Despite election uncertainty, M&A activity in the US has broken records surpassing the high levels seen in 2015. But deals in the film and entertainment industry have seen the biggest boom, due to the acquisition of Time Warner by AT&T with a deal value $105.045bn. Further transactions include NBC Universal Media acquisition of DreamWorks, valued at $3.6bn, and Lionsgate Entertainment’s acquisition of Starz for $3.2bn. Despite the political uncertainty of 2016, deals have increased by 13% in the entertainment sector. However, this could all change if Trump is to follow through on his word to block the AT&T deal.