Even by recent standards, 2018 has been a remarkable year for M&A. Figures from Thomson Reuters reveal that dealmaking in the first six months of the year hit $2.5tn, the highest figure since it began documenting transactions almost 40 years ago. 

That this bull run should coincide with a period of intense geopolitical instability is testament to the enduring power of M&A to drive growth, alongside broader business trends such as digital transformation and the ready availability of finance. But executing deals in the current climate is more challenging than ever, particularly at the top end of the market.

Watch our co-heads of global M&A Bruce Embley and Matthew Herman, discuss how to navigate the changing deal landscape successfully.