Mergermarket M&A Forum Australia 2023

The premier M&A forum in Australia

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney and Online

16 Mar

Sector focus: Technology M&A: an evolving market

The Australian technology M&A market has seen major shifts in the past year. Compared to record high valuations and technology megadeals in the space a year ago, lower valuations for technology firms have meant that companies have had to increasingly seek funding in the private markets to stay afloat. Whilst this shift may provide the impetus to restart merger activity in the sector, and although Australia’s middle market technology companies and expanding startup scene remain attractive to investors, buyers will tread more cautiously. Our panel of technology experts will discuss the opportunity set in the sector and debate what the future holds.

  • How has the sector changed in the past year, and how are dealmakers responding to the sector volatility and impacts on valuations?
  • Which tech industries have seen the most activity in the past 6 months, such as fintech and e-commerce?
  • What are corporate buyers looking for in this dealmaking environment, and how have their strategies changed compared to 2021/2?
  • Digitalization - what are some recent examples of companies that have acquired new technologies?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Sam Riley CEO ANSARADA Bio
    Mark Hall Head of Acquisitions and Integration WISETECH GLOBAL Bio
    Kara Frederick Managing Partner Tiger Financial Group Bio
    Brendan Mulheron Co-Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms UBS Bio
    Andrew Joyce Partner POTENTIA CAPITAL Bio