HORIZONS - BDO’s Global View of Mid-Market Deal Activity (Issue 2|2017)

11 May 2017

Welcome in 2017’s second edition of BDO HORIZONS, our M&A professionals review recent trends and forecast what lies ahead.

BDO's latest conference of the Americas took place in the country where one off the most significant political events of 2016 took place. As our M&A professionals gathered in Miami, we exchanged views with colleagues and clients on the impact of the new President Donald Trump in general and M&A activity in particular. In this issue, we share the results and provide forecasts for 2017.

Since the beginning of 2017 markets have honoured Mr Trump's economic growth plan, with US Indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaching a new, all-time high. But it becomes clearer as time passes that the separation of powers in the US is still functioning. The Department of Justice has limited President Trump's power several times and it appears that his action plan might not be implemented as fast as he wishes.