In a recent interview with Bloomberg Radio, Baird Managing Director and Investment Banker, Howard Lanser, shared his perspective on the finance market outlook for M&A this year. Lanser said:

"As we entered into January, there was a lot of concern of where this market was going – where was the debt fuel for the M&A market going to come from?" said Lanser. "While we’re still cautiously optimistic, as more deals come into the market, we'll get some traction. We think, perhaps, that the back-end of this quarter will accelerate pretty similar to what we saw at the end of 2015, beginning of 2016."

Listen to the full interview (7:35-12:46) here.