• Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

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Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

01 February 2018

PCPI Q4 2017: A healthy Q4 for M&A and a positive 2018 outlook

BDO’s PCPI/PEPI report shows the M&A market has closed a great year of deals, peaking with a further 657 deals completed in Q4 across trade (555) and private equity (102).

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PCPI blog: 2017 review: two positive trends and the one thing that always really matters

Helen O’Kane takes a look at the healthcare sector:

“Will specialist healthcare M&A continue to drive forward in 2018, building on the positive trends in 2017? And how important to a successful transaction is the quality of care provided? These are the questions addressed by Helen O’Kane, M&A Managing Director and Healthcare and Education specialist, in her article on the care sector.”

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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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