from PwC’s Deals Practice
Deals ended 2016 with a flourish. Q4’s $997B of global M&A made it the year’s strongest quarter – substantially up on Q3’s $766B. But it was short of Q4 2015. And despite the hot finish, the full-year total of $1.7B also fell short of the $2.4B seen in 2015.
Pent-up demand drove the best quarter of the year for US deals, which reached $549B and volumes that neared the strongest quarters of 2014 and 2015.
Strong interest in tech companies from outside the sector will continue as manufacturers position themselves for future growth.
But what impact will a new administration have on dealmaking in other parts of the economy? Brian Levy, US Deals Industry Leader, looks at current activity and ahead in our Q4 Deals Day blog. Be sure to read our full sector reports below for more detailed findings within each industry.
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