Corporates

Ferrier Hodgson merger with KPMG imminent

Ferrier Hodgson’s Peter Gothard. Australia’s top tier of independent insolvency firms – already a sparsely populated space – looks set to lose another member with well placed sources confirming that Ferrier Hodgson is close to agreeing merger terms with KPMG. One source told INO yesterday that the merger looked certain to proceed and would likely be consummated in the next few months. Another said Ferrier…

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Ferriers scores PPB pair as deal deadline approaches

After considerable deliberation PPB Advisory co-founder Steve Parbery has joined Ferrier Hodgson, less than two weeks ahead of the scheduled completion date of PwC’s acquisition of PPB Advisory, the firm Parbery co-founded with Max Prentice and Vince Barilla in 1983. Parbery has had carriage of some of the highest profile insolvency matters in the country, including Lehman Brothers and more recently in his capacity as Special Purpose Liquidator of Queensland…