I am the optimist. While trade deals cloud the future, there is cash in companies as a result of the tax cut. On balance, I think the deal pace will pick up in the third quarter.
How will deal volume change in the second half of 2018?
We keep seeing a lot of the same deals in the marketplace and there does not appear to be a lot of deals being done right now. Can we expect this slow pace to continue for the entire year or are there reasons to believe that activity will pick up?