From CNBC here:
“Despite a relatively soft start to the year, we are optimistic that deal activity will recover and return to prior year levels,” the PwC report said. “Defense spending increases and geopolitical factors will certainly play a part in the prevalence and magnitude of dealmaking through the rest of 2017.”
These guys will be back, you can’t keep a good warmonger down!
Even if they have to gin up a war to get some equipment smashed up it will be worth the dead humans to restore profits to a health point.