Specialist PE funds offer hope to resources firms

Dealmakers are hoping lower commodity prices and a falling local currency will make Australian resources companies attractive to specialist private equity buyers.

Specialist PE funds offer hope to resources firms

In a changing MA world, where buyers are now more interested in finding value than paying a high price for growth, Australian resources companies are hoping to attract a new breed of suitor.

Private equity firms are well placed to fill the gap left by strategic buyers, said Mark Pistilli, managing partner at Clifford Chance in Sydney, who has a long track record of advising on cross border MA transactions between Australian sellers...

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