Mergermarket M&A Forum Australia 2023

The premier M&A forum in Australia

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney and Online

16 Mar

The state of the market: Australian M&A in changing times

According to Mergermarket data, Australian M&A deal volume in 2022 dropped 52%, falling to AU$140bn from AU$289bn in 2021;  reflecting the increased uncertainty in the financial markets. Following a bumper year for M&A activity in the region, increasingly volatile geopolitical and economic conditions, including higher interest rates and inflation, has meant that deals have been harder to complete, and the IPO window effectively shut.   With this changing environment, a correction is expected to follow. Our panel of seasoned M&A experts will discuss dealmaking in the year ahead and offer their top tips to navigate choppy waters. 

  • How will macroeconomic factors, including interest rate volatility, supply chain issues and inflation impact corporate activity in the region?
  • Have dealmakers seen a shift in opportunities and the types of deals they have been working on?
  • Which regions and sectors still show promising growth in the next six months?
  • What will the next six months hold for regional M&A, and is a recession/correction expected in the year ahead?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Helen Sutherland Partner KPMG Bio
    Alex Cartel Head of Banking, Capital Markets & Advisory CITI Bio
    Richard Hersey Managing Director & Head of M&A MORGAN STANLEY Bio
    Luke Bentvelzen Founding Partner BARRENJOEY Bio
    Kierin Deeming Managing Director JP MORGAN Bio