ANZ M&A Deal Indicators Report Q1 2024

Adapting deal strategies amidst economic headwinds

An economic slowdown. Record high insolvencies. A subdued M&A market. Navigate the market bust cycle with insights from our ANZ M&A Deal Indicators Report.

What's inside

Indicators insights reveal:

✅     New M&A deals in ANZ dropped by 21% this quarter, facing obstacles like interest rates and geopolitical tensions

✅     ANZ capital raisings fell by 20% this quarter, contrasting secondary ASX raisings that remained strong, while IPO volumes remained low

✅     Australian insolvencies hit a 25-year high with a 74% YoY increase across ANZ, particularly impacting industries like construction and accommodation

✅     M&A deal durations remained steady at 8.2 months, with bidder groups showing consistent interest levels over the past year

✅     New Real Estate M&A deals fell by 21% QoQ, especially in commercial properties, while industrial sectors expect growth due to online retail demands

✅     New Tech M&A deals saw a 28% QoQ increase, with a focus on capital-efficient growth, AI businesses, and strategic acquisitions despite funding challenges.

✅     New Energy M&A deals declined by 13% this quarter, reflecting challenges in transitioning to clean energy amidst market uncertainties

✅     New Financial Services M&A deals fell by 25% QoQ but rose by 67% YoY, indicating recovery prospects amidst industry transformations

✅      And much, much more...