Market Weekly: Jan 1 Jan 5 2018


M&A activity declined for the second straight year in the US in 2017 to 5,326 deals valuing $1.26T compared to 5,325 deals valuing $1.5T in 2016.
US share of the global M&A was the lowest since 2012 at 40.2% down from 45.5% last year.
Potential market correction and unwinding of central bank balance sheets may keep the M&A activity contracting for the next 12 months.