Michael Sonego


Partner - Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

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Professional Background

Clients' businesses have grown, become more profitable or improved their market share through partnering with Michael. His strong technical and commercial skills provide clients with an indepth understanding of business drivers and external factors affecting the industries in which clients operate. Clients also benefit from Michael's experience when it comes to identifying and minimising risks of completing transactions.

As an expert in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and initial public offerings (IPO's), Michael is able to offer clients sound business judgement and advice to minimise both the business and transactions risks, providing them the peace of mind that comes from utilising the services of a tried and proven professional.

Industry Experience

  • Automotive
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Health care
  • Legal
  • Legal services
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Transport and Logistics

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Deakin University)
  • Member of the Business Valuations Special Interest Group with the ICAA
  • Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)

Articles Published

Dealmakers: Mid-market M&A in Australia mid-year update

5th August 2020

Michael Sonego

Sentiment and investor confidence has certainly shifted in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, Australia remains a market of interest and there i...

COVID-19 drives optimism among mixed-bag M&A

22nd June 2020

Michael Sonego

While at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic businesses were focused on ‘survival’ tactics, today they are turning their minds to how they can ...

Tech M&A tipped for another standout year

27th March 2020

Michael Sonego

The annual Dealmakers report [1] reviewed mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity and canvassed dealmaker expectations for activity in the Austral...

Environmental wake-up to drive M&A activity in 2020

26th February 2020

Michael Sonego

This article originally appeared in a number of Fairfax Media publications. Pitcher Partners Corporate Finance lead, Michael Sonego, says shifts i...

The ‘buy it rather than build it’ approach driving business innovation

14th January 2020

Michael Sonego

/Article origionally appeared in the Financial Standard Friday 13 December 2019/ M&A deals like this are a major driver of innovation and represe...

What to do when your kids can’t continue the family business

16th December 2019

Michael Sonego

For family businesses, passing the business down to the next generation to manage and operate seems like a natural progression. If, however, your ...

Japan regains an appetite for Australian business

21st November 2019

Michael Sonego

A stagnating domestic economy coupled with a declining population has driven many Japanese corporates to search overseas for new growth opportunit...

Australia a ‘safe haven’ for international M&A activity

13th November 2019

Michael Sonego

“In which specific countries will you invest in the next 1-2 years? (Top Ten Countries)" /Source “2019 Global Dealmakers report [1] from B...

Donric Group sold in major bus deal

2nd October 2019

Michael Sonego

Concluded this week, the transaction is Australia’s second biggest bus industry M&A of the year, with a complex sale that split the assets of Do...

Are you ready for the technical demands of due diligence?

14th January 2019

Michael Sonego

Research by Pitcher Partners and Mergermarket1 identified that one in four companies found their recent acquisition took longer than expected. In...

Dispelling the myths of private equity

19th October 2018

Michael Sonego

In fact, private equity (PE) deals account for around 16% of all mergers and acquisitions in Australia, with an estimated $8 billion in funds curr...

Flight Data Systems sells to Drew Marine subsidiary ACR Electronics

2nd July 2018

Michael Sonego

The business will retain its existing personnel, products, brands, engineering capabilities and locations. FDS Managing Director, Mr Darren Privi...

Is it time to sell your business?

29th June 2018

Michael Sonego

*Read: Contact Magazine Winter 2018 [1]* According to recent reports, this trend is expected to continue throughout the year with many Australian...

Dealmaking: tomorrow's opportunity, today

28th March 2018

Michael Sonego

In the recently published Dealmakers: Mid-market M&A In Australia 2018 report produced by Pitcher Partners in conjunction with Mergermarket, surve...

Venture forth with internationalisation

10th October 2017

Michael Sonego

For Australian companies, the opportunities have predominantly been in the form of inbound investment, due in part to their natural conservatism a...

Pitcher Partners Congratulates Munro on latest acquisition

30th June 2017

Michael Sonego

The deal, the fourth acquisition over the last four years for the family, represents their largest acquisition to date, and one that is considered...

Mid-market M&A driving Asia-Pacific growth

26th October 2016

Michael Sonego

“Asia-Pacific mid-market deal activity as a proportion of global M&A activity is up from 28% in 2011 to 39% in 2015,” said Sonego. “The mid...

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