The fourth quarter of FY2021 saw an increase in the number of M&A transactions completed in Australia, and the average deal value has also increased. Based on the published transaction data for Q4 FY2021, there were 277 deals completed compared to 226 in Q4 FY2020, an increase of 23%.

The average deal size increased from $110 million in Q4 FY2020 to $158 million in Q4 FY2021, which can be attributed to an increasing number of deals with transaction values over $75 million.

As observed in the HLB Mann Judd IPO Watch July 2021, favourable macroeconomic and capital market conditions in addition to strong investor sentiment is driving IPO activity. The pipeline of new listings at the end of June 2021 is looking positive with the strongest contributions from exploration and mining companies within the materials sector.

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