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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.

The first quarter built on trends observed in 2017, with middle-market borrowers benefiting from improved pricing, leverage, and terms as demand continued to outpace supply.

Mega-IPOs and high-profile technology offerings drove the highest IPO fundraising levels since mid-2014.

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.

Ongoing material substitution trends, combined with increasing M&A activity by financial sponsors, created a very favorable environment for sellers across the specialty materials sector in 2017.

As publicly traded packaging companies look to generate growth to support robust valuations and financial sponsors seek to invest in assets that should be less affected by a potential economic slowdown, M&A activity in the packaging industry has increased significantly over the last several years.

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