Get the Right Deal at the Right Time: Online Deal Sourcing Goes Mobile
In this post of our Intralinks Dealnexus Knowledge Series, you'll learn how to source deals more effectively by utilizing online deal sourcing mobile tools.
9 February 2015
The Intralinks Dealnexus® Knowledge Series is a monthly post of topical articles authored by members of the Intralinks Dealnexus team, created to help you make the most of the expansive platform and deal ecosystem.
In this blog, you'll learn how to source deals more effectively by utilizing the mobile capabilities available on Intralinks Dealnexus. (If you missed last month’s posting, “Get the Right Deals at the Right Time: Buy-Side Firms,” you’ll find a link to it at the end of this post, in addition to the other articles in this series.)
The M&A middle market is fragmented — a good deal can be anywhere. Make sure you are always in the loop.
With M&A volume reaching levels not seen since before the Great Recession, how can dealmakers remain nimble enough to find the right deal faster than the competition, and act upon it? For starters, how about a new duo of mobile apps that harness the world’s largest online deal sourcing network?
This month we are exploring Intralinks Dealnexus’ mobile apps for the iPhone and iPad, which are expanding the awesome power of Intralinks Dealnexus to service the proverbial “last mile” of online deal sourcing. Now, time-constrained, multi-tasking M&A professionals can enjoy the real-time comfort and ease of online deal sourcing on the go. Whether in a meeting, boarding a plane, or riding a train, the ability to react to the perfect deal instantly resides in the palm of one’s hand.
Deal Marketing and Deal Sourcing On Your Mobile Device
Released early last year, Intralinks Dealnexus Mobile is the first mobile app that delivers global deal marketing and deal sourcing right to your iPhone and/or iPad, and has already been reviewed and praised by big financial media outlets. Manuel Baigorri at Bloomberg Businessweek wrote last year: "An exceptional app for finding the perfect M&A match. There are apps for dating, shopping, and hailing cabs; now there are apps for matching companies for takeovers."
Intralinks lets you browse tens of thousands of detailed company profiles, member profiles, live deal opportunities, and buy-side mandates directly from your mobile device. More importantly, it gives you the power to engage with this aforementioned fountain of information and deals directly from your phone. Whether you want to download and view the teaser on a deal you just received, or contact the advisor representing it (via private message or phone call), Intralinks keeps you connected everywhere, all the time.
Here are the key features:
- Confidentially send, receive, and respond to actionable deal flow in real-time
- Receive push notifications when new deals are shared with you
- Request, open, and review deal teasers and NDAs
- Stay connected 24/7 to the largest vetted network of global M&A professionals in the world
- Leverage intelligent matching technology to securely share and/or source deals on-the-go
- View detailed profiles on nearly 6,500 member firms and 11,000 qualified M&A professionals
- Mine the richest global deal flow to supercharge your M&A success
- Close more deals, faster
Search Companies, members, deals, and buy-side mandates
For Intralinks' global sell-side community of 3,500 investment banks and M&A advisory firms:
Intralinks Dealnexus Mobile lets investment bankers and M&A advisors monitor and control their deals like never before. Imagine meeting a potential buyer at a networking event or trade show, piquing their interest in your deal, and having the ability to securely share the deal profile, teaser, and NDA with said buyer on the spot, directly from your smartphone. Along the way, the app notifies you that five other buyers have requested the teaser. With the push of a button, you can unlock it for them, without breaking eye contact. All of this, and much more, is now a reality with Intralinks Dealnexus Mobile. From on-the-go deal sharing, to monitoring your deal’s activity and interest levels from anywhere, to receiving real-time communications and Buy-Side Mandates from 3,000 strategic and financial acquirers, Intralinks Dealnexus Mobile augments your reach, visibility, and productivity anywhere there’s a cellular signal.
Directly Access Your Deal Flow Inbox — Action or Pass Potential Targets
For Intralinks Dealnexus' worldwide buy-side network of nearly 3,000 corporations, private equity groups, family offices, lenders, and venture capital firms:
In addition to having advanced capabilities to browse tens of thousands of members and companies — and communicate with them — our powerful app syncs to your Deal Flow Inbox, your master repository of all actionable deals which have either (i) been sent you privately by a banker or (ii) deemed a match with your investment criteria and saved Deal Alert settings. In parallel, whenever a new opportunity arrives, real-time push notifications will appear on your device. Intralinks Dealnexus Mobile also lets you browse the expansive Deal Marketplace, a global listing of thousands of live deal opportunities, which are available for your firm to view.
With Intralinks Dealnexus Mobile, we are pleased to present a solution which arms our global M&A community with all the power, intelligence, transparency, and reactiveness it has come to enjoy from our industry-leading web application, anywhere, any time. With this last mile of online deal sourcing now serviced, the possibilities for dealmaking success are boundless.
The next time you’re about to board a flight for a road show or client meeting, be sure to download the app and experience it for yourself. And, as always, if you have any questions or issues, do not hesitate to contact us. Our global account management team in the Americas, Europe, and Asia is ready to support you at any stage of the process. Just give us a shout — we will be happy to assist.
Previous articles in the series:
Jaime Medina joined the Intralinks DealNexus team in summer 2013. He is a member of the Intralinks DealNexus global sell-side team and is focused on the EMEA region including investments banks and M&A boutiques. Before joining Intralinks Dealnexus, Jaime was part of the client service team working closely with clients in their fund raising and fund reporting efforts. Jaime speaks Spanish, English, Italian, French and Portuguese fluently and holds a Bachelor's degree from École Supérieure de Commerce de Montpellier and a Master’s degree from SDA Luigi Bocconi (Milan).