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Strategic acquirers and financial sponsors are aggressively targeting companies that can convert imagery and data into actionable insights for military, governmental, and commercial users.

Borrower-friendly conditions continued to define middle-market leveraged finance activity in the second quarter. Thanks to strong investor demand and intense competition among lenders, issuers benefited from improved pricing, leverage, and terms.

Conversion to differentiated, highly engineered products has led to heightened M&A activity across the building technologies sector, including LED lighting and flooring.

The historically low volatility of 2017 gave way to heightened levels throughout the first half of 2018. But that didn’t stop IPO, follow-on, and convertible debt activity from accelerating in the second quarter. 

While M&A and debt markets continue to strengthen, financial sponsors are modeling for an economic downturn during their upcoming holding periods. This tension has led to increased interest in noncyclical industries and created some interesting dynamics in today's dealmaking landscape.

Looking to capitalize on growing pet populations and the humanization of animals, CPG companies are using M&A activity to tap into the pet industry’s growth.

Faced with an unprecedented and growing pilot shortage, the U.S. military is expanding its outsourcing of aggressor support training and other forms of pilot training, transport, ISR, and other services, leading to intense M&A interest in these companies from potential acquirers.

The Small Business Credit Availability Act is poised to reverse the multiyear downward trend in issuance activity by BDCs—and free up more capital to be put to work in the already competitive middle-market lending landscape.

At the recent P3 Conference & Expo, the Trump administration’s push for a massive infrastructure spending plan sparked new conversations about infrastructure services opportunities and public-private partnerships playing a bigger role in the delivery of new projects.

Testing, inspection, and certification companies were the most active in 2017, while the engineering and construction vertical saw several transformative acquisitions.

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