• Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

    A quarterly publication


Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

17 May 2017

PCPI Q1 2017 - M&A confidence in 2017 remains, despite slow start in the first quarter

BDO’s PCPI/PEPI report shows that whilst confidence for 2017 remains high, deal volumes are down with 549 deals closing in the first quarter, the lowest seen since Q2 2015.

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PCPI blog: Three reasons for optimism in UK retail

BDO’s Head of M&A Retail and Consumer, Nicola Sartori, looks at three exciting deals that have encouraged her to be optimistic about this key sector and shares the lessons that investors, in the UK and oversees, can learn from those details.

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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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