No Match Found
By Chris Bingemann and Rendle O’Connell
M&A Leaders, Deals
We’ve just come off the most active M&A market in history, with activity in all sectors, and our adrenalin is still running high. Because whatever the prevailing market conditions, what really inspires our M&A team is creating value for our clients.
The M&A roads to creating value are many and varied. It can be done by unlocking value in a business as part of a sale or acquisition, finding synergies between businesses, finding the right partner, or perhaps introducing new capital. On every path we take, we’re all about realising value for our clients by selling businesses, acquiring businesses or funding businesses.
In this article, we reflect on how we have been creating value lately and also map the route ahead for the next 12 months.
We’re excited about what lies ahead for our team and our clients. As a leading, mid-market M&A advisory team, we transform high-stakes situations into value for our clients.
Satisfyingly, it’s really deeply connecting work.
We connect with our clients on a level where we can give them the best possible advice about how to approach and execute a transaction. It’s not overstating it to say that these transactions are landmark moments in our clients’ personal and professional lives. (For instance, a huge proportion of what we do is helping family businesses sell or find the right partner for growth.)
Achieving this is only possible because our M&A team has the horsepower to deliver. We have more than 60 team members across Australia, and we also draw upon the expertise of colleagues across our domestic and global network. So we bring the greatest possible breadth and depth of industry insight. In fact, it’s fair to say that we’re right up there in terms of market-leading mid-market M&A teams. Our in-depth industry knowledge across all sectors enables us to navigate the potential market challenges and guide our clients to the right outcome for them.
In fact, our M&A team has again ranked as number one global M&A Advisor by Volume for 2021 by Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters, and Bloomberg. And while it’s always an honour to top the league table, the greatest compliment we can receive is when a client refers to us as their ‘trusted advisor’. When that happens, you know you’ve demonstrated the technical skills to achieve the best deal and you’ve earned their trust and respect. Clients need to be able to trust your advice; they need to see that you have their best interests at heart.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to create value for clients by solving complex problems, then you might consider a career in M&A. It’s a career that requires you to understand your clients’ goals, and how to achieve them. When it comes to your own career goals, however, it comes down to these three things:
In our view, there’s probably never been a more exciting time to work in M&A than right now. This is a time where our existing team – and our new recruits – will steer people and organisations through an incredible variety of circumstances. We’ll help clients explore new ground and discover more value. And together, we’ll create moments our clients will always remember.
In a series of eight articles, our Deals leaders reflect on the year that has been and the market outlook ahead, speaking to the value they bring to a deal and what makes their team tick.