BDO Deal Advisor Digest

December 2018


An offering from BDO’s Corporate Finance & Deal Advisory Team

In our quarterly Deal Advisor Digest, our team of advisors analyze deal activity to provide strategic insights on M&A trends, economic indicators and market predictions, industry-specific opportunities, and practical transaction tips for corporate dealmakers and executives.

IN THIS ISSUE: Tax & Trade Trigger Deal Decisions

From broad sweeping reform to daily news on trade negotiations and tariff threats, both factors are weighing on executives and dealmakers. However, they are having divergent effects on the M&A environment. We explore recent deal results and the impact of tax and trade in this report.
Additional insights include:

  • North American middle-market M&A activity review
  • Industry spotlight – technology tops, while other sectors wait and see
  • Transaction tips for buyers and sellers to assess tax and trade changes