BDO Deal Advisor Digest - Q4 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.


Achieving successful integration to sustain profitable growth

After an inconsistent start to the year, the market for mergers and acquisitions is poised for robust activity ahead. Private equity firms have shown an increasing appetite for deals, and public companies continue to target value. Following the Federal Reserve’s third rate cut of 2019, low interest rates will persist, and private markets still have ample capital available. As generally positive economic indicators prevail, the outlook for deal activity remains promising going forward.
Each deal also brings a degree of risk, so it’s important to examine key strategies for integration. Businesses that engaged in deals earlier in 2019 are fully immersed in the complex work of integration, and they are looking to 2020 with an eye toward realizing value. Buyers must focus on their deal rationale and plan to capture value quickly, while also carefully shaping the new organization for long-term success.
Additional insights in this issue include:

  • M&A activity review – global, North American, and industry highlights

  • Spotlight on Private Equity – private markets show healthy appetite for deals as public markets waver

  • Guidance on due diligence – 6 key strategies for integration

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