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Horizons Q3 2019

12 November 2019

UK & Ireland: Brexit uncertainty bites as deal activity drops to lowest level in 10 years

Welcome to Horizons Q3 2019 edition, in which BDO M&A professionals around the world present their insights on mid-market deal activity and trends.

With only 104 mid-market transactions completed in UK & Ireland in Q3 2019, this represented the lowest level of reported activity in 10 years. The drop in deal-making activity has been entirely across trade deals, as corporate buyers continue to take a very cautious approach to investment, with many buyers stalling M&A activity pending the outcome of Brexit.

Horizons issue 3 of 2019 also contains:

  • Various M&A activity reports from around the globe
  • Spotlight on Germany – In depth analysis and investment outlook
  • Sector views:
    • Financial services – Special focus on sustainable finance
    • Energy – Turning the spotlight on sector coupling with hydrogen

Download the full report

About BDO Horizons

Each quarter we analyse 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 expert commentary on recent trends, predictions for the coming year and forecasts of sector activity through our 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 a global market of bewildering activity and endless choices, we provide some of the context necessary to navigate it.

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