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About Us

Our unique expertise is in aligning and advising boards, founders, and shareholder-managers and acquirers, throughout the complexity of people and IP based private mid cap transactions.

We provide end-to-end transaction advisory: from acquisition to exit strategy, from transaction preparation to deal execution.

We leverage our sector experience in our proprietary methodology, The 4Ps - Purpose, People, Process, Performance, to deliver exit readiness workshop ‘Prep4Sale’, advisory program ‘The Apollo Journey’ and imagine specific deal architectures, with financial sponsors or strategic buyers.

Strategy Advisory
We prepare you to be investor-ready – we co-design your optimal exit strategy, to increase the chance of a successful future transaction.
Prep4Sale
Assessment
Apollo
Journey
Capital Advisory
We imagine and negotiate the best deal structure balancing PE objectives, financing capabilities and people-led businesses characteristics.
Private
Equity
MBO
MBI
Deal Advisory
We design and execute a M&A deal process aligned with your strategic objectives, on the sell-side or buy-side.
Sell Side
Transactions
Buy Side
Transactions

Testimonials

Management Consulting

Exent sold to Atturra
Management Consulting >
"SCD were outstanding partners who brought a real understanding of consulting businesses and how they are best sold. They delivered a transaction that exceeded our expectations and moved with great speed and effectiveness. The outcomes are sensational - a terrific new home in the Atturra business, new scale and opportunities for clients and team alike, and an accelerated path to become Australia's leading technology services firm. SCD were instrumental and we're very grateful for their contributions to another great win in Exent's fantastic story."
Joe Fazzari
Managing Partner
Future Friendly sold to EY
Management Consulting > Strategic Insights
"Their sector expertise in consulting was demonstrated during the deal and we benefited greatly from their knowledge of the M&A process."
Nick Gower
Co-Founder
Cubane Consulting sold to Nous Group
Management Consulting > Education
“I am grateful to the SCD Advisory team for their tenacity during this covid-19 period and their expertise to find the best partner for Cubane. Pierre and his team have been instrumental in structuring and finalising the deal.”
Dr. Edward Curry-Hyde
Managing Director
Hypothesis sold to McKinsey
Management Consulting > Digital Transformation
“It was great to have Pierre and the SCD team on our side throughout the process. They provided invaluable insight and experience throughout the 2 years of preparation we did before the deal, as well being a reliable, trusted advisers, guiding us through the key stages of the transaction.”
Sean Heydenrych
Partner
IG Partners sold to Cyient (NSE:CYIENT)
Management Consulting > Mining & Utilities
“There were many twists and turns in this deal – COVID-19, multi jurisdictions – and we would not have been able to get there without Pierre and his team. Our team gained immense value from his guidance, advice and coaching from prep to execution.”
Herman Kleynhans
Managing Director
The Terrace Initiative sold to Deloitte
Management Consulting > Change Management
“Pierre was extremely professional and brought a wealth of knowledge and experience that was pivotal to our success. He understood our business and personal journeys. It was an absolute pleasure working with Pierre! .”
Corrie Scheepers
Co-founder
Path Way to Your Potential sold to Mercer
Management Consulting > Talent Capital
“Working through the complexity of an M&A transaction can be challenging on a number of levels; Pierre and his team were seamless in their support and highly innovative in the deal constructed to benefit all parties.”
Dr. Jess Murphy
Managing Director
IG GNC consulting sold to Grant Thornton
Management Consulting > Business improvement
“During this transaction, Pierre demonstrated incredible drive to ensure that a successful outcome was achieved for all parties to the transaction. Without Pierre's drive and infectious passion, I am not sure that the outcome would have been such a success for all involved.”
Nick Johnston
Co-founder

Software & IT Services

iGreenData sold to Synechron
Software & IT Services > Cloud, Data/Digital Engineering
“With 2 geographies involved, this Synechron/iGreenData transaction inherently was a complex one to execute. We are very thankful to the SCD Advisory team for their guidance and assistance to sign and close this transaction within a short timeframe.”
Max Sundaram
Co-Founder
Delacon sold to Volaris
Software & IT Services > Call Tracking
"SCD Advisory over-delivered with an end-to-end M&A process to find an international buyer that is the right fit for our team and support our ambition to grow"
Michael Center
CEO
Carnac Group sold to Viseo
Software & IT Services > Salesforce
“The team was great to work with which allowed for a very efficient transaction.”
Vincent Motte
Managing Director
HSD sold to Atturra
Software & IT Services > Microsoft
“We were highly impressed with SCD’s ability to act in our best interests throughout the transaction and conduct negotiation in a professional manner!”
Narendra Tomar
CEO
Aware Services sold to Merkle
Software & IT Services > Salesforce
“Thank you so much Pierre and your team for the amazing job you delivered to us, managing and executing this x-border deal in a very professional manner!”
Paul Stewart
CEO
Aodigy sold to Capgemini
Software & IT Services > Salesforce
"Appointing SCD as our exclusive M&A advisor helped to accelerate the process, despite working under fully remote conditions!"
Yeow Chong Tjioe
Co-Founder
SXiQ sold to IBM
Software and IT Services > Microsoft and AWS
"SCD Advisory’s deep understanding of the IT services sector proved invaluable in executing such a high-profile cross border deal with IBM. We were highly impressed with SCD’s experience throughout the transaction, maintaining our best interests as the top priority at all times, resulting in a great outcome.”
John Hanna
Managing Director
Adopt & Embrace sold to Rapid Circle (Mentha Capital)
Technology Services > Microsoft Partner
“Thanks Pierre from your advice and guidance throughout the process: A simple deal in your world but it has made a world of difference for me.”
Paul Woods
Founder
Acclimation sold to Capgemini
Software & IT Services > SAP
“The result of SCD Advisory’s bespoke, sector-specialized and hands-on approach confirmed we chose the right M&A boutique to offer us options, to manage, and to execute our cross-border deal. Amazing work and impact!”
Rod Taubman
Co-Founder
Insync Technology sold to Rapid Circle (Mentha Capital)
Technology Services > Microsoft Partner
“SCD Advisory were great to have on our side throughout the transaction process…. their guidance and preparation beforehand ensured it all ran smoothly. Pierre was able to coach us through the many decisions that needed to be made and ensured a successful outcome was achieved.”
Nathan Belling
Founder & General Manager
Bistech sold to Deloitte
Software & IT Services > IBM / Microsoft
“Pierre and the SCD Advisory team’s input were invaluable: sectorial knowledge, M&A expertise from the preparation to the effective management of the sale process of Bistech to Deloitte.”
Brad Culbert
Shareholder
System Partners sold to DXC Technology
Software & IT Services > Salesforce
“I highly recommend Pierre for services in M&A advisory. Excellent work Pierre!”
Barret Cunningham
CTO & Co-Founder
Mexia sold to Deloitte
Software & IT Services > Microsoft
“Pierre was a valuable advisor to me from day one, helping understand, diagnose and solve issues to enable a successful transaction… He quickly proved to me that his advice could be trusted when we needed strong guidance. I heartily recommend Pierre… you will be in good hands.”
Dean Robertson
CEO & Founder
PM Square sold to Cornerstone
Software & IT Services > IBM
"I really appreciated working with Pierre and I trusted his experience. Pierre was a guide for us by anticipating preparation and decisions. His 'out of the box' way of thinking and his 'make it happen' attitude allow us to sell our IBM consulting business and build a new growth story."
Carsten Brandt
Founder

Design & Engineering

RGB Assurance sold to TSA Riley
Design & Engineering > Engineering Consultancy/PMO Rail
"Pierre and the SCD team were very professional, super efficient and brought a wealth of knowledge and experience that was pivotal to our success. Throughout the process, SCD Advisory ensured our best interests were maintained at all times. Thank you for your amazing work in helping us to identify the right partner for us, our staff and our clients."
Alena Griffiths
Director
Terra Schwartz sold to APP Group
Design & Engineering Services > Project Management
"Throughout the process they always put our interests first and were highly efficient to work with."
Louis Matti
CEO
LogiKal sold to Assystem
Design & Engineering Services > Project Management
“I am grateful to Pierre and the SCD team, for their specific sectorial expertise and their invaluable experience in executing a deal across 3 geographies.”
Bryn Lockett
CEO
Bollore Logistics acquires Lynair Logistics
Design & Engineering Services > Logistics
“To be able to benefit from local knowledge alongside international experience was invaluable for a global group like ours.”
Luc Le Tourneau
Finance Director
MetaPM sold to MI-GSO | PCUBED
Design & Engineering Services > Project Management
"I am thankful to Pierre and his team, for their timely and professional management of this cross-border deal. This has resulted in MetaPM joining a culturally aligned business that will unlock synergies and additional opportunities for our staff. The outcome is a win-win for clients and staff on both sides and re-affirms my decision to appoint SCD Advisory as our exclusive M&A Advisor. Onwards and upwards!"
Simon Garlick
Managing Director
Calcutta Group sold to TSA Management
Design & Engineering Services > Project Management
“Pierre & SCDA team managed the sale process of our Calcutta Group Infrastructure consultancy. Their efficiency, deep sectorial expertise and Pierre’s coaching generated momentum and an excellent (and fast) outcome for both sides of the deal.”
Mike Polich
Director
WACO acquired Star Scaffolds
Design & Engineering Services > Construction Services
“Pierre leveraged his experience to manage the acquisition process from identifying targets to lead the negotiations and coordinate the due diligence with other stakeholders. I highly recommend Pierre as M&A advisor.”
Bruce Short
CFO
Livingbridge Private Equity acquired TSA Management
Design & Engineering Services > Project Management
“Pierre gets things done with a great efficiency, and it is so important for a Private Equity deal. His intimate sectorial and financial knowledge were invaluable.”
Gareth Young
Managing Director

Media communication

Reload Media sold to Hardie Grant
Media and Communication > Digital Marketing
“It’s been a pleasure working with the SCD Advisory team. I’d like to thank them for their advice on this journey which started a few years ago, to the support throughout which resulted in Reload joining a very culturally aligned business with plenty of opportunities to deliver together in Australia and overseas. We were impressed by the professionalism, expertise and energy exhibited by the SCD team – and we’re excited for where all that will lead next for Reload.”
Craig Somerville
Managing Director
Alister Jordan’s Management Buy-In of 89 Degrees East
Media and Communication > Digital Media
“Pierre and his team provide insightful strategic advice on navigating this part of Australia’s consulting sector and I look forward to working with them in the future.”
Alister Jordan
Acquirer & CEO, 89 Degrees East
Green Beacon Beer sold to ASAHI
Media and Communication > Marketing
“Pierre’s experience and drive for M&A mid-cap transactions are invaluable: “Listen up! This guy knows what he’s talking about!”
Adrian Slaughter
Co-Founder
DBM Consultants sold to Illuminera
Media and Communication > Market research
“Pierre has advised me on two transactions - one to purchase a company and one to sell. Through the course of out these deals I have found Pierre to be knowledgeable, dedicated, proactive and organised. He is always looking out to protect your interests and taking/advising on actions that will result in the intended outcome.”
Dhruba Gupta
Founder
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