Confidence in the M&A market remains near record highs. But trade and tariff issues are compelling some executives to pause their own M&A plans. The top M&A destinations of choice are countries embroiled in trade uncertainties, suggesting that those companies planning deals are actively looking to get ahead of potential geopolitical disruption. The top sectors ready to deal in the next months include advanced manufacturing, financial services, life sciences, mining and metals, oil and gas, and power and utilities. Download the full report (pdf).