Companies continued to open up their wallets for M&A in the second quarter of 2018.
In the first half of 2018, there were 16 transactions of $10 billion or more involving a U.S. company, according to data compiled by TheStreet's sister publication The Deal.
Here's a quick recap.
Notable 2Q Deals
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. made a play for Envision Healthcare Corp. (EVHC) for $9.9 billion.
Notable Deals Hanging In the Balance
Walt Disney Co.'s (DIS - Get Report) continued wins in its pursuit of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (FOX) over Comcast Corp. (CMCSA - Get Report) shows the deal is progressing. Earlier this week, Disney's proposed merger was approved by the Department of Justice with one caveat -- Fox must sell 22 regional sports networks.
Here's what Cigna's CEO David Cordani told TheStreet about the deal.
Who Won the M&A Advisory Game In 2Q?
Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GS - Get Report) advised on the most deals in the second quarter with a total of 69. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM - Get Report) took second place with 53. And Morgan Stanley (MS - Get Report) was in third with 49 deals.