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Stephen Groves is an experienced and sought after mid-market M&A advisor based in Sydney, Australia.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Registered Business Valuer. He is also a trained negotiator with ENS International – the world’s leading authority on commercial negotiations.

Through his role as a Director at Sydney-based firm Quinn M&A, Stephen provides his clients with specialist merger, acquisition, divestment and valuation advice for businesses and companies with an enterprise value of between $1 million and $50 million. Stephen’s clients trust him to provide comprehensive advice and to negotiate optimum outcomes for them regardless of the type or complexity of their transaction.

Stephen is recognised as a respected industry thought leader and is frequently consulted by a range of news outlets and industry colleagues for his opinion on the state of the M&A and business sales marketplace within Australia. Further, Stephen frequently conducts speaking engagements and training sessions for a range of business and industry groups.

In a recent interview, Stephen was asked what he enjoys most about what he does. To this he said, “Selling a business or expanding through acquisition can be challenging. Confidentiality is paramount, skilful negotiation is crucial and relationships are key. To this end, my enjoyment comes from providing my clients with quality, holistic advice to manage the entire sale or purchase process successfully, whilst both exceeding my client’s and ensuring a stress-free experience.”

Outside of work, Stephen enjoys reading, playing golf and travelling the world.


As an entertaining and engaging speaker, Stephen is able to break down complex and important issues and provide a comprehensive yet concise presentation on a numberof topics, including: 

  • How much is my business worth? The art and science of business valuation
  • Buying or selling a business: what you need to know
  • Is now the right time to sell? Current insights into the state of the business sales marketplace

Stephen frequently conducts speaking engagements for accounting bodies, industry groups, business associations and other audiences.

If you are interested in having Stephen speak at your event please contact Stephen today to discuss.

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Stephen Groves

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Stephen accepts engagements both within Australia and overseas.
For more information about Stephen Groves and the professional services he can offer email or call Quinn M&A on +612 9223 9166.