Sale leaseback deal volume increased in Q2 this year by 93% versus the same period one year ago. On a sequential basis, deal volume was up 17%, according to an analysis by SLB Capital Advisors. 

According to its managing partner, Scott Merkle, declining cap rates, anticipated tax changes and heightened M&A activity, drove the higher deal volume. 

Merkle added, "We anticipate the momentum seen in the first half will continue during the second half of 2021."

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