M&A pros polled in December reported growth in deal flow but at a slower pace than in November, according to the Mid-Market M&A Conditions Index (MACI), a barometer created by Mergers & Acquisitions and sponsored by PwC. (See related graphic.)

Separately, Thomson Reuters numbers based on completed deals also indicated that December did not deliver the tax-fueled year-end boost of the past few years. 

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