Steven Sorbello, National Leader, Corporate Finance

Steven Sorbello

National Leader, Corporate Finance


+61 7 3237 5825


Steven is a Corporate Finance Partner with BDO in Brisbane.  Steven has extensive corporate finance and accounting experience, having dealt with both domestic and international clients, in the provision of financial advice to public companies, private companies and the government sector.  Steven’s experience covers a wide range of industries, company sizes and transaction types.

Steven has extensive experience in domestic and international transactions, from smaller projects of $5 million, to larger transactions in excess of $1 billion.  His corporate advisory services span the valuation of businesses, intellectual property, projects and options; financial modelling; due diligence; re-structuring; capital raising; independent expert reports; and preparation of prospectus documents, business cases and information memorandum documents.  Steven has also undertaken forensic work for a range of valuation and loss matters, and provides litigation support, mediation and arbitration on court matters.  He is a sought after speaker, having presented on specialist corporate finance related topics, such as capital raising, valuations, structuring and director’s duties, on behalf of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and The Institute of Charted Accountants.

Steven has been with BDO since 1997, first as an Accountant and in 2004, he was appointed as a Partner of Corporate Finance.


  • Lead Corporate Advisory, including IPO’s and Reverse Takeovers
  • Valuation including equity, intellectual property and options
  • Expert Reports, Valuations and Expert Evidence
  • Financial Modelling and Business Case Formation
  • Due Diligence and Business acquisition, merger and sales
  • Debt Advisory


  • Listed companies
  • Technology, media & telecommunications
  • Automotive
  • Retail
  • Property & construction
  • Government & public sector

Key assignments

  • Assistance with the preparation of prospectus, business case and information memorandum documents including financial modelling of forecast information, transaction due diligence and corporate structuring
  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Independent expert reports and independent accountant reports for public and private companies transactions
  • Corporate advisory services relating to capital raising, acquisitions, restructuring and takeover defences
  • Valuation of companies/businesses, intellectual property and employee stock options for public and private companies
  • Due diligence for business acquisitions in a range of industries
  • Review of financial models assessing the viability of infrastructure projects and business acquisitions
  • Preparation of financial models to ascertain the profitability of a wide range of projects


  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Certificate IV in Real Estate Agency
  • Certificate in Body Corporate Management
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent


  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Associate, FINSIA