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  • Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

    A quarterly PCPI publication from BDO.


Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

30 April 2019

PCPI Q1 2019: Encouraging start to the year, with private equity fuelling the market

BDO’s latest analysis of M&A transactions reveals ongoing confidence in the market with deal volumes holding firm, PE valuations remaining robust and trade valuations only dipping slightly in the first quarter of 2019. 599 deals were recorded in Q1 2019, an increase of 7% compared with the same quarter of 2018.

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PCPI blog: Media - is winter really coming?

PCPI sector spotlight blog looks at the Media and Marketing Services market: “While technology progresses like the march of Game of Thrones’ Unsullied, the media sector continues to balance wonderful opportunities with the threat of more than just the occasional dragon”. Damian Ryan, M&A Partner, investigates the key themes in Media and Marketing Services sector M&A.

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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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