Kevin Jacobson established Momentum Pacific in October 2003 after retiring from JPMorgan Australia in 2003. Kevin has a distinguished reputation as a leading investment banker with various Australian subsidiaries of major international investment banks, advising the CEO's and Boards of many of Australia's largest public and private companies over the past 30 years.
Prior to establishing Momentum Pacific, Kevin was Chairman of the Executive Committee of JPMorgan's Australian Investment Bank and Managing Director of the Industrial's Group.
Before joining JPMorgan, Kevin was a director of Schroders Australia, a subsidiary of global investment bank, Schroders Plc, where he spent over six years. Prior to that he worked with Lloyds Bank and Ernst & Young. Kevin's corporate finance experience spans the industrial, financial services, property and resources sectors, covering mergers and acquisitions, group reorganisations and debt and equity capital markets transactions.
Signature deals in which Kevin has acted as lead adviser include the $2.1 billion capital restructuring of Metcash and bid for Foodland Australia, the highly complex $700 million disposal of Franklins Supermarkets, the $4.6 billion sale of MLC to NAB and the $3 billion merger between Caltex - Ampol.
Kevin is the Chairman of the Momentum Pacific and was until 2012, Chairman of Harris Scarfe (HS), a $300 million turnover retail chain having led the $80 million buyout of HS in April 2007 and sale to Pepkor (Best & Less) in August 2012.
Kevin is also a Senior Advisor to Miles Advisory Partners, a mid-market corporate advisory firm, with offices in Sydney and Melbourne and holds various non-executive Director roles.