Driven by corporate divestitures and aided by increased availability of credit, middle-market M&A rose in June, according to the most recent readings of Mergers & Acquisitions’ M&A Conditions Index (MACI).

The composite score for the MACI was 52.3 in June, up from 48.7 in May. Signed letters of intent, however, remained in contraction, suggesting that there are still obstacles to closing deals. And the short-term outlook was mired by uncertainty about politics in the U.S. and beyond, according to the Mid-Market Pulse (MMP).

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