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We focus on local and international deals up to US$500 million in value across a wide range of sectors. Since the start of 2012 our partner firms have collectively completed over 230 deals, in 30 countries worldwide with an aggregate value of over US$17.5 billion.

Mergers Alliance extends its coverage with the addition of EAC Partners in Australia

27th November 2017

Mergers Alliance is pleased to welcome EAC Partners of Sydney, Australia into its global partnership of leading mid-market corporate finance companies.

Australia, with a population of 24 million people, is one of the largest mixed market economies in the world. It has the longest run of GDP growth in the western world and has been in transition from a resources based economy to a services based economy, while infrastructure spending is expected to grow strongly into 2022. The ASX is the 16th largest stock exchange in the world with a deep and mature market.

M&A activity in Australia reached USD108 billion in 2016 with inbound mid-market M&A accounting for 35% of deals. Top bidder countries were USA, China and the UK. For 2017 M&A deal volume is expected to go up 30-40% with increasing activity in consumer and business services. Australia is perceived as a positive environment for domestic and offshore buyers due to low interest rates, low inflation rates and a competitive currency.

EAC Partners is an Australian independent, client focus mid-market corporate advisory firm providing transaction expertise in mergers, acquisitions and divestments, equity and debt financing and project and structured finance. The firms’ senior team brings many years of global investment banking transaction experience and deep sector knowledge, adopting innovative approaches to each transaction and advisory engagement, tailored to each client’s specific requirements. Since it was founded in 2008 by senior partners from some of Australia’s largest investment banks, EAC Partners has advised on over 20 completed transactions valued at over $3.8bn across different sectors.

Greg Quinn, Managing Director and Founder at EAC Partners, commented: “We found Mergers Alliance to be a high quality and professional partnership of corporate finance professionals with extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of their local markets. EAC Partners will be able to provide Mergers Alliance’s clients access to interesting opportunities in Australia and New Zealand”

Stas Michael, Managing Director at Mergers Alliance, added: “We are happy to bring on board EAC Partners’ highly qualified, talented professionals and their valuable experience in M&A advisory, financing advisory, strategic advisory and network support. With this new partnership, Mergers Alliance expands its presence to the attractive Australasian market and enhances its geographical coverage and diverse transaction pipeline.”


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