The recent stock market correction drew everyone’s attention. But within a prolonged bull market run, M&A deal makers took the public market blip in stride. Putting things in perspective, we have experienced over 1,000 days since the last correction (i.e., a drop of 10%+). In that context, this was an expected speed bump – and probably overdue. Regardless, the fluctuation in public equities has had no bearing on the M&A market. We continue to experience a robust environment with deal volume up 11% in the first half of 2014.