Financial Deals to Accelerate in 2018 Amid Continued Consolidation

According to our Global Transactions Forecast, we anticipate that global M&A values in the financial sector will rise to USD 616 billion in 2018, up 25% from USD 462 billion in 2017. Similarly global IPO values will grow nearly 40% to USD 84 billion, led by FinTech unicorns raising capital for disruption, many of which will be Asian based.