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Here you will find up-to-date media information, including press releases, media kits and our media contacts.

Welcome to William Buck’s media centre. Here you will find our latest media releases, facts about our business and information about our specialist advisors.

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Our advisors understand what is newsworthy, and have experience and training in working with media representatives. Our spokespeople can provide timely, information to finance and business editors seeking quick turn-around commentary on topical issues.

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Recent Media Centre Updates:

Transactions on the up in number and size: William Buck report

By William Buck on 22/09/2021

William Buck has released its M&A and VC Report 2021, revealing that Mergers and Acquisitions increased in Australia in H12021 by 2.5 times the five-year…

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SA Business Fraud just the tip of the iceberg

By William Buck on 21/09/2021

South Australian businesses are being hit hard by fraud with two high-profile cases just the tip of the iceberg, according to a leading Adelaide auditor.…

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William Buck announces strategic merger with Melbourne’s BR Wellington

By William Buck on 15/09/2021

Leading mid-tier accounting and advisory firm William Buck has today announced a merger with Melbourne’s BR Wellington, advancing William Buck’s growth aspirations and enhancing its…

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Calls for ASIC to address dire impacts of reporting changes on AFSL holders

By William Buck on 13/08/2021

One month into FY21 and ASIC is yet to address the impact of AASB 2020-2 on AFSL licensees despite growing concerns that the standard will…

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William Buck announces record 23 internal appointments

By William Buck on 23/07/2021

Commentary from Jamie McKeough, Chair of William Buck Australia and New Zealand William Buck has maintained its commitment to promote within and support its people…

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Key new appointments at William Buck Adelaide

By William Buck on 01/07/2021

William Buck has appointed five new Directors to its expanding Adelaide office. The internal promotions are across key divisions at the State’s largest locally owned…

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William Buck welcomes new Chair

By William Buck on 28/06/2021

William Buck is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie McKeough, Managing Director of William Buck Adelaide, to Chair of William Buck Australia and New…

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William Buck director takes leadership of Australia’s peak restructuring, insolvency and turnaround body

By William Buck on 18/06/2021

William Buck is pleased to announce that Michael Brereton, Director, Restructuring and Insolvency, has been appointed as President of ARITA – Australian Restructuring Insolvency and…

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Budget a missed opportunity, hampering growth for Aus business

By William Buck on 07/05/2021

In the lead up to May 11, our experts weigh in on their expectations and wish lists. While likely a ‘poll winner’ – the post-pandemic…

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Revenue multiples for Aus tech companies 25% higher than US – can valuations hold? | Media Release

By William Buck on 30/04/2021

There’s been much talk recently around whether we are in another “tech bubble”, as valuations of tech companies close in on those seen during the…

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With JobKeeper ending – what’s next for struggling businesses?

By William Buck on 24/03/2021

A deluge of insolvencies is on the horizon with JobKeeper ending in a week, impacting on the cash flow of businesses and slashing the spending…

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Karl Bennett joins William Buck New Zealand as Director, Corporate Advisory

By William Buck on 16/03/2021

Leading mid-tier accounting and advisory firm William Buck has strengthened its Corporate Advisory team with a new director appointment. Highly experienced Chartered Accountant (CA) Karl…

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William Buck expands its tax team, delivering on firmwide growth strategy

By William Buck on 15/02/2021

Leading mid-tier accounting and advisory firm William Buck has strengthened its Tax Services team with new appointments in New South Wales and South Australia. Highly…

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Melbourne fintech startup assists Australians to seek help with their bills

By William Buck on 05/02/2021

A first of its kind fintech startup developed by key players in the Melbourne tech scene, will assist Australians to seek help with their bills.…

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William Buck explores options for struggling businesses to help halt a deluge of insolvencies

By William Buck on 05/02/2021

Anticipating a spate of insolvencies this year as we continue to grapple with the economic fallout of the pandemic, William Buck has created a series…

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Global appointment reflects William Buck’s commitment to Asia Pacific region

By William Buck on 03/02/2021

Ruby Cheung, Director at William Buck has been elected Chair of the Praxity Alliance’s Asia Pacific Region. Welcoming Ruby to the role, Graeme Gordon, Chief…

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FBT changes will have little impact and be too late

By William Buck on 05/10/2020

While William Buck welcomes today’s announcement that the Government will remove Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) on employer-provided training and expand access to small businesses, these…

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Federal Budget 2020 – a missed opportunity to make substantive reforms

By William Buck on 05/10/2020

In the lead up to a Federal Budget that’s tipped to leave the economy in deficit until at least 2030, directors from William Buck Accountants…

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William Buck merges with MacKenzie Advisory

By William Buck on 31/08/2020

South Australia’s largest locally owned and operated accounting and advisory firm, William Buck, is merging with Adelaide-based MacKenzie Advisory. The merger, effective from September 1,…

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Rising star appointed as Director at William Buck

By William Buck on 30/06/2020

Accounting and advisory firm William Buck has promoted Andrew Barlow to the position of Director within its leading Wealth Advisory division. It is the second promotion in two years for Andrew who joined William Buck in 2013, initially as a senior paraplanner, and last year was appointed to the position of Principal. “Andrew is an [...] Read More >

Change is coming to South Australia’s economic engine room

By Jamie Mckeough on 29/06/2020

This was first published in The Adelaide Advertiser on 27 June. South Australia’s economic engine room is headed for a major upheaval that will reshape the SME landscape as we know it. The widespread consumer, industry and government response to the Covid-19 pandemic is causing a seismic shift in the fundamentals of SA’s business sector. [...] Read More >

Flawed JobKeeper Payment could cause more harm to small businesses

By Greg Travers on 15/04/2020

Australia’s JobKeeper Payment will be a saviour for many businesses and their employees, but draft rules implementing the initiative contain a fatal flaw that will likely mean thousands of employees of small businesses miss out on the $1500 payment. For many businesses, the JobKeeper Payment will provide a financial safety net that enables them to [...] Read More >

William Buck bolsters private office Wealth Services

By William Buck on 29/03/2020

Leading accounting and advisory firm William Buck has appointed Andrew Bradley to its specialist South Australian Private Office wealth team. A highly experienced executive and financial advisor, Mr Bradley joins William Buck in the position of Private Office Senior Advisor. “Andrew is a very impressive individual with outstanding experience and expertise,” William Buck SA Managing [...] Read More >

William Buck appointed Voluntary Administrators of MyHouse

By William Buck on 19/03/2020

Directors Michael Brereton and Sean Wengel of William Buck Restructuring & Insolvency were today appointed Voluntary Administrators of MyHouse (Aust) Pty Limited trading as MyHouse. Mr Brereton said “MyHouse, which has 38 stores across New South Wales and an online presence, has been impacted by an increasingly weak retail environment and difficulties in the market [...] Read More >

William Buck Group seals fourth M&A deal in 12 months

By William Buck on 03/02/2020

Commentary from Nikolas Hatzistergos, Chair at William Buck Accountants and Advisors and Managing Director, NSW Leading mid-tier accounting firm William Buck has today announced its fourth merger in twelve months, continuing a growth trajectory that’s seen the firm double in size over five years. I am pleased to announce that effective from 1 February William [...] Read More >

Investing in sustainable industries

By Adrian Frinsdorf on 10/01/2020

With climate change dominating the global headlines, it’s not surprising that more investors are turning their attention to sustainable industries. And for good reason. Reputable fund managers in this space have rewarded Australian investors seeking exposure to international companies with a focus on environmental sustainability and resource efficiency. High quality, growth-oriented companies operating within these [...] Read More >

Unlocking drought finance support

By Ben Trengove on 10/01/2020

South Australian farmers affected by drought may qualify for low interest drought loans to help ease financial pressure or fund new investment. Accounting and advisory firm William Buck is working with agricultural and rural businesses seeking to access available external funding. “Many farmers are doing it tough right now and facing significant balance sheet pressure,” [...] Read More >

William Buck takes a strategic equity partnership in digital transformation agency Revium

By Lindsay Holloway on 26/11/2019

As William Buck approaches its 125th year of business, it continues its growth trajectory by expanding its service offering with digital transformation agency Revium. William Buck drives a new way forward for Australian mid-tier accounting and advisory firms by providing a new digital, customer experience and data capability service offering through partnering with award-winning digital [...] Read More >

South Australia business sector can rise above confidence challenges

By Jamie Mckeough on 22/11/2019

The latest Business SA – William Buck Survey of Business Expectations shows confidence has fallen for the third consecutive quarter. On first reading it paints an alarming picture for the local business sector and the state. However after much analysis and the temptation for hand-wringing, I really don’t think things are that bad. Yes, confidence [...] Read More >

Tips to a well-heeled life for South Australia

By William Buck on 15/11/2019

South Australian professional women have greater access to wealth creation opportunities than ever before, yet many still lack the financial security they deserve in retirement. William Buck’s Wealth Advisory Director Janine Williamson said more women are now in senior positions across industry and on career paths to management and leadership roles. “This brings higher earning [...] Read More >

Digital and M&A skills key for boards seeking growth

By Jamie Mckeough on 12/11/2019

This article was originally published in the Adelaide Advertiser on 12 November, 2019 (p.30). Directors with experience in mergers and acquisitions will be in strong demand in 2020 and beyond as more companies look to non-organic means to maintain growth, says a leading business and board advisor. William Buck SA managing director Jamie McKeough said [...] Read More >

William Buck QLD merges with Accounting One

By William Buck on 07/07/2019

Left to right: Angela Palmer, Paul Copeland and Kaye Worthington Our William Buck Queensland team have announced the acquisition of an accounting firm, today. Accounting One will move into the William Buck Gold Coast office, as they continue to strengthen their local presence as leading advisors to the middle market. Junaide Latif, Managing Director at William [...] Read More >

William Buck SA merges with Tregloans

By William Buck on 30/06/2019

Accounting and advisory firm William Buck is merging with established Adelaide-based chartered accounting firm Tregloans. The merger, effective from July 1, further strengthens William Buck’s reputation as a leading provider of specialist services to mid-market businesses and high net worth individuals. As part of the merger, Tregloans’ two partners Michael Fairlie and Luciana Larkin as [...] Read More >

Federal Budget 2019-20 update

By Greg Travers on 28/03/2019

The 2019 -20 Federal Budget is set to be handed down by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on April 2, 2019. This is Frydenberg’s first Budget and…

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Five tax changes Labor should make for small business

By Greg Travers on 13/03/2019

Greg Travers, Director of Tax Services at William Buck Accountants and Advisors Small businesses make up 35 per cent by value of Australia’s economy. They employ large numbers of Australians and play a key role in the prosperity of our country. Labor’s proposed tax policies target specific areas where they perceive abuse of the tax [...] Read More >

Harnessing the economic benefits of scale in South Australia

By William Buck on 15/01/2019

A greater focus on growing the “M” in SME will help take the South Australian economy to the next level, says the head of a…

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Seriously, he is a Jolly Good Fellow!

By William Buck News on 17/12/2018

We are more than pleased to announce that our Managing Director, Clyde Young, has just been made a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.…

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William Buck appointed as Receivers and Managers to Carbon Energy Limited (ASX)

By William Buck on 05/12/2018

Robert Whitton, Michael Brereton and Sean Wengel, Directors of William Buck, Business Recovery Services have been appointed as Receivers and Managers to Carbon Energy Limited…

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William Buck liquidator appointed as Receiver to Goldsky

By William Buck on 02/11/2018

Anthony (Tony) Castley, Director Business Recovery Services at William Buck, has been appointed as the Receiver and Manager to the Property of Goldsky and Kenneth Grace. On 29th October 2018, a court order was obtained by the Australian Securities and Investment Committee (ASIC), whereby the Queensland Supreme Court appointed Tony Castley, Director of William Buck [...] Read More >

William Buck strengthens Victorian team with appointment of two new directors

By William Buck on 15/10/2018

William Buck Victoria have announced the appointment of two new Wealth Advisory directors as they continue to strengthen their presence as leading advisors to the…

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Protecting yourself from the downside of crowd sourced funding For business and investors

By Amy Kitson on 14/09/2018

The Australian Federal Parliament recently passed an amended 2017 Equity Crowdfunding legislation, granting Small-to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) relatively inexpensive and timely access to capital markets,…

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William Buck Queensland announces acquisition of boutique firm

By William Buck on 04/09/2018

William Buck Queensland have announced the acquisition of a boutique firm, as they continue to strengthen their local presence as leading advisors to the middle…

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Successful Habits of High Net Worth Investors

By William Buck on 17/07/2018

If you had a spare $10 million to invest – what would you do? Buy overseas shares, purchase property, buy a boat or two or…

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Learning and development drives organic growth at William Buck

By William Buck on 12/07/2018

Commentary from Nick Hatzistergos, Chairman at William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors. William Buck is on track to meet its 2018 growth strategy of ten percent, announcing eighteen executive promotions in the last six months. Nick Hatzistergos Chairman of William Buck, says the announcement demonstrates organic growth with purpose, crediting their firm-wide commitment to learning [...] Read More >

New Chief Operating Officer Appointed in South Australia

By William Buck on 11/07/2018

Amanda Anderson has been appointed Chief Operating Officer with William Buck South Australia. A Chartered Accountant with over 27 years’ experience, she will be responsible…

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William Buck Director, Leo Tutt Awarded Member of the Order of Australia

By William Buck on 13/06/2018

Congratulations to Leo Tutt AM, Director and Group Leader of Audit and Assurance at William Buck, who was appointed a Member of the Order of…

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The unintended benefits of a 32% effective tax rate

By William Buck on 10/05/2018

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s budget announcement to immediately lower tax rates will also have the unintended benefit of reducing tax avoidance.  The proposed personal tax rate changes mean by 2024-25, 94 per cent of individuals will have a 32.5 percent or lower effective tax rate. Greg Travers, Director of Tax Services says while the government may [...] Read More >

William Buck Auckland responds to growth in the Golden Triangle

By William Buck on 09/04/2018

Market growth across the Golden Triangle has seen Chartered Accountant and advisory firm William Buck Auckland respond to demand, announcing a merger with Ingham Mora…

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Praxity again confirmed as the largest accounting alliance

By William Buck on 23/02/2018

Praxity’s combined revenues of participant firms reaching US$5.20 billion for the year ended 31 December 2017, confirming its position as the largest alliance of independent…

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William Buck expands footprint with ambitious growth strategy

By William Buck on 13/02/2018

Chartered accounting and advisory firm William Buck boosts its business advisory capabilities with the recent acquisition of NSW-based firm, Elliott House. This latest merger represents…

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5 minutes with Gray Nicolls

By William Buck on 05/05/2014

No company is more synonymous with cricket than Gray Nicolls. We spent 5 minutes with Jason Gray, CEO of Gray Nicolls to find out what…

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