Mergermarket M&A Forum Australia 2024

The premier M&A forum in Australia

Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney and Online

15 Oct

Cross-border M&A: Staying ahead of the game

Australia remains an attractive investment destination, particularly for North American and Japanese dealmakers, because of its stability and predictable regulatory landscape. Despite tightening foreign investment regulation, this trend is expected to continue as investors look to tap into a number of growth sectors, including energy and resources. However, while Australia continues to be seen as a deal-friendly market, regulators, particularly FIRB and the ACCC, play an important role, and dealmakers must consider regulatory challenges when sizing up an opportunity. Our panel of senior dealmakers will share their experiences in the region and abroad.

  • What factors continue to drive inbound dealmaking in the region?
  • How will FIRB and ACCC regulations affect dealmaking in the region?
  • Which sectors are seeing the most activity from foreign investors?
  • Who will be the most active overseas buyers in 2025, and how has the nature of offshore acquirers changed? 
  • Outbound M&A: Where and which industries are local participants looking abroad for growth?