At CMP our clients often ask us for help to identify and implement business opportunities that will help the business grow, improve profitability, plan for the future, manage change or simply handle the increasing complexity of business and taxation affairs.

Working with you in a Business Advisory capacity, CMP will give you unambiguous and independent strategic advice so you can make informed and relevant business decisions.

Business Structure

Having the right business structure in place can make all the difference to how well your assets are protected and how much tax you need to pay. It’s also important when it comes time to start thinking about succession planning strategies.

CMP can advise you on the most appropriate structure for your business – regardless of whether you are a new or established business – and we’ll help you minimise your taxation obligations and keep your assets protected.

Succession Planning

Whether it’s due to retirement or ill health, at some point every business owner needs to consider succession planning, and it’s a wise move to think about this well before you actually need to. CMP can help with a smooth transition by assisting you with:

  • The valuation of your business and the negotiation with prospective purchasers through all stages of the business sale process
  • The development of appropriate structures and schemes to retain and reward key staff
  • Estate planning
  • Tax effective intergenerational transfers of wealth

Business Acquisition & Valuation

CMP have helped many clients who are looking to acquire a business. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Undertaking a due diligence exercise to determine if the price being asked is fair
  • Negotiating terms with the vendor
  • Advice on how best to structure the acquisition.

We can also help you with business valuations in relation to Family Law matters, and director and shareholder disputes.


Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) are a popular choice for many small business owners because they allow members to take control over their retirement investments.

The services we provide to our self-managed superannuation fund clients include:

  • SMSF establishment
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Preparation and lodgment of income tax return
  • Audit of your SMSF
  • SMSF tax planning strategies for concessional stamp duty, income tax and capital gains tax rates
  • Preparation of all regulatory documentation, including the commencement of a pension.
  • Estate Planning strategies within the SMSF framework

Grants and Tax Incentives

CMP doesn’t just offer standard accounting and tax services. Our partners and team of professionals have wide-ranging experience which enables us to offer international and R&D expertise and advice to our clients.

Research & Development

The R&D Tax Incentive offers Australian companies a refundable tax offset of up to 43.5% for eligible research and development expenditure.  We can assist you to:

  • Determine your eligibility
  • Register for the R&D Tax Incentive Program
  • Maintain the necessary records to document your R&D activities
  • Complete and lodge your R&D Tax Schedule

Export Market Development Grants

The Export Market Development Grants Scheme provides financial assistance to Australian businesses who export or who are looking to establish export markets for their goods and services.  CM Partners can help you determine your eligibility, and assist you in all stages of your Grants application


We have access to a global network of firms who offer expert advice in all legal, financial, tax and insolvency matters pertaining to overseas jurisdictions.  If you are looking to establish an offshore business we can put you in touch with the right people to help with local expertise, networks and introductions.

Some of our clients have established operations in a number of offshore locations including the USA, Hong Kong and the UK. We have been able to guide these clients through the process and provide them with access to the right professionals who were able ensure their remote operations were set up in accordance with local regulations