Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 8°C


East Anglia: BDO LLP tops Experian regional league table for M&A activity

13:00 13 July 2014

Keith Ferguson of BDO LLP.

Keith Ferguson of BDO LLP.


Accountants and business advisers firsm BDO LLP as been named as the top financial adviser in East Anglia in the latest Experian Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Activity League Table.

BDO, which includes an office in Ipswich, completed eight deals during the first half of 2014 with a combined value of more than £60million.

Keith Ferguson, the firm’s M&A partner in East Anglia, said: “This heartening result in the highly respected Experian League Table is clear evidence that we are a very strong force in the East Anglian market place.

“There is more optimism in the region and we are witnessing growing numbers of ambitious companies wanting to grow through acquisition. The main driver of deal volumes is the manufacturing sector, followed by wholesale and retail.” BDO has offices in Ipswich, Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Cambridge.”

The report reveals that the main industry involved in M&A deals during the first half of this year was Manufacturing, accounting for 42.77% of transactions, followed by Wholesale, Retail and Repair (22.64%), with Financial Services a close third (20.75%).

Manufacturing was top top by value, being responsible for £1.85bn worth of transactions, representing 57.48% of the total value of East Anglian deals. There was a rise of 39% in mid market (£10m to £100m) transactions with an increase from 18 deals in 2013 to 25. Deal values also increased at a similar rate of 46%, from £559m to £818m.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Firefighters in Ipswich were called to tackle a fire that had broken out across three garages in Richmond Road this afternoon.

Two speeding motorists who admitted driving at 130mph in Suffolk have been disqualified from driving.

Suffolk police officers are attempting to trace a group seen talking to Corrie McKeague at a pizza takeaway on the night of his disappearance.

Traffic delays on the A14 near the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich have been caused by a crash involving a lorry and a car.

An abandoned van has been seized by police searching for missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague, aged 23.

A four-month-old baby was snatched from his mother’s arms by the family dog and mauled to death, an inquest has heard.

A man in his 30s is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash Stowmarket last night.

A video of the last ever sighting of Corrie McKeague has been released, as four weeks pass with no new leads.

One of the last few veterans of the ill-fated Arnhem campaign in 1944 has died after a short illness at the age of 96.

British Gas has been forced to backtrack after repeatedly billing a 91-year-old great-grandmother for hundreds of pounds more than she owed.

Most read

Most commented


Show Job Lists

Topic pages


Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24