Original article by Simon Evans
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 18 : 14-Mar-18
Hasan Tevfik of Credit Suisse expects mergers and acquisitions activity in Australia to remain strong during 2018, citing factors such as healthy balance sheets and growing business confidence. Credit Suisse has identified 31 listed stocks that could potentially become takeover targets in 2018. They include Santos, Whitehaven Coal, Nine Entertainment Company, Fairfax Media, Ardent Leisure Group, DuluxGroup, Origin Energy and Caltex Australia.
CREDIT SUISSE (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED, SANTOS LIMITED – ASX STO, WHITEHAVEN COAL LIMITED – ASX WHC, NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ, ARDENT LEISURE GROUP – ASX AAD, DULUXGROUP LIMITED – ASX DLX, ORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED – ASX ORG, CALTEX AUSTRALIA LIMITED – ASX CTX, SEVEN WEST MEDIA LIMITED – ASX SWM, SOUTHERN CROSS MEDIA GROUP LIMITED – ASX SXL, ADELAIDE BRIGHTON LIMITED – ASX ABC, NUFARM LIMITED – ASX NUF, PRIMARY HEALTH CARE LIMITED – ASX PRY, SYRAH RESOURCES LIMITED – ASX SYR, APA GROUP – ASX APA, BLACKMORES LIMITED – ASX BKL, CHALLENGER LIMITED – ASX CGF, TREASURY WINE ESTATES LIMITED – ASX TWE, PENFOLDS WINES PTY LTD, CHINA NATIONAL CEREALS, OILS AND FOODSTUFFS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION, WESTFIELD CORPORATION – ASX WFD, UNIBAIL-RODAMCO