Record levels of capital and a turning market for Australia
- Carve-out opportunities remain ripe for PE bidders: They continue to have a competitive advantage over corporates and other bidders in carve-out transactions, due to their agility and experience grappling with complex separation issues.
- Data opportunities and risks are on the rise: This is impacting the headline price, risk-allocation profile and the value ultimately realised from M&A transactions in all sectors.
- Term loan B exceeding traditional bank loans: This is likely to continue, particuarily in the private equity buyside, and the cycle into capital deployment.
- Transformational bolt-on activity: This is facilitating accelerated growth and rapid entry into new markets, but it is not without material risk, particularly around integration.
- The IPO market is changing: There will be challenges for private equity-backed listings, but we think there will also be opportunities for sponsors to successfully exit quality businesses via an IPO at the right price.
- New fees and costs disclosure regime to impact private equity: ASIC's fees and costs disclosure regime has flow-on consequences for PE funds and underlying portfolio companies in which Product Issuers invest.
Our private equity team reports on key trends and sectors to watch in 2020. Sharing their thoughts and predictions on what's to come for the industry, with a particular focus on: data, investments, leveraged finance and the domestic and global market. Watch the videos below to hear more of their insights.