BDO Horizons 2021 - Issue 3

In Issue 3 of 2021 we take a close look to an M&A world back to levels pre-COVID-19.

The most striking trend is the growth and growth of private equity led M&A since the onset of the pandemic. Private equity deal volume has gained share and aggregate deal value is breaking all records with in excess of USD 54m in the first quarter of the year and represents now 30% of all deal value.

As a global organisation with operations in most countries, we have been able to see how COVID-19 has affected sectors and regions differently by keeping in regular touch with our colleagues. This issue brings you up to date commentary on deal activity levels, active sectors and regions and provides in-depth analysis on potential activity in the next few months. 

  • Global view – Record levels of cash continue to be deployed in the M&A recovery 
  • Special feature – Are SPACs here to stay?
  • Real Estate – Local knowledge and ESG hold the key to real estate success
  • Technology Mid-Market – Who will become the Microsoft Teams of healthcare technology?

In a global market of bewildering activity and endless choices, we provide some of the context necessary to navigate it.