Australian Dealtracker Last 18 Months – Grant Thornton April 2013

Australian Dealtracker Last 18 months - Grant Thornton April 2013This edition of Dealtracker – Flight to quality covers Australian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and equity market activity during the 18 month period to 31 December 2012. Our analysis shows a decline in median transaction valuation multiples when compared to the preceding 18 month period, however high multiples are being paid for companies with strong growth prospects.

Download full reportWhilst a large number of private businesses in Australia are expected to change owners in the medium term to longer term, many have been deferring sales processes in the current market conditions. As vendors gain confidence in fair valuation multiples, we expect to see a gradual increase in deal activity.

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