• Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Services

    Seamless solutions for complex transactions.


Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) Advisers with Global Experience

Led by a senior team, BDO Australia’s business Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) advisory service blends experience, professionalism and capability to offer you seamless solutions for complex business acquisition or divestment transactions across all industries and sectors. 

Our international network enables us to identify acquirers and/or partners across the globe, draw on BDO’s worldwide experience and resources, and deliver time-sensitive solutions. 

Key Merger and Acquisition services

Business M&A transactions can include a wide range of complex financial, regulatory and operational issues. Your local BDO team draws on specialist capabilities from all areas of the firm as required, ensuring that all transactions are completed efficiently and effectively.

Our key Mergers and Acquisitions services include:

  • Deal initiation
  • Buy/sell side lead advisory
  • Management buy-outs/management buy-ins
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Sourcing private equity
  • Financial re-engineering
  • Information memorandum preparation
  • Pre-IPO structuring and preparation
  • Industry rationalisation
  • Business consolidation.

In addition to assisting with complex business merger and acquisition transactions and negotiations, our M&A team also provides experienced advice across a range of related corporate finance services, including valuation services and economic advisory

Business acquisition and merger regulation in Australia 

BDO has the experience to assist with both business merger and acquisition mechanisms (off-market takeovers and Schemes of Arrangement), and all merger classification types, including horizontal, vertical and conglomerate business mergers. Additionally, our M&A team has experience in dealing with the regulatory bodies involved in approving acquisition and merger transactions in Australia. These regulators include the:
•    Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
•    Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) 
•    Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB)
•    Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)
•    Takeovers Panel. 

Where cross-border transactions are concerned, overseas regulatory bodies and revenue authorities may also be involved in the approval process. BDO’s Australia-based M&A team has the experience to deal with these bodies to deliver fast, flexible and time-sensitive support for your organisations’ merger and acquisition requirements. 

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