Wilson Asset Management expect that the surge in company listings will be followed by an increase in corporate merger and acquisition activity in Australia in...

Wilson Asset Management expect that the surge in company listings will be followed by an increase in corporate merger and acquisition activity in Australia in 2014. In a note to investors Wilsons said: With low borrowing costs and de-leveraged balance sheets, many businesses will have the opportunity to make acquisitions this year. Our forecast is contingent on clear signs that economic activity is picking-up and so providing company boards with greater confidence in the underlying strength of their businesses. Our research tells us that we can expect the bulk of transactions to occur in the small to mid-cap end of the market. The second half of 2013 was dominated by IPO's and a number of M&A tussles, a trend Wilsons expected to continue throughout 2014.


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