Q1 2018 M&A regional snapshot: North America pauses for breath
14 December 2017
The latest Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report reveals a 7 percent year-over-year (YOY) decline in North American (NA) early-stage M&A activity in Q3 2017. At the same time, according to data from Thomson Reuters and Intralinks’ own analysis, the number of announced M&A deals in NA in Q3 2017 rose by 25 percent. Based on this data, our independently verified predictive model is forecasting that the number of announced M&A deals in NA in Q1 2018 will decline by around 11 percent YOY, mainly due to an exceptionally strong Q1 2017 comparison period.
Matt Porzio joined Intralinks in 2003. As SVP Marketing & Strategic Business Development, he is responsible for managing and driving the strategic direction for Intralinks Dealspace including virtual data room and full deal lifecycle solutions for the M&A, Private Equity, Advisory, Corporate Development and Restructuring communities. Before joining Intralinks, he was a senior associate at Metzler, a German advisory firm, focused on cross-border M&A transactions.