Top 10 Australian M&A predictions for 2014
By David Ryan and Lyndon Masters
The results are in — 2013 was another tough year for the Australian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market overall. However, despite a sluggish first half of 2013, we saw increased M&A activity in the second half of the year (with three of the biggest M&A deals of the year commencing in that period) with commentators expecting this increased confidence to flow through to 2014.
Set out below are our top 10 Australian M&A predictions for 2014:
1. 2014 a solid year for Australian M&A: arguably, the time is now right for growth through acquisition, which means we can expect to see more transformative deals going forward. We expect the technology, real estate and mining sectors to drive the growth in M&A in 2014. There are a number of key drivers of M&A activity prevalent in the market, which indicates that the Australian M&A outlook for 2014 will be stronger…
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