DealCloserBlog Roundup October 31

Welcome to your guide on weekly news and events. This week features M&A predictions, boutique banks, and our M&A dating game.


31 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 …

  1. North America is leading the world in M&A activity, as the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor (DFP) shows. This didn’t happen in a vacuum — and if you want to know why the U.S. is so hot for dealmaking, factor in the underlying economy, the need for inorganic growth and … actually, better yet, read this blog.
  2. And speaking of the Intralinks DFP’s findings — we also expect Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to perform strongly through Q1 2015. And in terms of the performance of specific vertical industries, those with high hopes for the telecom, energy, and the health care sectors won’t be disappointed.
  3. Technology dealmaking is also doing surprisingly well — 2014’s tech deals globally are up 55 percent from 2013. If you’re a tech startup, and hoping to be acquired, you might want to make sure you’re ready.
  4. Some interesting things have been happening in boutique banking: A few of these firms are taking on huge deals. How can these traditionally smaller resource-constrained financial institutions go where only the big dogs have roamed? Read the take of Intralinks’ Vice President of M&A Strategy and Product Marketing Matt Porzio.
  5. Ever wondered if it might be fun to do some deals in out of the way places in Pacific Ocean paradises such as American Samoa? Tuvalu? Nauru? Well ponder no more. Rather, read up on these islands in the latest installment of our M&A Dating Game.

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.