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  • Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

    A quarterly PCPI publication from BDO.


Private Company Price Index (PCPI)

30 January 2019

PCPI Q4 2018: M&A surges in Q4, dealmaking appetite remains strong

The resilience of buyers and dealmakers has defied prevailing economic and political uncertainties with a flurry of deals to close 2018. BDO’s PCPI/PEPI report shows that deal volumes were up by 21% in the final quarter of 2018 with a total of 748 deal completions.

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PCPI blog: Will PE on average pay 5% more for your business?

PCPI sector spotlight blog looks at the Private Equity (PE) market: “Every so often the average multiples paid by PE houses for businesses exceed the FTSE All Share index, and now is one of those times. What does this mean and why is it happening now? Do PE funds believe they are immune to Brexit?”, Jamie Austin, M&A Partner & Head of Private Equity, investigates the factors that are driving M&A confidence in PE.

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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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