Merrill Corporation in association with ACG Global presents a study based on an online survey followed by in-depth interviews with M&A dealmakers to gain insight into the latest trends in M&A transactions and outlook for the remainder of 2016.
Last year was a stellar year for M&A. According to KPMG, by year end, $4.7 trillion of global deals were signed, topping 2007’s previous record for deal value. Overall, total value rose 30.5 percent over last year, despite the fact that deal volume declined from 17,397 deals in 2014 to 16,837 in 2015.
Can we expect deal flow to follow at the same pace in 2016? How do corporates and financial investors view the state of M&A activity in the coming year? This survey report outlines the current trends in middle market M&A and what’s in the pipeline for the remainder of the year as seen from the perspective of M&A dealmakers.