BDO Horizons 2019 - Issue 4

November 2019

Each quarter BDO analyzes global mid-market deal activity across a number of major regions and selected sectors around the world offering you a satellite view of how the M&A market is evolving – and where it appears to be heading.

It includes commentary on recent trends, predictions for the coming year and forecasts of sector activity through a heat chart which predicts the most active sectors for company sales. Whether you are active on the buy or sell side or just alert to the latest opportunities, Horizons will provide you with invaluable insights into where and why investment is flowing, giving you more of the mid-market knowledge and insight you need. 

In issue 4 of 2019, BDO took a close look at Germany and the reasons why the country continues to offer significant opportunities, while also providing commentary on:

  • Global view – With lower deal volumes, when does a short-term trend become the new reality?
  • Special feature – Germany: in depth analysis and investment outlook
  • North America – Continued global and political uncertainty slows M&A 
  • Latin America – M&A value recovers slightly, fostered by PE activity
  • UK & Ireland – Brexit uncertainty bites as deal activity drops to lowest level in 10 years
  • China – Geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainties impact deal making
  • Financial Services – Special focus on sustainable finance
  • Energy – Turning the spotlight on sector coupling with hydrogen

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