BDO completes 1,440 deals despite economic and political uncertainty
The corporate finance teams in the firms of the accountancy and business advisory organisation BDO have had another record year of deals, completing 1,440 transactions in 2018 with a combined value of US$ 81.4 billion.
Deal volumes for BDO have grown over 20% from 1,200 in 2017 to 1,440 in 2018, while deal value increased by 50% from last year’s US$ 54.4 billion.
Mergermarket has placed BDO as the fourth most active Transaction Services adviser in their 2018 global rankings. Thomson Reuters places BDO as the fifth most active worldwide M&A Financial Adviser in their 2018 league table up to US$50 million deal value.
Transactions involving private equity have gone up by nearly 60% in the last 12 months, from 334 deals (2017) to 522 (2018). BDO says private equity investors will remain a firm feature of the market, with deal flow looking strong for 2019 as PE houses continue to deploy funds in the market.
BDO’s M&A, Transaction Services and Valuations teams saw the highest proportion of transactions being in Technology & Media, Healthcare and Manufacturing & Engineering industry sectors.
Steffen Eube, Chair of the International Corporate Finance Group said: “We have had another impressive year of deals across our firms. We continue to invest and grow our teams across the globe. Despite the evident political and economic uncertainty, businesses are strongly committed to completing transactions as they pursue their growth ambitions.”
“Our global footprint means we can provide clients with the expertise and market intelligence they demand, wherever in the world they are or want to be.”