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Australia – Public M&A, A Resilience In The Market

28 September, 2014



The lift in activity predicted in our Report last year has come through in 2014’s figures. We have seen a healthier surge of M&A activity for Australian targets in the public markets, with the total number of deals announced increasing by a third over last year’s historic low. This year’s resurgent M&A markets have seen 77 deals announced in the 12 months to 30 June 2014.


Perhaps even more encouragingly, total deal value for public M&A announced last year was more than 3½ times that of FY2013 (up from AUD12 billion to almost AUD44 billion).


While there remains some way to go to revisit the significant heights of FY2011 (when deal numbers were in excess of 100), this is certainly encouraging for local participants and does show the resilience of the local market.


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