M&A Report: Deal Optimism 2017
It’s impossible to talk about the year ahead without uttering the name of everyone’s favourite reality television dealmaker: Trump. A few months in, the 45th President of the United States has already proven himself to be a harbinger of change. But what that change looks like is anyone’s guess.
Uncertainty looms. Optimism surrounding the potentially pro-business Trump administration is offset by mixed-views on antitrust legislation. Add to this the aftershock of Brexit and the economic instability a divorcée Europe presents. Then weigh that against the potential return to form for the fractured energy sector and the ramping up of deals in this space. All these disparate but tightly entwined factors promise an interesting year in the dealmaking sphere.