Deal Optimism 2017 Report: M&A Dealmakers Brace for Interesting Days Ahead

Deal Optimism 2017 Report: M&A Dealmakers Brace for Interesting Days Ahead

Firmex surveyed 316 dealmakers including investment bankers, brokers and legal counsel to gauge their optimism for the year ahead.

M&A professionals get ready to run throughout 2017

As of May 1, there are 244 days left in 2017. If you’re involved in M&A, you may be wondering what the remainder of the year has in store for you and your business, and how busy you’ll be.

Firmex surveyed 316 dealmakers including investment bankers, brokers and legal counsel to gauge their optimism for the year ahead. The resulting M&A report Deal Optimism 2017 suggests that we’re in for a busy year in M&A.  

Despite uncertainties including the impact of a new administration in Washington, the aftershocks of Brexit and the potential economic instability a divorcée Europe presents, the M&A professionals who shared their insights with Firmex anticipate more deals this year than in 2016.

In fact, the majority of respondents said they have already seen an active Q1. While deal performance was stronger across all sectors, Technology (Hardware), and Software Services led the pack. But will dealmaking activity continue to ramp up throughout the rest of this year?

Read the Report

To learn about the disparate but entwined factors that promise an interesting year in the mergers and acquisitions sphere and why optimism prevails among the dealmakers surveyed, read the full report.