BDO Capital Business Services Q3 2020 M&A Market Update

December 2020


Following strong transaction volume in 2019, M&A activity returned to healthy levels in the third quarter of 2020 after COVID-19 headwinds stalled activity in the first half of the year. Current transaction activity is being driven by revived 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 year-end.