BDO Horizons 2019 - Issue 3

06 August 2019

Welcome to the third edition of Horizons 2019, in which BDO M&A professionals around the world present their insights on mid-market deal activity and trends.

In Ireland and the UK, confidence in M&A prospects remains despite a challenging deal environment.

·         Both the value and number of M&A transaction are down in H1 2019

·         TMT remains the most in-demand sector in H1 2019

·         Investors are willing to set Brexit uncertainty aside to execute strategic transactions

·         M&A outlook for the remainder of 2019 remains positive despite an unpredictable macroeconomic climate


Issue 3 also includes:


·         Global view – With lower deal volumes, is this a new global paradigm or the shorter-term impact of global trade tensions?

·         Special feature – Mineral-rich Australian state entices international investors

·         North America – M&A plagues by volatile markets and growing economic and political concerns

·         UK & Ireland – Confidence in M&A prospects remains despite challenging deal environment

·         Natural Resources – Macroeconomic events continue to influence mid-market M&A activity, as ongoing speculation on a trade war continue to impact markets in volatile ways

·         Healthcare – Sector maintains consistent global deal volumes boosted by a number of recent mega deals

·         Technology & Media – Leading sector in a period of subdued global M&A activity

·         Consumer & Retail – Technology transform the retail experience as millennials come of age

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