Australia has proven a fertile environment for merger and acquisition activity in recent months. As other nations continue to grapple with the pandemic fallout, Australia’s relatively low COVID case numbers – thanks in large part to our geographic isolation – has seen our economy reopen and rebound quicker than many. This in turn means company executives and M&A dealmakers alike are confident plenty more activity is yet to come.
Coca-Cola Amatil’s (ASX: CCL) sale to its European counterpart, Vocus Group’s (ASX: VOC) agreement with Macquarie’s Infrastructure arm, and interest in Crown Resorts (ASX: CWN) from Blackstone (among others) are just some of the recent, high profile activity taking the ASX board by storm.
What is less well understood is how investors can take advantage of the current environment, and how an M&A-focused strategy can complement a broader portfolio of investments.