Stephen founded Groves & Partners with the ambition of partnering with businesses and their advisors to provide expert, specialist advisory services in a range of areas including business transaction and valuation services.
As an expert valuer of businesses, companies, shares and intangible assets, Stephen primarily undertakes select client matters with a specialty in providing business valuation expert witness support for high value, contentious litigation matters.
As a specialist transaction advisor and broker, Stephen is a recognised expert in selling large, privately owned civil, earthworks, bulk transport and mining services companies.
Despite his specialties, Stephen has experience in advising clients across a wide range of industries and business types, including but not limited to telecommunications, professional services, and health and aged care.
Stephen has appeared in courts within Australia as an expert witness regarding the valuation of businesses and regarding due diligence on business purchases.
Stephen is the current National Chairperson of the AIBB’s Merger and Acquisition Chapter and is a member of the Registered Business Valuer’s Education and Standards Committee. Stephen is also a lecturer for the Registered Business Valuer Course where he teaches the subjects of Advanced Financial Analysis and Bases of Value.
Stephen is passionate about what he does and frequently facilitates professional development training courses for other industry colleagues.
Most of Stephen’s clients are referred to him from previous clients, other industry practitioners and professionals such as accountants and solicitors.
Stephen primarily acts for clients at our Brisbane and Sydney offices.