President Donald Trump could play a significant role in boosting M&A deal flow in 2017, according to PwC's U.S. deals leader Bob Saada. Saada said Trump's plans to roll back regulation and increase repatriation of money tied up overseas should be a boon to M&A, as companies can invest less in compliance and instead focus on growth. 

Saada's bullishness comes after a strong year for M&A activity in 2016. The value of technology deals in 2016 reached $323.5 billion, a record high, PwC data shows.

One of the most notable tech deals last year, Saada said, was Microsoft's (MSFT) acquisition of LinkedIn (LNKD) . 

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