Hello reader,

Welcome to the October 2020 issue of The Dealmaker.

The third quarter of 2020 sees the rebound in corporate dealmaking. In Q3, corporates and financial sponsors alike turned to the middle market to complete deals and give M&A activity its largest gain since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The outcome of the US presidential election will be a major variable for quarters to come.

Here are some of the most important M&A news we have read this month: