PwC’s Mid-year Deals Outlook: Slow start, but still active

June 21, 2016


Mid-year-outlookCan we expect a dealmaking turnaround in 2016?

Dealmaking significantly subsided in the first half of 2016 following a very active year. Equity market volatility, gaps between buyer and seller valuation expectations in certain industries, choppy debt markets, and political, regulatory and global economic uncertainty all contributed to the first half slowdown. Through the first five months of the year, both US deal value and volume were down approximately 40 percent and 20 percent, respectively, compared to the same period in 2015.

But will the slow start grind to a halt in the second half?

Read the full report to find out>


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Colin Wittmer

Deals Leader, PwC US Email

Curt Moldenhauer

Deals Solutions Leader, PwC US Tel: +1 (408) 817 5726 Email: curt.moldenhauer@pwc.com