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  • Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

    A quarterly publication


Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

01 August 2018

PCPI Q2 2018: Strong M&A market: The feel good factor continues

BDO’s PCPI/PEPI report shows the second quarter of 2018 saw 642 deals complete, a notable increase from last quarter’s 560 deals and a rise of 7% compared with Q2 2017.

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PCPI blog: Recovering from 2017: 3 reasons Life Sciences M&A is returning to growth

Mark Andrews looks at the Life Sciences sector: “Was 2017 a freak year that briefly interrupted the upward trend in the Life Sciences M&A activity? Is this renewed strong activity here to stay?”, Mark Andrews, M&A Assistant Director, investigates three specific factors that are driving M&A confidence in Life Sciences.

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About PCPI

Each quarter we collect data surrounding Enterprise Value (EV) to Earnings Before Interest Tax Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA) multiples. The Index tracks the EV to EBITDA multiples paid by trade and private equity buyers when purchasing UK private companies.

We examine this market data and compare it with historic data to identify key trends. We draw on our long experience of running the PCPI and our sector-specific expertise to predict future market trends.

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