News From The Middle

Q4 2016

Year-to-date (YTD) through Q3 2016, we have seen a 16% decline in deal volume, largely driven by an unexpectedly quiet Q1.  The always entertaining Presidential Election contributed to interim market volatility and mixed economic sentiment.  The dynamic of an expected Clinton victory fueled a year-end rush to get deals over the finish line ahead of anticipated increases in the capital gains tax.