- New Zealand appetite levels (based on forward P/E ratios) are up 19% since June 2012. This compares to a 15% increase in global appetite over the same period.
- Globally, for first time in two years, both the capacity to transact and the appetite for deals are expected to improve.
- Current levels of debt among New Zealand’s largest companies are still relatively high compared with global standards.
- New Zealand deal volumes appear to have stabilised.
Released every 6 months, this is a forward-looking tool that helps you consider the trends and expectations in New Zealand’s merger and acquisition (M&A) activity based on some simple indicators.