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CFI Australia

Leveraging worldwide M&A sector specialists and resources to enhance Australian cross-border M&A transaction capability

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CFI Australia combines the capabilities and resources of a leading Australian M&A player operating for more than 22 years with those of a recognised global M&A market leader, to provide unrivalled cross-border M&A transaction capabilities in the Australian market.

CFI Australia assists owners of medium and large organisations with divestment by delivering a strong contingent of strategic local and international buyers. This capability is especially valuable to those open to their business being acquired by one of their multi-national industry counterparts.

CFI Australia also provides a proven gateway for international organisitions to successfully access and acquire Australian targets.

Premium sector focus in Australia

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What our clients say

  • “After being introduced to us by our accountant, it was plain to us from the outset that … was a different organisation. The accounting skills and expertise that went into the preparation of the IM were impressive, in fact when we read it we almost wanted to buy the business ourselves! The sales process dragged on for eighteen months and strangely enough one of the first interested parties ended up buying Knights.
    We went through share sales, asset sales and several pretty onerous DDs, … were always there for us.
    From time to time we would break the protocols and were quickly brought back into line, clearly there are a set of protocols which you know backwards and all the tricks that buyers get up to, to try to subvert the process.
    We shared many jokes together and became friends, however the real point of this letter is to thank you for a highly professional job, sometimes in difficult circumstances but always without fear or favour in our interests.
    Service is a rare commodity today and you provide an excellent service that we would recommend to anyone who wants to sell a reasonable sized business. Thanks for your help!”

    Toby Crockett, Knights Laundry

  • “… recommended to us by our legal service providers. After an initial meeting, we received a comprehensive proposal that was easy to understand and which outlined the process with clear payment milestones. …The process initially involved drafting of the Investment Memorandum, which included financial modelling, and this reflected their rapid understanding of our requirements for a specific exit strategy.
    … facilitated the whole process, maintained excellent communication with us, and removed most of the arduous tasks and documentation associated with the due diligence process, together with all negotiations. This allowed us to continue to focus on the running of the business. In particular, we were so impressed with their handling of interested parties and in qualifying them so there was no time wasted.
    Their expertise & professionalism was first class, particularly as we had never been through a merger or acquisition and their support removed a lot of stress.
    The team provides a personal service that extends well beyond the sale and they went above and beyond our expectations…..we have achieved the outcome we wanted and have retired after 30 years in the IT industry. An excellent outcome.”

    Johan Engelbrecht, ITG Holdings Group

  • “I wish to pass on my heartfelt and sincere thank you for an outstanding job in everything you have done in selling my businesses. At no stage have you or your team dropped the ball. There are many facets of your overall service which I would like to mention, far more than just trying to find a buyer and making a sale. You have always been very open and authentic in any discussions and dealings with all parties. Your availability to travel to meetings, respond to phone calls, provide information is unquestionable. Clearly this is something that most people, myself included would only do once in their lifetime. You have always been there to hold our hand and walk us through the various stages of the transaction. You have given us confidence throughout this transaction. The way you and your team have managed the data room and information has been fantastic and certainly generates a high level of confidence to the prospective buyer. This process does bring up some emotional challenges from time to time but you have always been there for us passing on sound ideas and wisdom which has gone a huge way to keeping us and the transaction on track. I will be forever grateful for your support and achieving the ultimate outcome, but you provide far more than just a sale. Once again a huge thank you to you and your team, everyone has done an outstanding job and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any other buyer or seller.”

    Gavin McKay, Gordon McKay Electrical & Frontline Electrical

Our senior team

Tony Brown

Partner, Managing Director


Blake Davis

Partner


Our expertise

M&A sell-side advisory

Experienced M&A advisors at CFI help owners determine financial and personal objectives. CFI’s extensive sector reach can help best position the company in the market while ensuring a compelling, value-focused message. This same expertise allows for a focused and constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirers and private equity groups.

M&A buy-side advisory

CFI advisors provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyse valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

Capital raising

Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and consistent access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, CFI’s debt and capital raising advisors can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, financing a cross-border acquisition, completing a management buyout, or refinancing an existing lender.

    M&A sell-side advisory

    Experienced M&A advisors at CFI help owners determine financial and personal objectives. CFI’s extensive sector reach can help best position the company in the market while ensuring a compelling, value-focused message. This same expertise allows for a focused and constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirers and private equity groups.

    M&A buy-side advisory

    CFI advisors provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyse valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

    Capital raising

    Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and consistent access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, CFI’s debt and capital raising advisors can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, financing a cross-border acquisition, completing a management buyout, or refinancing an existing lender.

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Our office in Australia

Brisbane

CFI Australia
Level 8
100 Skyring Terrace
Newstead QLD 2006
Australia
T: +61 7 5357 8792
E: info@thecfigroup.com