Resilience and opportunity across a range of sectors

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At the start of the year, we predicted 2021 could be the busiest year ever for PE dealmakers in Australia. Now, just past the halfway point, 2021 has so far proved to be momentous with elevated levels of activity across various sectors and asset classes.

Despite the ongoing economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19, business disruptions resulting from recurrent domestic lockdowns and domestic and international border closures, the PE industry demonstrated its resilience with the highest number of announced transactions in almost 15 years.

There are positive indicators that suggest the high level of activity will continue into the second half of the calendar year, closing out what should be one of the busiest periods on record.