Q1 2019 Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor: North American M&A Deal Announcements Forecast to Resume Growth
Real Estate, Industrials and Materials sectors set to lead brighter start to North American M&A activity through Q1 2019
13 November 2018
After declining by 6 percent year-over-year (YOY) during the first nine months of 2018, the number of announced mergers and acquisitions deals in North America is expected to pick up. According to the just-published Q1 2019 issue of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report, M&A deal announcements are forecast to grow 3 percent YOY over the six months ending Q1 2019, led by the Real Estate, Industrials and Materials sectors.
Worldwide, Intralinks expects the number of M&A deal announcements to rise by 6 percent YOY during the six months ending Q1 2019. However, structural imbalances and signs of market stress suggest the current M&A up-cycle may be nearing its peak. Rising U.S. interest rates, volatile global equity markets, reversals of capital flows to emerging market economies, overstretched valuation levels and increasing protectionism against M&A and global trade may combine to overcome dealmaking confidence in 2019.
Find out more in the Q1 2019 issue of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.
Independently verified as a highly accurate six-month forecast of M&A activity, the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor report is compiled by tracking early-stage M&A transactions worldwide that are in preparation or have begun due diligence.
Along with our forecast of M&A activity for the six months ending Q1 2019, the latest issue of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor includes:
- A spotlight feature on the potential of blockchains to disrupt the dealmaking process – hope or hype?
- An interview with Frank A. McGrew IV, managing partner at McNally Capital, on doing deals with family-owned businesses.
- Regional data on how long M&A deals are taking to complete due diligence and their volume of due diligence information.