BDO Deal Advisor Digest

December 2018

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.

IN THIS ISSUE: Tax & Trade Trigger Deal Decisions

From broad sweeping reform to daily news on trade negotiations and tariff threats, both factors are weighing
on executives and dealmakers. However, they are having divergent effects on the M&A environment. We explore recent deal results and the impact of tax and trade in this report.
Additional insights include:
  • North American middle-market M&A activity review
  • Industry spotlight – technology tops, while other sectors wait and see
  • Transaction tips for buyers and sellers to assess tax and trade changes

Please download our Deal Advisor Digest to learn more about tax & trade deal decisions.


Deal Advisory Team Leaders


Ryan Guthrie
Partner, Corporate Finance Co-Leader and Transaction Advisory Services Practice National Leader

Anthony Alfonso
Principal, Corporate Finance Co-Leader and Valuation & Business Analytics National Leader

Bob Snape
President, BDO Capital Advisors, LLC

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