BDO Deal Advisor Digest - Q1 2019

An offering from BDO’s Corporate Finance & Deal Advisory Team

In our quarterly Deal Advisor Digest, our team of advisors analyze deal activity to provide strategic insights on M&A trends, economic indicators and market predictions, industry-specific opportunities, and practical transaction tips for corporate dealmakers and executives.


Digital transformation will be both a business imperative and a driver of deals in 2019.
At the top of 2019, mergers and acquisitions remain a key growth strategy for executives as they face a steadier landscape than anticipated. But, with many eyes watching for a potential market correction, companies are turning to high growth and recession-proof opportunities.
Our quarterly M&A review of global and middle-market deals found that while deal flow did slow in the second half of 2018, attributable to bearish indicators, deal value continued to grow year-over-year, underscoring market confidence and increasing precision in M&A activity.
Additional insights in this issue include:
  • M&A activity review – global, North American, private equity & industry highlights
  • Spotlight on tech – the epicenter of digital transformation
  • Guidance on valuations – transaction tips for buyers and sellers

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