Ferdi Kayakesen

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Elec)
  • Bachelor of Business (Bus Admin)
  • Masters in Law (Taxation) – current

Prior to commencing at Banks Group in 2018, Ferdi spent 13 years at Macquarie Group in senior roles in Structured Finance and Asset Management, where he partnered with intermediaries, companies, owners and management teams of SMEs to assist them in achieving their strategic goals. Ferdi has been working with Banks Group clients since 2005 and was appointed as a Partner of Banks Group in 2019.

Prior to Macquarie, Ferdi worked at ANZ and Ford Motor Company in various roles including marketing and engineering.

He has also successfully managed and exited two family-owned businesses that focused on consumer services.

Ferdi’s areas of speciality include:

  • Board advisory and business strategy
  • Private equity
  • Business acquisitions
  • Sale of business
  • Capital structuring

Ferdi also holds a Director level role at one of the leading private investment firms in the US, where he partners with Australian and New Zealand company owners and management teams to help them achieve their strategic vision and expand their businesses.

Outside of the office, Ferdi has two young children who keep him very busy. He resides in bayside Melbourne and his passion is all sports.

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