Chris Catanzaro

Chris Catanzaro

Partner, Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance & Deal Advisory


Chris is a Corporate Finance Partner with BDO in Brisbane, with extensive experience covering a range of specialist areas including M&A advisory, due diligence, financial modelling and analysis, valuations and independent expert's reports. Chris has worked on projects for a broad range of clients, including small start-ups, private companies, private equity and managed funds and publicly listed companies. Chris also has significant experience in providing financial and commercial advice to government entities in relation to various infrastructure and property related projects.

Chris uses his strong analytical and commercial skills to provide clients with innovative and practical solutions to the diverse range of issues they face. 


  • Valuations (companies, projects, intellectual property and derivatives)
  • Financial modelling and analysis
  • Capital raising support
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Due diligence reports
  • Independent expert reports
  • Government and infrastructure advisory.


  • Property
  • Natural Resources
  • Healthcare
  • Technology.

Key assignments

  • Preliminary financial feasibility assessment of Brisbane Live
  • Lower Fitzroy River Infrastructure Project Detailed Business Case
  • Public Safety Regional Radio Communication Detailed Business Case
  • Concept plan feasibility analysis of the proposed over-station development within the Roma Street and Woolloongabba precincts of the Cross River Rail project
  • Local Partnership Schools Business Case
  • Commonwealth Games Village Project procurement
  • Queen’s Wharf Development procurement
  • Yeerongpilly Green/Hamilton Northshore procurement
  • Independent Accounting Report – People Infrastructure
  • Capital raising project for Brisbane Markets


  • Bachelor of Business Management, The University of Queensland (2008)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, The University of Queensland (2008)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours, Class 1, The University of Queensland (2009)
  • Chartered Accountant, Charted Accountants of Australia & New Zealand (2013)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (‘CFA’) Charterholder (2014)
  • Licenced Real Estate Agent (2008)