• Industries

Consumer business

Consumer business

BDO’s consumer business expertise combines the retail, tourism, leisure and hospitality industries.

The retail and wholesale sector have been at the heart of BDO's client base for many years. We focus our full suite of core services on the needs of the country-centric retailer/wholesaler that is taking its first steps into international markets and where ownership and management are intrinsically linked. The growth and development of BDO’s international tax practice and business outsourcing offerings have allowed us to develop our service proposition to the major multinationals within the sector. Over the years, we have had the privilege to support clients throughout all stages of growth, from start-up, through first finance raising and on to private equity ownership and listing on a public exchange.

BDO has significant experience in the sports & fitness and travel & tourism industries, working with international businesses across restaurants and hotels. We have a thorough understanding of the sector as a whole and a deep level of expertise in each industry area. The services we provide to our clients include business and risk assurance, tax planning, corporate finance assistance, performance improvement advice and personal wealth management, and our success are directly linked to the personal relationships we build with them.

As more and more groups in the tourism and leisure sector look to expand overseas, BDO can help them to work through the options available to them – be it a joint venture, acquisition or open a branch or operate a franchise. Our experts ensure that when our client expand their businesses overseas, they have planned for the most efficient tax structures and have the necessary knowledge on the ground.

Financial services

Financial services

Changing regulations. Heightened scrutiny. Increasing competition. The financial services industry is under pressure in several key ways. From hedge funds struggling with new industry pronouncements to insurance agencies grappling with cyber-security concerns, companies across every segment of the industry are facing a host of challenges. And many have both financial and operational implications for their businesses.
 
BDO’s Financial Services Practice draws on deep industry experience to help clients navigate a changing and highly competitive industry. Our professionals deliver audit, tax, and consulting services to a wide range of financial institutions, asset managers, broker-dealers, and insurance companies. We provide proactive guidance and value-added services to our clients, including comprehensive compliance and litigation support services.
 
Across all of these segments, BDO brings an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the financial services industry, and the unique challenges facing our clients’ businesses. And backed by a global network spanning 154 countries and territories, we can address both domestic and international needs. 

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

In recent years, manufacturers have developed their position to cope with the threats from low cost emerging countries and they now aspire to provide excellent service, supported by extensive R&D and innovation. Manufacturers have increasingly used the low cost emerging economies as part of their business strategy and many are now developing active positions in these new world markets.

We have an excellent understanding of the issues affecting the manufacturing sector and this focus enables us to tailor the wide range of bespoke services we offer in the network and to apply our skills and knowledge to help our manufacturing clients achieve their objectives.

Professional Services

Professional Services

The professional services sector is facing a period of rapid change, and many professional services firms are facing new challenges driven by the downturn in the economy.  With clients demanding excellent service delivery as well as value for money, businesses must strive to deliver top quality service while at the same time making prudent use of their resources. 

BDO’s clients come from many different professions - including law firms, surveyors, architects, management consultants and recruitment consultants – and we have a strong reputation as a leading adviser in this sector.

Our professional services experts across the world can advise you on not only how to cope with a rapidly changing business environment, but to gain positive advantage from it. Our services include ownership advice, ensuring regulatory compliance, tax minimisation and partnership dispute resolution.

Real Estate & Construction

Real Estate & Construction

BDO’s global real estate and construction team is available to collaborate with you, wherever you do business. Our best-in-class people utilise the resources and global footprint of our cross-border network to give you key audit, tax, and consultative advice, as well as risk management, transaction services, corporate finance, direct taxation, GST/VAT and forensic services. By staying focussed on your issues and opportunities, we can help you navigate the challenges of our dynamic industry efficiently and with confidence.

Our experienced local teams will take the time to get to know you and your real estate business. Whether you are a developer, an investor or a fund manager, we will deliver tailored, commercially focussed and technically proficient solutions to you as a client active in one of the world’s largest and most important industries.

Technology, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications

Technology, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications

Just as technology rapidly evolves, so too does the sector. Speed, responsiveness and flexibility can be make-or-break for a company at any stage of its lifecycle, especially when moving into new territories. 

We enable you to meet the many challenges of international expansion, avoiding the hazards while seizing those short-lived opportunities. We combine our extensive knowledge of this sector with an in-depth understanding of your goals and vision, so we can help you to achieve them in the most efficient ways.