Private Equity

Strategic Equity

Viburnum builds and grows companies, in partnership with both leading entrepreneurs and executives, and our investors.

We invest across the spectrum of critical metals and mining technology products and services required for energy transition from later-stage venture to growth and buyout.


Recent Investments


Furnace Solutions is a specialist, critical path service provider of mechanical and demolition maintenance and shutdown services to the minerals processing industry.

Invested: 2023

Maxmine is data platform that performs advanced analytics and data science on mobile equipment, delivering significant productivity gains to global open-pit mining operations.

Invested: 2021

Cranecorp provides specialist crane services to mining, energy and industrial clients throughout key resource regions of WA, with a particular emphasis on major shutdown work.

Invested: 2020

Contract Resources provides critical path maintenance and waste recycling services across Australasia and the Middle East.

Invested: 2019

Recently Exited Investments 


Independant Parts supplies a large range of general and heavy duty truck and trailer parts to the mining and transport industry.

Now part of ASX listed MaxiPARTS Ltd.

Invested: 2021 – Exited 2023

MTi Group designs, manufactures and sells blasting consumables to over 450 mines globally. MTi’s patented products enhance mineral production efficiency, and include BLASTBAG downhole inflatable bags, blast hole liners, borehole plugs, blast hole stabilizers and explosive retainers.

Now part of Chilean explosives group Eneax.

Year Invested:  2018 – Exited 2023

Minnovare is a mining technology business which provides productivity enhancing advanced drilling alignment and data capture hardware and software solutions to the underground mining and civil construction sectors.

Now part of mining technology group Hexagon AB.

Year Invested:  2016 – Exited 2022



The VF Strategic Equities Fund is a long only fund which takes strategic or influential investments in a highly concentrated portfolio of Australian companies, predominately listed on the ASX, where long term value can be enhanced and protected through active ownership (“Activism”).

Key features of the Fund are:


  • Inception July 2011
  • Suited to Family office, institutional and high net worth investors
  • Portfolio of 5-10 strategic holdings
  • Absolute return hurdle of 8% p.a.
  • Index unaware with low correlation to ASX equity indexes
  • Bias to growth industries not well weighted in the ASX 200
  • Private equity style approach to predominately ASX listed securities
  • Clear and specific investment criteria 


How to Invest


The VF Strategic Equities Fund is an Australian open-ended unit trust governed by the Trust Deed for the Fund and applicable law. The Fund is only open to wholesale investors as defined in the Corporations Act. For further information or to enquire about investing in the Fund, please click here to contact Viburnum.