Law & Regulation

Strong finish pushes 2021’s M&A value up 400%

Michael Andrew
Wed, 26 Jan 2022

Strong finish pushes 2021’s M&A value up 400%
Simpson Grierson corporate partner James Hawes doesn't think the activity will slow. (Photo: Supplied)
Michael Andrew
Wed, 26 Jan 2022
The total value of New Zealand’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions for 2021 was $20.4 billion – a 400% increase on the year before, according to an analysis published by Simpson Grierson.The total value for 2021 came from 124 deals, up 55% on 2020, with six of them valued at over $1b each.Simpson Grierson corporate partner James Hawes said a flurry of late deals in Q4 added to what was already an impressive year for the M&A market, defying covid-19 restrictions.“New Zealand’s closed borders and other co...

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