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Justin is a Director of the Corporate Finance division in Perth, with a primary focus on providing M&A advisory and transaction support services to mid-market clients.

With over 25 years’ professional experience, he has advised on well over 200 successful corporate M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions, including many international and cross-border deals.

Justin’s clients include ASX-listed companies, owner-managed businesses, and large not-for-profit organisations across a diverse range of industries including resources, healthcare, IT/telecoms, power and utilities, business services and retail, in addition to acting for private equity funds, banks and other financiers.

Prior to joining RSM, Justin was a partner with a Big Four firm, leading its Transaction Support business in Western Australia, and subsequently led the WA corporate finance practice of another mid-tier accounting firm.

Justin Audcent is  a Director of RSM Corporate Australia Pty Ltd.

Solutions justin provides

Justin’s experience includes:

  • M&A lead advisory – mergers, acquisitions, divestments and business sales
  • Buy-side and sell-side due diligence
  • IPOs and secondary listings – ASX and overseas
  • Business valuations
  • Independent expert reports
  • Litigation support

Significant projects

  • Successfully concluded the sale of private businesses across a range of industry sectors, including identification and evaluation of potential buyers, handling negotiations, management of the due diligence process, and providing strategic and commercial advice to the vendors.
  • Acquisition due diligence for strategic and financial buyers in connection with numerous deals valued at up to $1.3bn across a wide range of industry sectors.
  • Vendor due diligence in connection with transactions, in sectors including aged care, food retailing, hospitality, power generation and infrastructure.
  • Investigating Accountant’s Reports for a number of ASX listings, and reporting accountant engagements for primary and secondary UK listings on both the Main Market and AIM.
  • Valuations of businesses, shares or other equity interests in connection with M&A or restructuring transactions, commercial disputes, lender requirements or for strategic planning purposes.

Associations

  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)

Qualifications

  • BA Hons, University of Oxford (Modern Languages)
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
  • Certificate in Corporate Governance, Governance Institute of Australia (GIA)
Publications

Treatment of exploration costs in presenting pro forma net assets

30 April 2020
Public documents issued to shareholders and potential investors, such as IPO prospectuses and documents seeking shareholder approval for a proposed acquisition or other transaction – will usually include a pro forma statement of net assets, in order to illustrate the impact of the proposed transaction on the company’s financial position. Und...