M&A Market Snapshot Q2’ 2018

This industry report provides an overview of M&A activity during Q2’ 2018, including transaction multiples, private equity transaction data and notable transactions.

While the aggregate dollar volume increased 54.6% from Q1 2018, the number of transactions announced decreased approximately 7.8%.

M&A activity continued to benefit from the Trump Administration’s tax reform policies. Higher corporate valuations continued to be subject to greater market volatility in the first half of the year. Following relatively low domestic M&A activity in 2017 and the first half of 2018, it is expected that the number of deals and deal volume will accelerate during the second half of 2018.