Michael Basedow


Principal - Business Recovery and Insolvency

Recovery, Turnarounds and Insolvency

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Professional Background

With over 30 years’ experience, Michael is a leader in Corporate Recovery, Turnaround and Insolvency. His exceptional industry knowledge, negotiating skills and the focus he puts on stakeholder relationships, enables him to achieve the best outcomes for his clients whilst maintaining both professionalism and empathy.    

He has undertaken extensive financial investigations into company affairs on behalf of various stakeholders and is highly skilled in the review of management controls, workout strategies, debt restructuring and group restructuring. 

Prior to Pitcher Partners, Michael spent eleven years in corporate finance and corporate recovery with Price Waterhouse before establishing Weir & Basedow in 1997. 

Michael also has a passion for the wine industry and is personally involved in his own wine business.  His intimate working knowledge of Australia’s wine industry has helped many wine industry clients improve their business operations. Michael has previously been involved with a wine infrastructure fund listed on the ASX and also a large privately owned wine bottling, storage, labelling, warehousing and distribution company. 

Areas of expertise

General Insolvency Advice and Restructuring, Investigative Accounting, Debt Recovery, Negotiations with Financiers, Turnaround Consulting, Financial Exposure Appraisals, Independent Reporting, Workouts and
Monitoring, Asset Preservation and Risk Review, Voluntary Administration, Liquidation, Receivership

Industry Experience

  • Wine
  • Agribusiness
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Transport and haulage
  • Entertainment and hospitality
  • Retail and Wholesale
  • Professional services

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics (University of Adelaide)
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Credit Management
  • Member of Australian Reconstructing Insolvency & Turnaround Association
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Official and Registered Company Liquidator

Services & Specialisations

Recovery, Turnarounds and Insolvency

Recovery, Turnarounds and Insolvency

Companies and individuals who may be financially ill or going through a difficult time, us...

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Business Performance Improvement

Business Performance Improvement

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Strategic Board and Governance Advisory

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