M&A Market Snapshot
Q3’ 2017 merger and acquisition activity was below the levels experienced in 2016, but slightly above Q2’ 2017 levels. Merger and acquisition volume amounted to $351.3 billion in Q3’ 2017, up about 14.3% from the prior quarter. Deal count also increased during the same period, albeit at a lower rate of 6.5%. Year-to-date volume and deal count in 2017 also lags comparative year-to-date activity in 2016.