Andrew McFarlane

Andrew McFarlane

Partner, Corporate Finance

Financial Services | Private Equity | Retail | Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Corporate Finance & Deal Advisory


Executive summary

Andrew is an M&A Partner in BDO in Sydney's Corporate Finance team and brings over 20 years of experience to the group.

He is known for establishing strong relationships and trust across organisations as well as building value in rapidly changing industries.

Over his career, Andrew has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate finance and now mainly focuses on sell-side lead advisory across a number of industries, including software and technology. Before returning to BDO, Andrew spent seven years at Fairfax Media as a Senior Leader in Strategy and Corporate Development.


  • Sell-side advisory
  • Capital raising
  • Buy-side advisory
  • Strategy development
  • Mergers and demergers
  • Integration and separation assistance


  • Technology, media and telecommunications
  • Private equity
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Director – BDO Corporate Finance (East Coast) Pty Ltd (AFS Licence 247420)
  • BA (Hons) – University of Sheffield
  • Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Professional engagements and activities

  • Member – BDO Sydney’s Private Equity Group
  • Member – BDO Sydney’s Telecommunications, media and technology group
  • Member – BDO national retail group
  • Prior Fairfax directorships – Digital Venture portfolio companies