Venture Capital and Mergers & Aquisition Trends
As Australia continues to emerge from the pandemic, albeit with a few hiccups, appetite for deal making is beginning to increase, a trend which we expect to see into 2022 at the least. In this report, we look back at M&A activity in Australia over the last 14 years, from January 2007 (prior to the Global Financial Crisis) to December 2020, using trends to inform our expectations of future M&A activity. We also consider more recent VC activity from 2019-2021 and the current IPO Market.
We’ve paid special attention to the years 2009 and 2020 which displayed interesting similarities including a spike in the number and value of deals. These two years, 2009 and 2020, were also years during which Australia was feeling the impact of major economic crises in the Global Financial Crisis (2007-2009) and COVID-19 (2020-ongoing) respectively.