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Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

05 February 2020

PCPI Q4 2019: ‘Time for a little perspective’ as Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) transaction volumes decline in Q4

BDO’s latest analysis of M&A transactions shows that deal volumes were down by 13.8% from Q3 with a total of 514 transactions completing in the final quarter of 2019. The picture was the same across trade and private equity, with trade volumes declining by 13.3% to 423 deals, and private equity transactions dropping by 15.7% to 91.

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PCPI blog: Why investors should look at boutique gyms and competitive socialising

PCPI sector spotlight blog looks at the alternative leisure sector dynamics and trends. Boutique gyms and competitive socialising venues continue to capture the wallets of consumers and are being hotly assessed by operators, investors, advisors and banks alike. In a response to rising demand, the market has seen a swathe of new entrants across the UK. Leisure M&A team explores if these trends are set to last and will they provide long term shareholder growth?

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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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