Major moves in the M&A arena

Posted by Anton Murray Consulting on 8 Jan, 2024


A number of significant mergers and acquisitions have taken place during the past year, while others have fallen flat or are still pending. From the emergency takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS to the completion of Perpetual’s acquisition of Pendal, 2023 was another year of significant mergers and acquisitions. But while some deals have been successfully completed this year, others have faltered or failed completely. Here’s a look back at some major moves in the M&A space in 2023:

Completed deals

Perpetual acquires Pendal

AMP offloads divisions

UBS rescues Credit Suisse

Regal picks up PM Capital

Deals still pending

ANZ’s acquisition of Suncorp blocked

Woodside and Santos merger on the cards

Japanese financial services giant inks Link deal

Failed deals

Pacific Current takeover bids fall through

AustralianSuper leads charge against Origin takeover

Perpetual turns down WHSP offer

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