Original article by Joyce Moullakis
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 19 : 19-Mar-18
Data from Dealogic shows that $US13.1bn ($A17bn) worth of mergers and acquisitions have been announced so far in 2018, which is 25 per cent higher than the same period in 2017. Herbert Smith Freehills partner Tony Damian anticipates strong M&A activity during 2018, citing healthcare as a sector which is likely to continue to attract suitors. The law firm also identifies financial services, renewable energy and infrastructure as Australian sectors in which M&A activity is likely to be high.
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