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BDO Horizons 2019 - Issue 1

06 February 2019

BDO is proud to release the first edition of Horizons in 2019, in which we analyse global mid-market deal activity across a number of major regions and selected sectors around the world. We offer you a satellite view of how the M&A market is evolving – and where it appears to be heading.

In Ireland and the UK, the final quarter of 2018 saw a decline in both deal volumes and values. It was also found that TMT remained the most in-demand sector throughout 2018. And despite Brexit uncertainty, findings showed that the UK remains attractive and offers good value for overseas investors.

Issue 1 of 2019 also contains:

  • Global view – Value remains high but volume dipped
  • Special feature – Private Equity: The Battleground for new deals
  • North America – Volatile markets and growing economic concerns
  • Latin America - Region ends year on a high with best quarter for deal value in 2 years
  • Financial Services - Deal activity holds steady with continuing focus on Fintechs
  • Real Estate - Deal activity bounces back but figures are still below 2017 highs
  • TMT - Five trends that could shape technology M&A in 2019

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