RSM Australia

Mergers & acquisitions and divestments

Mergers and acquisitions

Lead Advisory Services

Mergers & acquisitions and divestments

Our M&A team provides commercial, no nonsense advice to cut through complex transactions and assist our clients acquire or sell businesses.

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RSM’s specialist mergers and acquisitions team supports shareholders, management teams and other interested parties with advice based on our unique depth and breadth of experience.

To ensure we provide the best advice to listed companies, private shareholders, management teams and private equity houses, we have invested nationally and internationally in building a specialist team of senior advisers.

Our advice covers:

  • Private shareholders on preparing for and maximising the value from the sale of their business;
  • Management teams on negotiating terms and raising private equity and/or debt finance to support a management buy out or buy in;
  • Corporate and private shareholders on raising private equity and/or debt finance for growth, cash out or recapitalisation; and
  • ASX listed companies in relation to acquisitions and disposals, bid support or defence, and public to privates.

KEY CONTACTS

Glyn Yates
National Head of Corporate Finance - Melbourne

E: [email protected]
T:+61 3 9286 8167

Justin Audcent
Director - Perth

E: [email protected]
T:+61 8 9261 9287

Tim Goodman
Director - Sydney

E: [email protected]
T:+61 2 8226 4552


We have a dedicated and bespoke global M&A network.

Our hands-on approach, with partners being genuinely involved in the delivering of M&A services, differentiates us. We are experienced, accessible and flexible, we say what we mean and do not sit on the fence. This gives credibility with both our clients and their stakeholders.


Insights

5 elements to a successful not-for-profit amalgamation or merger

26 August 2020
One of the first sectors to bear the brunt of an economic downturn is the not-for-profit sector which is resulting in many considering an amalgamation or merger. Reliance on community services increases, yet funding and donations can be hard to come by and higher poverty rates affect customers’ ability to pay for services. 

RSM Australia brings together Sheffield Resources and Yansteel in joint venture

14 August 2020
RSM Australia brings together Sheffield Resources and Yansteel in a transformational joint venture for the Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project.

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.

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 positi

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).

Not-for-profits - is a merger right for you?

26 October 2018
Over the last couple of years, the not-for-profit industry has seen an increase in the number of merger opportunities.  For example, in the disability sector alone, the National Disability Services reported that 38 per cent of organisations are discussing merger options.

10 tips to make your business transaction-proof

13 September 2018
Are you and your business ready to take the next step?

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.

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.

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.