M&A Forecast 2024

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    08 February 2024

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What's on the horizon for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in New Zealand? MinterEllisonRuddWatts' market leading Corporate team discusses trends and makes predictions for 2024.

A hangover from a global pandemic. Two wars. Inflation. A change of Government. An un-rated All Blacks team somehow making it to the final and then losing to a TMO. There’s no doubt that 2023 was a bumpy year for New Zealand and it’s fair to say that the M&A industry went along for the ride.

At the start of 2023, we predicted that M&A volumes would return to more normal levels and that the number of distressed deals would rise. Our view was that, with increased cost of debt, trade buyers would be competitive, but that private equity would also figure highly given how many funds had raised capital.

In our eighth M&A Forecast, we look at how the year actually panned out and outline what we think the key themes will be in 2024.

Read the M&A Forecast 2024

Individual articles can also be found below

M&A Forecast 2024: An overview

Sustainable finance in M&A

A shift in focus for SME capital raising

The continued rise of private capital

Will 2024 mirror the last 12 months for equity capital markets?

The untapped potential of KiwiSaver funds in the M&A market

Distressed M&A in New Zealand: An overview

Post-deal dissonance: Factors giving rise to disputes