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Deal Confidence Remains for Australia and New Zealand Despite Global Sell-Off

A strong M&A cycle in Australia and New Zealand is expected to continue with growth through acquisitions in 2016, according to IFR Australia and New Zealand M&A Regional Report.

Global markets have endured a choppy start to 2016 as oil prices have continued to plummet while China's economic growth has stumbled. Nevertheless, corporate confidence is riding high for Australia and New Zealand, whose 2015 M&A activity reached its highest level since before the 2008 global financial crisis—with US$15 billion in announced deal volumes, following the fourth year of rising deal flow. Bankers predict continued activity in sectors such as logistics, food and healthcare while the government’s strong pipeline of privatization projects will ensure a steady stream of infrastructure-related transactions. According to the Australia and New Zealand M&A Regional Report, published by Thomson Reuters’ International Financing Review in association with Merrill Corporation, the big question is what impact the commodities slowdown will have on corporate confidence in general, and on dealmaking activity in the energy and power sector.

What’s covered:

  • M&A deals tracked by industry sector across 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Advisor league tables for announced M&A in 2014 and 2015
  • Top 20 deals in 2015 including target industry sector, deal value and acquirer

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