Max Billingham

Max Billingham

Executive Chairman

Max Billingham joined Blackpeak Capital after more than 20 years corporate finance and insolvency experience in Australia, Europe and the United States. Max was formerly a Managing Director of Credit Suisse where he was employed for almost two decades providing corporate finance advice to some of Australia’s largest corporations including Rio Tinto, Woodside, Fortescue Metals, BlueScope and Graincorp.

Max has extensive public market takeover and capital restructure experience which includes advising Woodside on numerous transactions including its takeover response to the unsolicited proposals from Shell (~$11bn) and its $2.5 billion equity capital raising; advising Fortescue Metals Group on its $5bn balance sheet restructure in 2012; advising BlueScope Steel on its comprehensive $2.7bn equity and debt restructure during the GFC; advising Graincorp on a range of transactions including the acquisition of UMH Malt ($750m) and Oils ($470) and associated capital raisings as well its takeover response to the approach from Archer Daniel Midlands; Aurora Oil & Gas on its sale (US $2.6bn) to Baytex Energy and Interoil on its PNG joint Venture with Total.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse Max was employed by Ferrier Hodgson for 6 years specialising in insolvency/restructuring with assignments including Bond Corporation, Rothwells and Compass Airlines.


  • Institute of Chartered Accountants – qualified as a chartered accountant

  • Masters of Business Administration (INSEAD) – graduated on the Deans list

  • Bachelor of Business – Accounting and Finance, University of Technology Sydney


Blackpeak Capital is growing and may consider appropriately qualified analysts to join our team. Applicants must be living in Australia with full Australian working rights (Citizenship or Permanent Residency). Interested candidates should email applications to: