After a very strong showing in 2014, Australian corporates are continuing to demonstrate their appetite for deals in 2015, albeit at reduced levels. The evidence? Ongoing positive momentum in both debt and equity capital markets that look on track to continue to support healthy growth, at least in the immediate term.
David Heathcote, KPMG’s Head of Deal Advisory, believes the pipeline at least for the rest of the year is solid, although hesitates that there is increasing signs of volatility.
"Global macroeconomic events that directly or indirectly impact Australia need to be watched carefully. In the current environment where resource and commodity prices are depressed and extremely volatile, the rest of the Australian economy is now potentially more exposed."