MAI Capital is a team of passionate and ambitious individuals with diverse experience across private equity and venture capital.

The Investment Management team is supported by experienced Investment and Advisory committees with specialised industry expertise. In addition, MAI Capital has established an internal research house, who provide leading market insights into both China and Australia.

Our Team.

Michael Mai

Michael is the managing director of MAI Capital and managing director at ICD Property (ICD). ICD is an Australian property development business founded by Michael in 2009. As of 2016 ICD is responsible for managing AU$1.2 billion in assets. Michael has highly respected expertise in company and team building and a track record of creating highly successful JV partnerships with leading institutional companies from China. Michael brings strong knowledge and expertise in corporate finance, JV structuring, Asia strategy and business development.

Tom Ellis

Tom brings extensive experience in deal structuring, M&A advisory as well as a trusted network of corporates and advisors in Australia. Prior to MAI Capital Tom has had experience in banking and advisory, with exposure to a mix of listed (ASX, NASDAQ) and PE backed enterprises and local subsidiaries of large multinationals. Tom has helped forge strong external and internal working relationships to facilitate deal flow and specialises in complex deal structuring, negotiation and client on boarding for his corporate clients. He has also advised multiple start-ups on marketing, capital raising, cost reduction strategies and helped secure multinational clienteles and exit.

Brian Cai

Brian’s background and experience brings  solid insights into both the Chinese and Australian markets. Brian worked at ICD conducting in-depth research into the financial and property market of Australia and China and assisted in ICD’s capital raising campaigns in major Chinese cities.  He has built Non-Performing Loan ratio statistics risk models for Asian countries in ANZ and completed a China Productivity Pulse market research project in Ernst & Young Shanghai. Brian holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) and a Master of Management (Accounting) degrees from the University of Melbourne.

Tara Cullen
Admin & HR Manager

Tara is an all-round support professional with expertise in office management, human resources, executive assistance, marketing/branding and event management. She has held several marketing & event roles in the consumer space and has extensive high level EA and office management experience within a variety of industries including engineering and sport. Tara holds a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism & PR) from Griffith University and a Diploma of Event Management.

Our values.


We approach our work with vigour and enthusiasm.

Strategic Partnerships

We believe in creating win-win situations and working to create mutual benefits.


We operate with an honest and fair approach to all our staff and stakeholders.

Open Minded

We are accepting and encouraging. We seek opportunities in all situations.

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