M&A Year in Review 2013

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26 February 2014 | By Sandy Mak (Partner)

2013 was, by any measure, a quiet and often difficult year in the Australian public M&A market, as a slowdown in resources, political uncertainty and lower than expected growth in inbound Chinese M&A activity meant deal volumes were well down. At the same time, there was fierce competition among rival bidders for a handful of attractive assets in consolidating industries.

The 2013 edition of Corrs’ M&A Year In Review provides a detailed analysis of the trends and lessons that emerge from our review of all public Australian M&A deals over $25 million from the last 12 months. Prepared by the Corrs M&A team, this is a deal survey with a difference. Our survey looks beyond raw data to examine what really made a difference for both bidders and targets in 2013, and how these patterns and developments may shape the (hopefully more active) M&A market in 2014.

In the 2013 edition of Corrs’ M&A Year in Review, we look at four major themes:

  • bidders, sectors and funding;
  • pre-bid arrangements and rival bid strategies;
  • deal protection and conditions; and
  • the end game – closing out a deal.

Click here to download the Corrs 2013 M&A Year in Review.




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