By  on January 2, 2019

With an increase in cash on corporate balance sheets from last year’s tax reform, expect deal flow activity to accelerate in 2019.

Brien Rowe, an investment banker at D.A. Davidson, said, “We are seeing positive impacts of tax decisions by the Trump administration, and that is playing into a robust market. We ended 2018 with no signs of abatement. The conversations I have had with corporate management and private equity funds — they are making long-term decisions on acquisitions that [many will hold for] three, five and 10 years — suggest that there’s not a whole lot of change.…We see 2019 as a strong year for mergers and acquisitions activity.”

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