• BDO Horizons 2015 - Issue 2
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BDO Horizons 2015 - Issue 2

01 July 2015

As globalisation continues, more and more mid-sized companies are considering international growth as a part of their strategy. This trend is supported by good access to finance in most regions and the attraction of the Asian market for companies looking to expand across borders. All in all, the M&A market for mid-sized companies is highly active and ever changing.
That’s where BDO HORIZONS can help. Our M&A professionals are at work right across the world and here they share with you their insights on the latest developments, trends and news on deal activity involving SMEs.

M&A activity in the first quarter of 2015 was shaped by a number of events, which we examine in detail in this issue. We take a closer look at Europe, where a number of factors impacted the M&A market. Some of them, like the ECB’s quantitative easing programme, are increasing activity by providing good conditions for cheap
financing and increased stock market

As in previous issues of BDO HORIZONS, our analysis of M&A activities is split not only by region (United Kingdom & Ireland, DACH, Benelux, Nordics, CEE & CIS, Southern Europe, Israel, North America, Latin America, India, South East Asia, Japan, China, Australasia and Africa) but also by industries (TMT, Industrials & Chemicals, Business Services, Consumer, Energy, Mining & Utilities, Leisure, Financial Services, and Pharma, Medical & Biotech). We also identify and feature key global trends.

INSIGHTS FROM A LEADING M&A ADVISER values. Others, like the difficulties in Greece and the Ukraine, are creating uncertainty and cooling down M&A activity. We investigate how these factors are playing out and look at many other aspects of the market. Just as in previous issues, we will also provide trends and forecasts for the upcoming quarter.