• BDO Horizons 2017 - Issue 2

BDO Horizons 2017 - Issue 2

08 May 2017

In 2017's second edition of BDO Horizons, our Mergers & Acquisitions professionals review recent trends and forecast what lies ahead.

Looking back on Q1 2017, we can determine that political uncertaintly caused a slowdown in M&A deal-making.This resulted in the weakest quarter since Q1 2013.

Our BDO Heat Chart clarifies that investors postponed deals due to ongoing political and economic uncertainty. The number of potential deals has massively increased during the first quarter. This makes us confident that -assuming no major political or economic surprises take place- some of the held-back deals will go ahead, resulting in a stronger upcoming quarter.