Stephen Carpenter

National Leader, Deal Advisory – Tax

KPMG Australia

Stephen is a senior partner and leader of KPMG's National Deals Tax Advisory business, specialising in Australian corporate tax, especially in a M&A context.

He is a member of the executive team for KPMG Australia’s Tax & Legal division and responsible for the Tax & Legal Clients & Markets strategy and team.

Stephen was named Chartered Tax Adviser of the Year 2018 by the Tax Institute of Australia and has been an advisor on many of the largest M&A transactions in the Australian market over the past 10 years. He has built strong external governance experience in the not-for-profit sector through many non-executive director roles throughout the Victorian arts community.

An occasional lecturer in M&A tax law at the University of Melbourne Law School, Stephen has also been a mentor for Masters students in the faculty for more than 10 years.

He is a passionate cyclist and fundraiser for Australian charity organisations supporting children in need.

  • Deal Advisory
  • Divestiture tax implications
  • Financial restructuring
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Operational restructuring
  • Raise capital
  • Tax
  • Tax implications of mergers and acquisitions
  • Transactions
  • Commerce degree and Law degree with Honours, University of Melbourne

  • Graduate and Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

  • Registered Tax Agent

  • Chartered Tax Advisor (TIA)

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA qualified)

  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA)