PwC Deal Talk – Doing Deals in Australia from a Swiss Investor’s Perspective

Edition 5/2017

Being historically dependent on mining and manufacturing, Australia is now a diversified services provider with strong links to Asian and US markets.

M&A activity has increased in recent years with deal volume growing at a CAGR of 6.5% between FY12 and FY17, reflecting attractive fundamentals such as the availability of cheap debt, close proximity to Asia and the relatively weak AUD.

Switzerland-based corporates and financial investors have been investing in Australian companies for decades and the continent continues to offer attractive investment opportunities, fueled by trends such as the ongoing privatization of government assets or the country’s growing demand for healthcare services.

Australia has a unique set of regulations in place and commercial, taxation and accounting aspects need to be considered carefully. With first-hand experience and local teams on the ground, PwC can help you to avoid common pitfalls when doing deals in Australia.

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Sascha Beer
Corporate Finance / M&A
Tel. +41 58 792 1539

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Head of Transaction Services
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Roshan Emmanuel
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Marc Huber
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Sascha Beer

Sascha Beer

Sascha Beer
Birchstrasse 160
Postfach, 8050 Zürich
+41 58 792 15 39

Sascha Beer has joined PwC in 2006 and is a Partner in the Corporate Finance/M&A group. Sascha has more than 15 years Corporate Finance experience and leads the industrial products segment within the deals group of PwC Switzerland.

Sascha Beer earned a bachelor in mechanical engineering and an executive MBA, additionally he is a certified IFRS accountant. As an attendee of the PwC global mobility programme, in 2008/09 he worked at the Corporate Finance office in Toronto, Canada.