Strategic Alliance Partners, Pitcher Partners are pleased to present their Deal Pulse report on Queensland Merger and Acquisition activity for the calendar year 2018.
Deal Pulse highlights significant deals and trends by sector. Despite concerns in early 2018 that global forces may negatively impact the Queensland M&A market, for the 5th year running deal volumes grew showing Queensland’s M&A is ‘In good health”.
Deal numbers increased another 7% to 324 (2017: 303 deals);
The most active sector in Queensland was Pharma, medical and biotech with 43 deals (up 34% on 2017);
Technology, media & telecommunications (TMT) continued its slide, down to 38 deals from its peak of 53 deals in 2016;
The most active acquirer was Healthia with 8 acquisitions; and
The largest deal saw Greencross’s sale to private equity player TPG for $937m.
Outlined in the full report are the cycles of the various sectors and deal sub-sectors, however leisure and energy, mining & utilities trended up, with consumer, financial services and TMT trending down.
Pitcher Partners will present their observations on the drivers of divestments and acquisitions in your sector.
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