ANALYSIS: Advisers divided on whether politics matters in M&A, although some reckon we are underestimating the impact a change in government will bring.
The law firm had a hand in major deals including Brookfield Asset Management’s sale of its stake in One NZ to Infratil for $1.8b.
Economic and political uncertainty team up to dampen M&A activity.
Advisers and their clients are gradually shifting the dial on gender balance but the work itself remains an obstacle.
‘Big Four’ firm’s transaction team’s volume down 40% this year, but activity has picked up since June.
Environmental, social and governance considerations can spur or sink deals just as quickly as commercial ones.
‘At a time when markets are challenging, it’s that experience, independence and judgement that are really important.’
Beware large shareholders with creeping stakes.
Vector’s deal with QIC gives company on-the-ground Australian knowledge and a heavy-hitting partner in capital markets.
Forsyth Barr helped with the sale of Spark’s towers and sports streaming service, as well as Eastland’s electricity network.