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

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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Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

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