Through the first half of 2018 deal momentum was robust, with deal value and volume significantly outpacing 2017. After a strong Q2 2018 where deal value eclipsed $42 billion, deal volumes in Industrial Manufacturing returned to more normal levels, contributing to $35 billion of additional deal value in the second half of 2018. Overall, 2018 deal value was $97 billion, an 11% increase compared to 2017 fueled by more megadeals. Deal volume significantly dropped off in the second half of 2018 resulting in part from geopolitical uncertainty, downward GDP growth concerns in the US and China as well as volatility in stock markets.
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