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Managing Partner, Periscope

Mark Stevens


Mark Stevens is a 1984 graduate of the RMC Duntroon and served in the Australian Army for ten years as an infantry officer. He is Australia’s leading advisor to Defence Industry and the Founder and Managing Director of Arican, Australia’s and AUKUS’ leading Defence and National Security Industry advisers and commentators. He leads complex transaction projects, advisory engagements, and capital raisings mostly in the Defence and National Security market segments. Mark is the Chairman of ASX listed Defence Company HighCom (ASX:HCL) and a Board member at Eptec Group. Mark has a unique skill set with deep experience in both national security and private equity. He is well known to Defence senior leadership and has a range of relationships with staff across the ADF, Department of Defence and Australian Intelligence Community. He has led over 275 deals into Defence and in 2018 was instrumental in originating the first acquisition by Private Equity of an Australian Defence Industry company, Marand Precision Engineering, by CHAMP. Mark holds a B.Arts, B.Business and an MBA, attended Oxford University’s Strategic Leadership Program and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has also lectured in Strategic Management on the Masters of Management Program at the UNSW (ADFA Campus).

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