M&A activity off to a slow start

30th April, 2017

Brexit has dampened the M&A market. The third quarter 2016 was slow and while the final quarter saw a pick-up in activity, it was still down on the same period the previous year.

Katharine Byrne, corporate finance partner with BDO, said: “As confidence returns, you would expect an upturn, but 2017 got off to a slow start with only 113 mid-market deals completed in the first quarter, the quietest period since 2009. This was...

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