BDO Deal Advisor Digest - Q1 2019

April 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

Please download our Deal Advisor Digest to learn more about how digital transformation is driving deals.


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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