“He has demonstrated a tireless commitment to our investors, unwavering professionalism, a depth of finance experience and a willingness to challenge the status quo, and he will always be remembered for the contribution he made to our lives personally and professionally.
“We are all deeply saddened at this time and he will be missed as a colleague and as a friend.”
Chamberlain began his career as a lawyer, having studied at the University of Melbourne, before moving into investment banking.
He spent 20 years working for major investment banks in Australia, including as Managing Director of Deutsche Bank, Nomura and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
He left the bank in 2017, when he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions and financial sponsors (private equity) of Bank of America Merrill Lynch for Australia, to join OneVentures.
He was responsible for OneVentures’ Growth Fund V, directing investments and serving on the company’s investment committee. He has also served on a few portfolio company boards and was a non-executive director of ASX-listed biotech company Immutep.
“Grant was a very energetic, thoughtful, positive and good person, and like many others, our relationship quickly grew from professional to close friends,” said Matt Hunter, former Carlyle Group chief negotiator. and now adviser to the OCP credit fund. Asia, told Street Talk.
“He was always there for his friends, and his loss will leave a void in the hearts of the many people he touched in his life.”
Chamberlain is survived by his two children, Michaela and Will; his mother Jill; brother Dean and sister-in-law Anna; Charmian partner; and a large group of close friends, many of whom work in Australian financial markets.
While Chamberlain has spent many nights working on deals, his brother, Dean Chamberlain, told Street Talk this week that his No. 1 priority is still Michaela and Will.
“The more time my brother spent with his children, the happier and more centered he became.”