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Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

06 November 2019

PCPI Q3 2019: ‘Steady as she goes’ for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) market with remarkably steady profile of deal volumes 

BDO’s latest analysis of deal transactions reveals a remarkably steady profile of M&A volumes throughout 2019, fluctuating by less than 3% quarter on quarter. In Q3 overall volumes rose slightly by 2.6% to 596 deals.

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PCPI blog: Why is UK manufacturing M&A so popular?

PCPI sector spotlight blog looks at the manufacturing sector dynamics and trends: “Manufacturing output is down, the economic outlook is poor, margins are being squeezed, and uncertainty weighs heavily on the sector. So why are M&A transaction volumes growing in the UK manufacturing sector?”, Roger Buckley, M&A Partner, explores the reasons driving manufacturing deal volumes.

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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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