Our People


Glyn is a Director and National Head of Corporate Finance

Glyn has specialist corporate finance experience in professional practice and industry including detailed knowledge of corporate transactions and valuations in both the UK and Australia. Glyn is also the author of the ‘RSM Annual Acquisition and Impairment Review’ and ‘Control Premium Study’.


Glyn Yates is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Solutions Glyn provides

Glyn’s time spent in industry ensures that he understands the requirements of his client base including:

  • financial due diligence
  • business, intangible asset and infrastructure valuations
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • financial modeling and investment appraisal

Significant projects

  • Completion of numerous independent expert’s reports for public company transactions compulsory acquisition as a result of sitting on ASIC’s panel of independent experts
  • Preparation of investigating accounting reports including those associated with a prospectus accompanying entity listings on the Australian Stock Exchange
  • Preparation of pre-lend due diligence and valuation reports for a range of Australian and overseas financial institutions and private equity firms
  • Provision of advice in relation to buy and sell side transactions across a diverse range of industries including resources, forestry, engineering education, infrastructure and technology

Professional associations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member, Business Valuations and Forensic Accounting Special Interest Group of ICAA
  • Associate, Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales
  • Member, Business Valuations Special Interest Group of ICAA


  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Accounting and Modern Languages

Bosch acquires supercar tech supplier MoTeC

15 September 2022
RSM’s Corporate Finance team has advised on the sale of the MoTeC Group to Bosch for an undisclosed sum.  

Control Premium Study 2021

8 September 2021
RSM’s 2021 Control Premium Study - a study of 605 successful transactions and schemes of arrangement in Australia and 131 in New Zealand, completed between 1 July 2005 and 31 December 2020. In 2010 we released our inaugural study in which we analysed the implied control premiums observed in successful takeovers and schemes of arrangement compl...

The impact of COVID-19 on the work of independent experts

14 May 2020
The significant volatility in local and global equity markets over the last few months clearly demonstrates the impact that COVID-19 is having on Australian companies. Uncertainties regarding the economic outlook, consumer and business confidence, customer demand and supply chain management have all resulted in lower and more volatile asset valu...

COVID-19 – Proactive steps to protect your business

23 March 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a once in a 100-year event with a sudden and significant impact, prompting a financial crisis in markets and businesses across the world. The global nature of the crisis means that supply chains are disrupted, while revenue in many industries has collapsed.  Australian businesses across every sector of the economy ...

Debt free, cash free transactions – the devil is in the detail

6 January 2020
Most private M&A transactions are undertaken on a debt free, cash free basis. This means the vendor pays out any debt at completion and keeps any remaining cash in the business (typically by way of a pre-completion dividend). The purchaser will also require a “normal” level of working capital to be maintained in the business at c...

Considering going IPO? Here's what you need to know.

1 May 2019
As businesses which have publicly listed will attest, the decision to go IPO isn’t a destination – it’s a journey and one which typically is many months, if not years, in the making. Whilst an IPO can raise capital for growth and other initiatives, it also attracts increased requirements around compliance, reporting and due diligence. ...

Control Premium Study 2017

20 April 2017
VIEW OUR 2021 CONTROL PREMIUM STUDY > RSM’s 2017 Control Premium Study - a study of 463 successful transactions initiated in the 11 years to 30 June 2016. This study serves as an update to our 2013 study and provides a comprehensive insight into the change in control transactions involving ASX listed companies. More specifically, the im...

Industry snapshot - Property Development

15 November 2016
A snapshot of the key statistics and current industry performance in the residental housing property development sector. Click here to view the snapshot       ...

Understand and navigate the new ASX changes

24 August 2016
A consultation paper was issued on 12 May 2016 by the ASX providing details of the changes in admission requirements for those entities applying to be listed. ASX are proposing these changes to ensure the ASX market remains competitive internationally, is a market of quality and integrity, as well as to simplify and improve the drafting of the admi...

Directors shouldn’t second-guess asset values

6 July 2016
Regardless of their size, past acquisitions are coming back to haunt the financial statements of a growing number of ASX-listed companies. This is one of the major conclusions within the latest annual Business Acquisition and Impairment Review (2016) by national accounting firm RSM Australia (RSM) which has been assessing the financial reporting im...

Business Acquisition and Impairment Review 2016

21 June 2016
2016 edition now available. Get your copy today. Gain key insights into the financial reporting impact of acquisitions made during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 financial years. Now in its fifth edition, this report is a timely update of the following critical areas: Acquisitions overview Structuring the deal: Cash, equity or earn-...

Industry snapshot - Technical and vocational education

29 April 2016
A snapshot of the key statistics and current industry performance in the technical and vocational education sector. Please here to view document. ...

Industry insight - Vitamin and supplement manufacturing

20 April 2016
A snapshot of the key statistics and current industry performance in the vitamin and supplement manufacturing sector. Please click here to view document. ...

Industry insight - Milk powder manufacturing

20 April 2016
A snapshot of the key statistics and current industry performance in the milk powder manufacturing sector. Please click here to view document. ...

Is your business ready for sale?

1 April 2015
There are many reasons you might sell your business, including to capitalise on your investment and start a new business or another venture. Whatever the reason, the decision to sell your business does not come easily, and as the business owner, you want to make sure that you get the most out of the sale. The first step in getting your business ...

How to minimise the risk of aquisitions

30 March 2015
Merger and acquisition activity is soaring in some sectors such as healthcare, while it is taking a backseat in other sectors such as mining services. In this climate, businesses must take a step back and evaluate the benefits and risks of making acquisitions in their sector. If the decision is to acquire, there are six things that you need to t...

Fourth control premium study by RSM Australia reveals control premiums have risen sharply

RSM Australia (RSM), one of Australia’s largest mid-tier accounting firms, has revealed the findings of its latest control premium study, undertaken in partnership with Curtin University. RSM Australia explores factors that can have an impact on the premium paid to acquire control.  The study revealed that, during the COVID-19 pandemic...