What is the Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator (DFP)?
The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor (DFP) tracks global M&A sell-side mandates and deals reaching the due diligence phase prior to public announcement, providing a unique leading indicator of global deal activity. The Intralinks DFP is based on the company’s insight into a significant percentage of M&A transactions in their initial phases. The statistics contained in the Intralinks DFP represent the volume of virtual data rooms (VDRs) created, or proposed to be created, through Intralinks or other providers. The VDRs are used to conduct due diligence on proposed transactions including asset sales, divestitures, private placements,financings, capital raises, joint ventures, and partnerships. These statistics are not adjusted for changes in Intralinks’ share of the VDR market or changes in market demand for VDR services. However, we have found that the Intralinks DFI provides a unique and reliable indicator of future announced mergers and acquisitions activity.
Did You Know?
The DFP tracks early-stage M&A activity across the world, providing a unique leading predictor of future global M&A activity levels. The current report reveals:
- Expected annual increase to be between 7 and 11 percent, compared to 2013
- The United States leads the way in growth with a 19 percent increase over the last four quarters
- Globally, we are seeing the strongest increases in early-stage M&A activity in the TMT (Telecoms, Media, and Technology), Industrials and Consumer sectors