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Making your professional services business an attractive target for the big end of town

Collectively the “Big 4” accounting firms (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC) and large consultancies (Accenture, Bain, Capgemini) acquired over 20 professional services companies in Australia in 2021. These organisations made a conscious decision years ago to reinvent themselves beyond their traditional service offering and the reengineering continues with diverse transactions ranging from Deloitte’s acquisition of PDS … Continued

Ben Macpherson

As a chartered accountant with over 10 years of experience in public practice, Ben is a well-rounded professional with diverse industry experience with particular expertise advising on taxation issues affecting corporate and multinational clients. With an impressive breadth of international experience under his belt, Ben has advised outbound clients in a number of jurisdictions including … Continued

Foreign investment changes a needed boost to business confidence

They barely cracked a mention in coverage of the Federal Budget in March, but changes to the foreign investment framework should make it easier for some offshore buyers to invest in Australia — the first substantial change since new rules were introduced in January 2021 amid the pandemic.

Deal Pulse: Queensland M&A 2022

Pitcher Partners is pleased to present our Deal Pulse “Don’t Stop Me Now” report on Queensland merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the calendar year 2021. Queensland M&A accelerated from the COVID-19 induced slowdown, blowing past historics to record levels: Volumes – 337 deals (up 28% on 2020’s); and Values – $44.3bn (up 342% on … Continued

Deal Pulse: Queensland “Don’t Stop Me Now”

After a tough 2020, Queensland deal volumes have hit an all time high. Covid warchests have been deployed as dealmakers vie for value in a post pandemic market. Pitcher Partners’ latest Queensland Deal Pulse report saw 337 M&A deals: up 28% on last year; and up 342% in deal value with $44.3bn 2021 was the … Continued

Benni Aroni

Benni is a Client Director within the Pitcher Partners Melbourne firm, focussed on property industry clients. An experienced professional who wears many hats, his commercial and leadership experience in the fields of law, real estate and finance have equipped him with in-depth expertise in property transactions and scaling, and managing property related debt and investment. … Continued

Claire Coghill

Claire is a Chartered Accountant with over 13 years’ experience providing corporate advisory and business restructuring advice to clients. She specialises in managing business turnaround engagements and buy-side and sell-side transactions covering financial due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring. Having worked with clients across a diverse industry base, including resources, manufacturing and hospitality, Claire … Continued

Chris Pattinson

Chris has more than 14 years of diverse experience in the financial services industry, specialising in both buy-side and sell-side transactions, covering mergers and acquisitions, financial due diligence and business restructuring. He is focussed on providing personalised advice to business owners during what can often be a very significant, stressful moment in their lives. His … Continued

Shaun Mahony

Shaun specialises in audit and other assurance services for large public and private companies including buy-side and sell-side due diligence, deal advice and a range of business advisory roles including ASX listing for public companies and large turnover private businesses. He works with businesses with turnover between $5 to $100 million providing his clients with … Continued

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