Mergers, Amalgamations and Acquisitions in the Australian Not-for-Profit Human Services Sector

Subramaniam, N, West, R, Lowe, A and Nama Venkateswwaralu, Y 2018, Mergers, Amalgamations and Acquisitions in the Australian Not-for-Profit Human Services Sector, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


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Title of report Mergers, Amalgamations and Acquisitions in the Australian Not-for-Profit Human Services Sector
Author(s) Subramaniam, N
West, R
Lowe, A
Nama Venkateswwaralu, Y
Year of publication 2018
Publisher RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Subjects Health and Community Services
Organisational Behaviour
Organisational Planning and Management
Abstract/Summary Almost all participants from NFP entities stated that they had either completed or considered an M&A restructure for strategic organisational growth. Being larger in size is seen to confer several primary and secondary benefits. The primary benefits are scale efficiencies, improved financial position, wider revenue base, increase in market size, provision of wider range of services, and acquiring critical technological and human expertise. In some cases, the M&A meant an opportunity to rationalise service offerings, close low demand services and remove operational inefficiencies. The secondary benefits are perceived advantages derived from the primary benefits, which include enhanced reputation, being competitive in the market, improved capacity to win larger grants, and have stronger social impact. A smaller proportion of participants reported 'rescuing another organisation' as a M&A driver, and this tended to more easily occur when there are gains anticipated from an additional revenue line or cost savings, or transfer of specific assets that are of benefit to the acquiring entity.
Commissioning body CPA Australia
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