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Mid-tier acquires former head of M&A

The former head of mergers and acquisitions at Crowe Horwath has now joined up with fellow mid-tier BDO as it looks to deal with increased demand in the sector.

Appointments Jotham Lian 05 August 2019
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BDO has announced the appointment of David Ward as a new corporate finance partner in the firm’s Brisbane office, specialising in mergers and acquisitions.


Mr Ward, a former senior partner and head of M&A at Crowe Horwath, joins BDO on Monday and will add to the strength of the existing corporate finance team in Brisbane.

The former head of M&A at big four firm EY, Mr Ward has over 25 years of corporate finance M&A experience and will look to deal with the growing demand for M&A services in Brisbane.

“Deal activity and demand for our M&A services in Brisbane is on the increase. In the current lower growth environment, corporates are looking for acquisitions to achieve their objectives, and Baby Boomers continue to look for opportunities when planning for their succession,” said BDO corporate finance partner Steven Sorbello.

“Queensland is home to a wide range of substantial and attractive businesses, many of which are already our clients. David’s appointment bolsters our strong corporate finance capabilities locally and nationally, and allows us to ensure that we deliver exceptional service in this area.

“David will work across a wide range of industries and specialises in divestments, acquisitions, capital raisings and private equity-backed transactions.”

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Jotham Lian

Jotham Lian

Jotham Lian is the editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insight for Australian accounting professionals.

Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald, and Channel NewsAsia.

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