The value of domestic and outbound deals in the Chinese merger and acquisition market reached record highs in the first half of 2013. Although the growth of the Chinese economy slowed and the IPO window was closed, there still were 359 domestic deals totaling RMB 40.3 billion (US$6.6 billion), with outbound deals valued at RMB 27.6 billion. The energy and mining sectors were the most popular, with deals valued at US$17 billion, accounting for 40 percent of the total. Other active sectors included property, healthcare, the Internet, manufacturing and clean technology.