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Mergers & Acquisitions

Strategic advice from purchase to sale.

Experts in your corner for each stage of a deal

Completing a business acquisition or selling a business can be an arduous and complicated process. But it can also be highly lucrative. No matter how big or small the merger and acquisition (M&A) deal—or whether you are a private or public company—BDO’s M&A team can help ensure a successful transaction. With access to global networks and extensive expertise across industries, BDO has solutions to assist with the transactional challenges faced by business owners.

We work closely with our clients to understand their objectives and approach each engagement with a dedicated commitment to client service and a professional process, providing guidance and continuous communication at every stage. Our services include acquisition strategy development and execution, preparing for a sale, divestitures, vendor due diligence, and more.

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Selling your business: 3 accounting pitfalls to avoid

When selling your business, potential buyers will use your financial information to assess your company—and later to integrate your financial statements into their own books. Accounting issues can delay or even cancel your sale. Familiarize yourself with common accounting pitfalls that can impact your sale.

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Know your worth: how to value a business

Truly understanding the worth of your business requires going much deeper than anecdotal deal information or gut instinct. Obtaining a formal valuation is key to thriving in today's changing market.

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Legal considerations when selling a business

Legal advice is essential when selling your business, but the paperwork can get complicated. We help you understand the customary transaction documents you can expect to see throughout a purchase and sale process.

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Our Mergers & Acquisitions services are in your industry

PE firms must be able to predict and react quickly to changing circumstances—from high competition for deals to economic uncertainty—to align strategic vision with growth goals. Find out how.

Applying innovation—including data analytics, machine learning, and robotics—to help your manufacturing business prioritize and tackle the demanding challenges and key concerns.

Supporting the complex governance, risk, and compliance needs of your financial services business so you can focus on your bottom line.

Helping your business meet high consumer expectations and growing demands for convenience while still reducing costs and boosting profit.

Reliable information and guidance to manage evolving regulations, new business models, and emerging technology trends to stay ahead of the curve.

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Our Tax teams advise clients on complex tax matters in Canada and abroad. Drawing on deep experience, we help clients meet regulatory obligations, reduce tax burdens, and navigate complex regulations around the world.

The lean finance departments of today require external support, knowledge, and experience. Whether it's investors, management, or auditors who need accurate financial reporting to make informed decisions, BDO's Accounting Advisory professionals communicate the facts that matter and why they matter, simply and clearly.

When your business faces defining moments including business transformations, periods of growth, navigating recovery, and M&A transactions, significant value is at stake. We can provide engaged and hands-on professionals to help improve your value and guide you through the triggers of value creation—from revenue decline to market disruptions.

When you're entering a complex deal, the right information at the right time is critical to ensure quality investment decisions. By conducting thorough research, impartial analysis, and in-depth due diligence, BDO's Transaction Services professionals can provide the insight and data your business needs to make strategic decisions, no matter the complexity or size of the deal.

Our Mergers & Acquisitions services support the stage your business is in

Growth strategies designed to match your business model, your goals, and your expectations.

Grow, expand & acquire

Seamlessly transition your enterprise through three critical stages: succession planning, valuation optimization, and a strategic transaction.

Exit, transition & sell

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