Global M&A Australia and New Zealand, is a dynamic corporate advisory team, focused on cross border transactions with headquarters in Sydney. The firm trades locally as MergeCo International and was founded in 2005 to assist organisations with the development and execution of non-organic growth strategies (including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and collaborative partnering initiatives).

The MergeCo team have experience across various industries including financial services, healthcare, technology, engineering, professional services and transport & logistics, both within South East Asia and internationally.

MergeCo’s comprehensive approach to corporate development and divestment is based on its proprietary SETUP4Success® leading practices framework, which draws on over 30 years of research and the practices of some of the world’s most successful serial acquirers.

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Paul Hawkins Managing Director
+61 (0) 2 8379 0505
+61 (0) 401 063 285

Paul is the founder and Managing Director of MergeCo International and Chief Innovation Officer of Crazy Might Work, based in Sydney, Australia.

Crazy Might Work is a boutique strategy house that works with corporations and mid-size private firms to co-create inspirational and disruptive strategies.

Paul has advised and consulted on bids and transactions approaching $20 billion and worked in over 20 countries. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; holds a master’s degree in business and is a regular presenter at international conferences.

Paul sits on several boards and has recently accepted the appointment to the Whitehouse Institute Board of Governors.