Mergers & Acquisitions

As one of the fastest growing specialist M&A teams in Australia, BDO’s M&A advisers provide hands-on lead advisory services for mid-market deals with transaction values typically ranging between $20 million and $250 million.

Our structured deal methodology, forged through the successful completion of numerous transactions over many years, simplifies complexity to deliver compelling outcomes at speed.

Whether you’re considering an acquisition, exit strategy, divestment, IPO or securing private investment, our deep transaction experience across a range of industries, maximises process efficiency and transaction certainty, adding significant value.

Our strong links with BDO’s global M&A offices enables us to maximise buyer or investor interest, or alternatively, identify acquisition growth opportunities in international markets - maximising the chances of a successful transaction. 

Further, when combined with the broader suite of BDO transaction advisory services, including financial due diligence, tax due diligence and tax structuring advice, BDO can provide a bespoke end-to-end advisory service for all your transaction requirements.

How BDO can help

We spend time investigating your business to understand the matters to be addressed pre-sale and appropriately document in preparation for due diligence. Our approach entails:

  • Assessing transaction objectives and issues upfront and developing a detailed plan to deal with these in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Expertise in creating high impact sale documents which portray the key selling themes of the business in a highly positive light.
  • Deep local and global networks which expand potential buyer/investor pools, maximising competitive tension.
  • Expertise in deal management and negotiation, maintaining price and terms whilst allowing you to run your business.

Our high impact selling documentation clearly articulates the value proposition of your business in the hands of a buyer.

How BDO can help

We assist through:

  • Reviewing information to gain a deep understanding of your business
  • Developing a tailored transaction process
  • Advising on market value
  • Developing concise key investment themes and development of high impact selling documentation
  • Identifying likely strategic buyers and approach as agreed with you
  • Soliciting offers for the business
  • Managing entire transaction process including other advisers
  • Negotiating to maximise price and terms
  • Oversee financial completion.

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Early identification of transaction issues to be addressed in due diligence combined with robust valuation analysis mitigates risk.

How BDO can help

We assist through:

  • Reviewing information to gain a deep understanding of your growth objectives and acquisition criteria
  • Identifying, evaluating and approaching acquisition targets
  • Soliciting information from target(s) for assessment
  • Assessing target value and drafting of a non-binding offer
  • Maintenance of a deal issues register, ensuring these are addressed during due diligence and purchase agreement
  • Managing due diligence and transaction process, including other advisers
  • Reviewing due diligence reports and assessing implications on value and offer terms
  • Assistance in drafting and lodging a final offer
  • Detailed input into commercial aspects of sale and purchase agreement
  • Lead negotiations and overseeing of transaction execution and settlement.

BDO's strong understanding of ASX and takeover provisions enable us to provide early tactical advice to devise optimal transaction strategies.

How BDO can help

We assist through:

  • Takeover defence advice
  • Bid pricing and strategy, backed by robust financial modelling
  • Consideration of funding structures
  • Creation of transaction narrative to garner support for board’s recommendation
  • Project management of the transaction, including other advisers
  • Shareholder engagement
  • Engagement with relevant regulatory bodies
  • Implementation of takeover or scheme.

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Our independence from brokers and financing sources assists us to maximise listing price whilst promoting transaction efficiency.

How BDO can help

We assist through:

  • Early engagement with ASX
  • Evaluation and appointment of IPO lead manager(s), lawyers and investigating accountant
  • Project management of the IPO process, including other advisers
  • Input into board composition
  • Participation in steering committee meetings
  • Robust financial modelling and price valuation benchmarking to support IPO pricing
  • Drafting of commercial and financial elements of the Prospectus for steering committee review and sign-off
  • Stakeholder management and assistance with media briefings.

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Our access to a range of later stage investors and debt providers (traditional and secondary) can secure growth capital on a timely basis.

How BDO can help

We assist through:

  • Robust financial modelling for review by capital providers – increasing confidence of offering
  • Developing concise key investment themes and development of high impact capital raising documentation
  • Advising on market value of the business (as appropriate)
  • Soliciting financing offers (minimum investment of $10M)
  • Managing entire transaction process including due diligence and other advisers
  • Negotiating commercial terms of investment documents, including shareholders’ agreement, subscription agreement, debt facility agreement and associated covenants
  • Overseeing financial completion.

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Contact us

Contact our team to discuss your needs using the request for service form. Alternatively, call us on 1300 138 991 to speak with an adviser in your nearest BDO office.

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M&A Deals

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