About Us

  • is an international investment firm based in Australia
  • is a specialist manager with a focus on private credit and equity for SME and middle-market corporate entities
  • has originated and introduced over $400m in corporate finance loans and equity
  • provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses
  • is a trusted partner of investors with a focus on income and capital growth


Agio Global is a private investment firm with a global reach. We provide private investment, commercial expertise, and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses.

Our success has been built on discovering undervalued companies, working together with co-investors and management teams, and delivering growth.

We pride ourselves on being a transformational investor and are guided by a measured approach to risk, as well as a deep sense of responsibility to our co-investors, partners and clients. We have transformed businesses globally for over 30 years and have owned, run and sold over 34 businesses to date.

Our sincere and deeply-committed business approach, combined with an exceptional track record for building successful companies, are the foundational pillars on which Agio Global has been built. Positioned as the authority on business investments, these pillars are part of our founding ethos.

We Co-Invest

We identify undervalued businesses and our experienced decision-making allows us to invest efficiently, providing access to capital and commercial expertise

  • We make efficient and informed decisions
  • We invest our cash
  • We provide clear advice and opportunity
  • We work with the management team to
    agree to a 100-day plan
  • We identify complementary management resources

We Work

Alongside management teams, we work closely to implement business plans that are effective, easy-to-implement and sustainable

  • We share our tried and tested ways of working
  • We provide access to the right people at the right time
  • We complement the skills of the management team
  • We work together to build and share in success
  • Businesses in which we co-invest are able to join a community of owners and executive teams across our portfolio to share valuable experiences and support

We Grow

Our purpose is to grow value so all parties enjoy shared success

  • We are a private investment firm which means we are flexible on co-investment
  • A significant portion of our exits are handed back to management partners
  • Our proven track record in transforming businesses has seen over 30 years of success

Our Team

Our people are experienced and honest co-investors. Approachable and authentic, we share a common set of values and a solid investment approach. We understand business fundamentals at high and detailed levels, and work across many industries, over many countries to achieve business success. Our investment team conducts rigorous due diligence and takes the time to identify both opportunity and risk. Additionally, we execute strong business plans, delivering a business strategy that produces sustainable growth.

Nick Barnsdall


Nick has extensive global and senior executive experience, along with a deep and successful history of building businesses. From 2006 until 2015, he served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Construction Equipment Australia and currently serves as either Chairman or non-executive director of 11 companies across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Nick’s experience is broad across many industries including civil construction and infrastructure projects, mining and resource extraction, finance and technology, automotive and engineering.

Rich Brown

Managing Director

Rich is Managing Director of Agio Global and is Chair of the Agio Global Investment Committee. As the former General Manager in Wealth at National Australia Bank, Rich has also held senior management positions at AMP, Telecom, TYCO and AGL in strategy, transformation, sales and operations.

Rich is responsible for the management of finance, governance, compliance, operations, investor relations, key structuring and financial due diligence roles in fund investments.

James Dean


With 30 years of experience in the finance industry, 25 of those as a direct professional investor in environmental projects, James uses his wealth of knowledge and expertise to counsel corporations and business owners across the globe.

Recognised for his proficiency in mining, construction equipment, property development, feature films and biotech, James is especially sought-after in evaluating, negotiating and matching stakeholders’ decision-making to desired outcomes.