BDO Deal Advisor Digest - Q3 2019

September 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.


Leave no stones unturned in your due diligence investigation. Slow and steady wins the deal and secures the value.
The U.S. M&A market got off to a slower start in 2019 given uncertainty around the government shutdown and volatility in the public equity markets, but conditions look stable for the balance of the year as private equity firms and corporations vie for high-quality targets.
Though public and private companies will continue to face differing forces, capital is accessible and motivated sellers will ensure continued merger and acquisition activity. A growing U.S. economy, abundant cash, and low interest rates following a rate cut will also contribute to demand.
Additional insights in this issue include:
  • M&A activity review – global, North American, and industry highlights
  • Spotlight on Private Equity – public and private performance divergences as markets prepare for downturn
  • Guidance on due diligence – the five frequently forgotten factors in due diligence

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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