Dealmakers polled in October report a modest pickup in activity from the previous month, based on the Mid-Market M&A Conditions Index (MACI), a new barometer created by Mergers & Acquisitions and sponsored by global professional services firm PwC.

The MACI is a diffusion index. Readings above 50 indicate an expansion in M&A activity and readings below 50 indicate a contraction. A reading of 50 indicates there was no change month-to-month. The further from 50 a reading is, the stronger the indicated change.

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