BDO continues to build on its market position as a leading Financial M&A Adviser

26 January 2017

BDO has again been recognized as a leading financial M&A adviser for its key role in Irish M&A transactions in 2016 having moved to 3rd in the ranking recently reported by Experian Market IQ.

BDO’s global network completed 840 deals in 2016, with a combined value of USD35bn. The firm ranks #5 on the mid-market Financial Advisory league tables for 2016 by Thomson Reuters and #5 as Due Diligence provider on the global league tables by Mergermarket. In addition, the BDO Transaction Services team in the UK have recently been recognized as the Due Diligence provider of the Year at the Unquote British Private Equity Awards 2016.

Katharine Byrne, Head of Corporate Finance, commented “M&A activity in 2016 started and ended well, despite the political upheaval, as companies adapt to uncertainty and look for opportunities to grow. BDO work closely with our clients in supporting their growth plans and realizing shareholder value.  With increased funding available and international buyers looking to scalable Irish businesses we expect 2017 to be another busy year.”

Rory O’Keeffe, Head of Transaction Services, commented “The BDO global TS team are focused on providing end-to-end value added transaction support and advice, which is essential for those buyers and sellers considering a potential investment or divestment. We work closely with our BDO colleagues in the UK, and it is great to see their success at the recent Private Equity Awards”.