Five Key Findings in Australian MidMarket acquisitions in 2016


  • The most active sectors are consumer discretionary and industrial. The two comprise of around 42% of all private and public acquisitions.
  • 26% of Australian company acquisitions came from overseas buyers, with the UK and the USA being the most active buyers.
  • 10% of all acquisitions undertaken by Australian acquirers were of overseas companies.
  • The most commonly stated reasons for acquisitions are product expansion, diversification (51%), economies of scale (17%) and geographic expansion (17%).
  • At least 10% of all transactions involved some form of earnout.