New Zealand


  • Service: Advisory, Corporate Finance, Distressed M&A, Acquisitions, Management Buy Outs, Divestments, Debt Advisory Services, Transaction Services, Divestment Assistance, Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 19/09/2013

NZ M&A Predictor - issue 3 

New Zealand activity levels are up and we are expecting significantly improved M&A capacity over the next 12 months.
M&A Predictor 3
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Key findings 


  • NZ firms’ appetite to do deals is steady despite a drop in confidence across the ASPAC region.
  • Profit expectations for NZ’s largest companies increased by 13% over the past six months. This is in contrast to Australia, where profit expectations are down 19% from a year ago.
  • Debt to EBITDA levels among NZ firms are forecast to decrease by 19% to June 2014.
  • New Zealand deal volumes report a steady increase over the past 12 months which reflects past improvements in confidence and improving M&A capacity.


If you’d like to discuss the findings of the report in more detail feel free to contact us. We would be delighted to hear from you.


Released every six months, KPMG's M&A Predictor is a forward-looking tool that helps you consider the trends and expectations in New Zealand’s merger and acquisition activity using some simple indicators.

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