Our Story

A private, boutique Australian lending firm providing quick and secure bridging loans.

Each borrower receives a personalised service tailored to your unique circumstances and specific challenges. You are supported by an executive team with over 140 years of combined experience in property, bridging finance, non-conforming lending and funds management.

Dealing directly with a decision-maker means that you’ll have an indicative offer on your loan in minutes, access to funding within 48 hours and support through the entire loan process to help control your exit strategy.

Damien Simonfi
CEO, Capital Bridging Finance.

Damien has over 20 years of experience in lending and 16 years in bridging finance. Moving on from the big banks – Damien founded Capital Bridging Finance when he realised the niche market in short-term lending and the need to offer timely solutions when major lenders were not an option.

Damien has devised and implemented many processes within the financial sector, including settlement procedures and credit policies. He advised the Australian federal government in the lead up to the Hayne Royal Commission and on recent NCCP legislative changes. He has been instrumental in the framework for workout processes (often involving borrowers of large amounts in serious default) in complex financial matters.

In his career, Damien has experienced the major arc of the lending game with positions held in the ‘Big Four’ banks, non-conforming lending and short-term bridging finance with a portfolio of over $2.2 billion.

Damien’s philosophy for bridging finance is simple: Always meet with the borrower in person. Always physically inspect the security properties. Always assist clients until the loan is repaid.

Damien’s main objective is to reduce problems to their most elemental construct, to understand and negotiate favourable outcomes.

Management team

Paul Davis
Corporate Counsel

The founding partner of Davis Lawyers is Paul Davis has over 35 years of legal experience specialising in commercial, finance and property law. Upon graduating from the University of Queensland with dual degrees in Commerce and Law (with honours) Paul began his legal career with the pre-eminent Brisbane legal firm, Feez Ruthning (now Allens Linklaters). He then worked with Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) and was appointed the youngest ever partner with the Brisbane based firm of Barwicks Wisewoulds. After leaving Barwicks, Paul established Davis Lawyers with the corporate mission to service his increasing client base.

Paul has specialised in the real estate, banking & finance and infrastructure projects section of the law and has been exposed to a wide variety of transactions and industries. His experience with drafting Barwicks Wisewould’s entire legal precedents honed his legal drafting skills.

Regularly playing cricket (University of Queensland), tennis and golf, Paul is a keen sportsman.

Sean Beasley, FCPA
Group Financial Controller

Sean started his career in the early 2000’s in a 2-partner firm located on the Gold Coast who specialised in small business and family groups. After 2 years with JWA Accountants he moved into an internal finance accounting role with a public finance group specialising in property. Over the next 4 years his role within the group changed from producing management accounts, to general purpose reporting, and finally back to taxation.

Sean is a current ADF member spending the last 9 years as an active reserve member within an Infantry battalion. He received the Soldiers Medallion in 2014 and was promoted to Lance Corporal. Sean also received recognition within his company winning soldier of the year and best shot.

Sean now runs his own accounting practice on the Gold Coast, with clients located around the country, as well as the UK, Japan and Canada. Sean is also a director of a consultancy firm within the NDIS sector providing companies and NFP with back office and IT support. He also sits on several advisory boards for Indigenous business, assisting with internal accounting control and system processes.

David Butterfield, ACA, FTI
Compliance

David is a Chartered Accountant and Management Consultant with significant professional experience. His professional career commenced in 1969 when he worked for Touché Ross & Co and then Price Waterhouse & Co. He commenced his own accounting practice in 1977.

Since then David has been involved in pooled investments. Around 50% of his clients were film and/or television producers. David structured and helped fund numerous Australian productions over a thirty-year period. He has also been instrumental in structuring and funding live productions.

Since 2003 he has been the Managing Director of two funds management businesses in property, securities and derivatives, CFO and COO of an institutional funds management business investing in securities and derivatives and also acts as a Responsible Manager on other AFSL’s mainly with a property focus. His specialties include AFSL advice, compliance, strategic advice, project and transaction management, taxation and general business advice. He is also the Chairman of Primary Securities Ltd who hold a responsible entity licence.

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Partners

We work collaboratively with accountants, lawyers and brokers to help their clients with urgent funding needs.

  • Are your clients unable to access funding through the bank?
  • Do your clients need help to clear their ATO debt or secure an ATO payment plan?
  • Do your clients need funding for an urgent property settlement?

We are pleased to present our affiliated companies that contribute to our ongoing success.

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