Deal Pulse Queensland - First Half 2016

By Warwick Face - August 1, 2016

Our Deal Pulse update looks at Queensland Merger & Acquisition (“M&A”) over the first half of calendar year 2016.

Whilst global headwinds resulted in a drop in mega M&A transactions (values down 74%), Queensland’s middle market values bucked the trend and continued to grow, up 5% on H1 2015.

Other key findings from the first half of 2016 include:

  • Total Deal Volumes down slightly (6%) on H1 2015, with a late surge of activity in April and June boosting total deals announced to 118.
  • The strongest sectors of activity were Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Leisure and Energy, Mining and Utilities.
  • Business Services (the leading sector for the last 24 months) and Transportation saw material declines.

With the dust starting to settle on the political landscape both at home and in Europe, the signs point towards a more buoyant M&A market in the second half of the year.

We would be pleased to discuss in more detail any questions regarding the report, or our observations on the drivers of divestment and acquisition in your sector.

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