Overall market conditions remain reasonably strong for a continued healthy dealmaking environment in the fourth quarter of 2016 and into fiscal year 2017. Companies will continue to seek ways to supplement slow organic growth by actively hunting for solid M&A opportunities that can improve margins and take advantage of potential sector synergies. These factors, combined with the availability of relatively low-cost capital to finance the deals, are just some of the key forces behind a continued desire to execute M&A transactions as a vehicle for growth and expansion.
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