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Merger reforms won’t boost competition

The new Federal Government rules will disproportionately affect the middle market, potentially strengthening big business. The rewriting of the merger rules will impact the exit options of private mid-sized businesses that have often been built from the ground up by family entrepreneurs. Under the new rules, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will oversee planned […]

Ellen Fimmano

Ellen is a Client Director in our Tax Advisory group with over 12 years of experience in providing taxation advisory and compliance services to privately-owned, listed and multinational businesses. Ellen has broad experience in advising businesses on a variety of commercial and taxation matters in relation to structuring, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, global expansion and […]

Deal Pulse: Queensland M&A 2024

Pitcher Partners is pleased to present Deal Pulse for its tenth year, with our “Resourceful” report highlighting Queensland merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the calendar year 2023. Queensland M&A has remained remarkably “Resourceful” during 2023 and a globally reducing deal environment. Overall, the 10th annual Queensland Deal Pulse report saw: Volumes – 250 deals […]

Revving the deal engine: Why M&A could hit the accelerator in 2024

When the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market stalls — as it seemed to do last year — there is a tendency to focus on the negatives of tough economic conditions, low risk appetite and rising interest rates. But Pitcher Partners’ Dealmakers survey shows the Australian M&A market is about to go up a few gears in 2024. […]

Mid-market primed for deals in 2024 as valuation gap narrows

Four out of five corporate dealmakers believe Australia’s mid-market investment opportunities are better than those in other regional and global markets, amid a boom in confidence for mergers and acquisitions in 2024. The latest Pitcher Partners’ Dealmakers Australia Mid-market M&A Outlook 2024 reveals twice as many dealmakers expect a significant increase in deals valued between […]

Australia fertile M&A ground in 2024 as deals pick up pace

Australia is primed to be centre stage for the corporate dealmaking world in 2024, with a unanimous verdict that it will have the strongest economy compared to its Southeast Asian neighbours. Almost every respondent to Pitcher Partners’ Dealmakers Australia Mid-market M&A Outlook 2024 indicated that they were searching for deal opportunities in Australia over other […]

Fuel costs have only begun to spiral

Merger and acquisition (M&A) values in Australia were up 13% in the six months to June 2023 to AU$64.8bn, compared to the same period in 2022, while global deal values dropped 35%. Energy, mining and utilities (EMU) was the top sector in the first half of 2023, accounting for 78% of deal values and 20% of deal volumes.

Value over volume as overseas buyers spend big on Australian companies

International corporate buyers have spent big on Australian firms in the first half of 2023, delivering the strongest six-month interval for offshore M&A values in five years. Overseas buyers completed AU$64.8 billion of inbound deals in the six months to the end of June 2023, according to Pitcher Partners’ Dealmakers mid-year update. It was a […]

Energy sector shaping the Australian M&A landscape

The energy, mining and utilities (EMU) sector accounted for almost 80% of merger and acquisitions (M&A) values in Australia across the first half of the year, boosted by Newmont’s $30bn takeover of gold miner Newcrest in May. The transaction – Australia’s biggest gold mining deal – drove the total value of M&A past $38bn for […]

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