M&A Market Poised for Recovery in 2014

The latest issue of our Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator (DFI) shows a 17 percent increase in year-over-year early-stage global M&A activity, with particularly strong performance in North America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


29 January 2014

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Providing a unique predictor of future merger and acquisition activity can be a slightly tricky business.

The Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator (DFI), which tracks global sell-side mandates and deals reaching due diligence prior to public announcement, does just that.  Independent research shows that the Intralinks DFI is a reliable predictor of future changes in the number of announced M&A transactions, with percentage changes in the Intralinks DFI typically being reflected in announced deal volumes approximately six months later.

We recently announced the latest issue of our Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator (DFI). The Q4 2013 Intralinks DFI Report shows a 17 percent increase in year-over-year early-stage global M&A activity, with particularly strong performance in North America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Our latest report also includes results from a separate survey of more than 1,900 global M&A professionals to gauge sentiment on the 2014 deal market. Overall, 64 percent are optimistic about the 2014 market and 73 percent predict M&A activity will increase over the next six months.

 

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