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Emerging Companies

Get to where you want to go, faster

The PwC Emerging Company team works with exciting businesses to achieve their growth potential on a local and global scale. 

Founders are one of the most valuable assets of any business. Their passion and ability to execute can make or break the business. Our dedicated team delivers a range of tailored services to help founders realise their potential.

We are here to provide you with direction for when you have a great idea or innovation that has the potential to grow and reshape your industry. We nurture your personal and professional growth so you can turn your vision into reality. 

Scaling your business creates challenges; including funding your business, improving market traction, protecting your competitive advantage and maintaining sustainable growth. You may also have come to a stage where you are looking for a strategic partner to facilitate growth or a full or partial exit.

The Emerging Company team is part of a global network of like-minded teams across the PwC network, including teams based in; San Jose, London, Singapore and Tel Aviv. It is this network that provides us with the flexibility to share knowledge, skills and resources with speed and consistency - to your ultimate benefit. You will have access to the broader PwC service offerings and network of prospective clients and potential funders.


Are you an emerging company?

We are looking to assist businesses who are seeking growth and looking to disrupt and change their market. What defines an emerging company is your ambition: 

  • Are you fast-growing? 
  • Are you trying to change and improve the way things work in your industry? Have you developed something special? 
  • Do you dream about sharing it with the world? 
  • Do you have aspirations to continue your growth journey and to really make a mark?

How we work with our clients

Our team works closely with you to deliver a range of tailored services for each stage of the business lifecycle. We will gain a deep understanding of your business plan, providing you with the support and tools needed to capture opportunities and navigate obstacles along your growth journey.

These services are centred on three core pillars:

Helping your business get the appropriate funding it requires for growth from a variety of sources including high-net-worth individuals, venture capital firms and large corporate organisations domestically and internationally.

  • Determine your optimal debt/equity capital structure and working capital requirements.

  • Sell your story and define your strategy so that it appeals to funders.

  • Prepare or review your financial model, pitch deck and/or information memorandum.

  • Introduce you to our network of funders in Australia, Asia and globally.

  • Source debt or equity capital and support you during discussions with funders.

  • Set up and manage your dataroom, review hosted materials and support you through a financial and commercial due diligence process.

  • Determine and navigate trade-off between funding now, dilution and maximising value in the future.

Developing your strategic roadmap, to help realise your growth aspirations. 

Implementing or improving your corporate governance framework and board structure mechanisms. We are with you every step of the way as you strive to achieve your key milestones and other positive outcomes, such as expanding your client base and refining your revenue model.

  • Develop or augment your business strategy.

  • Determine how best to deploy your capital.

  • Identify your key business drivers and sources of value creation.

  • Understand your competitive advantages and core competencies.

  • Optimise your revenue model including how best to unlock markets, channels, partners and ancillary revenue streams.

  • Explore M&A opportunities and shortlist potential targets such as prospective trade buyers.

Providing you with effective advice to structure your business and activity to protect your earnings, wealth, assets and IP.

  • Establish an appropriate business structure in order to protect your wealth, assets and IP.

  • Understand the requirements for the R&D Tax Incentive program and help with your R&D tax claim preparation and submission process.

  • Determine government grants that may be relevant for your business and help you with the application process.

Contact us

Manoj Santiago

PwC | Private | Partner - Assurance, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 (2) 8266 4494

Lisa Foster

PwC | Private | Partner - M&A, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 (2) 8266 2775

Simon Keeling

PwC | Private | Senior Manager, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 (2) 8266 6578

Susie Salmon

PwC | Partner - Strategy & Consulting, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 3 8603 0690

Rob Ashley

PwC | Private | Principal - Business Advisory, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 7 3257 8203