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Why capital investment and M&A are vital for Australia’s economy

Why capital investment and M&A are vital for economy

Capital investment is vital for Australia’s economic growth and Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) both locally and internationally are among businesses’ key tools for growth. Locally based companies, especially superannuation funds, are looking for overseas assets, while there are plenty of international suitors keen to snap-up Australian assets. Currently there is a larger capital inflow than outflow, but that has allowed us to build the world’s 12th biggest economy.


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In this episode of The Next Five Years with Bernard Salt, Salt enters the fast-paced world of investment and corporate mergers and acquisitions. He pinpoints where capital investment is coming from, which Australian assets are being targeted, and what Australian businesses are buying offshore.

Joined by Yasser El-Ansary, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL), Rebecca Maslen-Stannage, Partner in Mergers & Acquisitions at Herbert Smith Freehills, and David Heathcote, Head of Deal Advisory at KPMG, Salt explores why M&As are vital if Australia is to remain a prosperous global economy, what makes a good corporate marriage and likely trends in the next five years.

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