Welcome to the last issue of Horizons for 2022.
Our global and regional analysis continues seeing M&A practitioners busy, but global deal activity has gone down to pre-COVID-19 levels. Private Equity has continued to make up a larger proportion of completed deals at levels that are higher to pre-COVID, both in volume and value. The special article of this Horizons edition is a taster of the latest BDO USA Private Equity survey, which highlights ESG’s role as a prime contributor to value creation.
In the UK and Ireland, Katharine Byrne, Head of BDO Ireland Corporate Finance reports:
- Slowdown in both trade and PE deals
- TMT sector still the most active
- Political crisis in the UK adds risk of distressed transactions.
In our sector view, we look at Real Estate, Natural Resources and TMT. Our Real Estate experts comment on whether central banks fight against inflation will send the market into recession. In natural Resources, the energy crisis is driving investment and renewables. And, finally, on TMT investment and M&A point to next-generation upskilling and Edtech solutions.
Download the full report for more information on markets across the globe.
Content adapted from BDO Global.