• BDO Horizons 2015 - Issue 3

BDO Horizons 2015 - Issue 3

23 September 2015

Welcome to the latest issue of BDO HORIZONS, which tracks developments in the past quarter and forecasts what lies ahead.

As expected, mid-market M&A activity in Q2 could not match the levels seen in 2014, but compared to Q1 2015 deal activity was marginally higher. In this issue of BDO HORIZONS, we highlight the factors behind these trends. As we move further into 2015, it is also the perfect time to look ahead.

Using our BDO Heat Chart, we predict the key developments and themes that are BDO is an international network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms with representation in 152 territories, and employs 60,000 people working out of more than 1,300 offices worldwide.

Our market leading M&A business specialises in advising business owners on how to maximise value through
confidential and highly managed sale processes. We achieve exceptional value for our clients through identifying strategic buyers and creating competitive tension that is maintained by closely managing all
aspects of the commercial negotiations and completion process.

According to the latest BDO International Business Compass, which is being published for a fourth time in 2015, most companies have a desire to act globally. This is a big step for many and, although it entails great opportunities, it can carry high risks that require careful assessment. The likely to drive M&A activity in the second half of the year.

Our analysis extends to 17 regions and eight sectors, providing you with an in-depth understanding of what's going on now and how the markets are likely to evolve in the future. Our focus is firmly set on the M&A mid-market, analysing deals and transactions valued at between USD 10m and USD 500m.