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BDO Horizons 2014 - Issue 1

01 April 2014

Welcome to Horizons – BDO’s quarterly global mid-market review. Analysing global mid-market deal activity in 13 major 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. it includes expert commentary on recent trends, predictions for the coming year and forecasts of sector activity through our heat chart which predicts the most active sectors for company sales.

Whether you are active on the buy or sell side or just alert to the latest opportunities, Horizons provides invaluable insights into where and why the investment is flowing, giving you more of the mid-market knowledge and insight you need. in a global market of bewildering activity and endless choices, we provide some of the context necessary to understand the current environment and make decisions.

 

Insights from a leading M&A adviser

The latest global league tables from thomson reuters place BDO as a top-five M&A adviser for the first time. The data, which tracks deals worth up to USD 500M, attributes 214 deals to BDO during 2013.

This jump in the rankings is a testament to our hard-won status of being a leading M&A adviser to mid-market companies, private equity funds and entrepreneurs around the world.

Even in a year of continued global economic uncertainty, we completed a string of high profile transactions including the sale of UK-based specialist engineering company Trac Group to US-based Sequa Corporation, and advised the French-based Vinci Energies on its acquisition of Mentor IMC, the global oil and gas specialist.

Both these transactions also underline our growing cross-border capabilities.