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Mid-tier nabs CA after multi-billion dollar deal


To boost its corporate finance division, a mid-tier firm has appointed a chartered accountant and ex-KPMG manager after he led an $11 billion project for Tabcorp.

By Katarina Taurian 8 minute read

BDO has appointed Mark Schiavello as partner to its Melbourne firm, effective today. He joins from Tabcorp, where he was head of distribution strategy and transformation.

The firm intends to leverage Mr Schiavello’s relationships in the wagering sector and Victorian legal firms.

Most recently, Mr Schiavello lead the integration planning for Tabcorp’s wagering division, as part of its proposed $11 billion merger with Tatts Group.

Mr Schiavello also spent nine years at KPMG, with his roles including assistant manager and associate director.

His expertise includes advisory, due diligence assistance on both the buy-side and the sell-side, capital raisings and post-deal merger integration.

The news comes as BDO makes big changes across the board to its digital systems and processes, making a “substantial investment” in technology and infrastructure across its firms.





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