Mergermarket M&A Forum Australia 2024

The premier M&A forum in Australia

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney and Online

15 Oct

Australia M&A outlook: Relighting the fire

An increase in dealmaking is expected in Australia as investor confidence grows and focus switches to segments of the market that are predicted to perform, and value can be found in energy transition, resources, technology, and industrials, among others. Corporates are more active in terms of portfolio rationalisation, and although dealmakers are gaining comfort in a world of instability and a tough economic environment, we are seeing more due diligence and higher hurdles for completion. Our panel of M&A experts will discuss dealmaking in the year ahead, as well as offer their top tips to navigate uncertain waters.

  • Have dealmakers seen a shift in opportunities and the types of deal they have been working on?
  • Why are deals not completing, and what can be done to manage these risks?
  • How are pre-M&A exclusivity rights impacting dealmakers, and what are the pros and cons?
  • How will the market fare in 2025 against a backdrop of macro-economic and political uncertainty?