Zephyr’s M&A portal has a good feature on the current M&A activity in Australia. Activity is on an upswing because of China’s need for natural resources which has driven dealmaking, primarily in the mining sector.
According to data from Zephyr, seven such transactions worth a total USD 1,203 million were announced in the last month, representing the highest number since June 2010 and the greatest total investment since April 2011. Volume rose 75 per cent from four in January 2011. The increase in value was twenty-fold from the USD 61 million recorded in the same period last year.