We present the ICIS Top Mergers & Acquisitions, comprising a listing of the top global deals competed in 2016, along with extensive coverage of the M&A market outlook.

The three listings are by closing date (starting from most recent in 2016), by price and by sales of the target business.

The most recent proposed HuntsmanClariant merger of equals is an interesting case. Much like the imminent closing of DowDuPont, there appears to be little overlap and vertical integration. Investors appear sceptical, judging from the action in Huntsman's and Clariant's stock prices but time will tell.

Investment bankers expect a robust M&A market going forward as demand for assets remains high. 2017 is poised to break records in deal-making.