Andy Cawthron and Greg Ellis join BDO's M&A team as partner

02 October 2023 1 min. read
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BDO has bolstered its Corporate Finance team with two new partners: Andy Cawthron and Greg Ellis.

Based out of BDO’s office in Melbourne, Andy Cawthron brings over 17 years of M&A experience advising private equity, corporate and public sector clients through the provision of financial due diligence (buy-side and sell-side) services, financial vendor assistance, and transaction assistance.

Cawthron has worked across a range of industry sectors, including consumer and industrial markets, power and utilities, infrastructure and healthcare.

Andy Cawthron and Greg Ellis join BDO's M&A team as partner

Cawthron joins BDO from GreenMount, where he was a managing director in its M&A wing. Before that, he worked for KPMG and Deloitte, and BDO in a previous 1-year spell at the firm.

Also joining from GreenMount is Greg Ellis, who has over 20 years of experience of assisting private equity, family office and corporate clients with services across the M&A lifecycle. Before his managing director at GreenMount, he was a partner at Deloitte (three years) and BDO (three years), and served KPMG and PwC in his earlier career days.

Ellis specialises in M&A advisory, vendor assistance, financial due diligence (buy-side and vendor), capital markets transactions, integration and separation services.

“Both Andy and Greg bring deep experience within the private equity sector, which will continue to be a core focus, enhanced by the ability to leverage BDO’s multi-disciplinary services to assist clients across the complete M&A lifecycle,” said BDO Melbourne managing partner David Garvey.

“BDO continues to see increased demand for worldclass corporate finance and M&A expertise, and by strengthening our national team we expect to attract the attention of new clients as well as provide outstanding service to our current private equity clients,” he said.

“M&A activity across our client base continues to grow, and we expect private capital to remain a key driver of this in the current economic environment.”