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  • Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

    A quarterly PCPI publication from BDO.


Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

31 July 2019

PCPI Q2 2019: M&A Market remain resilient and private equity confidence abounds

As predicted last quarter, BDO’s latest analysis of M&A transactions reveals that the market saw a gentle slowing in deal volumes in Q2, with M&A activity declining by 3%. The decline was however driven by trade deals which dipped 4.7% the second quarter. Private equity activity continued to increase, rising 6.7% compared with Q1.

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PCPI blog: Why debt markets remain a borrower’s friend

PCPI sector spotlight blog looks at the debt market dynamics and trends: “Given the wide range of active lenders, it has become more important to identify the right potential partners for a particular business. Helpfully, debt funds are sitting on plenty of ‘dry powder’, so the majority of prospective borrowers can still approach the market with confidence”. Steve Carr, Debt Advisory Director, explores why debt markets remain a borrower’s friend.

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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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