industry roll-up and sale of Franklyn Scholar to Kaplan, Inc.
  • Restructure, acquisition and turnaround of passenger coach transport leader, Greyhound Australia
  • Republica Education acquisition of Grenadi Group
  • Kempe Engineering sale of Middle East and African operations and IP to Outotec Oyj
  • Principal investment in Kikki.K Holdings
  • Gribbles Pathology sale to Healthscope
  • Timbercorp Forestry sale to Global Forest Partners
  • Godfrey Hirst’s acquisition of Feltex Carpets
  • IP1 Australia (owner of world’s longest overland fibre optic cable) sale to Telstra
  • Nonferral Recyclers sale to Arrowcrest Group
  • Financial Advisor to US Bondholders on restructure and IPO of zinc miner, Pasminco
  • Vivir Healthcare sale to Chandler Macleod.
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  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
  • Chartered Accountant


  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Member of Regional Plan Steering Committee for Vision 2020 Australia Global Consortium
  • Non-Executive Director of Greyhound Australia
  • Non-Executive Director of Kikki.K Holdings

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