M&A Crew Clamoring for Our Market Insights

18 February 2010

This year's JEGI 2010 Media & Technology Conference in New York City was quite a scene. With more than 200 C-level executives and M&A players from the banking, corporate, legal and private equity communities all searching for an inside look at what’s going on in the M&A market, it was the perfect place to unveil our quarterly Deal Flow Indicator tool (DFI) to this trend-hungry group. While there were solid speakers of every stripe, it was our unique and proprietary insight into what’s going on RIGHT NOW in the M&A world that really resonated with the crowd.

Because when it comes down to it, all the conjectures about market activity in the press, blogosphere and after-work watering holes are just that — conjecture. But Intralinks dealroom activity reflects actual daily transaction flow around the world. In real time. As it happens.

Our fourth quarter DFI results indicate M&A activity in EMEA was up 20% over Q3, with the U.S. coming in up 12% over the same period. Plus, we’ve seen a significant uplift in the number of financial sponsor deals in Q4 — the highest since early 2008.

By passing this information along to our customers — without disclosing any confidential information — we’re able to help them do their jobs better. Every quarter we’ll continue to leverage our data and intelligence and pour it into the DFI so our customers can be more responsive to their customers. It’s good stuff. Have a look for yourself here. If you like what you see, it’s easy to sign up and have the DFI sent to you every quarter.