Steve Coote

Steve Coote
Associate Partner

GCMC, Australia

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Steve Coote

Professional Background

  • Steve is the Director of VSC Growth and a principal member of GPMIP.
  • Significant operational M&A experience through executive oversight of post merger integrations for serial acquiring Australian listed (ASX 200) global professional services group.
  • Authored ‘best practice’ M&A integration guidelines based on a literature review and analysis of 70 published academic and practitioner papers.

M&A Expertise

  • Strategic Planning
  • M&A Strategy
  • M&A capability assessments
  • Cross border M&A
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • M&A Pre-deal target identification & evaluation
  • Operational due diligence
  • Cultural due diligence
  • M&A Integration planning
  • Post-merger integration support
  • Leadership development
  • Performance enhancement
  • Change management
  • Cultural change programs
  • Interim executive support
  • AEC and professional services expertise

Project Highlights

  • Due diligence, cultural assessment, and post merger integration for national and cross border mergers and acquisitions including Australia & United States, New Zealand, & United Kingdom for Cardno ASX:CDD (20 mergers in 4 years).
  • M&A target identification, evaluation, operational and cultural due diligence, post-merger integrations for Brown/Calibre.
  • Divestment advisory and consulting for VDM Group.
  • Breadth of in-house and consulting experience in strategy, organisational performance, leadership, corporate services, and organizational change projects.