North American M&A activity continues to pause for breath

9 May 2018

The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor forecasts the number of future M&A announcements by tracking early-stage M&A activity – new sell-side M&A transactions across the world that are in preparation or have begun their due diligence stage. These early-stage deals are, on average, six months away from their public announcement.

According to the latest Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report, the number of announced M&A deals in North America (NA) is forecast to increase by around 2% year-over-year during the next six months. While this is a small pickup compared to the flat growth seen in Q1 2018, it represents a significant slowdown compared to the explosive increases in M&A activity for five consecutive quarters following the election of President Trump in Q4 2016. Over the next two quarters, we expect the strongest growth in NA M&A announcements to come from the TMT (technology, media and telecoms), real estate and industrials sectors.

If you want to know the future of global M&A six months ahead of everybody else, download your copy of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor here to read:




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Peter Braverman

Peter Braverman

Peter Braverman is Senior Vice President of sales at Intralinks, a leading financial technology provider for the global banking, deal making and capital markets communities.