BDO Horizons 2020

04 August 2020

Each quarter we analyse global mid-market deal activity across a number of major regions and selected sectors around the world; we offer you a satellite view of how the M&A market is evolving – and where it appears to be heading.
The full articel of austrian M&A experts please find in the report on page 31 and 53  (englisch)

DACH (Page 31)  

Mid-Market M&A activity continues downward trend.

  • Deal value and volume plummet in Q2 2020 with deal volume reaching an all- time low of just 31 deals

  • The number of PE buy-outs fall not only in volume, but also relative to the overall number and value of deals. Relative PE deal value dropped by 37.6% compared to the previous quarter

  • M&A activities in Industrials & Chemicals decreases by a third, but TMT activity remains stable. 

Consumer Business (Page 53): The acceleration of select consumer trends 

We look at a couple of examples of these trends and examine how they may drive M&A activity as we move forward through the remainder of the year and into 2021.

An increased focus on healthy lifestyles, mobility and sustainability has seen products and services addressing these key consumer needs show significant levels of growth in recent years. Cycling is one such example of a health and wellness category that has been positioned for moderate to long-term growth leading into 2020.

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Vanessa Wurmitzer
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