Deals are most often a business-changing milestone in your organisation’s lifecycle and life-changing for individual owners.  

As well as creating huge opportunities, deals are highly complex: from deal strategy, understanding value, finding the right counterparty, agreeing terms, managing due diligence, navigating the complex tax implications relating to transactions to integrating successfully or completing a sale of a business.

Grant Thornton’s deals team works with clients on their deals and transactions, guiding you through the financial issues and assembling the right resources, setting the appropriate terms, getting the deal done and designing and implementing the frameworks for long-term success.

Our Deals services

Mergers and acquisitions

Our mergers and acquisitions specialists guide you through the whole process to get the deal done and lay the groundwork for long-term success.

Acquisition search & strategy

We help clients identify, finance, perform due diligence and execute acquisitions to maximise the growth opportunities of your business.

Selling a business

Our M&A team works with clients to achieve a full or partial sale of their business, to ensure achievement of strategic ambitions and optimal outcomes for stakeholders.

Financial modelling

Our financial modelling advisory team provides strategic, economic, financial and valuation advice for project types and sizes.

Operational deal services

Our operational deal services team helps to ensure the greatest possible outcome and value is gained through post merger integration or post acquisition integration.

Debt advisory

We work closely with clients and lenders to provide holistic debt advisory services so you can raise or manage existing debt to meet your strategic goals.

Transaction advisory

Our transaction advisory services support our clients to make informed investment decisions through robust financial due diligence.

Business valuations

We use our expertise and unique and in-depth methodology to undertake business valuations to help clients meet strategic goals.

Tax in mergers & acquisition

We provide expert advice for all M&A taxation aspects to ensure you meet all obligations and are optimally positioned.

Holly Stiles
Partner & National Head of Corporate Finance
Holly Stiles

Some of our recent work:

November 2022

Congratulations to Innovior

Innovior becomes the newest member of the Probe CX Group

Innovior, a fast-growing digital transformation consulting business, has been acquired by Probe CX, a market-leading customer experience and digital transformation organisation.

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September 2022

Congratulations to IVE

IVE has successfully acquired Ovato assets

With revenue last year of circa $760m, IVE Group Limited (ASX:IGL) has successfully completed the acquisition of selected printing and finishing assets of Ovato Limited.

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August 2022

Congratulations to Implemented Portfolios

Implemented Portfolios completed their sale to Lonsec

Implemented Portfolios completed their 100 per cent sale to research house, Lonsec backed by Mark Carnegie and ASX Listed Generation Group, as part of a full competitive process on 3 August 2022.

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May 2022

Congratulations Interpack

Successful applicant of Victorian Business grant funding

Interpack, successful applicant of Victorian Government’s Business Competitiveness Program (BCP) is a key initiative of the $60 million Manufacturing and Industry Development Fund.

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Client Story - CountPlus Limited

CountPlus Limited is a leading network of professional accounting and advice firms listed on the ASX since 2010.

Listen to Matthew Rowe, Managing Director and CEO of CountPlus Limited, talk about how culture and transparency are key to their growth journey.


Case study: Sale of Box+Dice

Client challenge
Client challenge
Client challenge
Founded in Melbourne in 2005, Box+Dice has grown to become one of Australia's most successful real estate customer relationship management companies, servicing over 1,150 offices across Australia and New Zealand. Once Travis Williams, owner and CEO of Box+Dice, decided he was interested in selling the business, he wanted to ensure he received a premium price for his years of hard work, whilst also ensuring Box+Dice and its people would continue to be supported in the future.
The solution
The solution
The solution
Through initial discussions with Travis, Grant Thornton was able to determine the best way to present the business through the creation of an Information Brief to send to interested parties. Grant Thornton contacted a number of potential buyers in the early stages of the process, as part of a targeted buyer list focusing on companies with complementary strategies. Through a series of discussions, a shortlist of buyers was established, with negotiations held with parties to determine the most suitable buyer for Box+Dice. After a period of consideration and negotiation, the most suitable buyer was selected as they best satisfied Travis’ criteria.
The outcome
The outcome
The outcome
The acquirer, MRI Software, is a global property software company looking to expand their operations in the Asia-Pacific region. From a strategic point of view, the purchase of Box+Dice integrates nicely with their current product offering, and will enhance synergies within the company. MRI was able to pay the premium price, and also detail a clear plan of how Box+Dice will be part of MRI’s strategy going forward, and how they intend to continue to support Box+Dice’s product.
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