Q1 2020 SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor: EMEA M&A Projected to Keep Up a Recovery

For 2020, the first quarter of EMEA’s year is encouraging.


2 December 2019

Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor

Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) is expected to ride the wave of positive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal growth for the next six months into Q1 of the new year – with +5 percent YOY increase (the range is +7 to +2 percent.)

In the latest version of the Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor for Q1 2020, we deliver the forecast for the next six months of new M&A deal announcements worldwide, thanks to analyses from Refinitiv1 and Intralinks.

Globally, the coming six months, ending Q1 2020, M&A has kept up a positive surge from H1 2019.

Regionally, for EMEA, some of the most notable YOY growth is coming from Italy, Spain, U.K. and Germany. France, however, is expecting a decline in new deal announcements.

Sectors with the biggest increases – Materials, Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT) and Energy & Power – closely mirror that of 2019 for Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, DACH and Sub-Saharan Africa.

For more information, check out the Q1 2020 edition of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.

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

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Along with our forecast of M&A activity for the next six months, the latest issue of the SS&C Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor includes:

  • Spotlight feature: Are national security concerns affecting infrastructure M&A?
  • An interview with Ken Schultz, M.D., CEO & Chairman of Los Angeles-based biopharmaceutical oncology company Trethera. He reflects on business development war stories from the biopharma front line, offering an exclusive insider’s view of transactions he’s led during his two decades of dealmaking.

1https://thesource.refinitiv.com/thesource/getfile/index/ccfa0895-7ebc-47bf-ae65-b1f792034ee2 Refinitiv’s data on the number of announced deals for the past four quarters have been adjusted by Intralinks for expected subsequent changes in reported announced deal volumes in Refinitiv’s database.



Laurent Sultan

Laurent Sultan is Senior Vice President of Sales for Europe, the Middle East & Africa at Intralinks.