BDO Capital Business Services Q1 2021 M&A Market Update

February 2021


Following strong transaction volume in 2019, M&A activity returned to healthy levels in the second half of 2020 despite COVID-19 headwinds. 2020 transaction volume continued to be driven by overarching market themes, including low cost of capital, globalization of market share and the desire to offset low organic growth. These market influencers are expected to remain prevalent to drive M&A activity through Q1 2021.