Effective dealmakers know that optimal M&A dealmaking requires deep knowledge of the latest market data and trends in deal terms, but the terms of most M&A deals are undisclosed. A large portion of this previously undisclosed data is now available in the recently released 2017 SRS Acquiom M&A Deal Terms Study. This study analyzes 795 private-target acquisitions with approximately $139 billion in value that closed from 2013 through 2016 in which SRS Acquiom provided professional and financial services. The Study’s findings are representative of U.S. private-target acquisitions (merger, stock and asset deals) that are generally not required under SEC rules to be publicly disclosed. The database is especially germane to professionals involved in middle market M&A. The study includes deals by public, private, financial and foreign buyers.