In the Australian M&A space there was a decrease in the number of transactions completed in the second quarter of FY2021, and the average deal value has also decreased. Based on the published transaction data for Q2 FY2021, there were 285 deals completed compared to 361 in Q2 FY2020, a decrease of 21%. In our analysis we have excluded transactions with a gross transaction value greater than $5 billion.

The average deal size decreased from $129.7 million in Q2 FY2020 to $85.9 million in Q2 FY2021 which can be attributed to a drop in the number of transactions greater than $5m in FY2021 compared to FY2020.

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