BDO responds to increased deal activity with the appointment of a new partner who specialises in mergers & acquisitions

04 August 2019

BDO has announced the appointment of David Ward as new corporate finance partner in the firm’s Brisbane office, specialising in mergers and acquisitions.

David Ward, former senior partner and Head of M&A at Crowe Horwath will join BDO on Monday, 5 August 2019 and will add to the strength of the existing corporate finance team in Brisbane.

BDO corporate finance partner, Steven Sorbello, commented on David’s appointment.

“We are excited to announce that David will join our Brisbane Corporate Finance team.  David is an experienced operator with deep relationships and he brings a valuable skill set to our team.  David is a well-known and trusted advisor to mid-market companies.  David shares our values and our passion for transactional work and he focuses on the best outcome for our clients.

“Deal activity and demand for our M&A services in Brisbane is on the increase.  In the current lower growth environment, corporates are looking for acquisitions to achieve their objectives and baby boomers continue to look for opportunities when planning for their succession.

“Queensland is home to a wide range of substantial and attractive businesses, many of which are already our clients.  David’s appointment bolsters our strong corporate finance capabilities locally and nationally and allows us to ensure that we deliver exceptional service in this area.

“David will work across a wide range of industries and specialises in divestments, acquisitions, capital raisings and private equity backed transactions.”