Dealmakers: Australian mid-market M&A Q1 2019 update

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Mergermarket is pleased to present Dealmakers: Australian mid-market M&A Q1 2019 update, published in association with Pitcher Partners.

Australian M&A was slow out of the gate in 2019, with deal totals for Q1 down 12% by volume and 11% by value quarter-on-quarter. Uncertainties – such as the impending federal election set for May, the fallout of the Royal Commission’s investigation into banking misconduct, and global frictions resulting from the US-China trade war – could all be contributing to the decline in investment activity as dealmakers sit on the sidelines. If history is a guide, dealmaking will gain renewed momentum in the second half of 2019 following the federal election.
 
This special infographic newsletter looks at the following trends and considerations as 2019 unfolds:
 
  • Mid-market M&A trends since 2016
  • Analysis of buyer geographies and trends among North American, European and Asian inbound dealmakers
  • Sector updates: Increasing and decreasing deal activity in hot industries