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  • BDO Global Family Business Focus Group

    Do family businesses across the globe have difficulty planning long-term? A new study has recently been released by the BDO Global Family Business group seeking to dispel or prove the myth that family businesses across the globe have difficulty planning long-term.

    Using a confidential online survey to obtain views on best practices in the family, ownership and business, Phase 1 of this study provides important insights into issues for family businesses and those who advise them.

    The issues covered include:

    • Do family businesses adequately plan for the future?
    • Are respondents family focused or business minded?
    • Does gender bias exist in family firms?
    • Are the 'in-laws' considered family?
    • Are current realities tomorrow's myths?
    • Overcoming the myths of family business planning

    Participation in the study provides family businesses with a greater understanding of best practices and identifies where they need to focus their attention as they plan for the future.

    BDO is encouraging all family businesses to participate in Phase 2 of the study in order to gain further insight into how firms can best overcome the typical roadblocks to an intergenerational business transition and ensure alignment of key stakeholders. To participate in the study, please contact any member of the BDO Global Family Business Group.

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  • Natural Resources
    2015 BDO Global Energy Middle Market Monitor:

    The 2015 BDO Global Energy Middle Market Monitor reviews and analyses financial data reported by 265 publicly traded middle market oil & gas companies from 25 country and international stock exchanges from 2012 to 2014. The companies analysed reported revenues up to $4.95 billion, with median revenue of $110 million. Companies were primarily traded on exchanges in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. All data was sourced through S&P Capital IQ. Click here to download the infographic summary

  • Media Talk H2 2015

    A biannual report providing insight into corporate deal activity in the media sector. In this report we review recent activity and discuss M&A trends in this sector over the upcoming months. Read more...

  • IFRS Updates 2015

    BDO has put together global insights on various amendments and standards relating to IFRS. Read more...

  • BDO Load Shedding Survey 2015

    Since 2008, when the energy crisis first hit South Africa, the country has experienced load shedding in various forms, whether it be for a few hours a week, or for several days. It is expected that this will continue into the foreseeable future while Eskom continues to upgrade our electricity infrastructure. Read more...

  • BDO International Business Compass

    In the age of globalisation, small- and medium-sized enterprises in particular face: location choices that affect entrepreneurial success.

    The BDO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPASS provides guidance, as it covers societal information for countries and draws together numerous aspects in sub-indices, regarding countries' suitability as markets and production locations. Read more...

  • BDO Global TechTalk Report: 3rd Edition

    Read BDO's latest TechTalk Report which gives a comprehensive view of global tech deal activity in Q1 2015. The research was conducted and analysed by BDO based on quarter one data from Pitch Book and The Deal. Our TECHtalk series includes region or country-specific data points across Asia (India, China, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong); EMEA (UK, Russia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway) and North America (US and Canada). For this report the research focused on the regions rather than specific countries to ensure the insights are more encompassing. Read more...

  • BDO 2015 International Telecommunications Risk Factor Report

    This report is the first comprehensive analysis of the risks in the Telecommunications sector across the world, including South Africa. Read more...

  • The changing environment for Transfer Pricing documentation

    A summary of the OECD recommendations including the latest on Country-by-Country Reporting The latest release (“Action 13: Guidance on the Implementation of Transfer Pricing Documentation and Countryby- Country Reporting”) adds details regarding implementation of Country-by-Country Reporting (CBCR). This bulletin provides an overview of the guidance on the form and content of the deliverables from the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action 13 relating to both transfer pricing documentation and CBCR. For more information or how we can help you, please contact: Roxanna Nyiri or Ferdie Schneider. Read more...


    The choice we face in considering these proposals is a difficult one. But we believe that this course can no longer be postponed' - Nhlanhla Nene, Minister of Finance, 22 October 2014, Parliament Read more...

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