Intralinks Predicts Sustained Momentum in M&A Activity in 2014

This quarter’s Intralinks DFI points to sustained momentum in M&A activity in 2014 due to factors like good lending and a highly competitive market.

16 April 2014


Where is M&A headed this year?

Today Intralinks released the latest Intralinks Deal Flow Indicator TM (DFI) Report – a unique predictive indicator of future M&A activity, about six months ahead of deals being announced.  The Intralinks DFI which tracks global M&A sell-side mandates and deals reaching due diligence prior to public announcement, forecasts a robust 16 percent increase in year-on-year (YoY) early-stage global M&A activity. Leading the way with particularly strong performance in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific. Highlights include:

  • North America - The level of North American early-stage M&A activity grew 11 percent YoY, sustaining some of the momentum in this market from 2013.
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) - Europe continues to perform strongly and consistently, with a 21 percent YoY increase, paired with a 5 percent increase QoQ.  
  • Emerging Markets - Latin America deal volume increased 13 percent YoY, but was down 10 percent QoQ. Deal activity levels in the Asia Pacific region jumped 18 percent YoY and 10 percent QoQ. 

This quarter’s Intralinks DFI points to sustained momentum in M&A activity through 2014. Global markets are thriving due to factors like a highly competitive market and good lending environment. Based on the data, we expect to see more deal announcements through 2014, especially in the technology, telecommunication, media and entertainment and consumer products sectors.

Watch our latest video featuring VP of M&A Strategy and Product Marketing Matt Porzio for the report highlights.

Meagan Parrish

Meagan Parrish

Meagan Parrish is the Senior Manager of Social Media at Intralinks. She is responsible for social media strategy development and the communications for Intralinks' online communities. Meagan has been creating social media strategies for a variety of companies across verticals for the past several years. She holds Bachelor degrees in Marketing and Finance, with a minor in English Literature.

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