Dealmakers: Mid-market M&A in Australia 2021
08 February 2021
Mergermarket is pleased to present Dealmakers: Mid-market M&A in Australia 2021, published in association with Pitcher Partners.
As appetite for dealmaking returns, following a year of sharp declines as Covid-19 took its toll on markets, investors in Australia anticipate a promising year ahead. Most say Australia’s economic recovery will be faster and stronger than competitor markets in Asia Pacific and some even think M&A volumes will return to pre-pandemic levels by year’s end.
This report explores the current trends shaping Australian mid-market M&A in addition to the main drivers behind deals, opportunity sectors and challenges facing investors.
Key findings include:
- Economic recovery: 75% of dealmakers say Australia’s economic recovery will be quicker and stronger than other markets in Asia Pacific.
- M&A priority: 84% are already planning to do a deal in Australia within the next 12 months.
- Mid-market gems: 65% say Australia’s mid-market (deals valued between AU$10m and AU$250m) are superior to those in other markets.
- M&A in 2021: 62% say Australian M&A will bounce back by the end of 2021.