DealcloserBlog Roundup October 24

Welcome to your guide on the latest M&A, corporate development, and alternative investments news. This week features cross-border M&A and deal forecasts.

24 October 2014

DealCloserBlog Roundup December 19

Welcome to your guide on the most interesting M&A, corporate development, alternative investments and debt capital markets news and events.

Because you can’t follow all of the dealmaking updates, we do it for you. Each week we will share the top stories featured on our blog to catch you up to speed. Check these out …

  • Are you feeling upbeat about M&A for the next few months? You’ve got good reason to. The newly released Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor (DFP) indicates global announced deal volumes for 2014 will be up between 7 and 11 percent, compared to 2013. The DFP is full of interesting insights — read more in our announcement.
  • Rules and regulations are slowing deals down, particularly around cross-border M&A. Find out more in our recent blog.
  • And while we’re on the subject, the highly publicized Burger King-Tim Hortons merger involves a tax inversion (from the U.S. to Canada, where the rates are lower). The U.S. rules for cross-border M&A are making investors worry that the deal may collapse, says Bloomberg.
  • Hedge fund managers: is your enterprise secure? Chances are you may have spent a lot of money automating your systems and processes — but you may not have properly protected them. An article in HFM outlines the problem — and what to do about it.
  • Along those lines — for some hedge fund investors, “deficiencies in IT infrastructure and security contributed to the decisions to redeem from or not invest in a fund,” says an article in ValueWalk, a financial website.

Thanks for reading. Stay tuned to our blog each week for more highlights.

Marc Songini

Marc Songini

Marc Songini has worked in the information technology field for more than 16 years. His roles have included those of journalist, analyst, and marketing communications specialist. He admits that when he started out as a cub high tech reporter, Netscape was still rocking the industry with a wondrous new user interface called a “browser.” During his 10 years with International Data Group (IDG), Marc wrote for NetworkWorld and Computerworld, both award-winning magazines. Marc specializes in cloud, enterprise apps, and figuring out the meaning of being human in an automated world.