M&A Horizons - Business Pragmatism Trumps Political Uncertainty

Each quarter BDO’s Mergers & Acquisitions team analyses global deal activity across a number of regions and selected sectors around the world; we offer you a satellite view of how the M&A market is evolving - and where it appears to be heading. 

Issue 3 2017 includes an overview of the Real Estate industry from BDO Australia's National Head of RE&C, Sebastian Stevens, as well as:

  • Global view – Clarity on President Trump’s action plan, the election of moderate Franc President Mr Macron and the beginning of the formal Brexit process were not enough to reassure M&A players.
  • Special feature – UK mid-market: Business pragmatism trumps political uncertainly.
  • Manufacturing  – First half global manufacturing M&A slows as deal makers await stimulus policies.
  • Consumer – A sector that is quick to adapt, uncertainty is no barrier to M&A.
  • Real Estate – Asian economies are leading the M&A activity, although total global Real Estate M&A has cooled since 2014.
  • Heat charts – Despite uncertainly our heat charts show growth of potential M&A transactions

Read the full report here.