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M&A Insights

Explore the drivers of deals and value across a wide range of sectors and industries.

See below our most recent articles and reports, which explore key sector dynamics, alongside specific advice for different groups of investors, and how to find the right deal for your business. All the articles are written by members of our M&A team, the most active advisor in the market*.

To the right, you will find links to key quarterly reports. Our PCPI report tracks multiples paid for private UK companies while the global Horizons report analyses mid-market deal activity around the world. Our Corporate Finance Market update covers regular transaction activity and our experts’ opinions on the latest market trends. For further sector-focused M&A insights, click here.

*Pitchbook league tables


Read our latest insights:

M&A activity in the recruitment sector continues apace, against a heated job market. Read our M&A Mid-year Market snapshot.

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In the latest publication in our BDO Circular Economy Series, Investment into the UK circular economy, we consider the changing attitude of private equity, venture capital investors and debt funders towards Circular Economy businesses.

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The Leisure & Hospitality industry has once again demonstrated its resilience and ability to recover from the pandemic and is on a strong footing to meet any new challenges. Partner, Harry Stoakes, looks ahead at what we can expect from the market in the second half of 2022.

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As a founder embarking on your first fundraise from an institution or angel group, you will be expected to have prepared a financial model. This article will guide you through the key elements of your financial model and how to build it ‘investor ready’ to support a successful fundraise.

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Over the last two months consumer confidence has weakened. Inflation and rising interest rates are hitting consumer discretionary spend. Many retailers are reconsidering their stock levels. Combined with significant cost inflation, this has reduced demand and pushed down container shipping prices.

In the container market update we provide regular updates on the shipping markets and supply chain issues to help assess company valuations and cash flow.

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Featuring valuable input from industry leaders and the Construction Products Association, our latest insights publication looks at the key themes that are shaping the Building Products & Services sector and what they mean for M&A globally and in the UK.

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The M&A market is currently buoyant, but how long will this last? If you’re considering a sale or fund-raising, now is the time to ensure your business is in stellar shape to secure optimum success; there are dark clouds on the horizon and investors will be wary.

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Partners, Jamie Austin and Gurpal Ahluwalia outline reasons to consider investing in life sciences and the supporting pharmaceutical services.

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Key themes that are shaping the food and drink manufacturing industry and what this means for M&A.

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Discover the deal activity levels across the UK manufacturing sector and identify the subsectors experiencing the highest volumes.

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