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