Gilbert + Tobin has released the 2019 edition of its Takeovers + Schemes Review, which examines 2018’s public M&A transactions valued at over $50 million. It provides a perspective on the trends for Australian M&A in 2018 and makes predictions for 2019. 

The Australian public M&A market was particularly buoyant in 2018 with record highs in both the volume and value of transactions.  

In this Key Highlights report, we outline the key sectors of interest to bidders and what has influenced success rates. We explore the extensive contribution made by private equity firms and foreign bidders to public M&A activity and the response of the regulators post the Financial Services Royal Commission.