BDO reaches highest ever rankings in Mid-Market Global M and A

BDO  has become a global top five M&A advisor for the first time according to the latest league tables issued by Thomson Reuters. The data, which tracks deals worth up to $500m, attributes 214 deals to BDO during 2013 – up from 167 the year before when the firm was ranked at number 13.

The jump in rankings places BDO just behind some of the Big Four accountancy firms and Goldman Sachs, the investment bank, and ahead of firms such as Rothschild and Lazard.

This result is testament to our status as a leading M&A advisor to mid-market companies, private equity funds and entrepreneurs all across the globe.

Even with a backdrop year where the economy remained difficult, we completed a string of high profile transactions including the sale of UK specialist engineering company Trac Group to US-based Sequa Corporation and France-headquartered Vinci Energies on the acquisition of Mentor IMC, the global oil and gas specialist. Both of these underline our growing cross-border capabilities.

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BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO member firms. The combined fee income of all the BDO Member Firms, including the members of their exclusive alliances, was $6.45 billion in 2013. The global network provides advisory services in 144 countries, with more than 56,000 people working out of 1,264 offices worldwide.