Changing the way you change your business.

Across virtually every sector of the economy, at every stage of the business lifecycle, GA Australia assists companies in transition understand and realise the maximum value of their assets. We serve our clients with over 40 years of industry experience worldwide.


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Our Services

Our Philosophy

We offer a comprehensive set of services related to the retail industry.

We focus on forging partnerships with our clients.

  • Strategic store closings
  • Inventory clearance sales
  • Wholesale inventory disposition
  • Mergers & acquisition asset valuation services
  • Mergers & acquisition equity participation
  • FF&E disposition at store and distribution level
  • Appraisals (inventory, FF&E, real estate, IP)
  • We protect our clients' brand, history and goodwill whether they're going through hardships or need help with going-forward operations.
  • We handle as many of the sale functions as possible so management can focus on go-forward operations.
  • We are flexible and tailor our approach to our client's needs.
  • We ensure that all operation plans treat employees and customers with respect.

Here is a sample of on-going and strategic inventory disposition and real estate solutions clients we've worked with.

We realise that anyone can write a contract, but not everyone can develop a partnership that accomplishes the goals of its clients. We can. 

Why Work With Us?

  • We have over 40 years of experience helping our clients dispose and realise immediate returns from underperforming assets.
  • We take the time to understand our clients' businesses and create customised programs.
  • We can provide much-needed cash upfront.
  • We can guarantee recovery results backed with our extensive lines of credit.
  • We can provide wind down services.
  • We offer strategic disposition services.

Billions of dollars in retail inventory dispositions

$1.8 Billion


$682 Million

$1.8 Billion

$1.7 Billion


$1.2 Billion



 $1.3 Billion

$614 Million

$1.3 Billion

Our Reputation Means Everything

"I have sincerely enjoyed our association and would welcome the opportunity to recommend GA to anyone requesting the services of your company." 

- Bill Soncini, EVP yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyFAO Schwarz

"You and your staff established a high level of professionalism and everyone we encountered displayed a genuine interest in helping Officemax, Inc. with our store closings." 

- Greg A. Darus, Vice President uuuuOfficeMax, Inc.

"The most important aspect of doing business with you and your associates is the personal integrity and commitment that has become the motto by which I think of you and the GA Group."

- Raymond M. Miller, Chairman & CEO yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyWeiner's Stores

"I had many concerns regarding the impact of holding a liquidation sale while still conducting business in the same state and nearby markets. . . I was very pleased with the execution by the members of the GA team. They conducted a sales campaign that not only focused on results for both parties, but also maintained our image with our customer base and business community at large."

- William J. O'Malley, Vice President, Operations yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyLEVITZ 

"Scott Carpenter and the deal team know the what, when and who of the entire project. We built great relationships and communications. I personally appreciate the cooperation and professionalism of your team."

- Jim Wright, President & COO yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyTractor Supply Co.

Leadership


Kevin Olson

Managing Director, GA Australia

Phone: +61 2 9238 8122

Email: kolson@gaaustralia.com

Kevin is the Managing Director for GA Australia. With 23 years of experience in retail restructuring and corporate recovery. He has worked with the largest retailers and banks for asset advisory services in North America and Australia, and has monetised retail assets valued in excess of $500m.

In 2011, Kevin relocated from the United States to Australia where he established a unique investment model that provided certainty for retail clients in the disposition of their retail assets. This unique approach helped to create value in the marketplace specifically to the lenders and stakeholders of these companies.

Kevin focuses on developing and implementing strategic solutions for retail clients in Australia and New Zealand through store closing programs, excess inventory dispositions, store contribution analysis, retail mergers, and valuations for banks and private equity groups.


Scott Carpenter

President, GA Retail

Phone: +1 818 884 3737

Email: scarpenter@gaaustralia.com

Scott is the President of the Great American Group Retail Division. With over 25 years of experience in the retail field, Scott manages all retail projects for Great American Group and has overseen the liquidation of thousands of retail stores and more than $10 billion in inventory.  

Prior to joining Great American Group in 1997, Scott was responsible for operations in hundreds of Office Depot stores across 17 states in the US. He also spent 13 years with Hechinger stores in both domestic and international operations, culminating as the chain's Director of Store Operations. Scott attended George Mason University where he received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Economics.

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