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2018 M&A Year in Review

On the back of a steadily improving global economy, companies are starting to regain the confidence to move past global uncertainties and market volatility. Our M&A Year in Review considers a number of ambitious transactions last year, including the $33bn bid for Westfield and Downer EDI’s $1.2bn off-market takeover for Spotless. 

Our report highlights some of the key findings, statistics and current directions in market practice and strategy, drawn from our analysis of announced public M&A deals. As ever, we take pride in this being a report with a difference – Corrs goes beyond the statistics to provide you with analysis on how our findings impact the strategy and success of a public M&A transaction.

We hope you enjoy this year’s review and we are happy to assist with any requests for more detailed information or statistics from our database.

You can access a copy of 2018 M&A Year in Review, or click the ‘DOWNLOAD PDF’ button.


Sandy Mak

Head of Corporate



This publication is introductory in nature. Its content is current at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should always obtain legal advice based on your specific circumstances before taking any action relating to matters covered by this publication. Some information may have been obtained from external sources, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy or currency of any such information.

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