Scott Birkett

Scott Birkett

National Leader, Corporate Finance

Natural Resources

Corporate Finance & Deal Advisory


Scott covers many areas of corporate finance including mergers and acquisitions, transaction advisory services (including IPOs), financial modelling, valuations and general corporate advisory, having worked across the full breadth of Corporate Finance engagements. Scott has advised on transactions in the hundreds of millions to smaller litigation and valuation work. Scott has in excess of 17 years' experience at BDO.

Scott’s broad client base and significant experience across the corporate finance service offering provide a strong understanding of key risks and the various stakeholders and counterparties encountered on almost all engagements, be they government, large or small private entities or large listed companies.

Scott knows the circumstances when other professionals need to be injected from BDO (or other firms) to get the optimal solution for clients.


  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Transaction advisory and support, including financial due diligence
  • Financial modelling
  • Independent expert reports and expert reports for courts
  • Advising to Government entities, including Government Owned Corporations
  • Valuations
  • IPOs

Selected key assignments

  • Advised on more than 55 M&A transactions, including:
    • Petal and Pup’s acquisition by US private equity firm Summit Partners.
    • Charles Porter and Sons acquisition of Mackay based Mitre 10 stores
  • Conducted due diligence on over 85 matters, including:
    • Ardonagh Group’s acquisition of Envest
    • Vendor due diligence for the sale of NAK Hair's sale to Adamantem Capital.
    • Vendor due diligence for the TEN Group sale to Fortitude Investment Partners.
    • Valuation and due diligence services for Fiji National Provident Fund
    • Due diligence for MAAS Group Holdings in relation to many acquisitions
  • Provided financial advice to Government on over 15 major infrastructure projects, including:
    • Corporate advisory work for Stanwell Corporation and CS Energy
    • Assessment of proposed water infrastructure
    • Port of Brisbane Motorway
    • Evaluation of a proposed windfarm in northern Queensland
    • Pre-feasibility study of agricultural infrastructure in the Maranoa region
  • Performed over more than twenty valuations for utilities and mining assets, for clients and assets including:
    • The Rolleston Coal Mine.
    • Peabody
    • Mineralogy
    • Malabar Resources
    • U&D
  • Prepared dozens of Independent Expert Reports for public companies:
  • Provided over 40 financial models for company forecasts and lenders, including:
  • Extensive experience in derivative instrument valuations for listed entities, such as ALS Limited
  • In excess of 100 valuations of entities across a broad spectrum of enterprise values from $1 million to several billion.


  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business Management, University of Queensland
  • CFA Charterholder, CFA Institute