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BDO takes the top spot in the Mergermarket accountant league tables

24 January 2020

BDO is delighted to be named as the top financial due diligence provider by deal volumes in the UK, according to the latest Mergermarket House League Table results. 

This accolade reinforces our market position as the UK’s leading financial adviser to fast-growing entrepreneurial businesses and follows a strong year of deals. 261 transactions were completed in 2019 with a combined value of more than £10bn. The highest proportion of these were in the Healthcare & Education, Technology & Media and Real Estate sectors.

Commenting on the result, Chris Grove, Head of Transaction Services at BDO, said: “Despite a challenging economic and political backdrop, we have had a strong year across our transaction services business, further enhanced by being named the top financial due diligence provider in the UK.

“I’d like to congratulate our people across the UK for this truly great result. Their talent and commitment to quality, combined with the close relationships they build with their clients and colleagues, have contributed to our success.

“Our profession isn’t solely about numbers. Our clients buy our people, which is why we continue to prioritise investment in them. Together, we’ve created a leading transaction services team advising entrepreneurial businesses – but also a team that can confidently challenge its larger competitors. We relish the challenges our clients give us, and are grateful for the trust they place in us.”

BDO’s Transaction Services teams globally completed 426 deals with a combined value of $24.7bn and maintained 4th most active financial due diligence adviser position worldwide and 5th most active in Europe in the latest Mergermarket league table results.  

Chris Grove added: “With our international team continuing to grow we can provide clients with the expertise and market intelligence they need, wherever in the world they are or want to be. I hope the start of a new decade will see a continuing theme of cross border deals activity.”

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