Q4 2018 ‘Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor’: Energy & Power, Materials and TMT Boost APAC Double-Digit Growth

9 August 2018

Asia Pacific

The Q4 2018 edition of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor has just been released — and it forecasts a 19 percent year-over-year (YOY) increase in announced mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals for the Asia-Pacific region for 2H 2018, with a range of 12 percent to 27 percent.

Sectors expected to lead the predicted growth are Energy & Power, Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT) and Materials. All APAC regions are showing double-digit increases in their volumes of early-stage M&A activity, with Japan, India and North Asia (China, South Korea, Taiwan) expected to make the strongest contributions to the region’s growth.

Globally, announced M&A deals will also be ending the year on a new high from a record Q3, according to an analysis of data from Thomson Reuters and Intralinks. A strong global economy, low interest rates and capital-flush private equity (PE) firms competing with deal-hungry corporate acquirers are helping to boost the M&A market overall.

Learn more in the Q4 2018 edition of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor. 

Independently verified as a highly accurate six-month forecast of M&A activity, the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor is compiled by tracking early-stage M&A transactions globally in preparation or having begun the due diligence stage.

Download the issue with predictions for Q4 2018. Also in this issue:

  • A spotlight feature on how high M&A valuations are affecting dealmaking
  • An interview with Rupesh Khant, vice president of ICICI Securities, on the outlook for the Indian IPO market
  • Regional data on how long M&A deals are taking to complete due diligence and their volume of due diligence information


Allan Robertson

Allan Robertson

SVP - Asia Pacific

Formerly the Intralinks Chief of Staff, Allan has gained unique insight and broad exposure to the Intralinks business end-to-end, both globally and cross-functionally. Allan joined Intralinks in 2010 as VP, EMEA Sales, and successfully lead teams across all lines of business. He joined Intralinks from Pirean Ltd where he was a Sales Director. Prior to that he held senior sales roles at IBM and Rational Software. Allan has a degree in technology and business from the University of Strathclyde.